Thekkady

Overview

Thekkady is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction for South Indians. Situated in Kerala, close to the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border town - Kumily, it is located about 114 km from Madurai City, 185 km from Cochin International Airport and 114 km from Kottayam railway station. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands so as the home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km2 and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978
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