Thekkady | Thekkady Visiting Places | Thekkady Hotels | Thekkady in Kerala | Thekkady Tourism – Total Travel Guide Including Hotels, Food and Places to Visit In Thekkady

Thekkady | Thekkady Visiting Places | Thekkady Hotels | Thekkady in Kerala | Thekkady Tourism – Total Travel Guide Including Hotels, Food and Places to Visit In Thekkady

Thekkady | Thekkady Visiting Places | Thekkady Hotels | Thekkady in Kerala | Thekkady Tourism – Total Travel Guide Including Hotels, Food and Places to Visit In Thekkady :- After Munnar, this is the second destination to visit in Kerala, India. It is really very sumptuous place which have a very gratifying atmosphere. In Thekkady one can enjoy the traditional dance form – Kathakali, bamboo rafting at Mullaiperiyar Dam, good food junctions, adventures sports, shopping and last but not the least, the major attraction for tourist is “Periyar National Park”. This place is truly splendid and have a marvelous nature.


Thekkady have green expanse of spice and tea garden and adventure. It is enormous experience when you take a boat ride for periyar national park. If it is not the rainy season then you might be able to smudge various genre of birds, deer, wild bisons, wild elephants and wild boars. Periyar national park is well known for Country’s largest Tiger Reserve place. So for you, this is finest place to enjoy the Jungle vacation.

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I have visited Thekkady in September 2019. So here I am sharing my travel experience with you. In this post, you will get the total travel information for Thekkady, which include hotels, best food junctions, programs and places to visit. This is a place which is also have very beautiful nature like Munnar. In Thekkady, Periyar national park is the main attraction along with Kathakali – The traditional dance form of Kerala & Kalari centre. I have completed this all spots in one day. So let’get started.

Places to Visit in Thekkady

  • Olive Spices & Ayurvedic Garden Visit
  • Ganesha Statue
  • Periyar National park | Periyar Wild Life Century
  • Thekkady Kathakali Centre
  • Kalaripayattu
  • Mullaperiyar dam
  • Chellarkovil Village
  • Hotels to stay
  • Good food junctions

1.Olive spices & Ayurvedic Garden Visit:-

On the way to Thekkady, this place is situated on the right side of the road. Olive spices and Ayurvedic garden is famous for spice plantation and honey products. You will be able to see a different type of honey bees there. The staff is really very good and they will provide you the all possible information about how honey bees work? honey production and differentiation of different kind of honey bees.

From here you can buy products made with honey, like chilli honey, sweet honey, rock honey etc, and other ayurvedic products too. I have purchased forest honey from this shop and trust me the quality of that honey is just incredible.

  • Address:- SH42, Munnat-Thekkady road, Puliyanmala, Kerala 685515
  • Time:- 8 am to 8 pm
  • Entry Fee:- 100/- (Per Person)
  • Website:-
  • Recommended:- Yes

2.Ganesha Statue Thekkady, Kerala:-

While travelling towards Thekkady from Munnar after olive spice garden, Ganesha statue is on the left side of the road. This statue is made with black stone and it is really very big. You can stop your car and worship to the Lord Ganesha. People normally spends 15 to 30 minutes here.


The atmosphere near this statue is very pleasant and it will attract you to click some awesome photos. But while visiting this place remove your shoe and then go for ‘Darshan’, if you don’t do so, then people of that village will ask you to remove shoe far from the place.

  • Address:- Munnar-Kumily Hwy, Amayar, Vandanmedu, Kerala 685551
  • Time:- 24 hours
  • Entry Fee:- NA
  • Recommended:- Yes

3.Periyar National Park:-

Periyar Wild Life Century is the main attraction for tourist in Thekkady. This is the place which is reserve for tigers. In Periyar Wild Life Century you can take boat ride and enjoy your jungle vacation. While floating on water it is really very amazing experience to see wild animals roaming on the river side. I have booked ticket for 1:45 pm boat ride, only few wild animals are there. I have seen deer and some birds there.

