Famous Temples in Periyar
The hill stations of Kerala can be the perfect choice for anyone who wants a break from the city noises, crowd, stress and tension. It would be the perfect place for relaxation.
Periyar is one of the popular hill stations and the Wildlife destination of Kerala. It is placed on the sensuous Western Ghats in Idukki district, central Kerala. Home to the vivacious Periyar National Park and it is a paradise on earth. It is also known as the spice bag of the state. Periyar has one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world, where you can witness herds of playful elephants roaming freely or bathing and swimming at the Periyar Lake.
The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Lying close to the plantations, in the rich jungles of Periyar, is one of the world’s most fascinating natural wildlife reserves – the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread across 777 sq.km, of which 360 sq.km is thick evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The wonderful artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar adds to the charm of the park. This is the only sanctuary in India where you can have the unique experience of viewing wildlife at close quarters from the safety of a boat on the lake.
Kumily Kumily, a popular plantation town is situated just outside the Periyar sanctuary. The town has extensive plantations of various Indian spices.
Kurisumala One of the favourite places of the adventure enthusiasts, Kurisumala offers ample opportunities for mountain climbing ,trekking and other adventure sports. The place also provides clear view of the Periyar sanctuary and Kumily.