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Periyar Tourism Overview

About Periyar

Periyar doesn't need a formal introduction. It is a famous wildlife sanctuary located in Tamil Nadu. It is the home to elephants, tigers, and some endangered fauna as well as avifauna. In 1934, the maharajah of Travancore utilized this area as a private game reserve for hunting animals but, in the year 1950, it was declared as a national park. Today, it is a frequented tourist attraction in Tamil Nadu.


Beckoned by the misty hills of the Western Ghats, Periyar wildlife sanctuary spans a vast area of land. This land is a tropical forest in a major portion. Such surroundings describe the climate of Periyar as tropical wet in nature. During summers, the median temperature scales between 28°C-36°C, whereas, ranges between 15°C-22°C during winters.


Periyar, as a whole, is a major tourist attraction. Thousands of tourists visit this national park each year. Apart from the exotic fauna, the extravagant flora is also found here that includes the wild species of flowers, herbs, and much more.