Wildlife Safari in Periyar
Home to some of the exotic and endangered wildlife species, this national park is amongst the most stunning parks in the country. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, locating in Thekkady is the perfect example of nature's bounty with great scenic beauty and rich biodiversity. In this astounding location of Kerala, the Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is considered as the most protected area for the elephants and the tigers. One of the most renowned national parks in South India, the Periyar National Park is set high at the Western Ghat ranges. The protected area is widespread along the area of 925 sq km (357 sq mi). The rest of 350 sq km (140 sq mi) of the core zone was declared as the Periyar National Park in the year 1982.
The park is being adorned with a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary which is an artificial 100 years old lake at Thekkady and is basically known for its wild elephants and thickly established Western Ghats forests. Many of the intense valleys of Periyar contain tropical evergreen forest with extremely thick tree cover with hardly any sun-rays to get penetrated. These trees are fully grown at the amazing heights of up to 130-140 feet. Some of the areas in the park contain marshy grasslands near the edges of the lake and other water bodies. Spread out across the park are also patches of semi-evergreen forest used as important cover by many of the animal species.
Para Sailing at Payyambalam Beach
How about an aerial view of the scenic Payyambalam Beach and the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea? Sounds exciting, right? Visit this stunning beach in God's Own Country and get indulged in a parasailing ride, fly up to 300ft and enjoy the bird's eye view of the beach and the sea. Feel light as a feather and float in mid-air as you go parasailing at the fetching Payyambalam Beach. The pristine beauty that abounds, further adds to the experience.
The activity of 5 minutes can be undertaken anytime between 10am and 5pm. Also known as parascending or parakiting, parasailing mainly involves the necessary gear, a parasailing wing and a motor vehicle. You will be made to wear a harness that is attached to a parachute at one end and a strong rope at the other. One end of the rope is tied to a motor vehicle, which tugs at a high speed making you soar into the air.
The rope which is usually 300 feet in length propels you to 300 feet in the air. The activity is extremely exciting as you gain height and get a panoramic view of the surroundings. Get a spectacular view of the turquoise expanse of the Arabian Sea, the beautiful stretch of the Payyambalam coastline and the stunning landscape of coconut groves all around. Furthermore, the adrenaline rush that gushes up as you soar higher into the sky is simply incredible
Bamboo Rafting in Periyar National Park
If you want to witness the fascinating wildlife of Periyar National Park in their most natural habitats, you must go for bamboo rafting in the Periyar Lake. If luck favors, you can also spot some of the dwellers of the park beside the lake coming down for water and prey.
Spend quality time with family and friends; relax in the midst of the quaint vistas of the National Park at Periyar. Bamboo rafting demands a very basic level of fitness and hence most of you can opt for this enthralling activity.
One can indulge in this activity anytime between early mornings to late afternoon. Give yourself and your dear ones a chance to sail and be embraced by Mother Nature.
Paragliding in Vagamon, Munnar
Paragliding in vagamon is a great way to enjoy the full paragliding aerial experience, without having to first learn how to launch and control the paraglider yourself. Expert tandem paraglider pilots of Fly Wagamon paragliding Club will take care of the launch, flight and landing for you! Vagamon is an adventure destination located in border of Kottayam & Idukki districts of Kerala State in India. Paragliding is the major adventure sport in this hill station. Paragliding starting point is located near Vagamon meadows in Idduki district. February - March is the best time for paragliding in vagamon. Climate in that time is excellent for paragliding in kerala. No paragliding events will take place on monsoon time in vagamon. Fly Vagamon Paragliding is a paragliding club based in Vagamon, Idukki offers you an awesome opportunity for you to fly without wings above the sparkling meadows, waterfalls and dense pine forests of Wagamon. They are the pioneers who discovered the potential of Vagamon as a prominent hub for paragliding in Kerala. They have successfully conducted several 'tandem jumps' for tourists who are keen on experiencing paragliding in vagamon from a height of 4,000 feet.
Trek to Chembra Peak, Wayanad
Chembra Peak, the highest mountain in Wayanad is situated at 2100 mts. above the sea level and is an amazing spot for trekking in the Western Ghats. Situated about 20 Kms from kalpetta town, the trek to the peak is 3-4 Kms one way and takes almost a day. The lush green meadows that surround the Chembra peak all the year round are a lovely retreat in midst of Nature. Have you ever imagined a heart-shaped lake on the peak of a mountain? If not, you need to join the Chembra Peak trek. It is on the top of this peak, you can find the Chembra Lake, which is a high altitude heart-shaped lake. In addition to this, you can also opt for an enthralling trek to the Soochipara Falls from the Chembra Hills. Chembra peak situated in Waynad district in Kerala state. Getting to trek starting point(from Bangalore) is bit difficult by public transport. If you are travelling in public transport then you can catch KSRTC bus to Kalpetta. From Kalpetta you required to catch another bus to Meppadi(Kalpetta -14 Kms - Meppadi ). From Meppadi you can hire jeep to reach chembra trek starting point (Meppadi - 10 Kms -chembra trek starting point )
Cycling in Munnar
The enchanting beauty and the winding roads in Munnar make it for an adventurous cycling destination. With more than 17 hair-pin bends, this vicinity in God's Own Country has its own fun, thrill and delight of cycling.
Venture through the lush green Madupatty is a tea estates, admire the magnificent Dam at Kundala and also explore the exquisite Anamudi Chola, a hillock near the Anamudi National Park. Cycle against the winds and conquer both fitness and an adrenaline rush. If you really like riding a bicycle in hills and you are in Kerala, Munnar is a must to be researched on a bicycle. The place to start of the drive is the foothills of Western ghats, near the small capital of Kerala - Neriyamanagalam, along part rubberized and blueberry farms during Munnar Cycling Trips. With an easy start and few downhill to begin with, we get to warm-up our legs before gradually reaching the increases. We pattern through a wooded area with bamboo bedding groves and high plants on one part.
Cycling requires stamina and a fit body, so work take up an healthy regime prior to your excursion. Keep your maps handy and stick to the schedule for an epic experience.