Check out from the hotel in Munnar after breakfast and continue your journey to Thekkady. You will be traveling on one of the most scenic routes in Kerala. During the entire journey, you will enjoy viewing mountains, tea plantations, tea factories and cardamom estates. On the way, you will also see small streams and waterfalls. You can stop at viewpoints and take as many pictures as you like to carry the memories with you. Check-in at the listed hotel in Thekkady and after a short break, you can start discovering Thekkady. The major attractions are Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Murrikady, Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple, Chellarkoil and spice plantations.
Murrikady is best known for its vast stretch of plantations. It has rich and varied plantations of coffee, tea, pepper, cardamom and other spices. It is very close to Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. This wildlife park is a place of great scenic beauty and rich biodiversity. It is the most protected place for tigers and elephants. There is a picturesque 100 years old lake in the heart of the wildlife park. In the 18th and 19th-century, this place was the hunting ground of the Travancore kings.
After a delicious lunch, you will visit Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple, a 2000-year-old temple, which is amid Periyar Wildlife Park. It was built for an enraged woman Kannagi, who burnt an entire town to ashes because her husband was falsely killed by the king. This temple opens only once every year for the devotees to worship Kannagi. Chelkarkovil is a small and beautiful village surrounded by lush green mountains and cascading waterfalls. It offers a scenic view of the plains of Tamil Nadu from a height of 1200 meter above sea level. Thekkady is filled with various plantations of cardamom, vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. The scent of these spices lingers in the air around the plantations. Guided tours of plantations are available throughout the year where you can walk through the plantations and explore them.
Overnight stay at the hotel.