KTDC Lake Palace - Thekkady - Kerala
THEKKADY - AN ECO-TOURISM PARADISE
The name Thekkady is synonymous with wildlife and forests. It is the central point of the tourism zone of the Periyar Tiger Reserve which is one of the best-managed tiger reserves in India. This is the only tiger reserve where one can watch animals at close quarters from a boat. The normal sightings are elephant, bison, sambar deer, barking deer, wild boar and a variety of birds. If you are lucky enough, you may see tiger, leopard, bear, wild dog etc while on trekking. If you love wildlife and adventure, welcome to this wildlife haven. Thekkady can offer you all these, and more. The rich flora and fauna here is a treat for your senses. This is an ideal location for wildlife tourism and eco-tourism. The inviting lush greenery and the tranquil waters of the Periyar Lake would be a relaxing affair.
LAKE PALACE - BE PART OF A ROYAL LEGACY
Lake Palace, a former summer palace of the King of Travancore, is situated on an island in the middle of the Periyar Lake - 20 minutes by boat from the mainland. Located inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, this is where the British Viceroys and Governor-Generals used to take time off from the world to listen to the call of the wild. This lakeside jungle resort with 6 rooms and antique interiors within the Periyar Tiger Reserve is ideal for guests to watch elephant herds playing by the lakeside or take a trek across the jungle in the trail of the majestic tiger. Life couldn’t get any more royal than this.
24 hour front desk
Daily house keeping
All nature-based activities here are operated from the premises surrounding the property. Only KTDC properties in Thekkady have this unique advantage.
IN AND AROUND THE PROPERTY
Wildlife boat cruises on the Periyar Lake: Boating on the Periyar Lake enables visitors to have a close look at the wildlife that inhabits the surrounding forests. Groups of elephant, wild boar, bison and sambar can be seen moving along the banks skirting the forest. And water birds, perched on tree stumps with their wings spread present a delightful sight while boating.
Nature walk and Green walk: This is a 3-hour daytime trekking in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bamboo rafting: A full-day rafting and trekking programme managed by the local tribal community.
Border hiking: A full-day trekking programme to the borders of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Elephant rides: Elephant rides outside the wildlife sanctuary.
Windy walk: A predominantly open area, full-day trekking programme inside the sanctuary through grasslands and shola forests.
Cloud's walk: A full-day trekking through the borders of the forest and plantations which offer panoramic views of the landscape.
Range scan: Trekking through inter-state forest boundary predominantly mountainous with higher probability of viewing wildlife.
Plantation tours: This tour covers visits to spice, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories, tribal settlements etc.
Visit to tea factoriesAddress: Idukki,Thekkady - 685 536
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