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Thekkady Boating

 

Thekkady is an important Eco tourism centre in Kerala situated 85 Km away from famous Hill Station Munnar.Top 7 Thekkady Tourist Places are Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Lake Boat Ride Centre Thekkady Spice Gardens, Tea Factories in Vandiperiyar Town, Ancient Martial Art Centre known as the Kalaripayattu Centre & Elephant Ride Park. Majority of the tourists visiting Munnar also visit Thekkady as it is close to Munnar and just takes around 2 Hours. Munnar Thekkady package is suitable for visiting Thekkady along with Munnar. Main attraction of Thekkady is Boating in Periyar Lake which takes you around the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Duration of Boat Ride is 2 Hours and you could see wild elephants, monkeys and other wild animals. But don’t take this ride expecting Tigers and other rare animals. Life Jacket is compulsory. Photography is allowed during the trip but remember you will be at least 40- 60 meters away from the animals.

THINGS TO DO IN THEKKADY

1. Boat ride in Periyar River

2. Sightseeing in Thekkady which includes a Jeep Ride to the nearby tourist places in Thekkady and neighboring places. This jeep ride also includes a sightseeing of Thekkady agricultural farms and guided tour of Spice plantations.

3. Thekkady Flower Show organized by the Horticulture society of Kerala from April 2nd to April 17th Every Year.

4. Elephant Ride.

5. Kalaripayattu Show- The Ancient Martial Art form of Kerala.

THEKKADY BOATING

5 THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE THEKKADY BOATING

Boat ride is the main and important attraction of Thekkady sightseeing. But many tourists miss the boat ride due to the lack of information about boating timing especially in peak seasons. People are also not aware of the differences in boating charges as two types of boats are available for ride with different capacity. Thekkady boats are operated by 2 different departments of Kerala Government, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation and Kerala Forest Department.

1. Entry Tickets: Before entering the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary you have to buy the entry tickets. and this entry fee is Separate from the Boat ride tickets. Remember you may have to produce your entry tickets while purchasing the tickets for boat ride. Staff may match number of Entry tickets with the number of Boat ride tickets you want to buy. So make sure that you have purchased the entry tickets for all.

2 .Boats are operated by 2 Departments, KTDC and Kerala Forest Department. Boats of Forest Department carry 60 Passengers and KTDC boats 120 Passengers on each ride.

3. Thekkady Boating Timings: The ticket counters opens at 6:00 Am but it is better to reach the counter at least an hour before because most of the time there will be long queue for the tickets. Due to the limited number of tickets available for boating you may miss the sole purpose of visiting Thekkady if not reached on time.

4. Sitting on the side seats will be beneficial during the boat ride as you will be able to see the wild elephants and other rare animals and click pictures without any disturbance to fellow travellers.

5. Thekkady boating online booking: Tickets can be pre booked online from Forest Department and KTDC Websites (Kerala Tourism Development Corporation) but charges are higher for online bookings.

PERIYAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY ENTRY TIMMINGS

6:00 AM TO 6:00 PM All days of the week.

Periyar wildlife sanctuary Entrance Fees

INR 33/- For Indians.

INR 450/- For foreigners.

INR 50/- For Vehicle Parking.

Thekkady Boat Timings

  • 7:30Am
  • 9:30 Am
  • 11:15Am
  • 01:45Pm
  • 03.30Pm
  • BOATING CHARGES OF BOATS OPERATED BY KERALA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

    RS 150/ at Ticket Counter

    Rs 500/- for online Pre booking through KTDC

    Boat Capacity- 60 Passengers

    BOATING CHARGES OF BOATS OPERATED BY KERALA FOREST DEPARTMENT.

    Rs 225/- at Ticket counter

    Rs 75/- for kids from 5 to 11 years

    Rs 249/- for online pre booking through Forest Department

    Boat Capacity-120 Passengers

    BOAT RIDE DURATION- 2 Hours

    Camera fee in Periyar wildlife sanctuary

    INR 100 per person for still cameras

    INR 250 per person for video cameras

    Distance from Different places to Thekkady

  • Cochin to Thekkady :174km/5 Hours
  • Munnar to Thekkady : 85 km/2.30 Hours
  • Alleppey to Thekkady : 139 km/3 Hours
  • Kovalam to Thekkady : 218 km/4.30 Hours
  • (Distance May Vary From Point to Point)

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