A treasure trove of the Western Ghats, Thekkady derives its name from ‘thekku’, the Malayalam word for teak. Its unique flora and fauna make it a place unlike any other in the world. Home to many endangered species, Thekkady is cool and pleasant, which also explains why people love the place so much.
The popular Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is in Thekkady. Many species of wildlife including tiger, elephant, bison, sambar deer, leopards, boars, lion-tailed monkeys and others thrive here. Safari boats by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation are available to take visitors on a ride through Thekkady lake. Herds of elephants laze around near forests making it a photographer’s delight. Places like Murikkady, Chellar Kovil, Anakkara, Mangala devi temple, etc., are other interesting places in Thekkady.
A major tourism hotspot, Thekkady provides an unparalleled experience that brings visitors back time and again for a break from the urban chaos.