Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

3.2
#1 of 29 in Wildlife in Idukki District
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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  • In frankly speaking terms, my experience of Periyar lake was okay but not upto that mark. We had hardly seen a cuple of biason that's it. One should leave Thekkady early to get to the houseboat as it ...  more »
  • an hour and a half each way, easy trek with hardly any going up or down. didn’t expect to see much in a jungle anyway but we’re lucky to have bijou to keep us company. bijou is one of four reserve gui...  more »
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  • Very good place to enjoy the nature and get a chance to see some wild animals. There is boating facility available inside the reserve which lasts for an hour. They will take us deep inside the reserve where we might see some animals. You have to book your tickets much early if you are going on holidays. Rooms are also available if you want to stay inside the reserve area.
  • One of the best place to enjoy with your friends and family...You should park your vehicles out, the entry is only through bus... can buy entrance ticket from the counter working just near to the parking area.. If you are planning to do boating, better to book tickets online to avoid last minute rush...
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