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If you go to Periyar hoping to see tiger, you’re almost certain to be disappointed. The great cats require an enormous amount of territory on which to lead their solitary lives and it’s estimated the 777-sq –km sanctuary has about 35 tigers and leopards. If, on the other had, you treat Periyar as pleasant escape from the rigours of Indian travel, a nice place to cruise on the lake, and an opportunity to see some wildlife and enjoy a jungle walk, then you will probably find a visit well worthwhile. The park encompasses a26-sq-km artificial lake, created by the British in 1895 to provide water to Madurai, and spreads into Tamil Nadu. It is home to bison, antelopes, a sambhar, wild boars, monkeys, langurs, a wide variety of birds, and some 750 elephants.

VISITING THE PARK                                                                                                     Boat trips on the lake are the standard way of seeing the sanctuary, but spend one day at Periyar and take a midday boat trip and you’re unlikely to see anything.’ As soon as a shy animal sticks its head up’, reported one visitor. ‘all aboard shout and scream until it goes again’. The standard two-hour boat first trip (7 am) and last (4 pm) departures offer the best wildlife spotting prospects. It’s better to get a small group together (the smaller the better) and charter your own boat.
Jungle walks can also be interesting. A daily three-hour walk departs early in the morning. Guides can also be arranged from the Wildlife Information Centre for walks further into the park. Curiously, they don’t promote this activity, so you must ask insistently about it. Visitors are not allowed to walk in the park without an accompanying guide. Some of the guides are very knowledgeable and they’re certainly cautions in area where animals may be present. Turning a blind corner and stumbling into a wild elephant is not a wise idea.
The third way to see wildlife is to spend a night in one of the observation towers, although these are often booked out weeks in advance.
The best time to visit the sanctuary is between September and May. The hot season (February to May) may be less comfortable but will offer more wildlife sightings because in the hot season other water sources dry up and the wildlife is forced to come down to the lakeside.

Mangaladevi Temple  
This temple, 13 km from Kumily, is just a jumble of ruins but the views are magnificent. At present, the road to the temple is closed. If it reopens, it’s possible to get there be rented jeep or by bicycle- although it’s uphill all the way from Kumily. By jeep from Kumily, count on a three to four-hour round trip, including a lunch stop.


Thattekkad Bird Sanctuaries  
This sanctuary is 20 km from Kothamangalam, on the Ernakulam to Munnar road. It’s home to Malabar grey hornbills, woodpeckers, parakeets, and rarer species like the Sri Lankan frogmouth and rose-billed roller. Boat cruises are available from Boothathankettu to Thattekkad. The best time to visit is from 5 to 6 am.

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary  
The Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, 48 km south of Palakkad, stretches around the Parambikulam, Thunakadavu and Peruvaripallam dams, and covers an area of 285 sq km adjacent to the Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. It’s home to elephants, bison, gaur, sloth bears, wild boars, sambars, chital, crocodiles and a few tigers and panthers. The sanctuary is open all year, but is best avoided from June to August due to the monsoon.
The best access to the sanctuary is by bus from Pollachi (40km from Coimbatore and 49 km from Palakkad). There are four buses in either direction between Pollachi and Parambikulam daily. The trip takes two hours. Boat cruises operates from Parambikulam and rowboats can be hired at Thunakadavu.

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