Explore the best of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Indiaby Shalini Tripathi Blogger and Passionate Traveler.
Located in districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta of the Indian state of Kerala, Periyar is a protected area, nature reserve, wildlife sanctuary, tiger reserve, and national park. Set high in the majestic mountains of the Western Ghats along the border with the Indian state of Tamil Nadu it is one of the most sought-after destinations for wildlife tourism in India. So, enjoy a short escape to Periyar and observe the wildlife closely.
It is also called by the name Thekkady. Kumily (Kerala) is 4 km away, Kottayam (Kerala) is 100 km away, Madurai (Tamil Nadu) is 110 km away and Kochi (Kerala) is 120 km away. The closest airports are Madurai and Kochi Airports. Travelers can easily access Periyar from Madurai and Kochi. Exploring the forest reserve of Periyar can be an exhilarating experience. You'll have a great chance to discover the rich flora and fauna. There is a picturesque Periyar Lake in the surrounding of the sanctuary. A boat ride on the lake is one of the best ways to explore the jungle attractions of the park.
Indian elephants are popular in the Periyar National Park (PNP). About 1000 elephants are found here. Herds of wild elephants at this sanctuary can be easily spotted. This nature reserve also has around 53 tigers. Other mammals found at this famous animal sanctuary include sambar (horse deer), barking deer, mouse deer, Indian wild dogs (dhole), gaur, bison, leopards, foxes, mongoose, Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri langur, common langur, bonnet macaque, lion-tailed macaque, etc. Also, experience the best of this region by choosing a Periyar tour with a treehouse.
The Periyar National Park (PNP) is also famous as an excellent destination for birding. There are about 320 different species of birds found at this park. The principal attractions of birdlife at the sanctuary are darters, cormorants, kingfishers, Malabar hornbills, and racket-tailed drongos. There are also about 45 different species of reptiles found in this protected area including 30 snake, two turtles, and 13 lizard species. Travelers can see monitor lizards basking in the sun on the rocks beside the shore of Periyar Lake when trekking within the sanctuary. They can also see Python and King Cobra during jungle trek at the reserve. The PNP is also home to seven different amphibian species, 38 different fish species, and 160 different insect species, including butterflies.
Indeed, Periyar is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India where you can enjoy an exhilarating experience of wildlife viewing and birding. PNP has become one of the most sought after attractions of many wildlife tour packages in India today. Well, if you too are looking for the right destination for jungle tourism in India you should consider traveling to Periyar National Park & Tiger Reserve in Kerala. Our carefully-crafted Periyar tour packages assure cozy accommodation, quick transfers, sightseeing, and delicious cuisines.
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