Every year in the small town of Gudaloor hundreds of locals and tourists gather to celebrate the birth anniversary of Col. John Pennycuick the visionary engineer who built the Mullaperiyar dam that serves as a source of irrigation to the oft drought struck areas of the region.
Weather in Thekkady in the March is pleasant. The Mornings and Evenings are Misty and has a temperature as low as 15 Degrees.
Anchuruli is a catchment area of Idukki Arch Dam as well as an emerging tourist destination. Achurili is located 31 Kms away from Thekkady.
Ayyappancoil temple and hanging bridge is a beautiful tourist spot located at mattukkatta of idukki district. It is also a place having 3000 years of history.
The Periyar Interpretation Centre is a visual and audible treat for nature lovers who visit the Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is a one stop destination for all the knowhow related to the flora and fauna that is home to the Periyar Tiger Reserve and it also serves as a guide for those seeking a better appreciation and understanding of the various nuances of the jungle and its diverse and complex eco system, Located near the Periyar Tiger Reserve, the Centre is just a few minutes’ walk from Kumily town. It is a must visit for all those visiting the reserve.
Pattumala literally means hill draped in silk. This beautiful region in Idukki is approximately 8 kms from Peermade and 24 kms from Thekkady. The place gets its name mainly due to the lush green tea plantations and small streams and rivulets that run through this region.
A jungle patrol along the fringe eco development zones of the Periyar Tiger Reserve offers guests to have a firsthand experience of the task of patrolling the reserve. Lasting from 7 pm in the eveing to 4 in the morning, the activity seeks to involve the visitors to involve them actively in protecting the reserves.
One can indulge oneself in various nature trails that are home to the beautiful hills and valleys of Thekkady. One of the more popular nature trails involves a three hour long trek that gives the visitor to take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful flora and fauna of Thekkady’s eco system.
There are several parks in Thekkady that offer the visitors to indulge in a variety of elephant related activities. One popular activity among the tourists is a one hour elephant ride around the park that is filled with the aroma of various spices that is home to the park.
Calvary Mount nestled in the high ranges of Idduki district where the Great place of tourist interest in Kerala. It is located at a distance of about 12 kilometers away from Idduki and just 43 Kilometers form Greenwoods Resort, Thekkady and is a worth visiting tourist destination in the god’s own country.