Thekkedy hill station is best known for Periyar Wildlife Reserve, centred on a man made lake, bordered by banks of evergreen and deciduous trees which provide perfect habitat for a wide range of animals and birds.
Thekkady town is not large, but is has plenty of small shops selling locally grown spices and plenty of souvenirs to take home. Restaurants are many and varied, providing good quality food to suit all tastes.
Guided trekking through the forests, boat safaris or bamboo rafting on the lake, bullock cart rides, martial arts demonstrations and spice plantation walks are among the activities that Thekkady has to offer.
Spice plantations are a feature of the landscape, giving perfume and visual variety to the landscape.