Periyar National Park Thekkady is one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala where you can acquaint with exotic species of flora, fauna and avifauna. Tucked away in 777 sq km of grassland and wooded area, Periyar National Park came under the prestigious 'Project Tiger' in 1978 and later it was declared as a national park in 1982. Travel to Periyar National Park Kerala to enjoy a unique wildlife experience.
This Kerala national park is home to about 350 species of medicinal plants. Evergreen or semi evergreen forest dominates the vegetation of Periyar. During wildlife safari to Periyar National Park Thekkady, you will found 70% of vegetation consists of evergreen or semi evergreen forest, 13% of damp leaves forest, 7% of Eukalyptus forest and 1.5% of grassland. The 2019 meters high Kottamalai is the highest peak in the park. You can take a trek to the peak to savor the wild beauty of the dense forests.
With 62 species of mammal, 320 of birds and 45 of reptile, Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve beckons wildlife aficionados and nature observers. As you travel to Periyar National Park Kerala, explore the dense forests to see animals in their natural habitat. This national park provides habitat to exotic animals such as Indian Elephants, Indian Wild Dogs, Gaur, Sambar, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Mongoose, Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Nilgiri Tahr and many other animals.
Take a rewarding trek through the wooded area. Spot Darters, Kingfishers, Cormorants, The Great Malabar Hornbill and the Racket-tailed Drongoes. Take a boat ride on the shimmering water of the Periyar Lake and spot exotic species of animals and birds by the lakeside. To add a dash to your Kerala wildlife safari, visit Kumily and Cardamom Hills.
For more information on Wildlife in Kerala, please click on the links provided below.