Periyar National Park, Thekkady

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Best known for its elephant and tiger reserves, Periyar National Park hosts a trove of rare, endemic plants and wildlife in the Cardamom Hills. Flora enthusiasts will love identifying orchids, elephant grass, teak, banyans, and a medicinal plant called gloriosa lily. Many species of animals wander the park, including exotic birds, jungle cats, bears, monkeys, and more. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Indian elephants and Bengal tigers. If you are lucky, you may even spot one of the few white tigers living in the national park. You can embark on jungle walks and lake tours, although neither can guarantee sightings of the animals you hope to see most. Make Periyar National Park a centerpiece of your Thekkady vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Thekkady holiday maker .
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  • This is a man made national Park I believe. There are rare sightings of wild animals. You can see monkeys at the entrance. I doubt if they have tigers in there.  more »
  • Don't bother. Go somewhere else. The only activity currently available is the boat trip. The walks, rafting etc have been stopped because a dozen trekkers were killed in a wild fire in Munnar. We book...  more »
  • We had a wonderful guided trekking tour of the National Park from 07.00 until 10.00. Great vegetation, ancient trees, many birds, monkeys, and of course there are also elephants at the morning "breakfast".
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  • Periyar National park is a delightful, peaceful place. Not ideal for spotting big, flashy wildlife - it’s more the sort of contemplative place you would like to visit whilst working on a novel. The only activity worth writing about is the ferry ride - a lazy hour long ride down the backwaters, spent best in contemplative silence, trying to spot elephants on the shore
  • It is a lovely place to spend some time with the family. Though I couldn't see any elephants or such animals there. We saw turtles, rare birds and wild buffaloes. The boat ride experience was pleasant. If you wish to see animals then opt for their night camp program as the boating is available only during the day. Best time for boating is at morning 7-10 am
  • Periyar Tiger Reserve is worth visiting for its scenic treat. Nice boat safari experience. During day time you will hardly spot wild animals, suggesting to visit early morning as possible.Tiger sighting totally depends upon luck .Peaceful place with number of different species
  • Nice boat ride experience if you take the first ride in the Morning. you can only see elephant and fox not the tiger.it is 1hr ride starts at 6am and the last ride at 4pm. kindly reach the destination 1hr before since private vehicles are not allowed inside the forest area. You need to go by govt.bus which departs only after all seats are full.
  • It is a natural place where we can see the real nature and real wild life. When we introduced with such things, we realize the actual position of mankind in this universe. I always love plants and nature . Therefore I liked this place very much. This is my most lovable memory forever.
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