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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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Nov - Feb
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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.

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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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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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    Meghana's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    The timings of cab availability should be mentioned before giving the quotation. The places to be visited should also be taken into consideration according to the client needs. We have faced issues related to cab driver timings and availability. That was a bad experience though. The person who have
    given the quotation should be available till the tour plan gets over. In our case another person came into existence who doesn’t respond like the before person who has promised for a good tour plan.
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    Gyaneshwarvc's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    All trip including Tempo Traveller, Stay in "At Wood Resort Munnar", "House Boat in Alleppey" was very good, memorable...
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    Mittapellinithin

    Hyderabad

    Mittapellinithin's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Overall experience is good. We went for 4nights/5 days. The 3 hotels which we stayed were good and only in one of hotel breakfast was bit average. Cab driver was prompt and very friendly.
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    Maheshyadav

    Bangalore

    Maheshyadav's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    Good Had a great vacation. Especially with Boathouse.
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    Sushilbhandari

    Mumbai

    Sushilbhandari's 7 days trip to Thekkady

    The trip arranged for us by travel triangle company was very nice the car provided to us and also the driver was nice the driver gave us good information about the whole spot every room in the hotel was neat and nice the house boat arranged for us was royal in our acquaintance if anyone had a picnic
    If they want to go, we will suggest your company Thank you Travel Triangle Company An in-house sales executive from Travel Triangle helped us out with the trip.
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    Dileep Kumar

    Hyderabad

    Dileep's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Very happy with the quote as well as the choice of hotels. Driver is also very good. Enjoyed the trip thoroughly
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    Deepanshu Singhal

    Bengaluru

    Deepanshu's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Munnar and Thekkady were great. But experience in Alleppey was not good. We book a luxury house boat but the service provided by them was very bad. The agents should not book services with such house boat companies. Everything from check in to check out in the houseboat was bad experience.
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    Sasinimal

    Chengamanad

    Sasinimal's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    The trip was satisfactory. The cab was punctual. Hotel was good. Food was not that great.
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    Sivasankar Reddy Vajrala

    Hyderabad

    Sivasankar's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    It is really a nice experience visiting kerala, travel triangle and it's partnered agent were helpful in making our trip memorable.
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    Sanjaydpr

    Chennai

    Sanjaydpr's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    OUR TRIP WAS FOR THREE STATIONS. MUNNAR, THEKKERY STAY WAS AS PER THE STATUS/ QUOTATIO GIVEN BY AGENT "YOURTRAVELMATE" BUT STAY AT ALLEPPY BOAT WAS NOT AS GIVEN IN THE QUOTATION BUT WAS INFERIOR NOT WORTH FOR THE VALUE OF MONEY CHARGED BY ME. MATTER I REFERED TO THE CONCERNED IN THE TRAVEL AGENCY
    BUT OF OF NO USE.

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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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