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The heart land of the State, central Kerala has played a formative role in the evolution of the socio- cultural identity of Kerala. From the Jew Street in Kochi to the world famous Periyar Tiger Reserve in Idukki , from the hill stations of Munnar to the exotic Silent Valley in Palakkad , central Kerala some of the naturally , culturally and historically rich regions of the state.

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Idukki  
One of the most scenic area of Kerala , Idukki offers diverse attractions like wildlife sanctuaries , hills stations , spice plantations tours , mountain treks , elephant rides etc. famous for its gigantic arch dam , the other popular places in Idukki are the Periyar Tiger Resrve at Thekkady and the enchanting hill stations of Munnar and Peermedu . Idukki, the hilly district of Kerala gets the name from Malayalam word “Idukku” which means a narrow gorge.

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Accessing Idukki

  Nearest Airport – Madurai (Tamil Nadu 140 km), Trivandrum (265 km), Kozhikode (315 km), Kochi (132km)
  Kottayam, Madurai, Changanacherry, Theni
An excellent network of roads connects Idukki to major towns in Kerala

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Thekkady
In the Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill town that hold great opportunities for treks and mountains walks.

 

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Place to visit in Thekkady

The Periyar Wild life Sanctuary :- ( open 0600 – 1800 hrs ) Snuggled in the western Ghats , one of the world’s richest bio- diversity apots , is the fascinating natural wild life sanctuary of Thekkady – the protected Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Pandikuzhi : - (5 km from Kumily) this picturesque spectrum of exotic flora, fauna & gurgling streams is cradled between Chellarkovil and the Tamil Nadu border.

Pullumedu : - (43 km from Thekkady, 26 km from Periyar) the winding journey to this hill town, along the Periyar River offers a stunning view of the hills draped in lush greenery.

 

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 Things to do in Thekkady
Plantation Tours: - The tour covers visits to spice, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories tribal settlements etc.
Elephant Rides: - The Forest department, Thekkady offers facilities for elephant rides through the Jungle.
A day with elephant
Boat cruises on the Periyar Lake :- The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation Ltd conducting trip from
    
Thekkady  Timing: - 0700, 0930, 1130, 1400, 1600 hrs
Village Tour: - Trips on Bullock carts Rs 500 per head.
Trekking Areas :- Kurisumala near Kumily, Pullumedu, Ottakathamedu, Grampi
Nature walk
The bamboo grove
The Periyar Tiger Trail- adventure Trekking & Camping
Border Hiking - Protection oriented range hiking
Bamboo Rafting -Dawn to dusk range hiking
Jungle Patrol - shepherding the jungle
Jungle Inn - Jungle in the night
Bullock Cart Riding

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Peermedu
Altitude: 915 – 1100 m above sea level

Peermedu, the famous plantations town, takes its name from Peer Mohammed, a Sufi saint and close associate of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore.

 

Place to visit in Peermedu

Vagamon : - (25 km from Peermedu) grass covered hills; velvet lawns & the cool mountain air make Vagamon a perfect holiday retreat. The journey from the Theekoy Valley to Vagamon is an unforgettable experience as the mountain road zig zags uphill with steep, cloud touching hills on one side and deep trenches which converge in the dark green valleys below on the other side. Both sides of the road are fringed with flowers of myriad colours and shapes and an occasional silvery waterfall cascades girdling down the mountains

Kuttikanam : - A place for adventure tourism & trekking

Peeru Hills :- (4 km from Peermedu, 1 km from Kuttikanam) this idyllic hills station is a favorite haunt of trekkers & picnickers.

Grampi :- (5 km from Peermedu, 10 km from Vandiperiyar) this place is also known as Parunthupara (eagle rock) because of the panoramic view from its high peaks.

