Wednesday, November 7, 2007

TDY - 004 - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thekkady

Stock Image No: TDY 004
Periyar lake and mountains that accommodates the wildlife sanctuary. View from Tourism Information centre.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as Tiger Reserve in 1978. Periyar is a protected area, set high in the mountains of the Western Ghats at the border to Tamil Nadu. It lies in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta. The protected area covers an area of 777 km², out of which a 350 km² part of the core zone was made into the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. The park is often called by the name Thekkady also. Thekkady is located four km from Kumily town.

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