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
    • Jeep Safari
    • Tea plantations
    • Cardamom Plantation
    • Family Trip
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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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    Rohit Sood

    Hyderabad

    Rohit's 7 days trip to Thekkady

    It was a great journey with MM travels. The family enjoyed a lot. The hotel recommendations were great. Ms Anita was friendly and professional and coordinated throughout the whole trip. The houseboat provided was also great.

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    Kgoswami

    New delhi

    Kgoswami's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    It was a nice experience booking with travel triangle .Shubhi Mathur planned our trip very well and guided us regarding the payments etc. Mr. Sunil from Sai Arha was quick to respond any query during our travel. Right from the time we landed at Kochi Airport the organizers took care of everything. Staying at hotels in Kochi and Munnar was really good. Staff of both the places were very polite and very helpful. Night stay in Houseboat at Alleppy was a lifetime experience. Neat and clean houseboat. We enjoyed the food served in houseboat.. We were lucky to get a cab driver who understand Hindi . very well behaved and the best part was he was aware of all the routes . Very punctual. Thank You Travel Triangle and Sai Arha making our trip a memorable one !!

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    Pathikondagururaj

    Bangalore

    Pathikondagururaj's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    Honeymoon Trip, it was my right choice to go with Be Touristo, They knows how to deal professional and expert in Customizing package.

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    Justchakri

    Hyderabad

    Justchakri's 7 days trip to Thekkady

    Very Nice Trip, God own's Country. Lots of Memory and relaxing holiday. Thankyou Mr. Anuj for very making our trip very special and managing it very well.

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    Justchakri

    Hyderabad

    Justchakri's 7 days trip to Thekkady

    Very Nice Trip, God own's Country. Lots of Memory and relaxing holiday. Thankyou Mr. Anuj for very making our trip very special and managing it very well.

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    Sumiksha Pandita

    New delhi

    Sumiksha's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Best trip ever... very nice arrangement by the travel agent. Thanks to Adesh for complete support. Also the driver was amazing person. Very humble and helpful person.

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    Shahanevaibhav P

    Mumbai

    Shahanevaibhav's 6 days trip to Thekkady

    Itinerary shared by travel agent was not up to the mark. There was a huge communication gap and lack of coordination between the cab driver and the Kerala Expedition travel agent. The lady who finalized my itinerary never received a phone call after my tour started. The points that driver showed us were better than what was given in the itinerary. It completely showed lack of professionalism and lack of ground level knowledge of the travel agent who finalized my itinerary. About the house boat experience, it was pathetic. We had paid for a premium house boat and what we actually got into was barely a 3 star house boat. We had booked it for 2 persons, however in the bathroom there was only a single bath towel. There were no tissues, no soap, no handwash soap, no clean water (water was all muddy full of chocolate color). When we complained about the same to Kerala Expedition member, all she said is it is what it is. You can't compare a house boat to the hotel room. Even the points supposed to be shown by the house boat were not covered though they were mentioned in the itinerary. I was sick of arguing with these guys and desperately waited for my trip to end, thanks to lack of support from Kerala Expedition as well as travel triangle trip coordinator. I tried calling on the mobile number of travel coordinator of travel triangle, and to my surprise, he simply disconnected the call and never returned my call. I would suggest, please search thoroughly before making a deal. Hotel at Munnar Queen was the best one.

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    Tushar Samal

    Mumbai

    Tushar's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    I am very much appreciate and like the trip,but here are some points i want to raise things i like: - the hotel ,cab hotels are very clean ,the quality of room and ambiance is good,also the food up to good quality. cab arrived on time ,it was clean .good knowledge of place and communication things i don't like :- As it was my first honeymoon trip i said it 4 to 5 times for honeymoon suites facility for houseboat,it was once in a life experience , they didn't provide it . which was quite disappointing. choose of places. in my quote there are various things like allepey beach ,thekdi wildlife which i didn't get to see. the driver . the driver is good with communication ,but i find he is in very rush like he just want to complete the trip and go home.as he always take some places like spice garden ,the Kerala massage center,the Kerala tradition hand loom ,which i find like trap

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    Aditya Birwatkar

    Mumbai

    Aditya's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    --Hotel rooms are not proper at Munnar, it does not seem like Delux rooms, Afer communicate with agency, rooms were changed for last day (As 2-day stay was there) --In Munnar and Thekkady hotel payment issue was there (as payment is not made by the agency on time) due to that around 1 hour is wasted in Munnar and around 45 Min wasted in Thekkady --Houseboat is not appropriate as it is shown in pics when I booked the package it was communicated that the upper deck is there but it is not there. Also, the correct information is not provided regarding houseboat as hot water is not there, AC ON time is there (9 PM-6 AM). Also, we are 4 people but only 2 towels were provided . --Good Part - the driver was very supportive shown all the correct places, for driver 5-Star from my side

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    Gautamg

    New delhi

    Gautamg's 6 days trip to Thekkady

    It has been an awesome experience planning the whole trip with Raisoone Travels and Holidays. All the arrangements with cab driver to the hotel bookings was very smooth and great. Our cab driver was very cooperative and helpful through all the trip. He made assurance that everything was pleasant and comfortable for us. It was an overwhelming experience with Raisoone Travels. We had already recommend our friend for their honeymoon by our assurance and will definitely recommend everyone to plan Kerala with Raisoone Travels (Mr. Ranjan)..

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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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