PERIYAR

PERIYAR – KERALA TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Periyar is a tourist destination where you can see a largee number of tigers and a group of mamooths during your Kerala trip.. Periyar is located in Idukki district which is covered with greenery.
 
Periyar is spread over an area of 959 sq km. There is a National park known  as Periya Tiger Reserve which  is a wildlife sanctuary. Many endangered species of animals are protected inside this wildlife 
 
There are boat service in the PeriyarbLake which is flowing through the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.. Periyar Tiger reaerve os a home for many species of animals . Inside the Periyar Tiger Reseve, visitors can see Bengal Tigers, White Tigers, Indian Elephants, Gaur, Sambar. etc.  There are various kinds of bird species like  Black-Necked Stork inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
How to Reach Periyar National Park:
1.By Road:
 
The nearest town of Periyar National Park is Kumily. Kumily is a town that has a connection with Kottayam. You can hire a cab from Kumily to Periyar Tiger Reserve.
 
2. By Train:
 
The nearest railway station tobthe Periyar National Park is Kottayam Raioway Station. Train from different states are arriving at this railway station. Visitors can hire a taxi or private vehicleto Periyar Wildlife Reserve.  
 
3. By Air:
 
The nearest airport is Madurai Airport which is at a distance of 140 km from Periyar Wild life Sanctuary.. Other is Cochin International Airport which is at a distance of 200 km.
Best Time to Visit Periyar National Park:
The best time to visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is during the months of October to March. At this time the birds and predators will be coming to this place and visitors can see them. 
Safari Timings in Periyar National Park:
 
1. Jeep Safaris:
 
Full Day Safari: Till 03:00PM
 
2. Night Safaris: 11:00PM to 03:00AM
 
3. 330-Minutes Elephant Safari:
 
Between 06:00AM to 05:00PM