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Apr 11, 2019

Wildlife Safari in Periyar National park – Experiences will leave you with Goosebumps

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In Periyar, one can have various ways to catch the wilderness of the sanctuary. Safari is the finest way to explore the intensity of the national park. Best safaris available in the Periyar national park are elephant safari, jeep safari and boat cruise on Periyar Lake. The availability of elephant safari, jeep safari and most fascinating boat cruises at Periyar Lake will catch the glimpse of the wildlife experience and will definitely a thrilling experience.

 The most opted safari by all tourists is the charming boat cruise at Periyar Lake. It is an excellent way to spot wild animals like sambar deer, wild boar, elephants and others. Spotting animals near the water edges are the most common visuals during boating. The upper deck of the boat is the best for wildlife viewing when taking a boat journey. To take full advantage of the chances of a sighting, the travellers can also take the 7.00 am for the boat cruise. Also, they can also book for their own boat on renting. Boating might not available in the whole year, during the heavy raining time, the boating might be halted temporarily.

One of the most common safaris among tourists with their children is elephant safari. It is the best way to cover the trails of Periyar that are quite harder to reach. What is more, elephant safaris offer a more interesting experience than jeep safari or others. As tigers are scared to attack elephants, it is the safer choice for those who want to spot a few tigers.

 For small groups and individuals, jeep safari is the finest choice. It is deserving for explorers who love photography and wish to spot ferocious animals. Walking trip with guides are also available. The Jeep Safari not only enlivens and rejuvenates but one feels very close to nature while driving through the attractive and the exciting countryside. From the point of view of people, jeep safari is the excellent option to face the adventure as you can pass through challenging terrains, rugged trails, and also you can stop and enjoy the tranquillity and serenity wherever you want.

How to Get There

The closest airports are at Madurai in Tamil Nadu which is 130 kilometres or 80 miles away and Kochi International airport in Kerala which is 190 kilometres or 118 miles away.  Kottayam is the nearest railways station which is 114 kilometres or 70 miles away. The backdrop on the way to Periyar is attractive and comprises spice gardens and plenty of captivating tea estates.

Get to Know the Safari Timings:

Boating in the jungle for half an Hour:

7:25 AM, 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:30 AM, 4:00 AM

Jeep Safari:

Night Safari: 11.00 PM to 03.00 AM

Full Day Safari:

Max 03.00 PM Last entry

Elephant Safari:

Every day for Half an Hour: 06.00 A.M. to 05.00 P.M.

When to Visit

The best time to visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary is during the cooler, drier months from October to February. Though, the aroma of the dampish vegetation within the monsoon season additionally offers it special attractiveness.  The best time for viewing elephants is throughout the warmer months of March and April as they pay the foremost time within the water. Also, remember don’t expect to see the lots of animals during the monsoon time as there is no would need to come out in search of water.

The Best Place to Stay In Thekkady

Resorts or homestay in Thekkady are known to be the prime element of paradisiacal beauty. KH plantation is one of the top homestay in Thekkady set amidst harmonious backdrops and stunning landscapes. It will definitely charm you with its vibe and the spectacular surrounding serenity. We offer comfy and a pleasant holiday in the lap of nature.  Here you get the best stay options, delicious & authentic Kerala cuisines, good hospitality, chances to get more proximity to nature’s wonders and much more.  With so much to offer, KH plantation is remaining as the most demanding homestays in Thekkady. KH is a true paradise for nature lovers so don’t miss the fabulous blows of green and the melodic chirping of birds. Come and experience a different and a little special holiday in your lifetime at Thekkady with KH Plantation.

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