Thekkady is located in the south east of Kerala, virtually on the border with the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. It is best known for it’s spices and nature reserve at nearby Periyar.
We can arrange for a tour of a local spice plantation where you will see spices such as cardamom, pepper and vanilla being grown. The town of Kumily has numerous shops selling the locally grown spices at a fraction of the UK cost.


Bullock Cart Rides

Visit the farmlands of a village hidden in the valley behind the mountains of Periyar Tiger Reserve in a bullockcart. Learn about the culture and lifestyle of the native people that live in these remote villages. 

Periyar Tiger Reserve

Spice Gardens

Visit one of the many spice gardens in the area to see how spices such as cardamom, ginger, turmeric and pepper grow in their natural environment.


A range of treks are offered in Periyar ranging from a gentle trek through the forest, a full day hike reaching the borders of the park and overnight camping treks led by former poachers following the Periyar Tiger Trail.


Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.



Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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