Thekkady is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Kerala and is renowned for the Periyar forest which is home to one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. The verdant destination of Thekkady is bestowed with picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for adventure enthusiasts to indulge in.Programs like nature walk, jungle jeep safari, elephant safari, bamboo rafting, boating, plantation tours, trekking, plantation tours and jungle camp are major things to do in Thekkady. One can even watch the rarest of birds, butterflies and other wildlife in these programs. Commonly sighted animals include elephants, Nilgiri langur, gaurs, sloth bears and Giant Squirrel.
In Thekkady, one also gets the opportunity to revel in the scintillating performances of the classical dance form of Kathakali and Kalaripayattu, an Indian marshal art form.