Special Places to Stay in Thekkady
'$' Signs against Hotels indicate its Category
The Wildernest ($)
This is an excellent value for money bed & breakfast place - run by a friendly and knowledgeable young team. Wildernest has ten very spacious and well appointed rooms in simple stone and exposed brick structures.
Hotel Ambadi ($)
This resort was designed by the renowned architect Laurie Baker along the lines of a typical Kerala village. It is situated very close to the entrance of Periyar National Park.
Pepper County ($)
Just outside the bustling town of Kumily, Pepper County Homestay is a suavely modern and immaculate house with a sense of rural seclusion.
Shalimar Spice Garden ($$)
A peaceful retreat surrounded by fruit trees and spice gardens with a gurgling stream running through it.
Spice Village ($$$)
Spice Village is built to resemble a Kerala tribal village of thatched roof, white-washed cottages, set in a large tropical garden with each tree neatly labelled.
Things to see and do in Thekkady
The Periyar Wildlife Reserve is one of the largest in India. There are plenty of elephants, sambhar, wild pig, flying squirrel and over 260 species of bird life.
We arrange a local naturalist guide to accompany you on an exciting walk. Be prepared to see some amazing birdlife, but do make sure you wear long socks to guard against leeches that are a common sight here.
Boat trip on Periyar Lake
Periyar is centred around a vast artificial lake and you have the option to explore the Reserve by boat, which allows visitors to watch animals drinking at the lakeside.
The best chance of sighting animals is in the early morning or at dusk. Many animals come to the water's edge and it is one of the few places in the world where elephants can be observed at close quarters from a boat.