Is Thekkady safe?

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Planning a trip to Thekkady in Kerala? Wondering is it safe? No cause for worry!

Kerala is one of the safest tourist destinations in India. As the God’s own country, Kerala is bestowed with diverse flora and fauna, backwaters, golden beaches and rivers & was declared ‘one of the ten paradises of the world’ by National Geographic Magazine. Tourists round the globe flock to this paradise to embrace the greenery here. Several tourists visit tourist places in Thekkady, Kerala to experience the green clad mountains, lakes, waterfalls and tea gardens.

Travel Safety

The most convenient way to reach Thekkady from abroad is taking a flight to Kochi and then travel by road. You can also enjoy the beautiful landscapes via road. On holidays, public transport is not recommended for tourists as it will be overcrowded. Travelling in cabs with local drivers who know the territory well is highly recommended. Download Google maps and apps like translators, maps etc. which can help you navigate without any trouble before you start your journey.

Safety while boating

Boating in the lake is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. For your safety it is mandatory to wear life jackets while boating. Sighting of wildlife cannot be predicted. Just be patient and silent during the boat cruise. Kindly obey the instructions of Boat staff / Officers on duty.

Safety in the wildlife sanctuary

Certain rules apply as you enter the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Always keep the valid entrance ticket with you (issued from check post against your Unique Identification number) for verification by forest officials.

Please keep away from the following for your safety:

  • Smoking & consuming alcohol in public places
  • Illegally entering forests
  • Speeding vehicles above the permitted limit
  • Blowing horns; playing music systems
  • Parking vehicles outside the parking zone
  • Feeding, teasing, disturbing wild animals
  • Littering the forest area
  • Keeping pet animals
  • Unauthorised trekking and picnicking
  • Keeping firearms, wildlife traps, poisonous or other substances injurious to wildlife
  • Causing fire in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Food Safety in Kerala

The authentic Kerala cuisine is famous world over and we take food safety very seriously! The Kerala food safety department regularly conducts surprise checks on the quality of food products offered at popular tourist spots to ensure that quality products are offered at reasonable prices.

Accommodation Safety in Kerala

Thekkady has various accommodation options ranging from 3 – 4 star luxury resorts, ayurvedic and spa hotels, budget hotels, houseboats to homestays and caters to all sorts of travellers right from budget to luxury travellers. It is important to make your bookings in advance and choose a resort/hotel in Thekkady that complements your tastes & budget. The accommodation in Thekkady is safe as well as comfortable. There are several prime hotels and family resorts in Thekkady where the amenities offered are just great and of the finest quality of which some are hotels in the Thekkady forest. As almost all the hotels and resorts in Thekkady are under CCTV surveillance & there are no issues of theft.

Plan your trip well in advance & enjoy a hassle-free trip. You can very well be assured that Thekkady is quite safe for travel. Being a jungle area your should follow the rules set out by the authorities. The best time to visit Thekkady will be from October to February when the weather is cool and pleasant, making it ideal for sightseeing. This is a great time to go for wildlife safaris and admire the natural beauty of Thekkady.

If you are searching for a good hotel in Thekkady, Woodnote is the best hotel in thekkady for family holidays. As one of the luxury hotels in Thekkady, Woodnote Thekkady offers great amenities for the discerning traveller and also being a romantic honeymoon resort in Thekkady, Woodnote is a great place for couples who wish for a quiet honeymoon in the lap of nature.

Get in touch with us to book your Thekkady vacation and leave the entire stress of planning your trip on us. Give us a call on +91 79029 99502.

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