In the Indian state of Kerala, a town called Thekkady lies close to the Periyar National Park, a popular tourist destination. The term “thekku,” which meaning teak, is where the name Thekkady comes from. The coldest months are December and January while the warmest are April and May. Thekkady is 4 kilometres from Kumily, a plantation town on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The sanctuary is well-known for its extensive savanna grasslands, wet deciduous woods, and semi-evergreen and evergreen forests. Elephants, sambar, tigers, gaurs, lion-tailed macaques, and Nilgiri langurs live there in herds.