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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the 27 famous project tiger reserves in India, is situated in Thekkady,in Idukki district of central Kerala. Incepted in 1934 under the name of 'Nellikkampatty Game Sanctuary',it was later renamed to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in 1950. The imperative date to mention here is the year 1972 when the Periyar National Park was actually slated as under the Project Tiger.

The flora of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is commendable as its deeper valleys consist of tropical evergreen forests having ultimate tree cover where it is quiet hard to find the sunlight. The trees have grown up to an awesome height of about 130-140 feet which is just unbelievable. Some of the levels areas of this sanctuary consist of marshy grasslands present close to the edges of the lake along with other present water bodies. When you will go and view this area in deeper way, you will also see the patches of semi-evergreen forests which are utilized as imperative cover by several animal species here.

If you have thought of going on a trip to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary then you must experience the boat cruises. This is because it will make the best f your trip and through this way you cans see several animals around you at the bank of the lake and in the lake itself.

How to reach:

Air : The nearest airport is at Kochi(Cochin) at a distance of 200 kilometers from Periyar. One can also take a flight to Madurai in Tamil Nadu, 140 kilometers from the destination.

Rail : Kottayam at distance of 114 kilometers from Periyar, is the nearest railhead.

Road : Periyar is well connected via road ways. Kumily, the nearest town from Periyar is properly connected with both the states - Kerala and Tamil Nadu by private buses, state buses or coaches.

Kerala Short Wildlife Tour

Duration: 03 Nights / 04 Days
Destination: Cochin - Periyar - Cochin

DAY 01 : Kochi / Periyar

Day 01 - You will be picked up from the Cochin airport and driven to the Periyar Tiger Reserve which is 4.5 hours drive away by road. You can check into the hotel / resort and spend the day indoors catching up on sleep.
Overnight stay in Hotel.

DAY 02 : Wildlife trekking, boating, tribal villages.

Day 02 - On your second day at the Periyar Tiger Reserve, you can club a host of interesting activities such as wild life trekking, boating trips or visit to tribal villages. Adventure lovers will enjoy the trekking expeditions that take you through natural habitats. You will be assisted by a tour guide who will lead you and fill you in with a lot of interesting trivia. You can spend the afternoon at the tribal heritage museum and get an insight into the tribal culture. In the evening, you can go for a pleasurable boat ride on the lake. Overnight stay in Hotel.

DAY 03 : Bamboo Rafting

Day 03 - Bamboo rafting is a fascinating activity to explore the forest tracts of the reserve. This eco-friendly programme takes up the whole day and offers you a wonderful opportunity to discover the exhaustive flaura and fauna. You will be accompanied by tourist guide and armed guard while you take up this fun filled adventure activity. The rafting starts at 08 am and concludes at 5pm. Overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 04 : Periyar / Kochi

Day 04 - As per your flight timings, leave resort to Cochin airport for onwards journey.
Overnight stay on House Boat.

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