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Thekkady Day Tour -Small Joys in a day

Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala, India (0)
from/per person 1,350 Rs
  • City Sightseeing
  • Audio guide
  • Groups allowed
  • Tour guides

Overview of Thekkady Day Tour -Small Joys in a day

Located on the banks of the Periyar Lake, Thekkady is one of the most beautiful sought-after wildlife destinations in the country. The land is home to many exotic animal species such as Langur, sambar, gaur, etc. and also noted for its natural spices. Get set for an unforgettable journey that will familiarize you to the people, nature and culture of Thekkady. You can have the trip customized and choose your stopovers from the itinerary given below. An escort will accompany you for the trip.

Itinerary of Thekkady Day Tour

VINCENT’S HOUSE

Our journey begins from the house of Vincent Joseph, a traditional medical practitioner. Without using modern vessels, he prepares coffee in coconut shells, recreating the magic of coffee making from another era. While you enjoy a hot cuppa, Vincent will share with you its many secrets.

VALIYAPARA

We move on to a lesser known destination in Thekkady named valiyapara, which translates to ‘huge rock’. We make our way to this huge rock through a dense bamboo forest. From the top of this rock, you can see the paddy fields and vegetable farms in Tamil Nadu villages, stretching as far as Goodalloor.

PAPPAD MAKING

Pappad is indispensable in every sumptuous Kerala meal. Get to know first-hand the various stages involved in pappad making with Rajeev, who along with his wife Priya, runs a pappad making units part of the Responsible Tourism Project. Don’t forget to get a pack when you leave.

BEE-KEEPING

Bee-keeping is a craft that requires patience and passion. Antony practices sustainable bee-keeping at his house. Here, you can collect honey from the cardamom plantation and relish its fresh taste. You will also get some tips from Antony on how to distinguish pure honey from artificial honey.

ASHRAM

Discover peace and serenity at the Shanthigiri Ashram. Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with Swamiji, the spiritual guru. You will be served a sumptuous meal here. There is also a power loom inside the ashram where you get to see the traditional craft of mundu-making.

OTTAKATHALAMEDU

We head to Ottakathalamedu – a vantage point that offers the spectacular view of the Thekkady dam site and nearby hills. But be cautious, heavy winds often blow here. Make sure you don’t get carried away.

JOMSY’S HOUSE

Chocolate making is a fun-filled activity. You can watch the whole process first- hand at Jomsy’s house. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste the pure homemade chocolates.

SPICE FARM VISIT

You can see various types of spices like, cardamom, pepper, vanilla, coffee plants and livestock. Also you can get to know various types of fruit plants and Ayurveda plants. A fish pond is here, where you can feed the fish. You can buy nature fresh spices directly from the spice farmers.

CANE SOUVENIR

You can meet a traditional cane craftsman, who is making beautiful handicrafts like, baskets, light shades, pen holders, trays etc out of cane. You can watch and learn the process from him.

What’s included

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  • Coffee Making in Coconut Shells
  • Pappadam Making Experience
  • Bee Keeping and Honey Combing
  • Cultural programs like tribal Dance, Kadhakali and Kalaripayattu will arrange on request with additional cost.
  • Mundu Making and Ashram Visit
  • Chocolate making
  • Spice Farm Visit
  • Shopping for Cane Souvenir

 

Exclusions in Day of Small Joys in Thekkady

 

  • Expenses of any personal nature (phone calls, laundry, camera entry fee etc)
  • Tips/ Porter Charges/ Airfare/ Monument Entry Fee/ Any fee not included in this package.
  • Meals are not included in the price of the package
  • Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation,
  • Any expenses incurred due to weather conditions, political closures etc beyond our control