Meghamalai, prominently called the Highway Mountains, is a mountain extend arranged in the Western Ghats in Theni locale, Tamil Nadu close to Kumily, Kerala. It is dabbed with cardamom ranches and tea homes. The spot is arranged at a rise of 1,500 m above ocean level and it is wealthy in widely varied vegetation. This region, presently generally planted with tea, incorporates Cloudlands, Highways, Venniar, and Manalar domains, the entrance to which is currently to a great extent limited. It despite everything incorporates huge immaculate leftovers of evergreen backwoods.
A gem in the lap of the mighty Western Ghats, Idukki boasts of being one of the evergreen and pristine districts in Kerala. Canopied by lush vegetation, this part of ‘India’s Backwater Capital’ has a unique charm and attracts visitors from almost all the corners of the globe.
Home to numerous natural marvels, lofty peaks like Anamudi and others, captivating sanctuaries, and spice gardens, this surreal part of Kerala is a must for every nature lover.
Thekkady is located about 80 km from Theni, 151 km from Madurai City and Madurai Airport, 145 km from Cochin International Airport. Thekkady is located near by to Kerala Idukki -Theni Tamil Nadu border.
The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs.
The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 777 km, of which 360 km is thick evergreen forest. The wildlife sanctuary was declared a tiger reserve in 1978.
The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charm of the park.
The greatest attractions of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants, deer and bison that come down to drink in the lake. The sanctuary can be accessed by trekking, boating or jeep safari.