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Periyar National Park Travel Guide

When in Kerala you cannot miss spending a few days exploring Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread over an expansive area, it is home to rich flora and fauna, the most popular being mighty elephants and slender tigers. Lush landscapes and pristine lakes are spread all over the park and make the whole experience all the more enjoyable. For all you adventure lovers, Periyar is a beautiful destination. Enjoy jungle safaris, bamboo rafting, tiger trail trekking, cloud walks and a lot more. Get mesmerized by the deep forest and the numerous species of plants and animals. Peaceful and serene, it is rejuvenating and relaxing to be so close to nature.

Periyar National Park Map


Top Sites

Thekkady, Meenmutty Falls, Chellarkovil Cave Temple, Idukki

April to June

24°C to 30°C

July to Sep

22°C to 28°C

Oct to Feb

20°C to 26°C

An Insight into Periyar Tourism

Experience One of the Best Bio-Diverse Regions in the World, Here!

Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary - a protected area, is nearby Thekkady in the districts of Pathanamthitta Idukki, and Kottayam in Kerala (India). This area is a notable elephant and tiger reserve, covering an area of 925 km2 (357 sq. mi). The core zone of this protected area was declared as Periyar National Park in 1982. The park is home to many exceptional, native and endangered species of flora and fauna. Periyar is also a prime watershed of river Periyar and river Pamba, the two important rivers of Kerala. Perched on the Cardamom and Pandalam Hills (Southern Western Ghats) this area is a comfort zone for different animals & birds residing.

Periyar is a well-managed wildlife sanctuary that has a healthy population of elephants, around 800 and they make for excellent wildlife watching experience here. The number of tigers is also increasing, appreciably. Periyar sanctuary spreads across varying terrain that range from hilly areas to flat grasslands nearing the lakes. The place offers loads to see, experience and observe for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

This bio-diverse regions is one of the best in the world and a well-protected reserves that a travel can enjoy when in India. The gorgeous greenery and stillness of the lake, makes the park a home to innumerable significant species, including the royal Indian tigers, majestic elephants, reptiles, fishes and birds. A perfect amalgamation of nature, beauty & adventure Periyar National Park is a place to be, at least once in lifetime. This place is peaceful and serene lending a perfect an opportunity to be with nature and also for sighting of Tigers. There are so many species here that the zone itself is attractive. Some of the best places in and around are the Periyar Lake, which is a popular landmark of the national park and is spread across 26 sq. km. and it is here where lots of animals & birds come to quench their thirst; Abraham’s Spice Garden; Connemara Tea Factory, a delight for Tea-lovers; and when here in Periyar national park, enjoy jungle safari, clouds walk, jungle patrol, Periyar tiger trail trekking, bamboo rafting, and more. Once can also enjoy jungle camping, bullock cart discoveries, boat cruise and border hiking.

September to June is said to be the best time to visit Periyar as is monsoon or post monsoon and the entire park is bestow with verdant vegetation. The views are greener, the weather is pleasant and the holidayers enjoy amidst nature. And if you are a wildlife enthusiast, then summer is considerably the best time for you to spot tigers & elephants and other animals.

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