Thekkady Itinerary 1 Day

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A Day in Thekkady - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Thekkady is an alluring Indian town in the state of Kerala that perfectly represents everything South India is known for. You will get to see herds of elephants bathing in the river, tigers resting in the shade of mighty trees in the sanctuary, rolling hills covered in lush greenery, and spice and coffee plantations nestled on the banks of winding river. When you plan to explore Thekkady in 1 day, you will have to be on your toes to cover all the major sites. Here is the list of popular tourist attractions in Thekkady that you can visit in a day.

How to spend 1 day in Thekkady?

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

With only 24 hours in Thekkady, the best way to make the most of your time is by taking a boat ride that will let you explore Periyar Lake as well as Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary that is nestled on the banks of the lake. Start your morning as early as possible as the boat rides begin from 7.30 am. Even though the ride usually lasts for a couple of hours, you can extend the trip and ask your guide to take you to the sanctuary as well. You may not get a chance to see tigers, but you will definitely come across deer and elephants.

Spice Plantation Tour

You can dedicate a whole afternoon to exploring the coffee and spice plantations that are nestled in the neighbouring town of Murikkady. The distance is only 5 kilometers from the center of the city and can be covered easily by public transport. Taking a spice plantation tour in Thekkady is a must. Engulf yourself in the aroma of exotic spices and beans of coffee and spend a couple of hours wandering through the lush greenery. Your Thekkady itinerary for 1 day cannot be complete without shopping for these spices.

Shopping and dining in Thekkady

The center of this charming little town is dotted with shops that sell souvenirs and restaurants that offer traditional South Indian cuisine. As you have 1 day in Thekkady, consider spending an evening around here. If you want to pamper yourself after a hectic day, consider taking an ayurvedic massage in Thekkady. You will need at least a couple of hours for this and it is recommended to book your appointment first as these massage centers attract many tourists every day.

Kathakali show and Kalaripayattu

Thekkady is an ideal place to catch a live performance of traditional dance form as well as martial arts. You can soak yourself in the local flavour by booking tickets for Kathakali show and Kalaripayattu performance. You will need to reserve at least 2 hours from your 1-day Thekkady itinerary to have a wholesome experience. There are different cultural centers in town that arrange such programs. Choose a place according to your time.

Thekkady is also famous for attractions like Chellar Kovil, Mangala Devi Temple, and Pullumedu. You can add these places to your itinerary if you have some free time on your hands.

Best Hotels in Thekkady for 1 Day Trip

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