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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 :
Spice Village Resorts
» 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 :
» Spice Village Resort,
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.
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.
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.