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Thekkady, the striking hillstation

Thekkady, the striking hillstation is the location of the Periyar National Park,its an important tourist attraction place in kerala.
It is located 145 km from Cochin International Airport.

Thekkady is located near to Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 kms, of which 360 kms is thick evergreen forest.
The wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park.
The greatest attractions of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants, deer that come down to drink in the lake. The sanctuary can be accessed through a trekking, boating or jeep safari.

Thekkady, the striking hillstation is considered as a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove.
The nearby places of intrests are:

  • Murikkady

  • Chellar Kovil

  • Anakkara

  • Mangala Devi Temple

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