Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

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#3 of 8 in Wildlife in Thekkady
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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  • The whole process of booking tickets is a right palava. My wife tried booking online for days and the website kept crashing. You can't book in advance in person. When you get there they recommend eith...  more »
  • Must visit, when you are in Thekkady. We visited during rains and experience was out of the world. The drive to the lake is through lush jungle. The lake is serene and beautiful.  more »
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