Enjoy a Montage of Superlative Boating & Holiday Experiences In Thekkady
Thekkady is the perfect holidaymaker destination in God’s own country where you can experience a wonderful holiday within the midst of crisp and cool air of the Western Ghats. Thekkady boating summons images of unending mountains, the herd of elephants and spice aromatic plantations. Periyar tiger reservoir is one among the finest wildlife reserves in India. The picturesque plantations, Periyar Tiger Reserve and the hill towns of Thekkady hold vast opportunities for mountain walks, treks, boating, bamboo rafting and many more activities that have the power to stimulate the hormones of each adventurist’s tripper.
The best ways to explore the Periyar Tiger Reserve is by taking a boat cruise through the Periyar Lake. It bids tourists the chance to view the amazing natural beauty of the forest with its tall trees and tenant wildlife. Periyar Lake is situated in the Periyar Tiger Reserve and was formed by the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar River in the year 1895. The lake itself mergers impeccably into the backdrop of the area and is the major part of the reserve’s ecosystem which harbours aquatic, subterranean and terrestrial life forms. The lake serves as a prime source of water for the wildlife and also covers of numerous small islets beside its course. It is bounded with a thick solid tree line on both shores. These trees are home to the certain kind of occupant avian species that are unique to the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
If you are a keen observer and have enough patience can get fortunate to catch the glimpses of rare species of birds like Nilgiri Wood Pigeon and Malabar Grey hornbill. The best time to visit this Periyar Tigre reservoir is summer months of March to May. One can get the best chance of viewing closely the wildlife as it is the time of other water sources dry up and the animals come to the lake for their thirst.
Periyar Lake Boat ride- Worth the money
A voyage through the waters of Periyar Lake around which the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is located is roofed in the Boating in Thekkady and deals a soul inspiring pleasurable experience and the boat service functioned by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) and the Forest Department is of one-and-half hours duration. The boating ticket charges for each person is Rs.225 and Rs.75 for children. For booking tickets for the wonderful boating experience, you need to be in queue or to do an advance booking. For advance, booking boating charges are at Rs. 500. Entry fee to the reserve is also collected where each person priced at Rs. 35. Online booking options also available there. So no more waits get ready for the amazing cruise over the lake to explore the hypnotic views of the Thekkady environs.
The timings are as follows:
7.30am / 9.30am / 11:15am / 1.45pm / 3.30pm
It is wise to book an afternoon ride as the probabilities of spotting wildlife are high. So the next time when you are in Thekkady, be guaranteed to experience the real charm of the boat ride in the Periyar Lake. It is absolutely a ‘must do’ activity for all wildlife and nature enthusiasts.
How to Reach Periyar Lake Thekkady
By air: The nearest airport is at Madurai which is 140 km away and Kochi airport is also there which is 200 km away.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Kottayam which is 114 km away.
By Road: The direct bus is available from Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kumily. From Kumily to Periyar is just 12 km away.
Enjoy the Boating & Immerse Into Curated Experiences with KH Plantation
Looking to book a resort to enjoy your holidays in Thekkady. KH Plantation is one of the top plantation resort in Thekkady located very close to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the ideal spot to head to with your dear ones for enjoying the vacation. A stay in KH, will give you a wonderful holiday experience and also get the chance to closely experiencing local culture and to indulge in various activities for your adrenaline rush. So head to KH Plantation, you will get the best homestay in the core of rich wilderness and tranquillity of the Thekkady. No more waits get your backpacks, head off to KH Plantation, the best cardamom plantation in Thekkady. Enjoy a beautiful trip with your loved ones and make memories than a span of a lifetime.