Thekkady is one of the best places to visit while in the Gods own country of Kerala. The name itself conjures up images of Elephants! Thekkady is most famous for the Periyar Wildlife reserve, India’s largest wildlife sanctity. Thekkady is home to wild elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed macaques and langurs. An artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river is a key attraction of Thekkady, as wild animals come there to drink water and offer great sightings.
Spice plantations is the other thing Thekkady is well known for. The town of Kumily is s major spice trading centre and is a good place to shop for spices like pepper and cardamom. Thekkady is also famous for its tea and coffee plantations.
Mangaladevi is an ancient temple near Thekkady, located on the top of a hill and is built in traditional Kerala style architecture. However special permission is required from the wild life warden at Thekkady to visit this place.
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