Kerala Thekkady Periyar National Park
Periyar National Park
Mlappara, Kerala [Direction]

Notable as an elephant reserve and a tiger reserve, the Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, is made up of tropical evergreen and moist deciduous forests, grasslands, stands of eucalyptus, and lake and river ecosystems, located in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala.

Located high in the Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills of the South Western Ghats along the border with Tamil Nadu, the park is a repository of rare, endemic, and endangered flora & fauna.

Lies in the middle of a mountainous area of the Cardamom Hills, the Periyar National Park has several hundreds of flowering plant taxa, including about 171 varieties of grass, and 140 varieties of orchids.

It is an essential tiger and elephant reserve, and there are 35 kinds of mammals reported in the park, including many endangered species.

Other creatures, including the gaur, sambar, wild pig, Indian giant squirrel, Travancore flying squirrel, jungle cat, sloth bear, Nilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Salim Ali’s fruit bat, stripe-necked mongoose, and Nilgiri marten are also can found in the park.

About 266 species of birds can be seen in the park, including the Malabar grey hornbill, Nilgiri wood pigeon, blue-winged parakeet, Nilgiri flycatcher, white-bellied blue flycatcher, and crimson-backed sunbird. There are 45 species of reptiles, in which 30 snakes, 13 lizards, and two turtles.

Timing
06:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Entry Fee
Indians:
INR 45 for Adult
INR 15 for Children

Foreigners:
INR 500 for Adult
INR 180 for Children
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