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Best time to visit Periyar National Park

Periyar National Park in Kerala, God's Own Country is one of the most blessed wildlife sanctuaries in India. The national park can be visited throughout the year and every weather has its own distinctive charm. Temperature ranges from 15°C to 31°C. April and May is summer while monsoon lasts from June to September and winter extends from October to March. Go through the season wise details on planning your trip to Periyar.

Summers April to May 28°C - 36°C
Monsoon June to Sep 25°C - 36°C
Winter Oct to March 10°C - 18°C


Periyar National Park in Summer (April to May)

Summer in Periyar lasts from March to May. This season is a good time to spot animals that come to quench their thirst at the lake. The temperatures are high and the vegetation lean. Evening safari tours are common during summer.

Periyar National Park in Monsoon (June to September)

Periyar is the only national park to be open in the monsoon. Rains bless the area with verdure beauty. Though the park remains open safari is a little difficult. It is preferred by true adventure and wildlife lovers.

Periyar National Park in Winter (October to March)

October to March is winter season in Thekkady. It is the best time to make plans to visit. Fresh from rains, the water bodies are full while vegetation lush with recent rains. Flowers are in bloom and animals can be spotted easily. Also, migratory birds settled here for the season. Also, safari on rafts and boat cruise on Periyar Lake, jungle trekking border patrolling and safaris are all the more exciting.