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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary The Periyar wildlife sanctuary is a picture perfect place located on the Western Ghats.
Containing a picturesque lake right at its heart, the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is a delight to visit. It is a perfect combination of forest and lake. It gives the complete pleasure of wildlife sighting along with aquatic life.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Introduction
Spread across an area of 777 square kilometers, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one the largest of its kind I the world. It has one of the richest collections of flora and fauna. The Periyar sanctuary is known for its tiger reserve. Moreover, its elephant assets are also envied by all. The most prolific feature of Periyar wildlife sanctuary is the Periyar Lake spreading across an area of 26 square kilometers. The most exciting part of a visit to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is a boat cruise on the lake. It is really a lifetime experience to see the elephants taking bath from the lake.

Wildlife in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary:
The flora and fauna of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary demand great respect from all nature lovers. In fact, there are only a few wildlife sanctuaries in India that has the variety like that of Periyar wildlife sanctuary. The major species include leopards, sambar deer, tiger, wild dogs, turtles, bison, bonnet macaques, and elephants.The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is also blessed with kraits, bison, barking deer, spotted deer, vipers, darters, little cormorants, and black eagles.

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is also blessed with a large collection of herbs, shrubs, trees and climbers. The trees in this region are characterized by evergreen and semi-evergreen rain forests, all kinds all ferns and other trees.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary- Tourist Information

Climate : The climate here in Periyar wildlife sanctuary is mostly pleasant. During the months of November to January, the temperature of this region varies from 18C to 24C. However, during the months of March to April, the temperature rises to about 39C. The rainy season prevails during the months of June to August. This locality receives an annual rain fall of about 3340 mm on the average.
Best time to visit : The best Time to visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is from October to June. During this time, the weather is very pleasant and charming.

Getting there -
By Road : The Periyar wildlife sanctuary is well connected to Kumily, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Madurai.
By Rail : The nearest railway station to Periyar wildlife sanctuary is the Kottayam railway junction, which is only at distance of 114 kilometers.
By Air : The nearest airport to Periyar wildlife sanctuary is the kochi airport which is at a distance of only 200 kilometers.

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