Thekkady Periyar lakeThekkady is among the most sought after tourist destinations of Kerala which is known for its sense stimulating natural beauty, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. It is one of the best known wildlife centers of India which teems with colorful birds, animals and plants species.


Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary:

It is one the best known wildlife sanctuaries in South India which is situated on the banks of Periyar Lake. It is the main center of attraction of this place which lures nature and wildlife lovers from different spheres of the globe. It is one of the most fascinating wildlife reserves that spreads across 777 sq km. The Periyar Lake adds extra charm to this place. It is the only sanctuary in India where wildlife watchers can view wild animals at close quarters during the boat cruise on the lake. The vegetation of the sanctuary consists of tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forest which cradles several species of animals, plants and birds. Some of the well sighted animals at this place are wild elephants, tigers, leopards, gaurs, wild boars and many more. The availability of 260 species of birds makes this place a paradise for bird’s lovers.

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Air: The nearest Airport is Madurai, which is 140 km and Kochi (185 km), and Thiruvananthapuram (265 km).
Rail: The nearest railway station is Kumarakom, 114 km and Madurai station is about 136 km.
Road: An excellent road network from Kumily (4 km) links the town to all major towns and cities in Kerala and India.

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