Thekkady (Idukki district) is that the location of the Periyar park, that is a vital traveller attraction within the Kerala state of Republic of India. Thekkady is found concerning 257 kilometre (160 mi) from Trivandrum, 114 kilometre from Madurai town and Madurai airdrome, one hundred forty five kilometre from poultry International airdrome and 114 kilometre from Kottayam train station. Thekkady is found almost Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The sanctuary is legendary for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, damp deciduous forests and grassland grass lands. it's home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.
It is located concerning fifteen kilometre from Thekkady at associate altitude of 1337 m higher than water level. it's encircled by lush verdure and is closed throughout the year except throughout the Chitra Pournami pageant. At alternative times tourists will still visit it by obtaining a special letter from the forest ranger. The read from the temple premises is spectacular and one will see a part of jap Ghats and a few villages from adjacent state of Tamil Nadu.