Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

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#3 of 8 in Wildlife in Thekkady
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. To visit Periyar Tiger Reserve and other attractions in Thekkady, use our Thekkady journey planning app .
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  • Sprawling Vista of greenery,placid lake & host of bison,deer & birds. We soothed our eyes & drank the necter of nature to our hearts content. For a better view of wildlife try to visit early morning o...  more »
  • A must-visit place in Thekkady. Good to enjoy some time in the nature's nest. The best place for those who are searching for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, head to Thekkady and vis...  more »
  • Hot climate was a deterrant. Best to visit during winter. We didn't see a single tiger. No one saw in our day of trip. May be since forest is huge they were unavailable...  more »
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