Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta, Kerala

Area: 305 km2 (118 sq mi)

Core: 350 square kilometers

Buffer: 427 square kilometers

Longitude: 76°57' and 77°25' E

Latitude: 9°16' and 9°36' N

Altitude: 100m to 2016 m. above msl

Rainfall: 2500 mm

Temperature: Minimum: 15°C, Maximum: 31°C

Information on Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

The park is being embellished with an attractive lake at the heart of the shelter which is a man-made (100 years) of Ages Lake at Thekkady and also is essentially recognized for its wild elephants and also heavily developed beautiful Western Ghats forests. A number of the passionate valleys of Periyar include exotic evergreen woodland with incredibly thick tree cover with little sun-rays to obtain passed through. These trees are fully expanded at the incredible heights of approximately (128 to 141 feet). Several of the areas in the park contain marshy grasslands near the sides of the lake and other water bodies. Spread out throughout the park are additionally patches of green forest utilized as vital cover by most of the animal types.

Best Season to Visit Periyar National Park

In the month of (Dec - Mar) is the right time as a result of lack of rainfall and very light temperature level. The pets, movement birds and also butterflies are less intricate to find throughout this season. Photography scenic tours are best when taken throughout this time.

Wildlife Safari Timings

  1. Boat cruise for 30 minutes - Timings for watercraft cruise are 7:25 am, 9:15 am, 11:15 am, 1:30 pm and also 4:00 pm.
  2. Jeep safari - Complete day safari starts by morning and the last trip starts by 3 at night. The night safari starts by 11:00 pm and finishes by 3:00 am.
  3. Elephant safari for thirty minutes - The tour starts by morning 6:00 am as well as the last trip starts by 5:00 in the evening.

Natural Walk

Various nature tracks traversing varied environments create the travelling paths, normally (5 to 6 kilometers) in size. This is an expository developer offering outstanding chance to enjoy birds, butterflies and various other wildlife animals. The tracks frequently travel through green and also damp deciduous forests sprinkled with marshy meadows. The programmer is give you between (6:45 AM to 10.15 AM) 3 hours maximum.

Things to do in Periyar National Park
  1. Boat Rides
  2. Trekking
  3. Bamboo Rafting
  4. Elephant Ride
  5. Tribal Heritage Tour
  6. Shopping
Entry charges
  1. Adult: 33 INR
  2. Child: 5 INR
  3. Charge for video camera: INR 300
  4. Charge for camera: INR 38
  5. Boat safari: INR 150 for adults above 11 years
  6. Tiger trail trekking: INR 5,500 for one night

For more information on Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, travel guide, tips and holiday packages contact Swan Tours or call 8287 000 333.