Tourist attractions in Thekkady - Alleppey route


Are you driving in Thekkady - Alleppey route and like to know about the tourist attractions along the route you can visit? Check out the list of all major tourist attractions along the Thekkady to Alappuzha road.

Even though the Thekkady - Alappuzha route is a scenic drive, there are not many tourist attractions along the road. I have listed some of the major attractions on the way. Some of them are directly along the road but some others need to take a deviation and drive some distance.


Google map showing the best road from Thekkady to Alleppey with all the major tourist spots along the route.

1. Connemara Tea Factory


This is located along the Thekkady - Alappuzha state highway. You can stop here for a quick tea factory tour. If you have visited Munnar, you may have seen the Tata Tea Museum there. The Connemara tea factory is different from the tea museum. While the museum just shows you a demo of the tea production, in Connemara factory, you will get a tour of the actual tea manufacturing. A tour guide will take you through the entire factory and will show you all the process involved in making the tea, including final packaging of tea,

2. AVT Carady Goody Tea Outlet


Not many people leave Thekkady without buying bags of fresh Tea powder. Just in case you forgot to pickup some tea bags, this is the place to stop over for a quick shopping. Also, this place has a small tea shop for tasting some fresh tea, there are toilets, restaurant and a small play area for children. A good place to take a break if you are tired after a long journey through the hilly region.

3. Parunthumpara


Parunthumpara has a huge a rock sculpture of about 150 ft (46 m) high and about 3,800 feet (1,200 m) above sea level. You will get a panoramic view of the entire Peermade region, which attracts hundreds of visitors every day. Due to the high elevation and tall cliffs, this place is a bit dangerous too. Many accidents have happened while young people trying to take selfies in the dangerous cliffs.

4. Valanjanganam Waterfalls near Kuttikkanam


Valanjanganam Waterfalls (also known as Ninnumullippara) is located along the highway in Thekkady - Alappuzha route, near Kuttikkanam. This is an interesting waterfall and is along the highway itself. It is a good viewpoint and picnic place as well. The waterfall is about 75 ft in height and is usually covered in mist. The place itself is about 3200 ft above sea level. Even though there is a danger board that says do not get into the water, a lot of people seem to be taking a quick bath in the crystal clear and cold water from the waterfall. A lot of people stand in the middle of the road to take photos, which is a bit dangerous since approaching vehicles may not notice the people standing in the middle of the road in the turning.

This is a hot spot for drivers to take a quick break and cool down the vehicles. A good place for hot tea and snacks, refresh yourself and proceed your journey.

5. Baker Hills (Thrisangu Hills)


This is another viewpoint in Peermade - Kuttikkanam region. You will get a panoramic view of hills, valleys and tea gardens from here.

6. Panchalimedu


Panchalimedu is another interesting viewpoint along the route, near Kuttikkanam. According to legend, this place was one of the many hiding places of the Pandavas and Panchali. During the pilgrimage season in Sabarimala, devotees come here to watch the divine flame called "Makarajyothi", which can be seen from a pond here called Panchalikkulam.

7. Artificial pine forest


A dense pine forest covering about 100 acres of land is located along the route from Thekkady to Alappuzha. After passing Kuttikkanam, watch on your left and you will see this beautiful pine forest. This is an interesting place to take photos. This is a favourite place of wedding photographers.


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