Nature’s bountiful wilderness, a true heaven of black spices; pepper and cardamom, charm on every move, pleasant weather, artificial lake, enchanting destinations and the varied spectacular art forms are some of the best sights, Thekkady can offer. Situated at an altitude of 1200metres above the sea level, along with the Western Ghats and nestled between the two states; Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it offers some of the must-see destinations for nature lovers. If you are the one who loves getting indulged in nature’s beauty, then this has to be on your bucket list.
Besides these, this place is also famous for Periyar wildlife sanctuary that’s sprawled across an area of 777 square kilometers. So, let’s put light on some of the top destinations seeing what nature has kept for us;
- Periyar wildlife sanctuary-
Spread across an area of 777 square kilometers, this sanctuary in the Idukki district of Kerala is one of the prominent destinations of India that is a home to Elephants, Sambar, Langurs, Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel and the Lion-tailed Macaques. Adding charm to this location, there is also an artificial lake formed the Mullai Periyar Dam.This sanctuary is known for its lush greenery, dense forests and scenic beauty. Declared as a tiger reserve in the year 1978, this place has been one of the top tiger reserves of our nation.
Also known as the spring valley mountain, Kurisumala is a hillock that offers the best view of the wildlife sanctuary. It is a valley that is very famous for trekking. Adventure lovers are surely going to love trekking this place by passing the intense greenery and pebbles with a gentle stream flowing over it.
- Mangala Devi Temple-
Unlike any other temple, Mangala Devi Temple is one such temple of India that remains open only once a year during Chithra Pournami that usually falls on the month of March. This temple is dedicated to the goddess that is situated at a distance of 15km from Thekkady. It’s going to be difficult to sight this temple as it is hidden amidst the lush greenery of the city.
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