Wonder's of Thekkady | Niraamaya Retreats Cardamom Club, Thekkady

Wonder's of Thekkady


Thekkady's captivating offerings of Satharam Jeep Safari, Elephant And You, Gavi Jeep Safari, Spice and Tea Plantation Tour, and Boating at Periyar Lake promise to elevate your journey to new heights. Whether you seek adventure, wildlife encounters, or serene experiences amidst nature's bounty, Thekkady has it all. So, get ready to embrace the wonders of this enchanting destination and create lasting memories of a lifetime.

Day 1: Welcome to Thekkady!

  • Upon arrival, indulge in a refreshing welcome drink.
  • Check in to your well-appointed Cottage, offering a comfortable and tranquil retreat.
  • Recharge with a delightful Hi-tea.
  • Savour a scrumptious 4-course TDH dinner at Café Samsara, tantalizing your taste buds with the flavours of Kerala.

Day 2: Embrace the Serenity and Culture of Thekkady

  • Welcome the day with a rejuvenating Sunrise Yoga session (60 mins), connecting with nature's tranquillity.
  • Enjoy a wholesome breakfast at Café Samsara.
  • Embark on the Satharam Jeep Safari, a group tour that takes you on an exciting wildlife exploration through the pristine forests of Thekkady.
  • Relish a delicious lunch at Café Samsara, featuring authentic Kerala Sadya cuisine.
  • Treat yourself to a Signature Ayurveda/Spa Treatment (60 minutes), immersing in ultimate relaxation.
  • Experience the captivating traditions of Kerala through a Cultural Immersion activity - choose between Kathakali or Kalaripayattu performance.
  • Conclude the day with a delectable 4-course TDH dinner at Café Samsara.

Day 3: Elephant Encounters and Cultural Delights

  • Begin your day with another invigorating Sunrise Yoga session (60 mins).
  • Enjoy a fulfilling breakfast at Café Samsara.
  • Connect with these gentle giants during the "Elephant And You" activity, creating precious memories with the majestic creatures.
  • Relish an exquisite A la Carte lunch at Café Samsara, savouring the finest Kerala delicacies.
  • Treat yourself to another Signature Ayurveda/Spa Treatment (60 minutes), rejuvenating your mind and body.
  • Immerse in the local culture during a traditional dinner experience at Café Samsara.

Day 4: Explore the Untamed Wilderness of Gavi

  • Embark on a thrilling Gavi Jeep Safari, a full-day adventure from 5 am to 4 pm, witnessing the raw beauty of nature in Gavi.
  • Enjoy a sumptuous dinner at Café Samsara upon your return.

Day 5: Discover the Scenic Beauty and Tranquil Waters

  • Relish a satisfying breakfast at Café Samsara.
  • Experience the serenity of Periyar Lake with a calming boat ride (07.30 am slot).
  • Visit Spice and Tea Plantations, delighting in the aromatic allure of spices and the lush greenery of tea gardens.
  • Indulge in a delectable lunch at Café Samsara.
  • Rejuvenate with one last Signature Ayurveda/Spa Treatment (60 minutes).
  • Bid farewell to Thekkady with a heartwarming farewell dinner at Café Samsara.

Day 6: Optional Departure Day (If applicable)

  • Join a revitalizing Sunrise Yoga session (60 mins) to start the day on a positive note.
  • Relish a final breakfast at Café Samsara.
  • If your departure is at 2 pm, enjoy a leisurely lunch at Café Samsara before bidding adieu to this enchanting destination.

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1. Satharam Jeep Safari: Unleash the Thrill of Exploring Nature's Abode

Embark on a thrilling adventure through the dense forests and untamed wilderness of Thekkady with the Satharam Jeep Safari. Led by experienced guides and drivers, this exciting group tour takes you deep into the heart of nature, where you can encounter a diverse array of wildlife and witness the raw beauty of Kerala's landscapes.

As you venture into the rugged terrains, keep your eyes peeled for elusive animals like elephants, tigers, gaurs, and an assortment of bird species. The Jeep Safari offers a unique opportunity to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, creating moments of awe and wonder. The captivating sounds of the forest and the scent of the earth under your wheels add to the thrill of the experience, making the Satharam Jeep Safari an unforgettable highlight of your journey.

2. Elephant And You: An Intimate Encounter with Gentle Giants

Get ready for a heartwarming experience as you connect with the gentle giants of Thekkady during the "Elephant And You" activity. Spend quality time with these magnificent creatures, forming bonds that will last a lifetime. Interact with the elephants, feed them, and even bathe them in the nearby river, creating cherished memories that you'll cherish forever.

Trained mahouts will accompany you throughout the activity, sharing fascinating insights into the elephants' behaviour and habits. The Elephant And You activity promotes responsible tourism and ethical practices, ensuring the welfare and well-being of these beloved animals.

3. Gavi Jeep Safari: An Expedition to the Unexplored Beauty of Gavi

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary full-day adventure as you embark on the Gavi Jeep Safari. From the break of dawn until dusk, this immersive journey takes you to Gavi, an unspoiled gem nestled amidst the verdant forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve.

The Gavi Jeep Safari treats you to breathtaking landscapes, pristine streams, and picturesque viewpoints that offer panoramic vistas of the surrounding hills. This lesser-explored destination allows you to witness rare species of flora and fauna in their natural habitat, providing ample opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts and nature photographers alike.

4. Spice and Tea Plantation Tour: A Sensorial Delight

Indulge your senses in the aromatic allure of Kerala's Spice and Tea Plantations. On this tour, you'll meander through lush green fields, guided by experienced plantation workers who will share fascinating insights into the cultivation and harvesting processes of spices and tea.

Inhale the fragrant scents of cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves, and marvel at the meticulous rows of tea bushes. The Spice and Tea Plantation Tour provides an enriching experience, offering a glimpse into the region's agricultural traditions and the journey from plant to spice shelf or teacup.

5. Boating at Periyar Lake: Serenity Amidst Nature

Experience a serene boating journey across the pristine waters of Periyar Lake. The early morning boat ride allows you to witness the tranquil beauty of the lake, with misty hills rising in the backdrop. As you glide along, keep an eye out for various aquatic birds, elephants, and other animals that often visit the lake to quench their thirst.

The boat ride at Periyar Lake is a soul-soothing experience, offering an opportunity to connect with nature and appreciate the serene ambience. The stillness of the surroundings and the gentle ripples of the water creates a moment of tranquillity, making it a must-do activity during your visit to Thekkady.