Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. Periyar National Park is a protected area near Thekkady in the district of Idukki in Kerala. This is one of the elephant reserve and a tiger reserve area in Kerala.
Apart from Elephants you can see Sambar, Barking Deer, Gaur and Wild Pigs. And also Indian Wild Dog, Mouse Deer and very rarely. Periyar Lake is the attraction in Thekkady. And also you can see Mullaperiya dam which is build in 1895. Periya Lake providing a permanent source of water for the local wildlife.
Other Attraction in Periyar is Kumily. Kumily is a fastest growing tourism town in Thekkay. It’s filled with Beautiful hotels and resorts. Cradomom Hills is the main attraction of Kumily. And also you can have trips via jeep or taxi to the hills. Tour guide will help you for this. But this will be a different filling for you. Boat Cruises is the another attraction in Periyar. Periyar lake presents an excellent boating spot for tourists. Best season to visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary is from October and June.
Nearby places of Thekkay are Murikady, Chellar Kovil, Anakkara, Pattumalay and Pattumalay Tea Factory. Murikady is full of spices and coffee plantations. But Chellar Kovil has a lot of picturesque waterfalls and cascades. Anakkara is famous for spice garden and also variety of spices available.