Thekkady Waterfalls in Jeep Safari Trekking : If you’re planning trekking in Thekkady to a waterfall then book the jeep safari along with a riverside camping in Thekkady. But wait there’s more, Thekkady is also famous for Kalaripayattu and Kathakali shows. Also read : Thekkady boating online booking.
Just few kms from here there’s also another wonderful place called gavi which also is one of the unexplored destinations in Kerala. Read the entire article to know more about Places to visit in Thekkady.
Thekkady Waterfalls :
Thekkady is famous for Periyar national park but not many people knew about this majestic perennial waterfall that is located in a private property.
To reach this Thekkady waterfall one has to book a jeep safari which takes you through the mesmerizing tea estate. Best thing was this waterfall was located just few kms away from the campsite we stayed.
They charge around Rs.20 as a maintenance fee to keep this Thekkady waterfall clean and neat. When we reached this waterfalls we were awestruck to see and I was excited to shoot this in drone.
Watch aerial footages of this Thekkady falls below:
If you’re planning to camp in Thekkady as a first time visitor I knew you’d prefer to book a tent stay near Periyar national park. But not many are aware of this beautiful riverside campsite that’s so serene located right next to the river.
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Reaching this place itself was a thrilling ride for us because it was around 8:00 P.M when we started towards the campsite. The roads were pitch dark and we were thrilled to encounter wild animals on the way.
The owner of this property gave us a warm welcome and the hospitality was too good. Food was cooked before we reached the property and we arranged special BBQ chicken and sunny side up.
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Campfire comes included with their package and so we had lot of fun dancing and singing around it.
They also provided a wonderful breakfast that’s so special and that is Puttu & Kadala also known as Kerala’s local food.
Not only that, there are other traditional things in Kerala which is one of the main reason why we missed the lunch.
Kathakali in Thekkady
Katha means story and Kali means play. So the literal meaning of Kathakali means performing a story as a play.
This is very famous entertainment to see in Thekkady when you visit their famous National park. Along with this there is one more traditional art of Kerala that can be seen here.
Kalaripayattu in Kadanthan Kalari Centre
Kerala’s traditional martial arts which also involves in playing with the fire is a not to miss activity when you visit Thekkady.
This spectacular show can be booked in Kadanthan kalari centre and the timings can be seen from their website.
Thekkady Tourism Itinerary
Here is the itinerary plan to visit Thekkady in 1/2 Days. One of the most visited places by families for the best view on animals on their territory. Last day we planned to spend some time exploring the Gavi – Forest Jeep Ride. Here is our plan and how we covered it in 2 Days.
DAY 1 Thekkady Tour:
- Make sure you reach Thekkady by afternoon.
- Set the destination to “National Park Ticket Office” & Verify your boating tickets and pay for the bus trip to boat station.
- Boating on Periyar Lake – Take 1.5hrs
- After completing boating, move next to witness the Kerala’s Ancient Kalari fight at Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali Thekkady by 6PM.
- If you wish to watch Kathakali, you can enjoy the same on here too. Show starts at 7pm.
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Head back your room(or TENT) to rest yourself after a long journey. We stayed at a Homestay where they arranged campfire, barbecue grill and party music for us and there is lot more waiting for us the next day.
NOTE: Boating Tickets are available online, we recommend you to book tickets online to avoid rush. If you booked online, you can skip some time.
DAY 2 Thekkady Tour:
- Our homestay representative arranged river fishing at the camp site and off-road jeep ride to nearby waterfall (Mlamala Waterfalls in Thekkady)
- After visiting, waterfall by 12:00 PM have lunch at Thekkady.
- Now start your journey to Gavi, and stop at “Vallakadavu Forest Check post”.
- Take a Forest Bus ride from the check post before 2.20PM (Last Bus) to explore Gavi.
- After returning, Stop for some shopping at Thekkady Town.
- You can return back to Home or Visit Vagamon (52Kms)
Shopping in Thekkady:
Thekkady is known as land of spices and more than tea or home made chocolates tourists prefer to buy spices here.
Things that we purchased during our thekkady trip which you can also see in the video as well are:
We hope, this journey would be a different experience in your life. Connect with the nature whenever possible.
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