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Periyar National Park, Thekkady

#4 of 51 in Nature in Idukki District
National Park · Nature / Park
Best known for its elephant and tiger reserves, Periyar National Park hosts a trove of rare, endemic plants and wildlife in the Cardamom Hills. Flora enthusiasts will love identifying orchids, elephant grass, teak, banyans, and a medicinal plant called gloriosa lily. Many species of animals wander the park, including exotic birds, jungle cats, bears, monkeys, and more. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Indian elephants and Bengal tigers. If you are lucky, you may even spot one of the few white tigers living in the national park. You can embark on jungle walks and lake tours, although neither can guarantee sightings of the animals you hope to see most. Make Periyar National Park a centerpiece of your Thekkady vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Thekkady holiday maker.
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  • The highlight of my trip to thekkady was the early morning run in the Tiger reserve park. I walked to the entrance of the park which was only 500 mts from the Mahindra resort where we stayed. The...  more »
  • Everything was smooth right from entry to exit and boats were safe and surroundings were just very peaceful.  more »
  • The national park itself deserved 5 stars. Periyar National Park is a vast area, with hilly surface. But wild animals are rare. Most of the drivers don't know Hindi or English languages. They do not help you to familiar with local flora and fauna. Language is a great problem. Of course, few of them know English and Hindi. You can see here few elephants on far top of the hills. Abandoned lemon grass is growing. Different 🐦 🐦 you can see here. Atleast we have nothing seen beyond these. If language would not been a barrier, the visit here could be like much attractive place with vast knowledge. However, the natural beauty is very sexy, sufficient to delivery you very pleasant experience.
  • The view is awesome, lake covered up with jungle from all sides but disappointed to see very few animals out there like wild Buffalo, wild pig, deer and some birds. Better to visit during summers.

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