A Day for the Small Joys 1 Day

Thekkady, Thekkady

A Day for the Small Joys
The Thekkady package is a journey through the common man’s life that helps one to understand and experience the soul of village life up close. Located in Idukki district, on the banks of the Periyar Lake, this overwhelmingly beautiful place is scented with the aroma of spice plantations and dotted with views of the vibrant wilderness. Your journey begins from the house of Vincent, a traditional medical practitioner who will amaze you with his coffee in coconut shells. You can have the trip customized and choose your stopovers from the itinerary given below. A guide will accompany you for the trip.

Activities included in the package:

• A visit to Valiyapara (Huge rock)
A serene and secluded destination which offers you a beautiful panoramic view of paddy fields and vegetable farms in Tamil Nadu villages, stretching as far as Goodalloor. One reaches the place through a dense bamboo forest.

• Pappad Making
Pappad is an indispensable part of the traditional Kerala sadya (feast). Come discover the tricks of making this tasty snack.

• Bee-Keeping

• A visit to Shanthigiri Ashram
Soak yourselves in the peaceful ambience of this divine place and have a spiritual interaction with the Guru. You will be served a splendid meal here. After lunch, take a walk through the enchanting spice farm where cardamom and pepper are cultivated. Get a chance to watch the traditional craft of mundu-making in the power loom situated inside the Ashram.

• A visit to Ottakathalamedu
A viewpoint that offers the spectacular view of the Thekkady dam site and nearby hills.

• Chocolate Making
Find out how those tasty homemade chocolates are made. Never leave without tasting these mouthwatering sweets.

• Experience Tribal Dance
Art forms like Mannakkoothu and Paliyakkoothu await you at the Vanashree Auditorium located inside the Thekkady forest area.


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