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Travel to Periyar
Travel to Periyar National Park in Kerala for an incredible experience. Set among the western ghats, Periyar wildlife sanctuary came into existence after a dam was built on the Periyar river. The resulting artificial Periyar Lake with its amazing location and its surrounding forest area with its abundant animal and bird life has come to be known as the Periyar National Park. An ideal wildlife destination, it is reputed to be one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in India.
Spreading over an area of 777sq.km, the periyar National Park is known for its tigers and elephants. Over 200 varieties of birds and 100 types of butterflies can be seen here. It is a perfect atmosphere for watching wild animals in their natural habitat.
Periyar National Park is near Thekkady, famous for its spice gardens and medicinal plants In fact, the entire Park is surrounded by plantations and spice gardens. Kumily is a plantation town located on the outskirts of Periyar Sanctuary which is an important spice center. Murikkady is another place near Periyar famous for its cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations.
Wildlife of Periyar
On your tour to Periyar you can visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Tiger Reserve. Home to many species of birds and animals, its major attractions include Elephants, sambhars and Malabar Flying Squirrels.
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Tourist Attractions of Periyar
Besides the Sanctuary, one can visit the plantation town of Kumily, Murikkady known for its cardamom plantations and Pandikuzhi which happens to be a popular picnic spot in Periyar.
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There are many hotels in Periyar offering both luxury as well as budget accommodation. With most of the hotels located near the sanctuary itself, one can enjoy the beauty of the tropical forests all around.
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