Thekkady is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is one of the finest wildlife reserves in Kerala state of India. This is the only tiger reserve where one can watch animals at close quarters from a boat. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq. Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq. Kms. The normal sightings are elephant, bison, sambar deer, barking deer, wild boar, birds of various kinds. If you are lucky enough, you may see tiger, leopard and bear, wild dog etc. while on trekking. Thekkady is enchanting as the road winds through tranquil countryside, rich plantations & thick jungles. If you have an element of love for wildlife and adventure, welcome to this wildlife haven.
Near by Places to Visit in Thekkady :
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
In the banks of Periyar Lake lays the pride of Kerala – The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. This is a protected area placed in the Idukki and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala.
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