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Periyar National Park, Kerala


Periyar National Park is famous mainly for the elephants but it holds around 40 Tigers in its boundaries. You can not see these tigers easily. On certain time, they come out and show their presence to all visitors.

One of the most famous national parks in South India and is situated in Kerala the Periyar National Park is set high at the Western Ghat ranges. The secured region is broad along the region of 925 sq km (357 sq mi). The remainder of 350 sq km (140 sq mi) of the centre zone was pronounced as the Periyar National Park in the year 1982.

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Wildlife In Periyar

Aside from Elephants, different creatures can be found in the Periyar Sanctuary are Wild Pigs, Sambar, Gaur, Mouse Deer, Dole or Barking Deer, Indian Wild Dog and Tiger. There are, presently evaluated includes 40 tigers in the Periyar National Park.

Periyar National Park, Kerala

The significant four types of primates are additionally found at Periyar – the uncommon lion-followed macaque, the Nilgiri Langur, Gee’s Golden Langur, Common Langur and Bonnet Macaque. Periyar is additionally being considered as the natural surroundings of the subtle Nilgiri Tahr, which can once in a while be seen however recognizes its quality.

Safari In Periyar National Park

In Periyar, one can experience the wildlife adventure in a very unique way. The accessibility of Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, and most beguiling boat travels at Periyar Lake will bring the wildlife experience additionally fulfilling.

Boat travels call the best choice to look at the wilds of Periyar Sanctuary. Today the Periyar Lake is enhanced with an incredible sailing spot for the voyagers. In spite of the fact that it is irregular to see numerous creatures from the boat, still, you can spot a group of Elephants, Wild Boar, and Sambar Deer by the water’s edge alongside some water-bodies. The upper deck is best for wildlife seeing when taking a Boat Safari, however, better turn up thirty minutes ahead of schedule to get the best seat. To augment the odds of locating, the visitors can likewise take the 7.00 AM ride of the boat. In addition, they can likewise book for their very own boat.

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Safari Timings:

Boat Cruise in the wilderness for half n Hour:

7:25 AM, 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:30 AM, 4:00 AM

Jeep Safari:

Night safari: 11.00 PM to 03.00 AM
Entire Day Safari: Max 03.00 PM Last passage

Elephant Safari :

Regularly within Half an Hour: 06.00 A.M. to 05.00 P.M.

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Best Time to Visit Periyar National Park

The best season to visit Periyar National Park is from the long periods of October to June.

How To Reach Periyar National Park

By Air: Kochi (Cochin) at 200-km or Madurai in Tamil Nadu at 140-km is the closest flight terminals from Periyar.

You can also reach there by train: Kottayam at 114-km is the closest railhead from Periyar.

By Road: Kumily, the closest town from Periyar is very much served by both state and private transports from Kottayam, Ernakulam and Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

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While wandering around the most beautiful place that is known for “God’s Own Country” in Thekaddy, the Periyar Sanctuary is really filled with elephants that roam here freely while interacting with the people as most of them are friendly.

Also, to understand that common magnificence, a loosening up at its vehement hotel and Vehement resorts will do marvels to your stay. Staying in such hotels and resorts along with the beautiful nature of the surrounding will really move you and will always be in your memory. There are even options to stay inside the boat for a night that will surely be an experience that is uncompared to any other adventure.

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