• Slider 4
  • Slider 5
South India Travel --› Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries --› Periyar Sanctuary

Periyar Sanctuary

Periyar Sanctuary Tour PackagesOne of the well-known wildlife sanctuaries in the south, Periyar sanctuary attracts a large number of nature lovers every year. Also called the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary, this place is ideal for watching the animals in their natural habitat.

Nearest Airport - Madurai (143 Kms)
Nearest Railhead - Kumarakom, (114 Kms).
Nearest Town - Kumily (4km), The entry point to the reserve is Thekkady, which is accessible by good roads from Madurai, Cochin & Thiruvananthapuram.

Area: Total - 777 Sq.Km. Core: 350 Sq.Km. Periyar Lake 26 Sq. Km, Forest Cover : 360 Sq.K.M. This is one of the most prestigious regions on the high ranges of the Western Ghats. One of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, the Periyar reserve is noted for its diverse wildlife. A drive to the region of Thekkady itself is a experience in its own stand and a mind blowing drive that will leave wanting for more. The sanctuary was declared as a tiger reserve in 1978 under the project tiger scheme, attracts travelers from all over the world.