Thekkady is situated in the state of Kerala near to the Kerala Tamilnadu border town Kumili. The place is famous for the Periyar national park and wild life sanctuary which is a elephant and tiger reserve. In the year 1982 the core zone was declared as Periyar National Park. Periyar Wild life sanctuary is an ever green Forest which spreads about 925 km square. Thekkady is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. The Periyar Wild life sanctuary is the home for many unique species of animals. A vivid collection of flora can be seen here including the moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. There are provision for trucking and jeep safari in the sanctuary. There are many home stays and resorts in Kumili where you can get accommodation.
The nearest railway station is Kottayam at a distance of about 119km. Madurai international Airport is at a distance of 114 km and the Cochin international airport at a distance of 185 km.