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Periyar Tours
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Wildlife in Kerala
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Periyar Tours

Periyar Wildlife SanctuaryTo take a break from the maddening crowd and the chaotic environment, take a break into the lush greenery that is sure to refresh your senses. To enjoy a relaxing vacation we bring to you amazing Periyar Tours. Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, in Kerala, Periyar is a nice place to cruise on the lake, a place to enjoy a jungle walk with an opportunity to see the wild animals. Periyar is also known as Thekkady. Get a bit closer to the beautiful nature and make each day a whole new exploration, book your Periyar Tour right away.

Major Tourist Attractions of Periyar Tours:

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary: If you are an animal lover, this place is a must visit while on your Periyar Tours. This is one of the best tourist attractions in Periyar. Here you can enjoy exciting boat rides and wildlife. The Periyar Lake is located within the heart of the Sanctuary. Here you will also witness a wide variety of animal species. Be it mammals, reptiles, birds, insects or amphibians, the sanctuary has it all in abundance.

Peermede: This is a perfect hill station where you can rejuvenate your senses. This hill station is located in the Western Ghats, at a distance of forty kilometers from the district of Kumily and stands to be one of the best Periyar tourist attractions due to its lush greenery.

Munnar: This is one town that you should not miss out while on your Periyar Tour. The town situated in the district of Idduki at the southern part of the Western Ghats. Enjoy the lavish greenery, the zigzag roads, the tea gardens and everything beautiful. This is the best place even for adventure lovers and explorers.

Elephant in Periyar Reserve Anamudi: This is the highest mountain amongst all the mountains of the Western Ghats. It stands at an altitude of 2,695 meters and has geographic eminence of 2,479 meters. Enjoy the finely planted bamboo forest.

Kumily: Your Periyar Tour would be incomplete without visiting this main attraction. It is a plantation town closely associated with Thekkady. It is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Sanctuary. Here you can also indulge in shopping as it is an important shopping center and spice trade center. The best part is that the main bus station and most of the medium range accommodation in the Periyar region is found in Kumily.

Pandikuzhi: Periyar Tour to this place will take you to a refreshing picnic spot which is quite famous amongst the tourists. This beautiful place is situated between Chellarkovil and the Tamil Nadu State border.

Boat Cruises: The best way to explore the wildlife while on your Periyar Tour is by a boat ride. This is the best way you can have a proper tour of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Today the Periyar Lake presents an excellent boating spot for tourists. Although it is unusual to see many animals from the boats, still you spot a family of Elephants, Wild Boar and Sambar Deer by the water's edge.

How to Reach:

By Air: The nearest national airports are Cochin (200 km) and Madurai (140 km).

By Rail: The nearest major rail junction is Kottayam.

By Road: The park is well connected by bus service from the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram (271 km), as well as the cities of Cochin (200 km), Kottayam (117 km), and Madurai (140 km).


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