This place is blessed with admirable nature. The greenery was really very magnificent and eye catchy. Periayr Wild Life Century is situated on the Periyar river. After buying the ticket you will get bus to reach to this periyar wild life century. Remember you can buy ticket for bus from out side gate. After reaching to the place of boating you can buy ticket for boat ride.

  • Address:- Periyar wild life century, Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala-685536
  • Time:- 7:25 AM, 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:30 AM, 4:00 AM
  • Entry Fee:- Rs 255/-
  • Recommended:- Yes

4.Kathakali :-

Kathakali is the traditional dance form of Kerala. In Kathakali dance artists wore the colourful makeup and heavy costumes. This beautiful dance form they perform on melodic vocal music with the rhythmic movements & elaborate gestural language. Kathakali offers its glimpse in to a world larger and grander their own.

Here in Thekkady, you can enjoy Kathakali Dance form and Kalaripayattu. Before going for Periyar wild life century buy the tickets for Kathakali dance show and then go to the Periyar if you want to watch first show, which is on 5:30. Above I have shared video of the Kathakali Show Which I was attained, don’t forget to enjoy that video. The show was truly incredible.

  • Address:- Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali , Thekkady – Periyar , Kerala
  • Time:-9 am to 9 pm
  • Entry Fee:- 200/-
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommanded


Kalaripayattu is the oldest of martial art and it is a beautiful gift to the modern world. Kalaripayattu is known as mother of the all martial arts. This is the legend traces, 3000 year old art form to Sage Parasurama. Basically, Kalaripayattu organised in ancient South India. This art is the master of all martial art forms and credited to be the re-claimer of Kerala from the Arabian Sea.

After enjoying the traditional dance form of Kerala – Kathakali, you can go to the next show which is Kalaripayattu at Kalari Center. Fencing is tremendous and really very professional too. Here in this Kalaripayattu show you will get to see different kind of fencing with remarkable and energized actions.

  • Address:- Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali , Thekkady – Periyar , Kerala
  • Time:-9 am to 9 pm
  • Entry Fee:- 200/-
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommanded

6.Mullaperiyar dam:-

Mullaperiyar dam is situated on the beautiful Periyar River in Kerala, India. It is located in Kerala but operated by Tamil Nadu with 999 years lease indenture. The lease indenture was signed between periyar irrigation work Indian Secretary of state and Maharaja of Taravancore. This dam is blessed with magnificent nature. One can visit this dam and do bamboo rafting here. It will be truly amazing experience for people who love nature.

  • Address:-Thekkady, Idukki District of Kerala, India.
  • Time:- 6 am to 6 pm
  • Entry fee:- Foreigners- INR 300, Indians- INR 25
  • Recommended:-Highly Recommended

7.Chellarkovil Village:-

Chellarkovil Village is situated 14 to 15 km away from the Kumily town, Kerala. This village is famous for magnificent nature and spurt waterfalls. Whenever you visit this place you will feel like, you always want to be here once in a life. Chellarkovil to be considered as one of the best tourism spot in Idukki district, Kerala. This village is comes under the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border and Anakkara Panchayat. Chellaracovil view point is tourist attraction in kerala.

  • Address:- Chellaracovil-Mettu Road, Kerala 685509
  • Time:- 24 hours open
  • Entry fee:- NA
  • Recommended:-Highly Recommended

8.Hotels to stay in Thekkady:-

In Thekkady you will find many good hotels to stay in heart of the city. Even some best hotels are available near Thekkady Kathakali centre, so you can enjoy the boat ride at Periyar Wild Life Century and then join the Kathakali and Kalaripayattu show, then go to the hotel and enjoy the tasty food. I have visited Kathakali centre first, then I have purchased tickets for Kahthakali and Kalaripayattu show, then I went to Periyar Wild Life Century. I have enjoyed boat ride in jungle tour at “Periyar Wild Life Century”. It was very easy for me to cover this all spots in minimum time. carmelia haven resort is one of the famous hotel in Thekkady.

At this place there are many hotels available for stay and food as well. You will also find good home stay in Thekkady. Here I am sharing with you some hotels name which are good for stay with family as well as suitable for single person and couple. I have booked one room in hotel Tiger roar for one night. This hotel is located near Periyar Wild Life Century. So it was really very convenient to me to attained Kathakali show.

