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How to Reach Periyar National Park

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary) is one of the renowned wildlife sanctuaries in India and perhaps the finest in South India. Situated in the picturesque environs of the Western Ghats hills in Kerala, the Periyar National Park covers an area of approx. 777 sq km. The varied physical features, such as landscape and climate, of this jungle, hold up a rich and varied flora and fauna. The topography of the park is highly undulating and boasts numerous narrow water streams.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary By Air:

The nearest airports to Periyar National Park are Cochin International Airport at 157 km and Madurai Airport in Tamil Nadu at 151 km. Buses and taxis are available from both destinations to Periyar at affordable prices.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary By Rail:

Kottayam Railway Station is the nearest railhead from Periyar, located at 101 km. Avail a taxi/bus from the train station and enjoy the exploration of the wildlife.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary By Road:

Kumily, the nearest town from Periyar, is well served by both state and private buses from Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Madurai in Tamil Nadu. After heavy rains, chances of good wildlife sightings are very slim as the animals only come to the lake, when water sources inside the forest have dried up. So visit this magnificent wildlife sanctuary.

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