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wildlifeThekkady (Idukki district) is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km2 (300 sq mi), of which 360 km2 (140 sq mi) is thick evergreen forest. The Wild Life 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 attraction of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants that come down to drink in the lake. Sanctuary can be accessed through a trekking, boating or jeep safari.  Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove.

Attractions:

  • Periyar wild life Sanctuary, Periyar Lake
  • Paruthum Para, Gavi, Murikkady, Chellarkovil, Ramakakalmedu
  • Adventure activities like trekking, jeep safari, night trekking, bamboo rafting
  • Special body massages, spices, cultural programs

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