Once you are through with your breakfast, we are on our way to Thekkady.
Thekkady is at 700 meters above sea level. Thekkady is a perfect retreat for all those who love adventure, fun, wildlife, and nature, located in the Idukki district of Kerala.
We check into a hotel, and after relaxing for a while, followed by some snacks, travel to witness Kathakali.
Kathakali is one of the world's oldest theatres. It came into being in the south-west of India, now known as Kerala State. Kathakali is a group show in which dancers take on several roles in traditional performances based on themes from Hindu mythology. Moreover, they have been adapted for the Proscenium stage so that that modern audience can take part, in a couple of hours, in a ritualistic theatre.
Next is an action scene.
The oldest martial arts, Kalaripayattu, is a present for the contemporary world and is known as the mother of all martial arts. History has been that martial art started in kuzhi kalari. A highly constructed gallery is there so that spectators get a clear view from a safer distance.
From here, we travel to the spice plantations. Walking down Kumily streets of Thekkady or the winding paths between the farms, the first thing you can note is the long-lasting scent in the breeze. Cloves, garlic, pepper, cinnamon, or cardamom can have the smell and occasionally a scent mixing two or more spices.
After the aromatic experience, its time for the famous Elephant ride in Thekkady is one of the city's most popular tourist activities. Thanks to the rugged terrain, you can enter the areas of the Periyar National Park otherwise tricky while on the elephant.
You will find many animals, including bison, sambar deer, and so on, when you go deeper into a forest on an elephant. Having seen the place on an elephant's back, its boat time now.
We travel to the Periyar Tiger Reserve. More than 60 different animals, including the Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, can be seen during a boat ride in the Periyar Lake and they are equally renowned for their flowering plant. There are over 171 grass animals and 143 orchid species.
For trek lovers, there is a guided day trek at Periyar: The Tiger Trail of Periyar is a trekking program that focuses on safety.
The hiking trail passes hills and valleys. This program provides a fantastic opportunity to experience a range of animals, including the Nilgiri Langur, the Giant Squirrel, elephant herds, and if you're happy, you can even see a tiger.
Return to hotel, Dinner, and sleep.