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Into the wild : 4 Days exploring Kerala’s wildlife

  • Athirappilly 1 night
  • Thekkady 2 nights
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Kerala
  • Indus Holidays Bestseller
Suitable for

Couple/Family

Duration

3 Nights 4 Days

Category

Nature / Adventure

Package type

Customisable

This short break will plunge you neck-deep into the magical wild of the Periyar. For wildlife enthusiasts, the treks and tours will give a chance to spot deers, bisons, elephants and if the gods are willing, the tiger. The trip also has scope for spice tours, elephant showers and martial arts if

Starting from

8000

/person

Experience Highlights

  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife
  • Ecotourism
  • Partake in one of the eco-tourism programmes organised by the tiger reserve to get the best of wild life experiences in Thekkady
  • Watch a demo of ancient martial art form Kalaripayattu by individuals devoted to the tradition. (Optional)
  • Spot wild life at the edge of the lake as you course through river enveloped in fog and mist
  • Visit a beautiful waterfall in the middle of a rainforest which plunges 80 ft into dark granite below

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Booked by 136 travellers in 2021

Tour Summary

  • 4 Days
  • 2 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 - Kochi - Athirapilly
  • Day 2 - Athirapilly - Thekkady
  • Day 3 - Explore Thekkady
  • Day 4 - Departure from Kochi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Kochi to Athirappilly
  • 1 hr
  • 45 kms

Tucked in a dense rainforest is the stunning sight of the Chalakudy river taking an 80 ft plunge down a rock-face and flowing into the distant horizon. A stayover at Athirapilly offers you a chance to tune into the rhythm of the jungle, meet some wild friends and awaken to the intimate rumble of Kerala’s biggest waterfall.

Stay at Athirappilly

AC Private Cab

The best of drivers who will be able to guide you through the destination.

Stay at Casa Rio

(See our stay selections)

Executive Cottage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that the rainforest of Athirappilly is the only habitat in India for endangered species of Hornbills?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Athirappilly 

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Activity Add-ons

Day 2

  • Athirappilly to Thekkady
  • 5.5 hrs
  • 170 kms

Sheltered in the tranquil spice hub of Periyar is one of India’s best managed wildlife reserves (home to 40 odd hard-to-spot tigers) and a 25-sq-km artificial lake perfect for a scenic spotting cruise. Dig deeper into the range of activities, perhaps trek with a tribal villager or go rafting to see Periyar’s real jungle magic unravel.

  • MORNINGDrive through a landscape of cardamom plantations, grasslands and tea gardens to the forests of Thekkady
  • Halt at aSpice Plantationlearn from an expert about cultivation and the healing power of spices (Optional)
  • Enjoy a scenic Lake cruise inside the thickly forestedPeriyar Reserveto spot wildlife by the water edge
  • EVENINGVisit a local theatre to see warriors showcaseKalaripayattua 3000 year old Keralan martial art (Optional)
  • Shop around the spice town tonight, enjoy dinner and relax at your resort

Stay at Thekkady

AC Private Cab

The best of drivers who will be able to guide you through the destination.

Spices Lap Plantation Resort

(See our stay selections)

Executive Cottage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that the 100-year-old lake, surrounded by Periyar wild-life sanctuary is artificial?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Thekkady 

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 3

  • Explore Thekkady
  • Full day
  • In Town

Today you will have some of the best wild life experiences on offer in Periyar. A nature walk by the lake side, an elephant safari, shopping and evening seeing tribal art (if interested)

  • MORNINGConsider a nature walk in the reserve
  • Dawn is an excellent time to view exotic wildlife with your trained tribal guide in thePeriyar Reserve .Walk through the safe path and spot wildlife along the way. Head back to your resort for a late breakfast
  • EVENINGExperienceKalaripayattuOne of the oldest fighting systems in existence (optional)
  • Unwind at your resort today evening with inhouse activities and dinner.

Stay at Thekkady

AC Private Cab

The best of drivers who will be able to guide you through the destination.

Spices Lap Plantation Resort

(See our stay selections)

Executive Cottage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that the 100-year-old lake, surrounded by Periyar wild-life sanctuary is artificial?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Thekkady 

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Day 4

  • Departure from Kochi
  • 5.5 hrs
  • 170 kms

Nowhere else in India can you find such an intriguing mix: a 450-year-old synagogue, colourful street art, iconic fishing nets and gable-roofed victorian structures squeezed together with boho cafes. A tropical port city which sits astride a cluster of little islands, Kochi is far more than your gateway to Kerala.

  • MORNINGIf time permits, dig into Kochis colonial past by foot to explore heritage churches, landmarks and the well preservedDutch Palace .
  • Indulge in some shopping. Consider buying traditional Kerala sarees or spices from local market.
  • EVENINGWe will drop you at the airport on time for your departure flight.

Departure from Kochi

AC Private Cab

The best of drivers who will be able to guide you through the destination.

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Kochi was a natural harbour created by the massive floods of 1340?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Kochi 

View more tips

Activity Add-ons

Offers & Packages

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  • Athirappilly 1 night
  • Thekkady 2 nights

3 Nights Deluxe Package

Starting From

8000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

3 Nights Luxury Package

Starting From

12000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

3 Nights Premium Package

Starting From

16000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

3 Nights Deluxe Package for family

Starting From

9500 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

We handle each booking individually to get best possible prices and inclusions. This means our negotiating power can often lower prices or get more inclusions than indicated here. Give us a try!

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Q & A for Into the wild (3 Nights) by Indus Holidays

Can I customise my itinerary with a few stays of my choice?

Answered by Prasanth Madhavan

Definitely! As we specialise in customised holiday planning to Kerala & South India for the last 20 years, we can offer almost any stay option. We have long-standing direct relationships with resorts, homestays & hotels in this region which allow us to deliver privilege services at unbeatable rates.

If you want to change the stay options in our offers, your trip designer will work with you till you are happy with the package. More importantly, our experts give you unbiased insights and highlights of each stay option from direct experience to help you make better choices.

What is the holiday booking procedure?

Answered by Divya Hrishikesh

You can submit an enquiry here anytime or contact our destination experts directly. One of Indus’ Trip Designers will call you back to understand your requirement and will make an offer within 2 hours. Our experts will also make suitable recommendations on stay options, day activities, itinerary options and transportation to assist you further in customising the holiday to your requirements. Once it is perfect, send a confirmation and we will take care of the rest.

What are the payment options you offer?

Answered by Goldin Syriac

We offer all major payment options including credit cards , debit cards , wire transfer, net banking and UPI. Service charges from the bank may be applicable on select payment methods.

Can my driver speak hindi? Do you offer taxi services only?

Answered by Resmi Kakkat

Yes, our transportation team carefully chooses and trains our driver partners to deliver the high touch experiences we offer. They are highly co-operative, friendly and can speak in hindi and English. You will also find our cabs to be well maintained, safe and reliable.

When you book hotels, activities and taxi together with Indus, we will be able to offer you a better overall deal than what you get directly. Also you get the added benefit of Indus’ responsive customer relations team for on-tour support. So, currently our trained drivers are available only for our package customers.