Elephant ride is another interesting activity available for tourists in Thekkady. A highly sought after activity, elephant rides provide tourists with optimum views of the spice plantations which are a part of the route traversed during the ride. The light gentle breeze that usually graces the spice plantations are capable of rejuvenating the senses with the aroma of spices.
Elephant rides are an ideal method of accessing otherwise inaccessible areas of the Periyar National Park. Capable of traversing difficult terrain with ease, elephants can easily walk through areas where vehicular travel is difficult. Elephant safaris are equipped with a "howdah" on the back of the elephant on which two tourists sit, with an umbrella over the riders' head. Elephant trainers will be at side, walking along with the elephant. The duration of the activity is from 30 minutes to one hour.
Elephant safaris in Thekkady can feel like a throwback to the bygone era, where only kings (then known as Maharajas) rode on elephants. Tigers Roare' encourages you to splash some extra royalty into your holiday in Thekkady to go along with the elegance of your stay in our royal resort rooms.
Jungle Patrols in the Periyar Tiger Reserve are usually conducted between 7 AM and 4 AM. A group of tourists will be accompanied by protection watchers and armed guards. Only physically capable tourists are encouraged to participate in jungle patrols. With a little luck on your side, you will be able to take home bragging rights of sighting a savagely fierce tiger in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.