Thekkady is a beautiful tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India. It is a town near Periyar National Park. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. The major attractions of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants, deer and bison, etc. that come down to drink in the lake. It can be accessed by trekking, boating or jeep safari.
Thekkady is considered a haven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger and clove.
Nearest places to visit Thekkady are Ottakathalamedu (One of the highest Mountain for trekking and Thekkady lake is visible from the top of the mountain.), Murikady, Chellar Kovil, Anakkara, Mangala Devi Temple, etc.