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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Area : 777 sq km / 77,700 hectares
Established : 1950 as a sanctuary, 1978 as a tiger reserve.

Description :

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The forests are tropical, a mixture of deciduous, semi-evergreen, and evergreen 'sholas', the last occurring in the moist valleys and characterised by tall trees and a closed canopy. The forests alternate with extensive patches of grasslands. Periyar's rich bird life includes the Giant Hornbill, Cormorant, Darter, Osprey and Racket-tailed Drongo. The Indian Python and King Cobra are among the reptilian fauna. Periyar has a few Nilgiri Tahr, good numbers of which may also be seen on a day excursion to nearby Eravikulam National Park near Munnar.

Season(Periyar National park)

Open year-round, the best period being November-April.

Access :

Fly to Cochin and drive to Periyar (200 km). The nearest railway station is Kottayam (114 km).


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