Located by the side of the river Periyar, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is the main attraction of Thekkady and it is 25 kms away from the plantation bungalow. Spread over an area of about 777 sq km with about 360 sq. km of which is thick evergreen forest, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. However, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary can also be recognized as one of the natural treasure houses of some of the rare species of flora and fauna. The flora of the park includes over flowering plants, grass species, species of orchids and the only South Indian conifer Podocarpus Wallichianus. Apart from the tigers, the fauna of the park includes wild elephant, gaur, sambar deer, wild boar, Nilgir Tahr, lion tailed macaque, bonnet macaque, Malabar giant squirrel, flying squirrel, tiger, jungle cat, sloth bear, hornbill, stork, woodpecker, kingfisher, raptor, cormorant, grackle, darter, cobra, viper, krait, monitor lizards, frogs, toads, masheer (famous and endangered game fish of India) and otter. Noted for its geo-morphological diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the Reserve attracts visitors from all over the world. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake. The greatest attraction of Periyar remains the large herds of wild elephants that come down to the lake's edge.
Breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Munnar is 64 kms away from the plantation bungalow.
Set at an altitude of 6000 ft in Idukki district, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanses of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests.
In the heart of the District lies the 'IDUKKI DAM' - Asia's biggest Arch Dam of 555 feet height proudly standing between the two mountains - 'Kuravanmala' (839 meters) and 'Kurathimala' (925 meters). This is yet another attraction 28 kms away from the bungalow. This prestigeous project of our nation is situated in Idukki District and its underground Power House is located at Moolamattom which is about 19 kms from Thodupuzha. Idukki Dam is 43 kms away from Moolamattom.
One of the largest Sports Adventure Parks in South India, with the most challenging ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE (ATV) Trail in India and ideal rock climbing sites is the Rock Hill Adventure Park.It is located Off Munnar-Thekady By Pass Road in Rajakkad.One could take approximately one hour forty five minutes to reach the park from the plantation.