Thekkady is a perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore.
Where can I book thekkady boating service online? How to book Thekkady boating safari online??
Thekkady boating safari can be booked online via Official Website. Online booking is highly recommended to make sure the ticket is booked for your arrival time and also to avoid the rush.
There are other activities too which can be booked like Jungle camping, Nature walk and Bamboo rafting etc. Please check the website http://periyartigerreserve.org/home.php OR https://www.periyarfoundation.online/ for more details.
Periyar Tiger Conservation Foundation Ph.04869-224571, Mobile 8547603066
Boating Time : 0730, 0930, 1115, 1345 and 1530 hrs. You can show the online booking details and collect the tickets from the counter.
We did boating safari at 3.30 pm. As per the boat staffs, it is the best time slot for witnessing maximum animals.
We were lucky as we got welcomed by a group of 3 elephants and cute baby elephant. We were so excited after seeing them just after our boat started 🙂
We missed our cute baby elephant during the boating trip. Guess what, he also missed us!!!!
The elephant gang were having comfortable bath and was just returning back when our boat came back. Boat driver took the boat as near possible so that we all could see the elephants & baby elephant closely 🙂 Baby elephant was so shy and as you can see he/she was hiding behind his mom 🙂
Which is the best resort/hotel to stay in Thekkady??
We stayed in Sterling resort and it was a wonderful experience. Swimming pool was so good with trees surrounding. It was around 1 km from the main junction. Autos/cabs are easily available.
Resort has a travel planning section where they will help you arranging activities like elephant safari,trek etc. Also there is SPA facility inside the resort, which is slightly on a costlier side.
If you want to look for a Ayurvedic SPA in less budget, you can check out Ayur Sparsh (094474 56229) which is good & also nearby to sterling resort.
Short itinerary : Day 1 : Check In : Elephant Safari : 3.30 PM boating : Eve - Swimming Pool : Night Walk : Dinner (Food is available within. The near by junction also has amazing food options) Day 2 : Trek/ Bamboo rafting if interested. : Ayurvedic SPA massage. : Rest : Back to Bangalore