Day 01: Periyar
Periyar National Park TourArrive at Cochin/ Madurai airport, transfer to Periyar National Park (Thekkady) through a picturesque route. Arrive at Periyar, check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, take a boat ride over Lake Periyar to see the rich wildlife. Periyar Tiger Reserve or Periyar National Park is spread in an area of 777 square KMS. It is a quite rich, diverse deciduous jungle, combined with the open area of the tall grass. The Lake Periyar is an artificial fabulous lake scattered with dull wood# s snags that offers as the perch to water birds, grey heron, darter, kingfisher and egret. Periyar is one of the best places to see the wild Asiatic elephants. The huge mammals out here swim over the water and the streams and normally these animals may be spotted while taking the boat ride at Lake Periyar. It is also the home of Royal Bengali Tiger, leopards, wild dog, Sambhar, Barking deer, macaque with lion tail and Nilgiri Langur. Periyar Tiger Reserve has the various species of woodland birds. The boat is the only available mode of transport at Periyar National Park.