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Thekkady Town

The video is of Thekkady town, near the Periyar wildlife sanctuary, a lovable destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Thekkady is the gateway to the sanctuary. The town is an ideal shopping location for travellers. Shops selling handicrafts and curios are lined up on either sides of the road.

The sanctuary noted for the presence for tigers was declared as a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Elephants, Gaur, Sambar deer and wild boar are some of the mammals found in the evergreen forests here. Trekking options are available. There is a scenic lake inside the sanctuary where boating options are available. The cruise is unique for its one among the few in the world that offers such close sight of wildlife.

At about 4 km from Thekkady is Kumily, a small town ideal for shoppers looking for spices. Munnar, the famed hill station is about 106 km away from Thekkady and can be clubbed with a visit to Thekkady.