Thekkady is famous for its Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It borders Tamil Nadu and is 4 kilometres away from the equally famous town, Kumily. This summer getaway is a favourite among many students. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary became a Tiger reserve in 1978. This place is famous for its Asian Elephants, Tigers, Gaurs, Sambars, Lion tailed Macaques, Nilgiri Langurs, Wild Boars, Spotted Deers, Stripe necked Mongoose, and the Malabar Giant Squirrell. Some of the other nearby places you could visit here includes the Sabarimala Temple, Murikkady, Chellar Kovil, Anakkara, Mangala Devi Temple, Suruli falls, and the Pullumedu. The Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport and it is 156 kilometres away.