Located by the side of the river Periyar, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is the main attraction of Thekkady. Spread over an area of about 777 sq km.
The sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reservoir in 1978.
This splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the Periyar National Park.
A plantation town easily accessible from Thekkady, this is located just on the brim of the Periyar wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from being an important tourist destination, Kumily is also an important centre for spice trade.
Also called the temple city of India, it is one of the most visited religious destinations in southern India on the rocky banks of the river Vaigai.. Madurai is also a modern industrial city of the state. The magnificent gopurams of the Meenakshi Temple are the main attraction of the city. Apart from this, the Mariamman Teppakulam, Tirumalai Nayak Mahal, Thirupparankunram, Azhagar Koil, Gandhi Museum and Koodal Alagar Temple are other important sites to visit in Madurai.