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Idukki»Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary,Thekkady

Thekkady is famous for its wild life sanctuary which is home to elephants, sambhar deers, tigers, Nilgiri Langurs, lion-tailed macaques and gaurs. The sanctuary spread across an area of 777 sq kms was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. Conducted Boating tours across the Periyar River can offer a glimpse of elephants and tigers that come down to the river banks to slake their thirst. The nearby plantation hills of Kumily are also a place to visit when you are in Thekkady.