Thekkady is an ideal tourist spot in Kerala where in the crisp, cool air of the Western Ghats you will experience the most enchanting holiday. Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hill and spice scented plantations. In the Periyar forest of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks and the tourist places in Thekkady include Periyar Lake, Kumili, Murikkady , Pandikuzhi , Chellarkovil , Vandiperiyar and Gavi in Kerala which is known as Trekkers paradise .
A cruise through the waters of Periyar lake around which the wild -life sanctuary is situated, offers a soul – stirring pleasant experience and the boat service operated by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) and the Forest Department is of one-and-half hours duration from November 2011. T
The new timing of the boats is as follows: From 7.30 a.m. to 9 a.m., 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m., 1.45 p.m. to 3.15 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.