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Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
2.2/5 based on 1,100 reviews on the web
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. Make Periyar Tiger Reserve a part of your Thekkady vacation plans using our Thekkady itinerary planner.
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  • We spent three days exploring the reserve and we had an awesome experience. 1) Boating: We went for boating twice once in the morning and other in the evening. Both times we were lucky to spot animals...  read more »
  • We visited the Periyar Tiger reserve and we did a jungle scout at 1 am. They let only 6 people in each batch. Two armed forest officers will come along with you during the travel. They cover 6 km and ...  read more »
  • Getting a ticket on the boat is not guaranteed with an entry ticket to the Periyar Tiger Reserve. The boat ride itself could have been better if it were done with smaller boats that could go nearer to...  read more »
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