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Vandiperiyar Town in Thekkady
The largest of Thekkady's towns
Vandiperiyar situated 18 Km from Thekkady is the largest town on the banks of the river Periyar as it flows to the Idukki reservoir.The vast tea and cardamom plantations depend on this river.
The makeshift vegetable market is a hallmark of the place. This is where the small and big farmers auction their produce.Pepper is another spice cultivated here.
Most of the bigger tea estates process the tea in their own tea factories.
The Government Agriculture Farm and Flower Garden in Vandiperiyar has an impressive collection of rose plants, orchids and anthuriums.
Crops grown in this area are tea, coffee, pepper, vanilla and cardamom.
The natural beauty of this ghat region, with its lush green surroundings and tropical climate has an enduring charm.