Thekkady, also known as Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India and among the most famous Tourist places in Kerala. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park. Typically, 1-2 days is required to explore Thekkady as part of Munnar tour Packages. The main attraction of the sanctuary is group of wild elephants that come to play in the lake. The park offers elephant rides, jeep safari, boating, tiger trails and forest treks to its visitors. Sabarimala Temple, Murikkady, Mangala Devi Temple, Suruli Falls and Pullumedu are the popular Thekkady tourist places.
Idukki, Alleppey, Kochi, Kottayam, Athirapally & Munnar are also close to Periyar national Park and 5-6 day trips can be planned to visit Thekkady along with these places.