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Trekking, Thekkady


Trekking is one of the most thrilling activities to be carried out in the hilly and jungle tracts of Thekkady. Trekkers and adventure enthusiast will find this region truly delightful and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary has a number of excellent trekking trails.

The most popular trekking areas in the location include Pullumedu, Kumily, Kurisumala, Ottakathalamedu and Grampi. Trekkers need to obtain permission from the authorities to trek through the sanctuary. Kerala Forest Department conducts daily trek tours in Thekkady.

Another interesting activity to be enjoyed in the area, is the plantation tours managed by District Tourism Information Office. The entire hilly region including the tea and coffee plantations, cardamom plantations, tea factories, pepper gardens, spice gardens and the tribal areas can be visited as part of these plantation tours.

Forest Department arranges elephant rides as well offering the visitors an excellent entertainment time. Night treks to the Tiger Reserve organized by both Tourism Department and private agencies are yet another major attraction.

A soft trekking slot of 3 hours will cost around 500 INR and maximum enjoyment is guaranteed. Green walks, nature walks, border trekking and guided hard treks are also organized by different authorities.