Home to the country's largest Tiger Reserve- Periyar, Thekkady is a great way to enjoy a jungle vacation. Thekkady is enchanting as the road winds through tranquill countryside, rich plantations & thick jungles. Periyar National Park, being a major attraction, is one place where you can enjoy bamboo rafting in the catchment area of Mullaiperiyar Dam. The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India & it is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. Spreads across the entire district are the picturesque plantations and hill towns that nestle beautiful trails for treks and mountain walks. Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations.