Thekkady is a small town around the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. Thekkady is nestled in spice and rubber plantations and has a very green look about it all through the year. It rains heavily in Thekkady. However being located at about 3000 ft above sea level the weather is generally pleasant at all times except in peak summer in may when it can be hot about 35 degree celcius.
The name Thekkady, for those who have already visited this place, brings to mind images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. Moreover, the flora and fauna of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is absolutely thrilling. The wildlife sanctuary here is the natural habitat of a wide variety of animal species. The Periyar Lake is a paradise for the nature lovers. It gives you an opportunity to observe the wild animals roaming in the jungle. The lake is also a birdwatcher's delight. The greatest attraction of Periyar Lake, however, is the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake. Moreover, the Sanctuary Watch Tower situated in the forest interior gives you a panoramic view of the park.