Thekkady houses the Periyar National Park and is located in the Idukki district of Kerala. The location is famous for its elephant population and close sightings travellers can experience. The National Park is spread across an area of 300 square miles and is covered by deciduous and evergreen forests. The forests inhabit a rich a variety of flora and fauna with deer, nilgiri langurs, sambar being the major attractions apart from the elephants. The magnificent artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam adds to the beauty of the park.
There are many nearby tourist attractions in Thekkady. Murikkady is famous for its spices and coffee plantations, Chellar Kovil for its waterfalls and cascades, and Pattumalay for its lofty peaks, small streams, tea plantations and tea factories. The misty mountain ranges of Thekkady are one of the best places to visit in summers. Rafting on bamboo rafts is a major activity in this region but you can indulge in regular boating experiences too. Select India Holidays is a reliable Travel Agency in India and will be happy to plan your Kerala Tour Packages with several options to go through.