Periyar National Park is a protected area, and a nature reserve in the South Indian State of Kerala, set high in the mountains of the Western Ghats at the border to Tamil Nadu.
It lies in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta. The protected area covers an area of 777 km², out of which a 350 km² part of the core zone was made into the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, sometimes dubbed the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Park Periyar tiger Reserve,
Thekkady is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 777 Sq .km. Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India.
Boat Safari on Periyar Lake
The tourist center at Thekkady offers two-hour boating trips, arranged by the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, at the artificial lake near the sanctuary. Herds of elephants or a wandering family of deers are common sights near the lake. In the hot months of March and April, visitors stand a better chance of viewing wildlife as the animals come to the lake frequently for drinking water.
The guided day trek happens early in the morning for at least 2 Hrs.
Kathakali Or Kalaripayattu Shows
The Kathakali dance show or Keralan martial arts also known as Kalaripayattu can be arranged at the nearby place.
Protection oriented range hiking
Dawn to dusk range hiking
Munnar (95 Kms)
A popular hill station in Kerala
It is often called the Venice of the East due to the canals that connect it to Kerala's famous snaking backwaters.
Madurai (140 Kms)
Famous for Meenakshi Temple with its Dravidian style of architecture