Thekkady is a town and a tourist destination in the Idukki district of Kerala, India. Thekkady is located about 257 km from the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram. Thekkady is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, the largest tiger reserve in India. Thekkady is known for its wildlife, hills and spices. Thekkady is one of the busiest tourist destinations in Kerala. It offers a large variety of activities including boating, trekking and wildlife watching. Thekkady is also home to the largest spice market in Kerala. Thekkady is well connected to other major tourist destinations in Kerala. Thekkady is about 2.5 hours from Munnar and about 3.5 hours from Kumarakom. Thekkady is also about 2 hours from Alappuzha.