Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary information

Indian/foreigner ₹25/450
Opening hours
6am-6pm (last entry 5pm)
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South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, encompasses 777 sq km and a 26-sq-km artificial lake created by the British in 1895. The vast region is home to bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, over 1000 elephants and around 46 tigers. Firmly established on both the Indian and foreigner tourist trails, the place can sometimes feel a bit like Disneyland-in-the-Ghats, but its mountain scenery and neat jungle walks make for an enjoyable visit. Bring warm and waterproof clothing.