Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary : Visit to the famous Periyar wildlife sanctuary in Kerala, watch exotic flora and fauna and enjoy wildlife safaris.

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Tigers in Periyar Wildlife SanctuaryWhy Periyar
The Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is situated high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, in south Indian state of Kerala. The major attractions at Periyar are - Elephants, Tiger, Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur. Periyar wildlife sanctuary in Kerala flaunts a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. F7ormed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir runs around the contours of the wooded hills, serving water to the local wildlife round the year. Though Periyar Kerala is a Tiger Reserve, tourists visit this place to view the Indian elephants, who wander freely in the sanctuary in a huge group, consisting of old, adult and baby elephants. The Periyar National Park was declared the Project Tiger in the year 1972.

Key Factors
State : Kerala, in the southern part of India.
Climate : It enjoys a tropical climate varies between 10 degree centigrade - 26 degree centigrade.
Area : 777 sq-km.
Travel Tips : Consult the Doctor before you leave for the trip. Get enough information about the place you are going to visit.
Best Time to Visit : October and June.
Nearest Town : Kumily (4 km)
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Get There
International Airport : Chennai International Airport
Airport : Kochi (Cochin) at 200 km or Madurai in Tamil Nadu at 140 km.
Railways : Kottayam (114 km).
Road : Kumily, the nearest town from Periyar is well served by both state and private buses from Kottayam, Ernakulam and Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

Rest House Near Periyar Wildlife SanctuaryStay There
There are numerous accommodation facilities here. The facilities ranges from luxurious to budget category. Two KTDC wildlife resorts are located within the sanctuary – Aranya Nivas and Periyar House besides Lake Palace (in the midst of the lake) – a Taj tourist resort. You can choose any, according to your budget. But book well in advance or you may be in for disappointment, as the resorts are full during the tourist season.
Nearby Wildlife Lodges

Venture Into The Periyar
The most thrilling and ideal way to move into the park is by a boat cruiser. The boat cruiser will allow you harmonize with the natural surroundings of the Periyar Sanctuary. The Periyar lake presents an excellent boating spot for tourists today. Although it is uneasy to see many animals from the boats, still you come across a family of Elephants, Wild Boar, and Sambar Deer by the water's edge.

If you want to visit Periyar extensively, then take an Elephant Ride, Elephant will allow you to go to the remotest part of Periyar. The thickly covered wooded hills of Periyar are dominated by water bodies, vast grasslands, thick tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forest and even fatter forest areas. The densely forested valleys presents a vast stock of flora & fauna.
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The Fauna
The animals you will find here are Elephants, Tigers, Gaur, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Dole or Indian Wild Dog. There are, now, an estimated 40 tigers in the Periyar national Park. Four species of primates found at Periyar are - the rare lion-tailed macaque, the Nilgiri Langur, Common Langur And Bonnet Macaque. Periyar also inhabits the elusive Nilgiri Tahr, which is rarely seen here.

The Avifauna
The birdlife includes - Darters, Cormorants, Kingfishers, the great Malabar Hornbill and racket-tailed Drongoes.

The Reptiles
The reptilian population boasts of Monitor Lizards that can be seen basking in the sun, on the rocks along the lakeshore. Visitors who trek into the Periyar national park often see a Python and sometimes even a King Cobra.

Tigers in Periyar Wildlife SanctuaryAdditional Punch
Nearest attractions at Periyar are - Alleppey, Cradomom Hills, Kumily, Boat Cruises. You can also go to - Kumily (4 km), Madurai (140 km), Cochin or Kochi (200 km), Kottayam (114 km), Ernakulam. All these place have something to give to every traveller. Something you should not miss in Kerala are Backwaters and Beaches. Also taste the exclusive South India cuisine here.

Extend the Trip
Though entire Kerala will keep you preoccupied through out your trip, if you desire to go to other part of South India, just move towards Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, both the state has numerous attractions.

Few Difficulties
You might not face any problem here. Periyar is easily accessible and you can easily wander around the park. But, you may face problems in communicating with the common people, as only the educated one are able to speak English here.

Few Suggestions
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