  • Hotel name:- Tigers Roar Hotel
  • Address:- Near Entrance gate, Periyar wild life century, Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala-685536
  • Phone Number:- 094962 49999
  • Cost:- Reasonable
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommended
  • Hotel Name:- Capital O 25099 Edassery Resort
  • Address:- Ernakulam – Thekkady Rd, Kattappana, Kerala 685508
  • Phone Number:- 0124 398 6453
  • Cost:- Reasonable
  • Recommended:- Yes
  • Hotel Name:- Mundakkal paradise
  • Address:- Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala 685509
  • Phone Number:- 098954 33773
  • Cost:- Reasonable
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommended
  • Hotel Name:- Grand Periyar Residency
  • Address:- Near Santhigiri Ayervedic Hospital, Munnar Road, Kumily., Thekkady, Periyar, Tamil Nadu 685509
  • Phone Number:- 094971 22105
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommended

9.Good Food Junctions in Thekkady:-

For Lunch I have visited Thekkady Cafe which is located near Kathakali centre and hotel Tiger roar. Here I got the taste of South India as well as North Indian food. Great food and taste was also really very amazing. They serve you non veg dishes in less time, so that was quite good. In this cafe specially the carmin fish rapped with banana leaf took my complete attention. They have cooked that fish in flavourful spices and covered with banana leaf. Here you will find ample of seating space. The quality of food was stunning.

  • Hotel Name:- Thekkady Cafe
  • Address:- Kumily Thekkady Rd, Kumily, Kerala 685509
  • Cost for two:- Rs 300-400
  • Time:- 7 am to 9:30 pm
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommended
  • Hotel Name:- Bamboo Cafe
  • Address:- lake road, Thekkady P.O (Thekkady Homestay), Periyar, Kerala 685509
  • Cost for two:- Decent
  • Time:- 11 am to 9 pm
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommended
  • Hotel Name:- Shri Krishna
  • Address:- Kottayam-Kumily Road, Thekkady, Kerala, India.
  • Cost for two:- 250-300/-
  • Time:- 6 am to 10 pm
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommended
  • Hotel Name:- Hotel Ariya Bhavan
  • Address:- Kottayam-Kumily Road, Junction, Thekkady, Kumily, Tamil Nadu 685509
  • Cost for two:- 200-300/-
  • Time:- 7 am to 10 pm
  • Recommended:- No
  • Hotel Name:- Hotel Ambadi
  • Address:- Ambadi Junction, Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala 685536
  • Cost for two:- bit costly
  • Time:- 7:30 am o 10 pm
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommended
  • Hotel Name:- Chrissie’s Cafe
  • Address:- Chrissie’s Hotel and Cafe, Bypass Road, Thekkady, Idukki District, Kerala – 685536, India
  • Cost for two:- Rs 300-450/-
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommended

10.Other Things to do in Thekkady:-

Other than the places which I have mentioned above there are many different places you can visit in Thekkady. I have visited to the Kalari centre in Thekkady and purchased tickets for Martial art and Kathakali dance, after that I come to know that there are many other activity to do like, elephant ride, elephant bath, tribal dance and musical fountain. So visit this places in Thekkady and enjoy the marvellous nature, tasty food, tradition of Kerala and adventure at Periyar wild life century.

  • Address:- Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali , Thekkady – Periyar , Kerala
  • Time:-9 am to 9 pm
  • Entry Fee:- 200/-(depend upon show)
  • Recommended:- Highly Recommanded

Tips for Thekkady Tour:-

  • Preiyar Wild Life century is good to visit but there is very rare chance to get to see the wild animals. So can visit other places in this time or you can do bamboo rafting..
  • Do visit Thekkady cafe too eat food.
  • Must try carmin fish, it is speciality of Kerala.
  • Don’t forget to watch Kathakali Program.
  • kathakali is best program.
  • You do not need very big luggage for this tour, just plan a bag pack trip.

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