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Home to the country's largest Tiger Reserve- Periyar, Thekkady is an important tourist destination in Kerala.
There are many resorts near the national park and an early boat safari within the sanctuary is amust to be able to spot wild elephants, bisons, wild boars, various kinds of birds, etc.
Periyar National Park, being a major attraction, is one place where you can enjoy bamboo rafting in the catchment area of Mullaiperiyar Dam. Travellers can also experience night trek in the wilderness of Periyar.
Anakarra is also located nearby which is a great place to enjoy nature. Murikaddy is located around 5 km from the city and is famous for coffee and spices plantations.
Chellar Kovil is another area located nearby with a lot of picturesque waterfalls and cascades. Mangala Devi Temple, located at an altitude of 1337 m and at a distance of around 15km from Thekkady opens only on the Chitra Pournami Festival.
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