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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  • 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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    • Tea plantations
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    • 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 ba...

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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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    Megha's 7 days trip to Thekkady

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    Chennai

    Kumaresan's 5 days trip to Thekkady

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    Sshdstudio's 5 days trip to Thekkady

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    Singh's 3 days trip to Thekkady

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    Mumbai

    Manish's 7 days trip to Thekkady

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    Vijeta's 7 days trip to Thekkady

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    Sachin's 5 days trip to Thekkady

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    Eluru

    Terlisubrahmanyam's 5 days trip to Thekkady

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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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