Situated in the confluence of the Periyar river in Kerala - Thekkady , India’s largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. ‘Surki’ dam built across Peryiar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is considered a haven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove. Thekkady is famous for the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and one of the best places for viewing wild animals. The greatest attraction of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Accommodation is not much of a problem here.
Thekkady is among the top tourist destinations in India and is very famous among the honeymooners. Tourists from all over the world come here to celebrate the awaited occasion of honeymoon.
Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations and is rightly called the “Spice capital of the world”. Tiger Trail trekking programme offered by the Periyar Reserve Eco-tourism is a must for wildlife lovers. Tiger sighting is rare but for nature lovers an unique experience to walk through especially when you are with your half-one, the jungle. Apart from all these, the destination has various other opportunities for adventurous tourism such as trekking, bamboo rafting, border hiking and rock climbing. You will also catch glimpses of waterfalls and a number of plantations including tea, coffee, rubber and spices. Thekkady is a perfect destination to make your honeymoon special.
Thekkady enjoys moderate climate all through the year. But the best time to visit is from September to March.
Best Season: September to March
Summers: March to May
Winters: October to February
Monsoons: June to September