Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is one of the best in the country for watching and photographing wild life. Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India, and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks.

A cruise through the waters of Periyar Lake around which the wildlife sanctuary is situated, offers a soul-stirring pleasant experience. The greatest attraction of Periyar remains the large herds of wild elephants that come down to the lake’s edge.

Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove.