About Thekkady
Thekkady is known for its Periyar Tiger Reserve and situated in Idukki district, Kerala, India. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands.

Periyar Tiger Reserve


The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs. The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is spread across 777 km² (300 sq. miles), of which 360 km² (139 sq. miles) is thick evergreen forest. The Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. The greatest attraction of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. This is the best place to spot Indian elephants which graze on the shores of the reservoir. You can see it by taking a trip on a boat.

Spices

Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove. There are lots of Spice plantations where you can see many of the spice trees by paying an entrance fee.