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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady

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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. See Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and all Thekkady has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thekkady tour planner.
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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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  • ok ok place..just walk thro' ,spend some time, take a snap and come back ..nothing much to do.. you can skip it  more »
  • If you wish to see the wild animals, the best time to visit is early morning. The Periyar lake is a beautiful place inside the Sanctuary and worth spending some time watching the greenery and wildlife...  more »
  • Periyar wildlife sanctuary is simply magnificent. For a tourist from the UK, I thoroughly enjoyed my day trip here which was made special by the sighting of a small family of wild elephants. I'll neve...  more »