Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Thekkady - A unique wildlife sanctuary

3-1-2018: After we completed our boat trip we generally lazed around relishing the good food in the restaurant, strolling around the sanctuary, basking in the bright sunshine & enjoying the salubrious cool temperatures. We had carried books and we spent some time relaxing on the park benches & reading to our hearts content. During one of our walking tours we visited the Aranya Nivas another of KTDC's swanky properties inside the sanctuary. There is also a KTDC transit lounge near Aranya Nivas where visitors can stay briefly to refresh before they are transported by boat to KTDC Lake Palace Hotel which is situated on a hill top in the middle of Periyar Lake.

Here is a collage of miscellaneous pictures representing the good times we had ! It was with a heavy heart and with a twinge of regret we drove out of the sanctuary on the morning of 3rd Jan2018. In Kumily we saw bamboo forests and stopped over to click some rare pictures. Then we were off down the ghats to Cumbum & Kumily and then onwards to Theni-Oddanchatram - Palladam & Coimbatore. Good roads right throughout and a comfortable drive. A dream start for New Year 2018.
Transit Lounge - Lake Palace
Eco friendly pay and use toilet

Pictures clicked at Kumily - Bamboo Groves below


  1. Really looks a wonderful place to relax by a pleasant environment and nature… I have been too Thekkady long back and enjoyed riding on the Periyar lake. About the road from kumli to dindigul is very scenic and always been my favourite. Beautiful photos from the trip and I liked the entrance of bamboo grove

  2. The pictures displayed in your above post are very enjoyable. I liked the KTDC wooden signs, the charming structures, the eco toilet,the trees and bamboos.
    The photo of your wife and son happily sitting on the bench is very beautiful and heart-warming!

  3. The trees are beautiful...and bamboo grove looks like a forest.
    Happy Weekend!

  4. Wow! Amazing place. Certainly does call to us to go and play.

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