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Misty Green Thekkady

Your trip to Kerala would be incomplete if you did not visit this beautiful town – Thekkady. The place offers various attractions and activities in which one can involve.


Top attractions of Thekkady

(a) Anayirankal Dam Reservoir


This dam is located on the way to Thekkady from Munnar. It is the less explored location. So, most of the people miss it during their visit. A mesmerising place with a 360-degree view of the natural beauty. The calm waters & cool breeze takes you to another world.

(b) Kalaripayattu Martial Arts


Kalaripayattu is considered as the oldest form of martial arts. Different kinds of stunts like fire-fights, sword fighting and bars fighting, etc are performed during the show. This show is a must watch if you are visiting Kerala for the first time. The ticket is for Rs.250.

(c) Kathakali

IMG_20170226_200544693Be an audience of the Kathakali performance. The show is a mix of music, paint, literature dance and acting. The show tells a tale through vivid facial movements and hand gestures.

(d) Elephant Rides


Take an awesome ride in the lush cardamom and banana plantations. Enjoy watching the elephants being washed and scrubbed in water.

(e) Periyar Interpretation Centre


An informative museum of the Flora and Fauna with real scenes of jungle life. This place also offers interactive games and quiz.

(f) Periyar Tiger Reserve


Stroll through the lush green woods from the entrance of the reserve all the way to the river.


Enjoy the boat ride on the Periyar river. It is a true wildlife viewing cruise. If you are lucky enough, you would see Tigers, Elephants, Wild Monkeys, Deer, Large Squirrels, etc.

(g) Mullaperiyar Dam View

IMG_20170227_140045356_HDR Enjoy the mesmerising view of Tamilnadu from this viewpoint.
This dam has a history. It was built by John Pennycuick in 1895 has a length of 1200 Ft. It is located at 2890 Ft. Though the dam is in Kerala state, most of the catchment area is in Tamilnadu.

(h) Gudalur Vineyards

Visit the Gudalur vineyards which are half an hour drive from Kerala border. These vineyards are located in a village called in Tamil Nadu. A local shop here sells fresh grape juices and wines.

(i) Chellarkovil Viewpoint

Enjoy the breathtaking view of Thekkady from the Chellarkovil Viewpoint. This point provides a bird-eye view of the whole city.
Hope you enjoyed it!

Anayirankal Dam ReservoirElephant RidesGudalur VineyardsKalaripayattu Martial ArtsKathakaliMullaperiyar Dam ViewPeriyar Interpretation CentrePeriyar Tiger ReserveTravel without Guide

bornomadic • March 19, 2017

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  1. Seek And Read May 29, 2017 - 11:17 pm Reply

    Awesome pictures, I have to visit this place someday.

  2. Me with my Suitcase May 29, 2017 - 11:34 pm Reply

    Stunning pictures

  3. Poorna Banerjee May 29, 2017 - 11:40 pm Reply

    loved the photographs.

  4. Catherine Roberts May 30, 2017 - 12:34 am Reply

    What a lovely blog you have here! I loved reading every second of it and i admire your passion for travel! Thankyou for Sharing it has brightened my day! Many Thanks, Cat.

  5. Make Travel Reality May 30, 2017 - 1:35 am Reply

    Such a detailed post about a wonderful place to visit. Hopefully the elephants are well taken care of.

  6. 梅本文子 May 30, 2017 - 1:46 am Reply

    I enjoyed watching your video! I want to visit Chellarkovil view point the most! Look great!

  7. Sanyam Sharma May 30, 2017 - 3:03 am Reply

    One must visit this land of divine beauty at least once in his/her life. Trust me this place has got some special vibes in it which will make you spellbound in its beauty…

  8. Eazy Nazy May 30, 2017 - 7:32 pm Reply

    beautiful pictures

  9. Sona Sethi September 2, 2017 - 4:14 am Reply

    I love your pictures! They are so vivid and vibrant!

  10. 2travelling sisters September 2, 2017 - 7:32 pm Reply

    Thekkady is so beautiful! Haven't been there but hope to visit soon.. bookmarking this future reference

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