Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

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#2 of 20 in Wildlife in Idukki District
Periyar Tiger Reserve provides a home for many rare, endemic, and endangered animals living in a protected environment. Encompassing 925 sq km (357 sq mi) and including two major rivers, this delicate ecosystem sits in the pristine landscape of the Pandalam and Cardamom Hills. Tigers, elephants, and the endangered Nilgiri tahr are just some of the creatures inhabiting the park. Take a boating trip to the Periyar Lake to see cormorants floating on the water's surface and elephants drinking from the misty shore. Check the website for boat tour times and bring binoculars to spot the wildlife easier. To visit Periyar Tiger Reserve and other attractions in Thekkady, use our Thekkady journey planning app .
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  • A customary boat ride few can resist. Lovely scenic lake. Have to be lucky to get glimpses of animals of the wilder variety. Photographers' delight. Has a fair variety for Bird lovers too.  more »
  • This is an amazing way to visit a national park. You follow a water route and there is a guide who will spot all the rare birds and animals and tell you to watch as well. We were disappointed though n...  more »
  • The place is great, the reserve and calm cut you some Indian ambient noise we made the bamboo rafting (which isn't rafting but only a bamboo boat ride) and spent the day walking in the reserve only downside , but big: we saw nothing! Bad luck because our hotel neighbors did the day before and seen elephants wild and lots of other things. For our part, we have seen that some monkeys. According to the guide, been well he had a day without seeing anything to do if you're in the corner, hoping that you will see something
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