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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady

For those who want an unforgettable wildlife experience!
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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G 66, Elders Forum Road, Panampilly Nagar, Cochin, Kerala,India.

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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.