08 Sep Periyar National Park – Elephant & Tiger Reserve in Kerala
Periyar National Park is an elephant reserve and tiger reserve located in Kerala. It has announced the national park in 1982. It is a natural habitat for many wild species, some of them are endangered species as well. If you love to wildlife tours then Periyar will be your memorable and adventures trip.
The most outstanding tourist attraction of this national park is Periyar Lake. Periyar with beautiful natural sightseeing opportunity and rich wildlife makes true the statement of God’s own Country.
Activities in Periyar national park for the Tourist-
This national park is an amazing place for the trekkers, many naturist provide you the information about geographical surrounding of this national park.
Fauna in Periyar national park:-
Periyar have more than 35 species of mammals. It has a total of 24 Tigers other mammals including Elephant, gaur, pigs, sambar, sloth bear and etc. There are more than 270 species of birds these bird species are local as well as migratory. Some bird species are-
4. Black necked stork
Through a bird watchers eye one can easily find the similarity between okhla bird sanctuary which is located in Uttar Pradesh.
Periyar is also a Tiger reserve where Tigers are seen hovering often. If we talk about the reptile family in this national park then there are more than 45 species of reptiles including 30 snakes and 13 lizards. Some reptiles are cobra, pythons, grogs, Asian toad and etc.
Periyar national park is linked with Trivendrum by road and other major cities of Kerala such as Madurai and Cochin. These two cities are also the airport terminals.
You can enjoy the beautiful sunshine and sunset by sitting around the periyar lake. By involving so many Eco tourism activity you can explore the beauty of that park. The major attraction of the park is an elephant junction elephant feeding and bathing can make you fan of the wildlife.
Tourist can also enjoy the oldest martial art performance which is called “Kallaripayutu”.
When To visit- The park is open in all the 12 months, but October to February are the best time to visit in Periyar National park. This is the only park which is open in during monsoon.