Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thekkady (Periyar National Park)















Altitude 1200 meters above sea level
Around 300 km from Bangalore, near Kerala-Tamil Nadu border
This is the best place for the wildlife enthusiast
One of the few Indian reserve forests which allows trekking
One can also enjoy an elephant safari through the forest to see the wild life in their natural habitat















The Periyar wildlife sanctuary amidst the rich jungles, which is spread across 300 sq. miles is one of the most sought after tourist spot in India. The Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The marvelous non-natural lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar River adds to the charisma of the park















Since this region never goes to extreme cold in winter nor goes too warm in summer, periyar is a great tourist attraction through out the year. Famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands it is also home to herds of sambar, gaur, elephants , tigers, lion-tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs.

Just don’t miss it when you are here….

8 comments:

Heather said...

It looks like a beautiful place to visit. If I ever make my way to India, I'll have to check it out!

Greener Bangalore said...

Yes Heather...you should....

koala said...

Ha ha on the comment you left on Skywatch. "Good job and good luck". I'm going to shamelessly steal that line from You.

Strawberry Girl said...

Fantasic post!! I love the photography, did you take the pictures yourself? Beautiful

BTW- Thanks for posting on my blog as well. :D

Viji said...

Hey Narayanan, Thekkady is a lovely place...especially when we get to watch elephant coming to drink water in the "Periyar" river....

Its very, very scenic!!

nsiyer said...

Beautiful are your pictures. I have yet to see Thekkaddy though I claim to be a Keralite. Thanks for the beautiful write up.

CathM said...

Ah - wish I was there (lol)!

Lilly Jones said...

I always love your photographs. They take me to a place of indescribable beauty. Now, when I need some quiet time I shall allow my mind to take me to Periyar wildlife park through these pictures etched in my heart.

-LJ

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