Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 925 Sq .km., Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. Zealously guarded and efficiently managed reserve is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and Pamba.
Terrain is undulating with lofty peaks of over 1700 meters bordering the north and east. Towards the west it merges into an extensive tableland Mount Plateau of average elevation 1200 meters. rom the edge of this plateau the land falls steeply to the thickly forested tracts of Sabarimala hills in the Pamba River basin
Welcome to Periyar - FV5_0166-3As we proceed into the reserve from the main gate...FV5_0135Visitors need to cross the lake standing on the bamboo raft -FV5_0144Tribal Woman - Fishing on Periyar Lake - 1DS_0531Boating on Periyar Lake - 1DS_0540Parasite Tree - FV5_0149Spider - Female - FV5_0151Spider- FV5_0152Elephant herd - 1DS_0573Tailor Bird's nest - FV5_0159Tiger Pug makrs on Softwood tree - Shown by Forest Ranger - FV5_0155Deep inside the Periyar reserve as visitors go on trekking... -FV5_0147Red-Cheeked Bulbul - 1DS_0520The Great Indian Malabar Hornbill - 1DS_0552Bamboo Rafting on Periyar Lake - 1DS_0644Tourists on the Bamboo Raft - 1DS_0623Landscape view from inside Periyar -1DS_0680Elephant herd - 1DS_0767Another Landscape view - 1DS_0688Cormorant in flight - 1DS_0784