Visit Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, India
Thekkady is a popular resort and spice trading town next to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Cardamom Hills and provides convenient access to the park.
Early morning walks are recommended as the forest comes to life with the calls of birds and monkeys while a boat trip on the lake is a great way to spot elephants, gaur and deer.
You may also stroll through one of the spice plantations, a highly educational and enjoyable experience seeing how crops such as pepper and nutmeg are grown and harvested.
Suggested itineraries featuring Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Munnar 43 miles away
- Kerala 51 miles away
- Kothamangalam 57 miles away
- The Backwaters 59 miles away
- Mararikulam 64 miles away
- Madurai 69 miles away
- Cochin 73 miles away
- Kovalam 78 miles away
- Palakkad 97 miles away
- Chettinad 114 miles away
- Trichy 136 miles away
- Ooty 138 miles away
- Tanjore 159 miles away
- Waynad 163 miles away
- Nagarhole National Park 192 miles away
- Tellicherry 195 miles away
- Mysore 199 miles away
- Tranquebar 209 miles away
- Coorg 227 miles away
- Neeleshwar 239 miles away
- Bangalore 243 miles away
- Pondicherry 246 miles away
- Belur & Halebid 271 miles away
- Kanchipuram 286 miles away
- Mahabalipuram 296 miles away
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Accommodation choices for Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The best place to stay in Periyar with its beautifully designed cottages and surrounding spice gardens.
The Wildernest B&B is a simple property, with a relaxed and friendly staff, ideally situated for the Periyar Wildlife Reserve.
Shalimar Spice Garden is a haven of tranquillity. Set in a rural location with comfortable rooms, the hotel is just a 10 minute drive from Kumily.
Ideas for experiencing Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Thekkady & Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and which use the best local guides.
Driving just a few kilometres from the village of Kumily, you will come to the spice plantations. Owned and cared for by the local villagers, the plots are generally around two acres.