Things to do in Peermedu
Peermedu and its surrounding areas are ideal for trekking, cycling & horse riding, elephant riding, Plantation
visit: - visits Tea, Coffee, Cardamom, Rubber estates

 

 
       
 
     
    Vagamon

Kuttikanam

Peermedu Hills  
 

Elephant Park in Thekkady

   
 

An elephant back safari is not just a ride on the largest animal Land, it's an unforgettable experience, to interact with the elephants as well as enjoy a ride through wilderness areas and beautiful riverside scenery.
The Best way to explore the park is through the Elephant ride”. Ride
covers Cardamom, Pepper, Coffee and tea plantations, tea factories,
Tribal settlements and surrounding misty hill regions.
The winding journey to this hill town , spice gardens ,offers a stunning view of the rolling hills draped in lush greenery.

     
   

Munnar

 
   

Altitude: 5000 – 8000 ft above sea level

Munnar or the “three rivers”, nestles amidst Western Ghats at the confluence of three mountains streams. The lush landscape is dotted with lakes, reservoirs, forests & several tea estates. The pepper, rubber & cardamom plantations lend a distinct aroma to the cool & bracing climate of the hill resort. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which rises over 2695 m and is an ideal spot for trekking.

 
   

Place to visit in Munnar

Pothanmedu: - (6 km from Munnar) the rolling hills and the lush mountains here are ideal for trekking & long mountain walks.

Devikulam: - (07 km from Munnar) Devikulam or “the pond of Goddess” is named so, as it is believed that Sita, the consort of Lord Rama, once bathed here in the lake. This idyllic hill station with its velvet lawns, exotic flora & fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. The Devikulam Lake is also ideal for trout fishing.

Attukad: - (09 km from Munnar) A land of waterfalls and inviting green hills, Attukad, located between Munnar & Pallivasal, is a feast for the eyes. The place is excellent for long treks.

Nyayamkad: - (10 km from Munnar) Located between Munnar & Rajamala, Nyayamakad is land of breathtaking waterfalls.

Mattupetty: - (13 km Munnar) Situated at a height of 1700 m, Mattupetty is known for its highly specialized diary farm – the Indo Swiss Livestock project. The Mattupetty Dam just a short distance from the farm is a very beautiful picnic spot.

Lockhart Gap :- ( 13 Km from Munnar) this is an ideal place for adventure tourism and trekking. The fresh mountain air, the mist – clad hills and panoramic view make it worth the visit.
 

 
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One Hour Program
Half an hour Elephant ride
Feeding
Photo session

Two and a half Hour Programs
One hour ride
Elephant Bath
Elephant Shower
Timber Dragging
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Full Day Programs
Two and a half hour ride
Elephant Bath
Elephant Shower
Timber Dragging
Commands and communication
Bullock Cart ride
Jeep Safari through hilly areas
Tug of war
Plantation study
Spice garden visit
Photo Session

   
    Eravikulam National Park Marayoor Top Station  
   

Rajamala: - (15 km Munnar) this is the natural habitat of the endangered Nilgiri Thar (Mountain Goats). The total number of Nilgiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated at 1317.

Top Station: - Located on the Kerala‘s border of Tamil nadu, it affords a spectacular view over the Western Ghats

Eravikulam National Park: - (15 km from Munnar) the main attractions of this park situated in the Devikulam Taluk are the Nilagiri Tahr and the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom just once in 12 years. The Highest peak in South India, Anamudi (2695 m), is located in the southern region of the park.
Visiting time: - 0800 – 1700 hrs

Marayoor: - (40 km from Munnar) this is the only place in Kerala that has a natural growth of sandalwood trees.

Thommankuthu: - (17 km from Thodupuzha) Famous for its seven – step waterfall, Thommankuthu is an ideal place for adventure tourism, pedal boating, forest trekking, night camping, bathing in the waterfall etc are some of the activities possible here.

 
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Things to do in Munnar
  Sightseeing in Munnar : - Visit tea estates, plantations, Parks , waterfalls
  Boating :- Munnar – DTPC providing boating facility
  Cycling, trekking & shopping
  Elephant riding
  Bullock cart riding
  Ayurvedic massage

 
                                   
                 
 

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