If Kerals is “God's own country” then it is just perfect to call Thekkady the ‘Nature's own land'. The very thought of Thekkady emerges up images of spice gardens, lustrous green valleys, colourful world of birds and flowers along with herds of elephants roaming by the bank of Periyar Lake. Thekkady houses the Periyar Wildlife Santuary and Tiger Reserve Forest which is one of the most scenic wildlife sanctuaries in India. Picturesque plantations and endless small hills make Thekkady the perfect ground for trekking and mountain walks.
Thekkady is located at Idukki district of Kerala and it is positioned very near to Tamil Nadu border. Nearest airport from this city is Madurai Airport which is about 114 kilometres far and nearest railway station Kottayam is approximately 114 kilometres away. Thekkady is a hill-city which offers pleasant weather round the year. Because of its natural gem, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkadycauses heavy traffic of tourists to this spot.
Main tourist attraction of the region is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary spreading across a huge area of 777 sq. km. The forest vegetation is dominated by thick evergreen forest which covers around 360 sq. km. of the sanctuary. Because of this evergreen forest, Thekkady never looks dull at any point of the year. The sanctuary is the safe playground of elephants, tigers, sambars, gaurs, lion-tail macaques and Nilgiri langurs. Submerged trees in the Periyar Lake make everybody to wonder at the craftsmanship of natural force.
Thekkady attracts a large number of travellers from all over the globe because of its ancient therapy clinics. Head to toe body massage not just eradicates your stress and tension but also heals your ailments from inside without application of any chemical or prescribed medicine. When you are in Thekkady, never miss the performance presented by Kathakali dancers and Kalaripayattu martial artists.
Leave your mundane life behind and behold the elegance of nature at Thekkady to rejuvenate your body and soul together.