Thekkady is one of those unmissable names in the list of must-visit in Kerela with serene lakes, spice plantations and dense forest that is an abode of flora and fauna. The flowering species spotted here, including endangered ones, sums up to almost 2000. It is more popular for its Periyar Tiger Reserve that is home to Sambhar Deer, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Smooth-coated Otter, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Barking Deer, Indian Bison, Wild Dog and White-bellied Treepie, besides tigers. However, more than the tigers, elephants moving as herds will be more visible. More of such beautiful sights can be viewed when trekking or boating through the famous Thekkady Lake. Other than the normal boats, exclusive Bamboo rafts are also made available at the Lake, which can be opted for some more adventure at Thekkady. Tourists also camp at their Bamboo Grove Eco Lodge. Then the entire view of the wildlife sanctuary can be acquired from the watchtower of Periyar. The real beauty of the evergreen deciduous forest can be experienced while residing at the forest cottage of Kokkara that has to be reached after hiking for around an hour through the forest.