Main Spots Spots

  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kurisumala
  • Kumily
  • Murikkady
  • Mangala Devi Temple
  • Chellarkovil
  • Vandiperiyar
  • Vandanmedu
  • Ramakalmedu
  • Pullumedu
  • Pandikuzhi


Thekkady is a place that offers great opportunities for adventure tourism. It is in Thekkady that the prominent Periyar Tiger Reserve  and wildlife sanctuary is situated. Sights visible throughout the Periyar forest include scenic hill towns and picturesque plantations. These sights are a great option for those who wish to do mountain walking or trekking.

The Periyar  forest reserve envelopes the Periyar river and has the distinction of being the sole sanctuary in India that offers the exceptional experience to be able to watch wildlife from closeby, and from inside a boat. Though tigers are the main attraction in this forest, elephants in herds can also be seen here. Beautiful flying squirrels and Jungle squirrels are frequently seen in this sanctuary. Samba Deers , Spotted deers, and Wild Pigs are also seen in large numbers.

Different species of birds such as the Malabar Hornbill, Jungle Mynah, Grey Heron and the Jungle Fowl live here. Common acquatic birds found here include the Darter and the Cormorant. Woodpeckers reside in this deciduous forest. Kingfishers are commonly seen in the lake hunting for fish. Poisonous and non-poisoned snakes, and the Great Indian Hornbill are found in the evergreen areas. 

There are 3 watch towers at Thannikudi, Manakkavala and Edappalayam for exploring the beauty of wildlife. Kumili which is 4 km from Thekkady is a place where you can see pepper, cardamom, tea and coffee plantations, and tea factories. Kurisumala near Kumily is an ideal place for trekking. Deandale Cottage arrange trekking facilities in Kumily.

Travelers wishing to explore nature and wild life; and to do boating, trekking, and elephant riding can get the help of our experienced crew at Thekkady.