Off the tourist route, Thika’s claim to fame is its literary reference in Elspeth Huxley's book about colonial life in Kenya, 'The Flame Trees of Thika.' However there do not seem to be many flame trees in abundance here, but it is the heart of pineapple country and plantations flourish around the town.

Thika is also well known for the Hotel Blue Post, which is located at some beautiful falls