Vandiperiyar is 18 km from Thekkady town is also a major centre of trade in this region. The River Periyar flowing through the down literally divides it into two halves. The prosperity and beauty that this river envisages brings along vast produces of tea, coffee and pepper in this region. This region has subsequently become home to a number of tea industries bringing prosperity and employment opportunities to folks of this land. Vandiperiyar in fact is the largest town that the River Peiyar encounters throughout its journey to the Idukki reservoir.