Witness the beauty of flora and fauna at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady

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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady is located in Kerala. This national park and wildlife sanctuary is a protected area for elephants and tigers. It is located in the Pandalam Hills of the Western Ghats. The total protected area of this wildlife sanctuary covers an area of about 900 sq km. A vast variety of plants and animals can be found in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Visiting Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary proves to be a great retreat for the wildlife enthusiasts. Tourists can enjoy the jungle safari, which is managed by the local people. It is a great means to explore the wildlife of this place. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to about 1000 elephants and about 40 tigers.

Also, one can find wild boar, langur, sambar and various other animals in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Periyar river, which is the longest river in Kerala, covering a distance of about 250 kilometers, originates in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Periyar National Park is surrounded with Tea, pepper, cardamom and coffee plantions.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary timings are 6 am to 6 pm. Safaris in Periyar Tiger Reserve area can be booked online. KTDC manages boating at Periyar Lake for visitors to enjoy the wildlife from a safe distance. Boating charges at Periyar Lake are about INR 250 per person for up to 2 hours. In fact, it's the only place in India where boating can also be used for Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary safari.


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Places To Visit In Thekkady

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  • Anakkara In Thekkady

    Anakkara is a small village in the Idukki district of Kerala. Anakkara lies in the Western Ghats at a height of 4000 feet above the sea level. Anakkara is famous for its spice plantations and is situated at a distance of about 13 km from Thekkady and 120 km from Kottayam. It has comfortable climate throughout the year with ...

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  • Periyar Lake In Thekkady

    The Periyar lake in Thekkady is part of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. The Periyar Lake was formed during the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar river in the year 1895. Periyar Lake offers one of its kind of animal watching, where the tourists can watch the animals very closely, sitting comfortably ...

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  • Mangladevi Temple In Thekkady

    Mangaladevi Temple in Thekkady is a 1000 years old temple which is located in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This temple is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Thekkady. Mangaladevi Temple is situated at an altitude of about 1300 metres above the sea level.

    There is a very interesting phenomenon behind the Manga...

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  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary In Thekkady

    Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady is located in Kerala. This national park and wildlife sanctuary is a protected area for elephants and tigers. It is located in the Pandalam Hills of the Western Ghats. The total protected area of this wildlife sanctuary covers an area of about 900 sq km. A vast variety of plants and an...

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Things To Do In Thekkady

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  • Bamboo Rafting In Thekkady

    Thekkady or Periyar, as it is sometimes known, is famous for its backwaters. And bamboo rafting in Thekkady is one activity that lets you witness the beauty of backwaters at its best!

    This activity is organized in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, on the Periyar Lake, and is a part of a nature walk. On a tour to excurs...

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  • Jeep Safari In Thekkady

    Jeep safari in Thekkady through the rocky terrains is a thrilling experience. It is a must do for those in love with adrenaline rush. It is a very popular activity in Thekkady, and tourists and nature lovers always opt for this. The safari covers the dense and lush forests, waterfalls, spice plantations, and the rich green ...

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  • Periyar Tiger Trail In Thekkady

    The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady is one of the biggest and most well maintained wildlife reserves in India. The Reserve is full of picturesque scenery. You are not required to pay any entry fee here. The Periyar Tiger Trail is an exciting project started by the forest department. It gives all the thrill-seeking individ...

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  • Elephant Ride In Thekkady

    Elephant ride in Thekkady is one of the most popular activity for tourists in the city. A Thekkady elephant ride offers a chance to enjoy a breathtaking view of the tea and cardamom plantations to tourists. While on an elephant, you can access the otherwise inaccessible areas of the Periyar National Park, due to the rough t...

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    • Trip to Thekkady

      The trip was good but the suggestions from travel agent were not clear, and after the payment I was trying to contact the agent but they are not responsive. Enjoyed a lot in munnar Kerala. Thekkady place was not recommendable, not much tourist place in thekkady
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      Mosin Ali

      Hyderabad, 12 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      Preplanning was good but on Day 1 when we reached Munnar, the hotel was 15-20km away from the city with no facilities to eat or roam around. We had to convince our driver to take us to city so that we could have our lunch as nothing was available in the hotel at 3pm. In Munnar as per our itinerary, we were to visit tea factory but the driver told that the factory is closed on both the days and we will visit another factory on way to Thekkady which also was closed. So we could tea factory on 3 consecutive days due to misinformation by the driver. During the entire trip, the driver would just drop us at the hotel and would not take us in the city for shopping/sight seeing telling us that it is 500metrs, 800 metres and ask us to go on our own though, we were supposedly having the cab with driver till 8pm as per the itinerary. He would simply refuse to go anywhere after dropping us at hotel. With a 4 year kid, it was difficult walking all the time. While going to Kanyakumari, he tried to discourage us visiting places as per the itinerary giving various reasons. We stayed in Kanyakumari till sunset as per itinerary, but on our way back, he was very rude. Next day morning when we were to visit Padmanabhaswamy temple, when we called him at 8am, he was still sleeping and took 1 hour to get ready. Because of this, we missed the darshana at the temple which closed just 5 minutes after we reached there. we were ready and had checked out at 8:15 but because of him, we missed the darshana. He dropped us at Trivandrum airport 3 and half hours before flight timing saying this is mandatory although the airport staff told us that we could have easily reported one and a half hours later, because of this we had to wait at airport for 2 and a half hours. Kindly look into the matter so that such things dont happen with others.
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      Dr Amit Mangal Dr Richa Agarwal

