Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady

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#4 of 12 in Wildlife in Idukki District
Head high up into the hills to explore Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected area notable for its tiger and elephant populations, as well as its forested and mountainous scenery. Take a guided tour of the area by boat or foot, with trained guides pointing out the sounds, sights, and smells of the diverse and expansive park. Aside from its famous mammals, the park offers sights of many rare and endemic animal and plant species, including a wide variety of orchids and flowering plants, the Malabar grey hornbill, and the king cobra. A visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Thekkady trip itinerary maker site to plot your vacation.
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  • We visited this place with a prior online booking which needs to be done 48 hours before on periyarlakefoundation.org. The online payment did not work but the prior online attempt ensured that we got ...  more »
  • We did the Gavi safari and ended up with one of the best safari. As a Bird watch lover was amazed to see so many spices of bird's. We sighted Malabar squirrel's, Monkey's, a group of Elephants, group ...  more »
  • To get in you have to get 2 different tickets from two different places, 500 m from each other: - one for the parc entrance - one for the tour (you cannot go in without a tour). Take a walking tour. Y...  more »

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Where to stay in Thekkady

The main place to stay in Thekkady remains the town of Kumily. With a range of accommodations to suit the needs of safari-goers, most visitors choose not to look any farther than this gateway to the national park. An abundance of refined resorts, eco-lodges, and budget hostels provide the main competition in town, along with a number of rental apartments and guesthouses. You'll also find options along the road that leads south into the national park. You'll need to book well in advance to secure a room in these hotels.
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