Imagine, herds of Sambar, Deer and Bison walking up to the water and elephants playing around in the mud. Well, this is Periyar for you! Nestled beautifully in Thekkady, Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary offers a visual retreat. Adorning the banks of Periyar River, the park is a remarkable elephant and tiger reserve. Above all, it is one of the best places to visit in Kerala for reasons quite obvious.
Home to exotic flora and fauna, the scenic sanctuary offers wildlife viewing through boat safaris. Boasting of verdant scenic surroundings and rich biodiversity, it has around 40 tigers. 45 reptile species and 260 bird species share space with elephants, wild pig, jungle cat, etc. Gaur, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri Tahr, stripe-necked mongoose also call the park their home.
A haven for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers, the park is undoubtedly the pride of ‘God’s Own Country’. Go for cloud walks, nature walks, trekking, bamboo rafting or bullock cart rides, you will return with a bag full of memories. Following the tiger trails raises the fun quotient to the next level. Thus, visiting Periyar is definitely one of the best things to do in Kerala.
Spend some blissful moments amidst the lap of nature. The refreshing environs rejuvenate your senses. Besides, a number of surprises at Periyar keep your spirits high at all the time and complete your trip to Kerala.