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Periyar National Park, Thekkady

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#4 of 51 in Nature in Idukki District
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Best known for its elephant and tiger reserves, Periyar National Park hosts a trove of rare, endemic plants and wildlife in the Cardamom Hills. Flora enthusiasts will love identifying orchids, elephant grass, teak, banyans, and a medicinal plant called gloriosa lily. Many species of animals wander the park, including exotic birds, jungle cats, bears, monkeys, and more. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Indian elephants and Bengal tigers. If you are lucky, you may even spot one of the few white tigers living in the national park. You can embark on jungle walks and lake tours, although neither can guarantee sightings of the animals you hope to see most. Make Periyar National Park a centerpiece of your Thekkady vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Thekkady holiday maker.
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  • Took the half day bamboo rafting package , we only had the chance to see a group of buffalos at short distance, staff were so professional 
    Took the half day bamboo rafting package , we only had the chance to see a group of buffalos at short distance, staff were so professional  more »
  • Booked advance tickets for Periyar National Park, Lake cruise. Car dropped us at the park entrance. Short bus ride to the lake. Boat was awesome..More like a luxury cruise. Guards were very... 
    Booked advance tickets for Periyar National Park, Lake cruise. Car dropped us at the park entrance. Short bus ride to the lake. Boat was awesome..More like a luxury cruise. Guards were very...  more »
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  • Staff is really friendly, we opted for green walk. It was good experience. We got a chance to see elephants and its calves.. The guide who came along with us gave proper information and guided us throughout our journey inside the forest. The department people were polite and helpful. Though we didn't get to see many animals it was refreshing experience for our group.
  • I didn't like much. As couldn't see much animals other than deer and buffaloes. Was excited to see the tiger. Couldn't find only. But enjoyed boat ride nice it was.

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