Vandiperiyar 18 km away from Thekkady, Periyar River flowing through the centre of the town on its way to the Idukki reservoir. Vandipperiyar is a small plantation town with its vast tea, coffee and pepper plantations. Vandipperiyar also a major spice trade centre, There is a number of tea factories at Vandipperiyar.
Major plantation groups like RBT, AVT, and Harissonís Malayalam have tea plantations near Vandipperiyar Idukki. The Government Agriculture Farm and Flower Garden have a variety of rose plants, orchids and anthuriam. There is a limited number of accommodation facilities and hotels in Vandiperiyar.
Vandiperiyar is the largest town the river Periyar touches on its mountainous way to the Idukki reservoir. It is located 18 km from Thekkady. As a major trade center, the town is home to a number of tea factories. The Government Agriculture Farm and Flower Garden are there.
The vegetable markets are mostly on the road sides. Major plantation groups like RBT, AVT, and Harisson's Malayalam have tea plantations near Vandiperiyar. Tea, coffee and pepper are the major plantations here. They are the main source of income for a large number of people in Vandiperiyar.