Periyar Tourism


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Periyar, also known as Thekkady is best known for its wildlife, is a must-see for all visitors to Kerala. The Periyar Lake lies at the heart of the sanctuary, which is a veritable paradise for all wildlife lovers.Periyar is home to around 800 elephants and 40 tigers, as well as many rare plants, birds and small animals, the Periyar National Park and its green surroundings, are a destination that tourists are sure to enjoy visiting when they travel to Kerala.

Periyar is a wonderful place for organizing nature tours and trekking since its impeccable natural ambiance and a challenging terrain makes it a veritable spot for adventure activities.
The hotels of Periyar gives an experience of living in the natural environment with beautiful birds and butterflies around. A number of hotels have opened in Periyar to provide accommodation to the nature lovers who visit the wildlife sanctuary. These include the Spice Village, built in the form of individual thatched cottages to resemble a tribal village.
The hottest shopping destinations in Kerala, Periyar offers some pleasant options for tourists to indulge in some leisurely Shopping in Periyar. In fact, an avid shopper will find it impossible to return from a trip to the Sanctuary without shopping in Periyar.
'Eating Out' in Periyar can always be fun, and the restaurants in Periyar will introduce a variety of new cuisines and flavors. Designed to cater to the tastes and budgets of all kinds of travelers, these restaurants are scattered all over the region, some of them within the Park itself, while some, outside. The restaurants specialize in the best of Indian, Chinese, Continental and traditional South Indian cuisines.
Culture of periyar however has been heavily influenced by a number of other civilizations like those of the Chera, Chola, and the Pandya cultures.
Emergency helpline numbers of Periyar are Police-100, Fire-101, Ambulance-102 etc.
Periyar offers many things for entertainment like plantation tours , Elephant rides , Trekking , Boat cruises on the Periyar Lake
Situated within the confines of the Western Ghats in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world. Languages spoken are :- English, Malayalam, Best time to go : October to June, Main Wildlife Found : Elephants, Tiger, Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur etc.

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