The Nature Untouched - Thekkady
The beautiful Thekkady is located at the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the Idukki district. With its green tropical forests, rich flora and fauna, rich plant life, Thekkady is surely a nature enthusiast's paradise. The ravishing tour to the stunning places in Thekkady takes the travellers through fabulous hill stations and soft contoured hill slopes.
The stunning Thekkady enjoys vibrant festivals. Some to include are- Thai Pushyam- celebrated with great pomp and show in South India to commemorate the victory of Lord Murugan. this festival is celebrated in January and is a 10-day annual festival. Another important festival is the Sabrimala temple festival that is also a ten-day annual festival organised at the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. This temple is only opened during the pilgrimage season that is from mid-November to Mid January. There are other festivals too that are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Thekkady has some famous delicacies that are truly worth trying. Some to include are- Rice and Curry make up of fish and vegetables, Idli Dosa and Kappa. Thekkady being a major tourist place of South India embodies the cuisines and eating habits of both Kerala and Tamil Nadu. All the restaurants here prefer to mix the delicacies of both states.
What is Thekkady famous for
The stunning Thekkady is renowned for its lush green forests, and savanna grasslands. Visit the most famous Periyar lake here. Thekkady is also famed for its spice cultivation and stunning waterfalls.
Major Markets in Thekkady
The beautiful Thekkady is not only famous for its serene places but is also famous for its shopping places that are popular for selling pretty artefacts, and locally handmade goods. Head towards Kumily known for popular spices, t-shirts- that have the logo of a tiger or other famous icons of Kerala, local artefacts and the delectable banana chips. There are several shops in Kumily where you can find several items of your choices. Go for the sculptures that are handmade and are very popular souvenir for one to carry back home.
Chola Handicraft centre is one of the famous centres that deal with sculptures, clothes, silk, linen and cotton. Head towards the Lord’s Spice Super Market that is a famous centre for spices in Thekkady. All the local spices used in the Kerala dishes can be found at this market at very affordable rates. Thekkady is surely a treasure trove for shopping items. From spices and antiques to tees, herbals, chocolates, Crafts and sculptures there are numerous things you can buy during your Thekkady trip.
Where to Stay in Thekkady
The astounding Thekkady is the aptest destination to escape for a rejuvenating vacation from luxury to budget hotels, resorts, homestays, Thekkady has it all that is perfectly wrapped with modern-day luxury and home-like comfort. There are several well-furnished resorts, hotels, homestays, where you can make your stay comfortable. The ravishing Thekkady tour will be a comfortable experience for the travellers as there are several cheap and luxury hotels, resorts, and homestays available for them amidst nature.
One visiting can book hotels, resorts, and homestays on reaching the site of their visits. On other occasions, one can book online in advance which will make one escape from the anxiety of the travel tour.
Where to eat in Thekkady
Whether one wants to enjoy Indian cuisines or continental one gets a wide variety of places to choose from. There are South Indian establishments where the foodies can enjoy crispy lip-smacking dosas with tangy sambar and chutney. With numerous places to dine Thekkady never disappoints its travellers. Here is a list of famous restaurants- Spice Garden restaurants, Ambadi Restaurants, Coffee Garden, Ebony’s Café Restaurant, Hotel Ariya Bhavan, Bamboo Café, Dosa de Thekkady, and Pizza Max.