Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary- History, Timings, Entry Fee, Parking Details, Natures Walks, Boating, Cloud Walk, Green Walks, Border Trekking, Jungle Camping, Bamboo Rafting, Tiger Trail, Accommodation, Online Booking and How To Reach.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary History:

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary air is mixed with freshness and aroma, the wilderness of the jungle, sweet Humming of birds, the buzz of insects roaring of tigers makes you crazy to visit The  Periyar Wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary located in the Cardamon and Pandalam hills. No doubt nature is filled with beauty an extra care added to it adds extra feather to its beauty. To feast your soul with nature’s beauty the Periyar wildlife sanctuary is the perfect destination.

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary also called Thekkady,  is popular for the tiger population, other wildlife and many interesting adventures. The beautiful rivers the Periyar and the Pamba play major contribution for the existence of the wildlife in the jungle. Also, these rivers play much importance for boating and other adventures.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Location:

Periyar Tiger Reserve, Idukki & Pathanamthitta districts

Kerala, India

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Entry Timings:

7. 00 am to 6.00 pm

Best Time To Visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary:

March & April Good to Spot animals at lake
June, July & August Can enjoy Greenery & Water showers

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Entry Fee:

Children (Between 5 & 11 years) Rs 5/-
Above 11 years Rs 25/-
Foreign Child Rs 105/-
Foreign Adult Rs 300/-

Vehicle Charges at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary :

Light Motor Vehicle Rs 50/-
Heavy vehicles Rs 200/-
Two- Wheelers Rs 25/-

Boating Fees at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary:

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary facilitates boating 5 trips a day at different intervals. This is an awesome experience where one can spot the animals sitting on the banks of the lake.

Students, Children (Between 5 & 11 years) Rs 50/-
Above 11 years Rs 150/-
Number of trips 5 Trips per Day
Counter Opening Details Ticket Counter Opens 90 minutes before each trip
Slot Timings 7.30 am – 9 am, 9.30am – 11am, 11.15am – 12.45pm, 1.45pm -3.15pm & 3.30pm- 5pm

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Natures Walks:

The nature walk facilitates watching birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

The walk is usually 4 to 5 km where one can enjoy their walk around the sanctuary.

Number of Slots 6 slots
Slot Timings 7am, 7.30am, 10am, 10.30am, 2pm & 2.30pm
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Cloud Walk at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary :

The Clouds Walk is a long guided trek prolongs to 3 to 4 hours it starts from the Gandhi park at the Kolathupalam, this allows visitors to check on the tribal heritage museum, grasslands, evergreen & deciduous forests etc.

Time Slots Bookings are taken between 7 am & 3 pm
Per Trek Rs 600/-
Group Size  Up to 6 individuals @ Rs 300/- per person
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Green Walks at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary:

The Green Walks helps to feel the nature, the marshy grasslands

the humming of birds, a fragrance of flowers and the pleasant walk around

the sanctuary makes you feel mesmerized.

Time Slots 7am, 7.30am, 10am, 10.30am, 2pm & 2.30pm
Per Trek Rs 800/-
Group Size 4 – 6 individuals @ Rs 200/- per person
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Border Trekking:

The Border Trekking is the conservation-oriented hard trek. This trek is a full day trek which covers the undulating terrains bordering the park. Also one can watch different bird and wild species.

Time Slots Full Day Programme; 8 am to 5 pm

(Food Provided)

Group Size 2 Groups (Each 4 – 6 People) @ Rs 1000/- per person
Per Trip Rs 4000/-
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Bamboo Rafting:

The Bamboo Rafting is a full day trek from morning to evening. The rafts made of wood can be experienced by the tourists with this feature. One can completely feel the nature’s beauty on this trek.

Time Slots Full Day Trek; From 8 am to 5 pm

(Food Provided)

Group Size 2-10 individuals @ Rs 1500/- per head
Per Trip Rs 3000/-
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Jungle Scout:

It is a trek carried out during night times. This is piece of cake to the adventure seekers, who love to experience the jungle life during nights. The dark nights in the wilderness around gives you Goosebumps.

Trekking Time 7 pm to 4 am
Slots   3 time slot/nights
Group Size 6 people per Group @ Rs 750/- per person
Per Trip Rs 1500/-
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Jungle Inn at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary:

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary facilitates the feature of night stay and night treks. One can trek and go for camping by choosing the Jungle Inn program of the eco-tourism of the sanctuary.

Time Slots 3 pm to 9 am

(Food & accommodation provided )

Group Size 2 persons per night @ Rs 2000/- per person
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Bullock Cart Discoveries at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary:

The beauty of the sanctuary can be experienced by a unique feature that is the jungle travel by bullock cart. The farmlands of the village and various crops and valleys could be experienced by this ride.

Time Slots Half- day package, 6am & 2.30 pm

(Food & Refreshments provided)

Group Size 7 persons @ Rs 1000/- per person
Per Trip Rs 2000/-
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Tiger Trail:

The Tiger Trail is a jungle trek conducted by a team of rehabilitated poachers and tree cutters of the park. By this trek, one can spot various wild species even the tiger of the forest. The trek covers the open valleys, hills. In this trek, vegetarian food is cooked and served. Also for the night stay tents and other preparations are done.

Program 1:
Duration 1 Night & 2 Days @ Rs 4000/- per person
Per Camp Rs 6000/- (approx)
Program 2:
Duration 2 Nights & 3 Days @ Rs 6000/- per person
Per Camp Rs 9000/- (approx)
Time Slots Twice a Week; Starts at 9 am
Group Size 6 persons per group
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Jungle Camp:

The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary allows the public for camping in the jungle. The Camping can be done with a prior permission from the sanctuary. One can enjoy the forest fire, the wilderness of the jungle and can enjoy their jungle trail.

Jungle Camp (With Package) Rs 3000/- for 1 person
Tent  Rs 6000/-  for 1 tent
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Bamboo Groove:

In the eco-lodges, made of bamboos. There are about 15 bamboo huts built in the forest. One can get accommodation with luck to enjoy the jungle trip resting in the beautiful bamboo huts. This package provides bird watching, experiencing the tribal and wildlife. Also, the seminars and workshops at the bamboo grooves are also conducted.

Accommodation Double-Bedded, in Bamboo cottages

(Breakfast for 2 people provided)

Time Slots Full Day Package
Group Size 2 people per Cottage
Cottage Without Package Rs 1500/- per cottage
Cottage With Package Rs 3000/-  per cottage
For Hiring Seminar Hall (Kalari) Rs 3000/- per day, for 50 persons
Note: Ticket Rates Do Not Include Entrance Fees

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary Nearby Attractions:

  • Mundakayam
  • Kuttikanam
  • Vagamon
  • Gavi
  • .etc

How To Reach Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary:

By Air:

Cochin International Airport  (nearest)     – 190 km

By Train:

Kottayam Railway Station  (nearest)          – 114 km

By Road:

Direct Bus Services available from Thiruvananthapuram, Cohin, Kottayam & Private cabs for hire are available

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