When a person thinks about visiting Kerala and looks for famous tourist destinations in the state, Periyar National Park is definitely one amongst them and the location of this national park is in Thekkady. The town of Thekkady is in the Idukki district and is one of the popular places in the state. It is a beautiful natural place having different wildlife and plantations. It is very near to the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The town and the sanctuary in there are famous for dense and moist forests which are evergreen. The Savanna grass lands and deciduous forests are a highlight of the place. It has many different animals who are inhabited there and attracts a huge crowd every year. Thekkady is no less than a heaven when it comes to natural spices like black pepper, cardamom, ginger, clove etc.
There are more places of interest in the town such as temples, waterfalls, cascades and much more to keep its tourists engaged all the time. The place is about 257 kms from the capital city of the state. The nearest big cities and airports are in Madurai and Cochin which are 114 and 145 kms respectively. The nearest railway station in 114 kms away in Kottayam. One can easily get here through these nearby places via local transport or by road.