Wild life watching is no longer the past time of the specialist, it is for everyone. Kerala delights in welcoming all to the amazing wildlife of Thekkady. At an altitude of 700m above sea level, it is a touristic dream destination centering on the finest wild life sanctuary of the Periyar National Park or Tiger Reserve in Iduki district, Kerala. Spread over an area of 777 Sq. Kms, thekkady is surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq. Kms. It will take around two hours to complete one boat ride to sight the walls of Mullaperiyar Dam. Thekkady is a perfect retreat in the evergreen forests of the Western Ghats for anyone wanting to sport wild life adventure. All the wonders of the great outdoors can set you into a dramatic mood. The 120 year old Surki Dam is a major attraction. There are guides who give passionate introduction to the reserve explaining the rich and diverse ecosystem.
The nearest town Kumily is around 4 Km from here. The trail walk would let you become part of the landscape. Thekkady is also home to a variety of spices like cardammon, cloves, pepper and others. One of the most original and romantic regions of Kerala, it provides hides to observe the natural habitat of herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs. It is a genuine back to nature experience at close encounters with habituated wild life.