Thekkady: Experience The True Wildlife In Kerala!

Written By

Gopika VC

Thekkady has various gorgeous trekking paths and breathtaking viewpoints for a totally natural experience. Read on for Thekkady's top attractions.

This wildlife sanctuary, which has a tiger reserve and an elephant reserve, is home to some of the rarest and most endangered plants and animals.

Periyar National Park


It's a great place to see the sunrise and sunset, as well as the lush sceneries of the Suruli waterfall and many other places that can't be seen anywhere else.

Chellarkovil Viewpoint


Coffee, cardamom, and pepper farms cover this lovely area 5 km from Thekkady. On your way to Murikkady, factory outlets sell fresh tea leaves and other local goods.



The place is well-known for being where the most cardamom is grown and sold in the world, and for the smell of this spice that blows through the air.



The location, bordering Tamil Nadu and near the deep woods of the western ghats, has diverse flora and fauna, magnificent streams, and a 1200 ft waterfall.



Periyar Lake is a big water source for the animals in Periyar National Park. It was made by damming the Mullaperiyar River more than 128 years ago.

Periyar Lake


The old Chera King Chenkuttuvan built this temple employing early Pandyan architecture. The temple also honours KaruppaSwamy, Lord Shiva, and Lord Ganapathy.

Mangaladevi Temple


The Church Mounted Hillock, which is 4 km from Thekkady and is also known as Kurisumala by the locals, is the highest point in the Vagamon region.

Spring Valley Mountain


It shows the natural beauty of the hanging mountain ranges that cover the tea plantations on the hills along Kumily's roads.



It is only 15 km from Thekkady and has become a major tourist attraction because of its beautiful views of the western ghats and its importance as a spice-growing area.



Many endangered species live in this dam. Speed boats are offered for guests to explore the dam to enjoy the Thekkady's scenery.

Mullaperiyar Dam


Ramakkalmedu, like most Kerala hill stations, is windy and cool. From the hilltop, we can see little towns and hamlets in the Western Ghats that continue into Tamil Nadu.



Thekkady's "Eagle Rock," famous for its 360-degree perspective of the landscape, is another high overlook worth visiting.

Parunthumpara Hill Viewpoint