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Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

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#1 of 34 in Wildlife in Idukki District
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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Periyar Tiger Reserve provides a home for many rare, endemic, and endangered animals living in a protected environment. Encompassing 925 sq km (357 sq mi) and including two major rivers, this delicate ecosystem sits in the pristine landscape of the Pandalam and Cardamom Hills. Tigers, elephants, and the endangered Nilgiri tahr are just some of the creatures inhabiting the park. Take a boating trip to the Periyar Lake to see cormorants floating on the water's surface and elephants drinking from the misty shore. Check the website for boat tour times and bring binoculars to spot the wildlife easier. To visit Periyar Tiger Reserve and other attractions in Thekkady, use our Thekkady journey planning app.
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  • Don't go as a tourist without pre-booked ticket. We waited for 2 hours to go to the ticket selling 90 min before the boat was leaving, cause they told us to do so. When we got there, 90 min in... 
    Don't go as a tourist without pre-booked ticket. We waited for 2 hours to go to the ticket selling 90 min before the boat was leaving, cause they told us to do so. When we got there, 90 min in...  more »
  • It was a bad experience for me travelling to Thekkady Wildlife Reserve (Periyar Tiger Reserve). Why do forest department charges money as entrance fee Rs.45 from nationals and Rs. 500 from... 
    It was a bad experience for me travelling to Thekkady Wildlife Reserve (Periyar Tiger Reserve). Why do forest department charges money as entrance fee Rs.45 from nationals and Rs. 500 from...  more »
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  • We booked Bamboo Grove and the service was excellent.Food was the most positive aspect.We did the Green Walk and it was a great experience.We had booked Jungle Camp which was unfortunately cancelled because of the rain(16-October).But the Management refunded the amount in less than two weeks which is worth appreciating considering it is taking months for private sectors to refund amount. We will definitely plan for a trip to enjoy Jungle Camp.Thanks Team.
  • enjoying boating at the magnificent lake, trekking through the dense forests, or simply sitting back to spot an animal or two. It is no uncertainty that this place is the ideal holiday destination, which offers adventure and nature beautifully rolled into one. The wide range of activities, decent and affordable accommodation, as well as easy accessibility, makes Periyar National Park a must-visit tourist spot in Kerala. Best place for photoshoot

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