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Travel to Periyar Attractions of Periyar
Located on the outskirts of Periyar Sanctuary at a distance of just 4 km, Kumily is an important shopping center and spice trade center. The town also has many hotels to suit all budgets. The main Travel to Periyar attractions here are the many souvenir shops where the best buys are silk scarves and paintings, jewellery and other trinkets.
Another important place of interest in Periyar is Murikkady which is a panorama of cardamom, coffee and pepper plantations.
It is one of the popular picnic spots of Periyar which is situated between Chellarkovil and the TamilNadu state border.
You can explore the beautiful cardamom hills from either Periyar or Kumily. There are many Travel to Periyar guides here who can organize your trip and it is good value for money if you can go as a group.
Boat Cruises are the best way to explore the wilds of the Periyar Sanctuary. It is an amazing experience to see so many wild animals like elephants, wild boar and sambar roaming freely by the water's edge. It is better to go on to the upper deck which offers the best view of the Sanctuary.
Another option is to view wildlife from the watch towers. But an important thing to remember is to be completely silent so that you do not disturb the animals. The Forest Department also provides local tribal guides for those who are interested in trekking. It is an altogether a different experience to be one with the nature and listening to the many sounds of the forest.