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Periyar Wildlife SanctuaryThe Periyar wildlife sanctuary welcomes you with open arms. An ideal destination for a wildlife aficionado, Periyar is reputed as one of the most popular wildlife sanctuary in India. Visit Periyar and have a time of your life in a park that is a haven to a number of wild and feathered species. Also known as Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary, it provides a perfect atmosphere for watching wild animals in their natural habitat.


Spread across an area of 777 sq. km Cardamom hills of Western Ghats, the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is located 137 km from Madurai. Take an excursion on the splendid artificial lake to experience the exciting wildlife of the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. The forest here slopes into the periyar lake, which serves as the waterhole for the animals where they can be spotted taking a dip or drinking the water. Boat services are available to take the visitor around the lake.



Periyar National Park Population :
The major attractions of the Periyar National Park include Elephant, Guar, Sambhars and Tigers. A variety of other wild species including Bison, Spotted Deer, Leopards, Malabar Flyings Squirrels, Stripe necked Mongooses and countless others can also be spotted around the periyar lake. There are over 260 species of birds here, including Nilgiri Wood Pigeons, Blue-Winged Parakeets, White Bellied Tree Pies, Laughing Thrushes and Fly Catchers.


Special Attractions of Periyar :
Tiger - Periyar National Park» Spice Village Resorts


Excursions :
» Tiger Trail Nature Walk
» Visit to Spice Plantations
» Munnar Tea Plantations


How to Reach Periyar :
The nearest domestic airport and railway station of Periyar is at Madurai .


Best time to Visit Periyar :
The Park is open throughout the year & best season to visit the Periyar National Park is between October to March.


Hotels in Periyar :
Category Luxury Deluxe Budget Economy Suggested
Name of Hotels Spice Village Taj Garden Retreat Cardamon County - Arya Niwas

» Spice Village Resort, Periyar :
Situated in the heart of the Cardamom Hills of Kerala, Spice Village is an unprecedented tourist destination of Kerala, offering a rare opportunity to view South India's wildlife and beauty. There are 52 rooms in the hotel- 47 double & 5 suites. The distinguished features include: Swimming Pool, Elephant Ride, and Boat Safari to view animals.
» Hotel Taj Garden Retreat, Periyar :
Situated just 150 Kms. from Madurai, Taj Garden Retreat has 32 spacious rooms equipped with all facilities such as multi-cuisine restaurant, a well- stocked bar, swimming pool & an Ayurvedic Massage Centre. The retreat has one conference hall with seating for 35 persons in a theatre-style.

» Cardamom County Resort, Periyar :
Cardamom County is a newly built hotel in Periyar & very well located near the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. All rooms are well furnished with all modern amenities with balconies to have a good view of the nature. The Periyar hotel is just 148 km from Madurai airport & 134 Kms from Madurai railway station. Amenities - Bar, Room Service, Hot & Cold Running Water, Telephone. T.V, Channel Music, Safe Deposit, Balcony, Ayurvedic Health Club, Swimming Pool, All Major Credit Cards Accepted.

» Hotel Arya Niwas, Periyar :
Tiger Camp - an Eco-Resort in Periyar offers accommodation to nature enthusiasts. The Resort offers fully furnished cottages made with local material.


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