Thekkady located at the Iddukki district of Kerala is the largest wildlife sanctuary of the country. The sanctuary covers an area of 777sqkm with an artificial lake surrounding it. A boat cruise along the lake gives a most panoramic and serene experience. It is the only Tiger reserve of the country. It is also known for its dense deciduous, evergreen forests and grasslands. It is the home for many types of flora and fauna. Elephants, tigers, Nilgiri Langurs, gaur and lion tailed Macaques are the commonly seen animals. The sanctuary can be accessed either through boat or jeep or by walk.