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Activities

A Nature Retreat

The conservation tourism experience includes a number of activities that can allow direct interaction with the local community and the special Periyar environment.

Xandari Cardamom County - places to visit - thekkady

Nature Walk

An interpretive 4 to 5 km hike through diverse habitats of the reserve, this half day outing offers an excellent opportunity to watch birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

Xandari Cardamom County - places to visit - thekkady

Border Hiking

This challenging, full-day trek takes guests deeper into the reserve, allowing further opportunity for animal sightings and interaction with the environment.

Xandari Cardamom County - places to visit - thekkady

Bamboo Rafting

This all day program combines traditional rafting and range hiking through some of the richest forest tracts of the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Xandari Cardamom County - places to visit - thekkady

Elephant Park

Visit to an exclusive home for elephants to experience and learn about the life of the domesticated pachyderm.

Xandari Cardamom County - places to visit - thekkady

Jeep Safari

The road leading to the picturesque Gavi is blanketed by tea plantations. Overseen by trained locals it is an outstanding trekking experience.

Xandari Cardamom County - places to visit - thekkady

Gavi Tour

With picturesque locales and magnificent wildlife reserves, Gavi is ideal for activities such as trekking, night safaris, wildlife watching and outdoor camping overseen by trained locals.

Xandari Cardamom County - places to visit - thekkady

Plantation Tour

The tour offers an excellent opportunity to see medicinal plants and buy garden fresh spices from the plantation.

Xandari Cardamom County - places to visit - thekkady

Boating

The first and foremost activity of a tourist in Thekkady is Boating in the Lake. One can see the wild animals along the gringe of the lake foraging, bathing, drinking and resting.

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