      13 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      Amazing experience at thekkady... Unpleasant experience at allepey houseboat without AC for whole day. At holiday vista thekkady
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      Aroranavy

      Sector 63, 15 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      Hotel at Munnar and thekkady was good. Hotel at kovalam below standard. Houseboat at alleppy was a disaster. We leave house boat, no alternative accommodation provided by travel agent and book hotel at our own cost( Reimbursements must done). One suggestion, Never book houseboat online. Leave it to travelers to book at own after reaching alleppy.for travel agent, Need improvement in tour package planning. Taxi services was good enough. Driver was polite and always on time. overall tour was nice Munnar was the best part of trip.
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      MANISH GOYAL

      Delhi, 16 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      Dear Customer Support Team, First of all , Nice to trip to kerala on My 1st Wedding Anniversary Everything was nice and good.Except few things Good things are. 1.Nice Cab driver pick up and dropping good.5/5 2.Ayur green resort it's really good and room service.5/5 Not good things 1.Hotel Seasons thekkady room was worst and not in proper condition .2/5 2.Aleppey boat house Fly dreams boat The boat in charge person was drunk in the night.We were sacred during my night stay.3/5. Not good things to improve then only it will be good. Regards, V Santhakumar
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      Santhakumarkce

      Chennai, 18 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      Thank you very much for memoriable tour for Kerala. Nice at at all location. Broad Bean Resort (Munnar)- Fantastic , Tiger Road(Thekkady) - Almost Good and Luxury Boat at Alleppey - Wordless (Enjoyed very much) but atleast add one panner item during lunch and dinner at Luxury Boat & Also add egg item during breakfast.
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      Kulshreshthasudhanshu

      Hyderabad, 23 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      Trip was memorable.. Arrangement was planned..... But instead of Thekkadi you would have arranged for some other good nature bounded place then it'll will worth full Best memories of our trip is munnar and it's silent green tea gardens
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      Hs Shailaja

      Ladyhill, 23 days ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      Everything was excellent , except the cab driver given to us by the agent. He was rude and not willing to adjust. This kind of person is not fit for a travel group. The travel agent was very good and helping . The hotel staff was very courteous. Especially forest canopy at Thekkady.
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      Noopurstar

      Jaipur, a month ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      It was a good trip but I was expecting it to be excellent. The resort at Munnar was very nice and they served good food with great hospitality. The hotel room at Thekkady was non AC and am not sure of the reason for it. I had to pay extra amount to get AC functional in the room and to my surprise it was mentioned in the itinerary that it’s a deluxe room. The houseboat experience was terrible. It’s room and washroom was very untidy and there were mosquitoes and spiders inside. The food served in the boat was also tasteless. Since the houseboat was stinking and it started raining, we deboarded it after a couple of hours and we ended up spending extra money by booking a hotel in Alleppey. Am sure all this could have been better planned and managed. Over and above this, Mr. Naveen from Pacifica argued with me when I raised these concerns over the call and I must say that he is really unprofessional. However Prashant Arora from his team has only been my point or contact and he was really helpful all through the journey.
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      Rajesh Arora

      Delhi, a month ago

    • Trip to Thekkady

      oh they have a fantastic staff, Priyanka and Amit i interacted with (Funday Holidays). They will be with you right from the beginning till the trip ends, its not just they book your package as per the requirements, they also take care that properties and the itinerary is treating you how you expected and they will try their best to meet your requirements. I am definitely going to recommend this (already have done so) to my friends and families. Thanks for wonderful experience Amit, priyanka and Mr. Biju ( Our cabbie). Biju is a artist, knowledgeable, very flexible as and when required. and a amazing person. Best driver they say he is. Truly he must be i feel. My trip was 4 nights and 5 days, this included stay at premium resorts (best in the town) plus two times meal (recommended for outside travelers, it will be cheaper and better convenient) plus cab from pick up to drop Kochi (pick up from airport and railway station)-Munnar (2N)- Thekkady (1N) - Allepey (1N) -kochi (railway station drop) Funday Holiday justify their name, keep up the good work towards customers.
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      Mayank Mani

      Jaipur, a month ago

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    FAQ's of Thekkady

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    Tiger sightings in Periyar are not all that frequent. However, the number of tigers has reached a healthy amount now and it is definitely worth taking a chance. Who knows, you might come face to face with one.

    There are many options ranging from lodges to resorts depending on one's budget. Kerala Tourism Department has its own jungle lodges while many luxury hotels are available.

    Boat rides are available in Periyar lake, along with boat cruises which can be booked online. There are also many kinds of safaris available including jeep and elephant safari. There are trekking tours along with Bamboo rafting, jungle camp and border hiking are also available to tourists.

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