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Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady

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Tourism in Thekkady

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Nov - Feb

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Periyar Tiger Reserve 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 individuals a novel chance to observe the untamed life in a forest from up close. The tiger trail in the Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady is a famous activity. It includes an overnight stay deep inside the forest, along with trekking. This is organised by Government Forest Department.

The Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady offers a two days and one night package. It covers a distance of around 35 kilometres. Along with the visit to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, there is the Jungle Night Patrol activity in Thekkady that people like to do, provided they are aware of it. As a part of the patrol, you go for a late night walk inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Each night, a maximum of two teams of 5 – 8 patrollers are allowed. Each team is accompanied by 2 guides and an armed forest guard. The timings for this are 10 at night to 4 in the morning daily.


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Places To Visit In Thekkady

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    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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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!

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    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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    FAQ's of Thekkady

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    Photography in case of a tiger sighting is permitted, however, as some sightings can be fleeting, it is a good idea to get as good a look as you can before whipping out the camera. 

    It is completely alright for children to be visit Periyar and it is quite safe as long as they are kept in check by their chaperones/parents. However, apart from the controlled area, it is hazardous for anyone to get separated from their group. 

    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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