Located in Idukki, the drive to Thekkady itself is enchanting as the road
winds through tranquil countryside, rich plantations & thick jungles. It
is open throughout the year , but the best season is from September to
March. The sanctuary is centered around the large artificial lake formed by
a dam across the Periyar river.
The main attraction is a boat trip over this man-made lake of Thekkady. The
forest department would also arrange elephant rides and trekking inside the
sanctuary. One can see deers, monkeys, tigers, herds of elephants and other
exotic flora and fauna here. For the more adventurous, trekking into the
jungle would be an exciting thing to do.
Some of the main attractions of Thekkady are Plantation Tours which cover
cardamom, pepper, coffee and tea plantations, tea factories, tribal
settlements and the surrounding hill regions, Elephant rides, Trekking and
boat cruises on the Periyar Lake.