Sunday 29 July 2012

Nestled amongst a thickly wooded rainforest is the resort of Club Mahindra Tusker Trails at Thekkady

Thekkady in Kerala State, India’s largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India. The 120 years old 'Surki' dam built across Peryiar, Poorna is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms.
The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.

Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Thekkady makes a wonderful stopover. No matter whether you are here for adventure, fun, wild life or nature, Thekkady will never disappoint you. Thekkady tourism offers something exceptional for every visitor here. There is a bevy of interesting outdoor leisure activities like bird watching, wild life safari and boating in the Periyar Lake, which will give you a wonderful chance to spot herds of elephants and other large animals like bisons and deer in their natural habitat.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is one of the last homes of the Indian tigers, holds the repute of one of the best maintained wild life sanctuaries in the country. Spread over an area of 777 sq km, dotted with thick evergreen forest, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is also a treasure trove of some of the rare species of flora and fauna that are native of Kerala. The flora of the park includes over 1965 flowering plants, 171 grass species, 143 species of orchids and the only South Indian conifer. Apart from the tigers, the park has a diverse wild life including wild elephant, gaur, wild boar, lion tailed macaque, Nilgir Tahr and Malabar giant squirrel among others.  The best time to visit animals is during summer   (March- May). The Sanctuary Watch Tower situated in the forest interior gives you a panoramic view of the park.

1 comment:

  1. I spent 3 nights at the Thekkady Tusker Trails resort. This resort is an awesome resort with an awesome jungle theme. I got a comfortable that had an AC, fridge, and microwave. The bathroom was clean and the beds were nice and comfortable. The resort has a tranquil ambience. The walkways are nice for a comfortable stroll. In the evenings the lights shimmered on the foliage around and it was a beautiful sight. The spa at the resort is good but is a bit expensive. The massage I got was worth the money spent. The gym is good and has several equipments. The food also was expensive though delicious. We tried eating out at the several inexpensive eateries. The pool at the resort was nice and I had a good time swimming there with my wife and son. I had read many negative Club
    Mahindra Reviews
    before coming here, but I found no cause for complaints. The room service is very good and the manager was very helpful and prompts in listening to our request. Whatever is expensive is worth the money spent. I enjoyed my trip at Thekkady trails and would recommend it to everyone. It is money well-spent.