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 ...

    • Spice plantations
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    • Nature
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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 ...

    • Lake
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    • Boating
    • Tea plantations
    • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Cardamom Plantation
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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...

    • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
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    • Tea plantations
    • Cardamom Plantation
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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 excursion ...

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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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    Manjeet Singh

    Delhi

    Manjeet's 7 days trip to Thekkady

    All hotels and Cab & Driver were excellent. Houseboat was good, services were good. Only thing i would say that cruise time of houseboat was less and was little time bounded intern of services. Cab Driver. All hotels. Sightscene.

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    Siddhant Sawant

    Bangalore

    Siddhant's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    Firstly co-ordination was not great , Hotel was not booked correctly , have to wait for an hour to get it confirmed under right names in Munnar .Hotel and food was good. Also On second location , Travel agent dint pick up calls on time and dint tell the driver the exact location to reach to Allepey and further blamed us for reaching there late. BoatHouse was not confirmed , so they sent us to Kumarkaon which is half an hour further from Allepey . Boat house was not clean with smell of pesticides , although food served overall was good. Good Trip messed up by the travel agent.

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    Sandeep Nautiyal

    Delhi

    Sandeep's 7 days trip to Thekkady

    Kuala Lumpur hotel was horrible ...many inclusions was not done in trip like sea aquarium in Singapore ..kl tower in malaysia, night tour etc this should had been included. Universal studios

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    Kishor Patil

    Mumbai

    Kishor's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    A big thanks to Driver Mr. Babu V. Because of whom we have enjoyed a lot and can explore a lot. Also big thanks to Priyankiji from Travel Unbounded who adjusted the plan according to our convenience. Thanks for arranging amazing trip, 1. Cab driver Mr. Babu was best man, he helped and guided and behaved like a family man. 2. Houseboat 'dream maker' was a great experience good staff great food 3. Hotel Jungle Park resort at Thekkady have a great scenery located at best place. 4. Hotel blue bells rooms is too good and had a good staff. Enjoyed the place. Travel unbounded is really helpful and had good flexibility given for amendment, cooperative ppl, Thanks Priyankiji and Sanjeev. Thanks.

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    Ahad Khan

    Cochin

    Ahad's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    One of the worst travel experiences of my life. Even after booking the trip 4 months in advance had to face lot of difficulties as things were not handled properly by the travel agent.

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    Sumi Vimi

    Richers garden main rd

    Sumi's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    The room that we got in Thekady was really really bad. Please don't ever suggest such rooms for anyone. Power point was not working,tv was not workingRoom in Munnar was good and the house boat in Allepey was okay not that great. Geaser was not there in the boat and it would better if it is even more clean. Driver was too friendly and polite and overall journey was good

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    Ripanmiglani

    Jalandhar

    Ripanmiglani's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Driver was good, Ist resort at munnar was gud. But hotel at thekkady was bad. Rest all gud. House boat experience

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    Kb Chetanreddy

    Regimental bazaar

    Kb's 4 days trip to Thekkady

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    Bibhu Mishra

    Bhubaneswar

    Bibhu's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Nice driver.Nice stay at hotel.Beautiful memories for a lifetime.

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    Rukun Bhatnagar

    Singapura

    Rukun's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Everything was well planned. Hotels were good. The cab and driver was not good and could hav3 been better.

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    FAQ's of Thekkady

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    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.

    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.

    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.

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