Facts and Figures
Location : Kumily, Kerala
Nearest Access : Kumily (4-kms)
Main Wildlife Found : Elephants, Tiger, Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur
Coverage Area : 777-sq-kms
Set high amid the lofty ranges of the majestic Western Ghats, in God's Own Country, Kerala, is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve. Periyar national park has a pictorial lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Constituted with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir wanders around the contours of the wooded hills, supplying a lasting source of water for the local wildlife. Although it's a Tiger Reserve, tourists come here to observe the Indian elephants in the act of ablution and playfulness by the Periyar Lake.
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Major Wildlife Attractions in Periyar National Park
Apart from Elephants, the other animals to be seen in the Periyar sanctuary are -
Visitors who trek into the Periyar national park often see a Python and sometimes even a King Cobra.
Other Attractions in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Kumily: Located just 4-kms from Periyar, this is a rising town where tourism is rapidly catching up just like the spice trade, the major profession of this small settlement. The town is also well prepared with the outstanding hotels and resorts for accommodation.
Cardamom Hills: Periyar and Kumily are the most suitable points from where guests can easily travel around Kerala's beautiful Cardamom hills.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary offers many to explore for those who look for some adventures in their tour. Here one can check -
Make a trip to this magnificent forest. Indian Holiday.com offers detailed information on Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary as well as other Indian Wildlife Sanctuaries.