Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary – Thekkady

Thekkady (Idukki district) is the location of the Periyar National Park. Situated in kerala, close to the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border town of Kumily, it is located about 114 km from Madurai Airport. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur, lion-tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs. The Periyar Wildlife sanctuary is spread across 777 km² (300 sq. miles), of which 360 km² (139 sq. miles) is thick evergreen forest. The Wild Life Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The…