The word thekkady better known as The periyar wildlife sanctuary located in the Idukki district of Kerala.The
Periyar forest of thekkady is one of the popular wildlife reserves in india. The entire district is famous for picturesque plantations and hill towns that provide great opportunities for adventure. The periyar wildlife sanctuary, spread across 777 sq km, of which 360 sq.km is thick evergreen forest, the periyar wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. The sanctuary is centered on the large (24 sq km) artificial lake formed by a dam across the Periyar river.
Nearest Airport : Madurai (Tamil Nadu) 140 kms, Kochi (Nedumbassery - 185 km), Thiruvananthapuram (265 kms).RAIL
Nearest railway station is Kumarakom 114 kms. Madurai station is about 136 kms.ROAD
An excellent road network from kumily (4 kms) links the to all major towns and cities in india. Munnar – 120 kms