Periyar Tiger Reserve attractions

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Periyar Tiger Reserve

Bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, around 2000 elephants and 35 to 40 tigers wander the lushly green hills of South India’s most popular wildlife reserve, which takes in 777 sq km of glorious Western Ghats country, i…
Farm in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Abraham’s Spice Garden

Insightful one-hour tours weave through perfumed spice gardens at this friendly, organic 12-hectare family farm, 3km west of Kumily, in operation since 1952.
Factory in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Connemara Tea Factory

About 14km southwest of Kumily, this four-decade-old working tea factory and plantation offers one-hour guided tours of the tea-making process and tea garden, ending with tea tastings. Buses run from Kumily to Vandi…
Farm in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Highrange Spice Garden

Around 4km west of Kumily, 4-hecare Highrange is awash with lush organic gardens where you can see spices, ayurvedic herbs and vegetables growing. It's also a cheerful family homestay, with four simple rooms dressed…
Museum in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Nature Interpretation Centre

Next to the reserve bus-shuttle car park, on the southwest edge of town, this small interpretation museum runs through the wildlife and geography of South India's Western Ghats, putting strong emphasis on sustainabi…
Landmark in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Reserve Entry Post

Main entry point for Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Church in Periyar Tiger Reserve

St George Orthodox Church

Kumily's main Orthodox church.
Church in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Lourdes Church

Kumily's Catholic church.
Mosque in Periyar Tiger Reserve


Kumily's main mosque.