Periyar Lake in Thekkady
Photo by Soubhagya S. Behera


Periyar Tiger Reserve, fresh spices, and the entry point to Tamil Nadu

The main attraction in the Thekkeday area is Periyar Tiger Reserve, which with its 1000 km2 is one of the largest and best run tiger reserves in India. The reserve offers a number of activities from low intensity 5-6 km nature walks to high intensity trekking following the trails of the tigers. Outside the reserve, there are mountain ridge border walks available, and the area is, as the main spice growing area of India, the place to purchase fresh, whole spices.

Recommended activities: Abraham's Spice Garden, ayurvedic massage, Periyar Tiger Reserve, village walk, Tamil temple, town & tiffin trip

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