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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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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 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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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!

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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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    Deepa's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    The trip was great. Vineeth considered all our requirements and provided a wonderful package. The stay was good and even the driver Sanir was good who ensured we had a smooth travel throughout.
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    Sumeet's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Our honeymoon trip to munnar was arranged by bookandforget . Trip was well managed by Mr sahil . 1 day boat house in Alleppey. 1 day thekedy .1 day tree house in dreamcatcher and 1 day in resort . Whole trip was awesome . Driver was also very humble and polite Mr Robin who also know the hindi . So o
    verall superbly managed our trip manager Mr sahil was very cooperative Our honeymoon trip to munnar was arranged by bookandforget . Trip was well managed by Mr sahil . 1 day boat house in Alleppey. 1 day thekedy .1 day tree house in dreamcatcher and 1 day in resort . Whole trip was awesome . Driver was also very humble and polite Mr Robin who also know the hindi . So overall superbly managed our trip manager Mr sahil was very cooperative
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    Bengaluru

    Pragya's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    Loved the view of Tree house at princess de munnar. Everything went as per plan. Thanks to Sahil and Bookitforgetit team. Loved the view of Tree house at princess de munnar. Everything went as per plan. Thanks to Sahil and Bookitforgetit team.
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    Shri Devi

    Bengaluru

    Shri's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    We spent 5D and 6N in kerala. Ms. Mithu was very much helpful in planning the trip she guided us very well on planning. Also our driver in Kerala was very friendly and guided on places to visit and his time management and safe driving skills were excellent. Mr. Ansh from back2travels was very suppor
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    Jefinak's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    Okay . Not too bad . Last day (3 day )driver told me that the places at kochi were closed due to lockdown and the hotel I chosen was four star said but travel agent but it doesn’t looks like . It looks like a 2 star hotel .Tv was not working informed and facility manager told me to move to other roo
    m on 2nd day night that room is not good as the old room . Stay was okay not the best . Driver said how you end up with this agent . Anyways overall okay stay . it was a nice memorable package recommended me for my first holiday trip with my partner.We had a great time in Munnar. Our travel agent helped me a-lot to find a suitable-budget friendly place to stay . Mr. Jayson, our driver performed beyond expectations.We appreciate that the trip was tailored as per our needs.Driver taken to all the listed tourist locations ,communication was perfect and the driver was professional it is recommended to appreciate with some tips after the journey for a safe dropping .Drivers deserve it. We missed some of the locations in kochi because of lockdown.Stayed at C7 hotel Munnar with stunning tea plantation views .It was a budget friendly tour.
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    Chennai

    Mr S Livingston's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    Randomly we found this package …especially thanks to Abinay Singh for all the arrangements.very neat and organised
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    Mahaboob's 4 days trip to Thekkady

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    Kannur

    Martinjacob's 3 days trip to Thekkady

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    Hyderabad

    Madhulika's 3 days trip to Thekkady

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    Calicut

    Shajahan's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    We wanted to thank Back2travels company, and especially Mr Ansh, for all that they did for us to make this vacation perfect. We really had a wonderful time. We just completed 5 days; 5 days and 4 night in Munnar, Thekkady and Alappy which was really amazing. We both enjoyed it, all the trips were su
    ch fun, and we especially appreciated that the logistics were all so well planned. Absolutely nothing went wrong, all tours were on time and everything was flawless! The highlight was definitely the Tree House in Spiceslap which was really special, but all of the trips were fantastic. Mr Jobi, our driver was so kind and was really sincere. His suggestions and planning really helped us to make the trip much more special. The hotels and locations were perfect. House boat trip in Alappy was really romantic. We will never forget the cake cutting and the candle light dinner ❤️ you arranged for us for a lifetime. Also the decorations in the room. And thanks Mr. Byju chetta for the hospitality and the tasty native foods

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    What all activities are available at Periyar Sanctuary?

    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.

    What accomodation is available near the sanctuary?

    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.

    Are tiger sightings frequent in Periyar National Park?

    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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