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Thekkady

About the Place:

   Thekkady (iduki Disrtrict)  is the  location  of  the Periyar  National  Park, which  is  an  important  tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India. Thekkady is  located  about 257 km from .Trivandrum, 114 km from Madurai City and  Madurai Airport, 145 km from Cochin International Airport and 114 km from Kottayam railway station. Thekkady is located  near to  Kerala – Tamil  Nadu border. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass  lands. It is home to herds of elephants,  sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. The  Periyar  Wildlife  Sanctuary is  spread across 777 km2 (300 sq mi), of which 360 km2 (140 sq mi) is thick evergreen forest. The wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar  Dam  across the Periyar  River adds  to the  charm of  the  park. The greatest attractions of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants, deer and bison that come down to drink in the lake. The sanctuary can be accessed through a trekking, boating or jeep safari. Thekkady  is  considered  as  a  heaven  for  natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmace, ginger, and clove.

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