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Thekkady Hotels - Staying Besides a Tiger Reserve

By Vijay Joshi Subscribe to RSS | December 13th 2011 | Views:
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Kerala is a mural painted by God. It is varied in its hues, shades and texture. Endowed with bounties of nature galore, Kerala is a premium tourist destination. Charming beaches, mist blanketed hill stations, exotic wildlife sanctuaries, placid backwaters, emerald landscape and sophisticated art forms – the attractions Kerala hold in its chest are numerous.

Thekkady is one of the prime destinations worth a visit in Kerala. With its exotic wildlife sanctuary, rolling hills, undulating meadows, serene lake, entertaining recreational activities, interesting sightseeing spots, aromatic plantations and pristine tribal culture - Thekkady is a dream destination. All those who love nature in its wild manifestations, come to Thekkady, it is a pleasure heaven for you.

Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is the main attraction of Thekkady. The sanctuary is located by the side of river Periyar and half of the area is thick evergreen forest. It is declared a Tiger reserve. Apart from that it is the treasure house of some of the rare species of flora and fauna. There is a splendid artificial lake formed because of Mulla Periyar dam surrounding the sanctuary. A boat ride lets you savor wildlife from the safety of boat. Due to these attractions many tourists from all over the world visits the reserve.

Catering to this inflow of tourists there are many hotels and resorts operating in Thekkady. Resorts in Thekkady offer luxurious, spacious and exotically decorated rooms for accommodation. These facilities are of high class. Not to speak about the quality of service offered. The staff service with a disarming smile with all warmth and hospitality. They are well appreciated for their politeness and attentiveness. Thekkady Hotels and resorts homes multi cuisine restaurants, which serve sumptuous menu. Many styles – from Chinese to continental are on offer.

The facilities offered by Thekkady Hotels are well furnished, luxurious comfortable rooms, Meeting and Conference halls, Multi cuisine restaurant, twenty four hours hot and cold water supply, spacious car parking facilities, Travel desk services, play park for children, STD and ISD direct dialing facility and twenty four hours security.

They are adjoined with Ayurveda spas and yoga centers. As is the wont, there is high demand for these facilities. Such is the reputation of Ayurveda and yoga globally.

The facilities are also offered to business sect for conducting conferences, meetings and training programmes. Many reputed companies make use of the facilities allured by lot of side activities like boat ride and elephant ride available.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary homes Tiger and is a declared Tiger reserve. Many hotels arrange for Tiger trails inside forest. It is hard to come by, but if you are fortunate, you can glimpse one.

Many hotels have balconies which offer panoramic views of lake, hills and meadows.

There are many sightseeing spots worth visiting nearby like Murikkady, Pandikuzhi, Peermede, Chellarkovil, Vandiperiyar, Calvary Mount, Mangaladevi temple, Gavi, Parathumpara, Ramakalmedu etc.

Murikkady homes a vantage view point which provides breathtaking views of the spice and tea plantations, the mist clad mountains and verdant valleys. The area is famous for cardamom plantations, tea plantations and pepper cultivation. The air of Murikkady is filled with fragrance of spices.

Peeremede is a lovely hill station. Sprawling gardens of tea, coffee, cardamom, rubber and eucalyptus lying side by side with natural grasslands, pine forests and waterfalls make this an ideal summer resort.

Vijay Joshi - About Author:
Vijay Joshi is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tours related topics. He has authored many books on Resorts in Thekkady and Places to visit in Thekkady and Thekkady Hotels .

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