Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the blessed environs of Thekkady, Kerala. Spread along the area of 925 sq. km., the natural splendor encompasses the Periyar Lake and is a land replete with wilderness and adventures. Nestled on the high altitude ranges of the Western Ghats, the area is covered in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savannah grasslands. It is the only national park in India which remains open in the monsoon season.
The Periyar National Park has a long history. In the 12th century it had a dam which dramatically changed the landscape. During 18th and 19th centuries it was the hunting ground of the Travancore Kings. In 1982 it got the status of a wildlife sanctuary. Now it is a world of thrilling adventures and habitat of wild species of God’s Own Country.
Periyar National Park is not only an Elephant and Tiger Reserve, it is home to rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna. The vast region is inhabited by bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, elephants and tigers. The rare lion-tailed macaque, the Nilgiri Langur, Gee's Golden Langur, Common Langur, Bonnet Macaque and the elusive Nilgiri Tahr also call it home.
Safari in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary comprise of Jeep Safari, elephant safari and charming boat cruises. Species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and butterflies can be spotted in their glory.
Best time to Visit: October to June
Visit Timing: All days of the week 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Duration: 5-6 Hours