Reach Neriyamangalam. Our kayaking guide will brief you on safety and other relevant aspects of your kayaking sojourn. We would be kayaking in the Periyar River towards the lowland forest of Thattekkad, until we reach the eco resort located on the banks of Periyar River and amidst lush vegetation. While kayaking you can enjoy the breathtaking view across the river, of the mountains and the woods. The picture landscape is covered with tropical evergreen and deciduous forests and patches of grasslands. Thattekkad is home to around 500 species of bird species and the sanctuary also houses animals, including mammals and varieties of reptiles.