Thekkady also called as Periyar has the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary and the tiger reserve. One who visits this place can take a nature walk, bamboo rafting etc. The main attraction of Thekkady is the spice plantation. The main area is covered by tea estates together with crops such as cardamom, vanilla, coffee and rubber.
Different types of spices are cultivated in thekkady and the most important spice grown here is the pepper. The other crops grown in the plantations are cinnamon, ginger, clove, curry leaves and turmeric. There is a Sahyadri Organic tea factory in Peermade. One can also go for nature walks, trekking, bird watching etc.