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  • Getting to Periyar

Periyar -- Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is an 800 sq mtr sanctuary in Thekkady on the borders of the South Indian states of Kerala and Tamil nadu, and is one of the most important National Parks in Southern India. It boasts of elephants, bisons, antelopes, sambars, wild boars and if one is lucky, even tigers.

Periyar is the best sanctuary in India for watching and photographing elephants at close quarters. What makes Periyar fairly unique as a forest is that game viewing takes place either by small boats through the lake or even on foot.

  • By Air -- Cochin (200 kms) is the main gateway for Periyar .Periyar is also accessible from Madurai(160 kms).
  • By Rail -- Periyar is easily accessible from Cochin(200 kms) , Kumarakom (150 kms) and Madurai(160 kms).

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