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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Getting there & away

Buses originating or terminating at Periyar start and finish at Aranya Nivas, but they also stop at the Kumily bus station, at the eastern edge of town.

Eight buses daily operate between Kochi and Kumily (Rs 98, six hours). Buses leave every 30 minutes for Kottayam (Rs 66, four hours), and there are two direct buses daily to Trivandrum at 8.45am and 5pm (Rs 148, eight hours). Four morning buses and one afternoon bus go to Munnar (Rs 68, 4½ hours).

Tamil Nadu buses leave every 30 minutes to Madurai (Rs 40, four hours) from the Tamil Nadu bus stand just over the border.