Find nature at its best and purest form in the City of Periyar!
Located in the southern state of Kerala in India, Periyar is a nature lover’s paradise enriched with wildlife, sanctuaries and enchanting landscape. Home to the sixteenth largest tiger reserves in India this city is one of the most famous travel destinations in India with beautiful waterways, forest and rich grasslands enriched with preserved wildlife, this city is also a birdwatcher’s paradise! Tourists across the country and abroad plan their weekend vacation for Periyar every year!
Stretching to over 777 square kilometres, this city is home to a wide range of mammals like Tigers, Elephants, Gaurs, The Slot Bear, Leopards, Dholes and the NilgiriLangur. Periyar City is also home to a wide range of birds like the Grey Jungle fowl, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Parakeet, White-cheeked Barbet, and Crimson fronted Barbet, Black-headed Cuckoo-Shrike, Heart-Spotted Woodpecker, Rufous Babbler, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Rufous-tailed Flycatcher, Ruby-throated Bulbul and White-bellied Tree pie.
Located 200 kms from the capital city of Cochin, you can plan your weekend vacation for Periyar where can commute by road and airways. There are several transport services offering cars and busses every day that you can use to travel from Cochin enjoying an enchanting view of the rich landscape and might just get lucky and spot a tiger or other mammals. When you are planning a weekend vacation for Periyar, make sure you carry a camera or a handy cam to capture rich landscape and wildlife. Periyar is also a common spot for wildlife photographers who visit this city almost once in a year from across the country and from abroad.
The best places for you to stay during weekend vacation for Periyar are:
- The Cardamom County–This hotel designed to take you closer to nature and relax your senses has an outdoor swimming pool, an Ayurveda centre and a Yoga Room to relax your muscles. With a restaurant serving the most traditional Karalan, Indian and International cuisine, you are sure to treat yourself with a once in a lifetime meal! With cottages spread across a vast landscape which come with a private veranda with a magnificent view of the resort and the landscape that surrounds it.
- Spice Village–The Spice Village is a resort built inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is sure to get you closer to the rich wildlife! Located in the heart of the Cardamom Hills, the Spice Village is an ideal tourist destination where visitors can capture a glimpse of the wildlife that surrounds and its inhabitants such as the Indian Tiger, Elephants, Boars, The Deer and Bears.
Located in Kumli which is the main entrance to the Periyar Tiger Reserve and which is a small settlement 300 kms away from Thekkady, this resort can be reached with a 10 minute drive from the man-made Periyar Lake.
With exquisite cottages and huts to stay in, the Spice Village comes with a swimming pool surrounded by tropical trees and lawns. With an exclusive Ayurvedic Clinic and a restaurant serving the most traditional and mouth-watering cuisine, you are sure to relish a weekend vacation for Periyar taking home memories to last a lifetime!