Thekkady, located in Idukki district of Kerala, houses the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve that lies along the Tamil Nadu border. This well-known tiger reserve is sprawling over a massive area of around 777 sq km and is known for its biological diversity. It is a natural habitat of rare and endangered varieties of flora and fauna. Acting as the backbone of Thekkady tourism, it attracts thousands of tourists from India as well as abroad. An artificial lake, formed by Mullaperiyar Dam, enhances its value as a tourist attraction.
Mangala Devi Temple is another prominent, located 15 km away from Thekkady. This shrines opens its doors for devotees only during Chitra Pournami, a popular Hindu festival. Being in Thekkady, tourists can also pay a visit to the Spring Valley Mountain, which offers a panoramic view of green surroundings. Besides, they can enjoy exploring tea, coffee and cardamom plantations, located in Murukady, Odamade and Vellaramkunnu. Some other Thekkady tourist places include Pandikuzhi, Murikkady, Pullumedu Ramakalmedu and Vandanmedu.
A Thekkady trip casts a spell over tourists with its swirling roads, green meadows and dense forests. Being here, tourists take pleasure in nature walks, trekking, boating and bamboo rafting. They also enjoy Kathakali dance, which is popular in entire Kerala. Thekkady serves as the perfect destination for all urban-tired souls, inviting them to experience a tryst with the nature. All those who are planning to visit this destination should avoid summers as the weather is a bit hot during this season. September to March is considered an ideal time period to enjoy sojourn in Thekkady.