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Periyar National Park, Thekkady

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National Park
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. Our Thekkady trip itinerary builder makes visiting Periyar National Park and other Thekkady attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The best time to visit Periyar National Park is early morning to spot the wild life. The Periyar lake is a beautiful place inside the National park and worth spending some time watching the greenery a...  more »
  • Periyar National Park is a place which has such limited human development, it's incredible to go on a guided tour (unguided visits are not allowed) and see the beautiful forests and if you're lucky, c...  more »
  • Awesome Natural Park. Boating is superb. You can some time spot some wild animals. Morning or evening time is perfect. Please avoid noon time as it might be hot. Absolutely recommended and it was a gr...  more »
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  • Awesome... take evening or early morning boating... Book early usually tickets gets sold out... Now personal cars are not allowed...one has to park in parking and visit boat landing by forest bus. They charge 20 rs per person. Parking is 80 rs.
  • You get to see dense woods. Silent and scenic place. Making noise is strictly prohibited as it may disturb the fauna of that region. Be aware of monkeys there.Best time to visit is in the morning.As in the afternoon you can hardly spot any animals there.
  • It's a beautiful and scenic place. Natural museum... You can do a lot of forest related activities like trekking, rafting, boating, etc... All the activities last for a minimum of 3 hours to 3 days like the tiger trail... Don't forget to get a camera with 32Gb with of space :-P
  • Soothing views. They board you in a bus n you can see wildlife. Takes 3 hours minimum. Be careful of price. They may charge more.
  • This is a heaven for animal lovers. The ferry trip in the lake is breathtaking. If you are lucky you might witness elephants, wild buffaloes and hoards if deers.