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Periyar Travel Guide

Periyar Information
Looking for a perfect wildlife holiday destination in India? Are you interested in rich flora and fauna? Just close your eyes and plan your holiday trip to Periyar with your family. Surely it will be a mesmerizing experience of your lifetime. Periyar is the beautiful tourist destination in the state of Kerala, South India. Periyar is well-known for its Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary or Periyar National Park is one of the most prominent and mesmerizing natural wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

There is also a breathtakingly beautiful artificial lake spanning in the area of 55 square kilometer at the heart of Periyar National Park. The best way to explore the sanctuary is to take a boat ride in the lake of Periyar. Taking a boat ride in the Periyar Lake to view the wildlife attractions, such as elephant tracking and bird viewing, of the wild sanctuary provides a mesmerizing experience. Apart from wildlife, Periyar is also blessed with mesmerizing natural beauty. Spice gardens and plantation estates surrounded the sanctuary enhance the beauty of sanctuary. During your wildlife holiday in Periyar you will have also an opportunity to visit Kumilly and Cradomom Hills. Situated at the distance of just 4 km from Periyar, Kumilly is also a popular tourist spot of Kerala. The town of Kumilly is well-appointed with superb hotels, resorts, and accommodation. During the tours to Periyar, Cradomom Hills are also the worth visiting spot.

Major Attraction of Periyar National Park
Periyar Lake & Boat Ride:
Periyar Lake is a beautiful artificial lake in the heart of Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Boat ride is the best way to explore the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Taking a boat ride in the lake of Periyar to explore the wildlife attractions and view the birds of the sanctuary offers a mesmerizing experience. Don’t miss to enjoy a boat ride in the lake of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, while you are traveling in Periyar.

Periyar National Park has rich and diverse flora. Flora of Periyar has tropical and deciduous and semi evergreen forest. Some major trees inside the park are Rosewood, Teak, Eucalyptus, Terminalia, Sandalwood, Timber trees, Jamun, Mango, Pipal, Banyan, Gulmohar, Bamboo, Banyan, and many others.

Fauna: Some major animals found in the Periyar National Park are Tigers, Asian Elephants, Gaurs, Nilgiri Langurs, Sambars, Malabar Giant Squirrels, Bisons, Antelopes, Wild Boars, Spotted Deers, and striped necked Mongoose.

Some major reptiles found in Periyar National Park are King Cobra, Krait, Viper, non-poisonous snakes, Tortoise, Bi-colored Frogs, and Crocodiles.

Some major species of birds found in the Periyar National Park are great Indian Hornbill, Kites, Black-winged kites, Nilgiri wood pigeons, blue-winged parakeets, fly catchers, kingfishers, cormorants, black-necked stork, laughing thrushes, darters, cormorants, white-bellied tree pies, barbets, racket-tailed drongoes, peafowl, and plovers.

How to reach Periyar

By Air:
Periyar has no airport. But one can take a flight for Cochin, Madurai or Trivandrum.
Cochin Airport is at the distance of 204 km from Periyar. Trivandrum Airport is 270 km from Periyar. And Madurai Airport is 150 Km from Periyar. Periyar is well connected by road with these destinations.

By Rail: To arrive in Periyar, nearby stations are Kottayam (110 km), Trivandrum (270 km), Cochin (204 km), and Madurai (150 km).

Road: Periyar is well connected by surface with the cities like Kumilly, Cochin, Trivandrum, Alleppey, and Madurai.