Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
The second day in Thekkady is aimed at leisurely enjoying the nature, Ayurveda massage & cultural performance.
In order to enjoy the colorful flora and fauna of the jungle, one can opt for any of the two modes-- first, you can
opt for Plantation Eco Tours to be conducted by the District Tourism Information Office at Thekkady in Kumily.
The Plantation Eco Tours offer a deeper peep into cardamom, pepper, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories,
tribal settlements and the surrounding hill regions (Optional); second, explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
by opting for half an hour elephant ride in the jungle. The elephant ride/ safari is organized by the
forest department, Thekkady. The elephant rides can be taken during 10:00 to 17:00 hrs (Optional).
After jungle exploration, you can experience & enjoy Ayurvedic massage in the resort itself. Evening
can be utilized by viewing Kairali Martial Art or Kathakali Dance performance. Kairali is a 2000 years
old martial art tradition whereas Kathakali is a classical dance form. Overnight stay will be in Thekkady hotel.