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Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

(2.3/5 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 were there as a group of 12 and had a pleasant walk in the quiet of the park. Don't go expecting to see tigers as the rangers have only spotted one in years! However, it makes for an enjoyable walk...  more »
  • This reserve offers so much at the start . Admission to the reserve is extortionate 400 rupees for foreigners against 20 rupees for indian nationals when you enter you can only travel round the road o...  more »
  • Our tickets were booked on line which meant we could sit upstairs on the top of the boat. Had the 9.30 trip. Wouldn't have liked to sit downstairs. The rangers on the boat were great and very knowledg...  more »