Thekkady is one of the best known wildlife centers in India . This is the only sanctuary in India where you can enjoy the unique experience of watching wildlife closely for the safety of a boat on the lake. The biggest attraction of Periyar is the remains of large herds of wild elephants that reach the lake shore.
The very sound of the word Thekkady evokes images of elephants, endless chains of hills and aromatic spice plantations. The forests of Thekkady Periyar is one of the best wildlife reserves in India. Distributed throughout the district are picturesque hilltop plantations and villages that have great opportunities for hiking and mountain walks.