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Cardamom County Thekkady Resort




Thekkady, picturesquely located in South India, Kerala's highlands near the Periyar river and home to the renowned Periyar Tiger Reserve. With its unspoilt tropical forests and its incredible wealth of animal and plant life, is a naturalist's paradise.

Protected tropical bio-sphere * Moist deciduous forests and grass lands * Rare tropical varieties of flora and fauna * Endemic and near-endemic species * Marked increase in tiger population over the years due to conservation efforts * Exotica like orchids, fungi, medicinal plants * Rich in migratory and resident bird species.

At the core of the Periyar Tiger Reserve is the serene Periyar Lake, uniquely marked by half-submerged tree stumps like wonder-struck spectators to nature's glory. Encircling the waters are the lush tropical forests in which the majestic tiger roams, free and protected.

The sanctuary is home to an amazing richness of wildlife, and is considered one of the finest in the country for observing and photographing animal life, especially the wild Asiatic elephant. Besides the tiger and elephant, the rare lion-tailed macaque, sambar deer, the elusive leopard, wild boar and guar, the largest wild cattle, flourish in the recesses of the jungles. Local and migratory birds, reptiles, and many plant species add variety and depth to its forest wealth.

The journey to Thekkady takes you through quaint little hill-towns and softly contoured hill slopes surrounded by plantations of tea, coffee and spices like cardamom and pepper. The air, fresh and rejuvenating, is fragrant with the delicate aromas of this spice district.

Superbly scenic drive to Thekkady * Cool and salubrious climate all year even in summer * Lush vegetation of the rain-drenched Western Ghats.

Trekking * Guided forest tours Wildlife safaris * Elephant rides * Bird watching * Trips to tea plantations & factories Spice plantation tours Camping * Angling * Boating


Walk the wild path and let our experienced guides take you on a trekking trip or a guided walking tour. Under the dense forest cover is a cacophony of sounds; the shrill scolding cicadas, the chirping birds, the chatter of monkeys and innumerable other unseen creatures that engulf you in their ceaseless river of communication. See some rare plant species close up, and if you are in luck, fresh pug marks could add thrill to the tiger trail>

The local tribal guides share the wisdom of centuries to reveal the secrets of the forests. No one understands better than them the closely interdependent, yet tenuous, links between man, the forest and all its inhabitants.





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For more information,Please visit the following sites

Munnar Hill Station


The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Eravikulam National Park
Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary Chinnar Wild life sanctuary
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Thekkady
Idukki Arch Dam  Cheeyappara Waterfalls
Nyayamkad Waterfalls Thommankuthu Waterfalls
Peerumed  Sabarimala
Munnar Hill Station Devikulam
Anayirankal  Marayoor (Sandalwood Plantation)
Rajamalai Anamudi
Mattupetty  Top Station 

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