Thekkady, the gateway to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary, is one of the most beautiful places in Kerala. The place with its natural treasures, floating clouds that touch the mountains and great climate make it a popular at the same time secluded place to spend your honeymoon days.
Thekkady is considered as a haven for spices with its vast mountains that grows cardamom and other spices. This exotic land with myriad natural beauty and ambience is a paradise for honeymooners.
The wildlife sanctuary, which was declared as a tiger reserve in 1988, is one of the best places to spot the majestic animal and many other animals like elephants, bisons, sambhar deer, wild boars, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri Tahr, lion-tailed macaque etc... and many species of birds, reptiles etc..
The Periyar river that flows through the park adds to its appeal. You can see these wild animals in their natural habitat while you enjoy a cruise on the Periyar river.
Thekkady is a tranquil town with lush greenery and the picturesque mountain settings, which all make this place a perfect honeymoon location.
The nearby Mangala Devi temple that is almost hidden in the dense woods at an altitude of 1337 m above sea level offers the visitors spectacular panoramic views of eastern ghats and some nearby villages of Tamil Nadu.
Though the temple remains closed most of the year other than during the Chitra Pournami festival, you can still visit the place after getting permission from the forest officials.
Together with your loved one you can also go for a trekking through the beautiful plantations and mountains or even a jeep safari will be great. You can also spice up your honeymoon by having an authentic Ayurveda spa therapy.
Though the place has a moderate climate throughout the year, the best time to visit is during the months of October to February.