Periyar wildlife sanctuary idukki – enjoy the beauty of lake and tiger reserve
periyar wildlife sanctuary, formerly known as nellikkampetty
periyar wildlife sanctuary is prominent reserve center for tigers and animals in india , the necessity of conserving the wild animals are important to maintain the stability of our nature and lives. periyar wild life sanctuary located at thekkady. it situated along with western ghats covers kerala and it also shares the border of tamilnadu.the famous nilagiri tar is found in periyar wild life sanctuary, it is an rare animal. periyar wild life sanctuary is blessed with the precious waters of periyar and pamba. it located at the middle mountain of cardamom hills.
animals found in periyar wild life sanctuary are indian wild dog, tiger, dole, barking deer, mouse deer, sambar, wild pigs etc. other species are lion tailed macaque, nilagiri langur etc.peoples who can adopt the cahngings of temperature can enjoy the beauty of periyar wildlife sanctaury, periyar and pamba originate from here. there is an artificial lake located at the center of the sanctuary, the lake is formed by the result of dam built across the river periyar. in old days it is known as nellikkampetty tiger reserve but it is renamed as periyar later. main projects to save the animals are included here. project tiger was launched in 1978 by central government of india. in 1992 the periyar wild life sanctuary became a part of project elephant.
There are few things to enjoy here, jeep safari , elephant safari, boating in lake also. the time period of the safaris are different. elephant conducts daily 6.00 am to 5.00 pm. jeep safari is conducted in both day and night. cochin international airport is the located away 200 km from here, but madurai airport is located at a distance 140 km. kottayam is the nearest railway station. .the months from october to june is best to visit the place.