Top Tourist Places To Visit in Periyar

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Periyar

  • Periyar
  • Tamil Nadu
  • India

Periyar Overview

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Periyar Trip?
    2-3 days should be sufficient for exploring the main attractions and activities in Periyar.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Periyar?
    The nearest major airport to Periyar is the Cochin International Airport, and the nearest train station is Kottayam Railway Station.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Periyar?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Periyar are by road via private or hired vehicles or by taking a bus from nearby towns.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Periyar?
    The annual Thekkady Carnival in August and the Periyar Tiger Trail Festival in December are special events that attract visitors to Periyar.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Periyar?
    The top tourist attractions in Periyar include Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Lake, Mangala Devi Temple, and Kadathanadan Kalari Centre.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Periyar?
    Some must-try local dishes include appam, puttu, and fish curry. Restaurants like Spice Village, Ambadi Restaurant, and Bamboo Cafe offer delicious local cuisine.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Periyar?
    Periyar offers a range of accommodations including luxury resorts, budget hotels, homestays, and guesthouses for every type of traveler.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Periyar?
    Yes, public buses are available for transportation within Periyar and to nearby towns and cities.
  • What are the transportation options available in Periyar?
    Transportation options in Periyar include taxis, auto-rickshaws, and rented bicycles for local transportation, and buses for intercity travel.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Periyar?
    The primary language spoken in Periyar is Malayalam, but English is also widely understood in tourist areas.
  • What is the best time to visit Periyar?
    The best time to visit Periyar is during the winter months of October to February when the weather is pleasant for outdoor activities.
  • What Activities can be done in Periyar?
    Activities in Periyar include wildlife safaris, boat rides on Periyar Lake, bamboo rafting, spice plantation tours, and cultural performances at the Kalari Centre.
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