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Periyar is 925 sq. km of rugged wilderness. The forests are tropical, a mixture of deciduous, semi-evergreen, and evergreen, relieved by patches of grassland. This breathtaking variety is echoed in the fauna too.
You’ll find spectacular herds of wild elephant roaming free, along with astonishingly diverse species of primates, birds and tropical woodland animals. By the way, there’s a reason why your guides know the wildlife so well. They used to poach it. Until the government convinced them to go straight, that is. So rest assured, you’re in the hands of experts!

Periyar offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for travellers of all ages. Like Nature walks, Bamboo rafting, Border Hiking and much, much more. Click here to read more about these options.


There are 16 species of birds that are endemic to the Western Ghats. Of which 13 can be spotted in Periyar. Keep your eyes and ears open for these birds:

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Nilgiri Wood Pigeon
Malabar Parakeet
Malabar Grey Hornbill
Rufous Babbler
Whitebellied Treepie
Greyheaded Bulbul
Black & Orange Flycatcher

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Nilgiri Flycatcher
Whitebellied Blue Flycatcher
Nilgiri Pipit
Crimsonbacked Sunbird
Whitebellied Shortwing
Broadtailed Grassbird

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