Thekkady Tourism & Travel Guide - Know Before you Go!

Thekkady Overview

The single most important place to visit at Thekkady is the Periyar National Park, a verdant forest in Kerala’s Western Ghats. For those who cherish the tranquility that nature serves up, this wildlife sanctuary is a must visit. One of the most fascinating forests in India and the world, Periyar spans up to 777 sq km. With a mixture of evergreen, moist deciduous forests and grasslands, it boasts of exotic fauna and flora. Home to several species of animals like the majestic Asian elephants, tigers, panthers, wild dogs, Gaur, sambar deer, barking deer, leopards, Sloth bears, Malabar Giant Squirrel and the Lion-tailed Macaque, Periyar is one big wildlife fiesta for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Apart from animals, the wildlife sanctuary is also the abode of a variety of birds like thrushes, ospreys, kites, kingfishers, orioles, grey herons, flycatchers, cormorants, ibises and darters, and reptiles like flying lizards, monitor lizards, king cobras and pythons. So, if you’re planning a trip to this part of paradise, make sure you shoot some amazing snapshots of the denizens and share the beauty of the enchanted forest with your friends in the concrete jungles.

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