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Periyar Tiger Reserve & National Park




Thekkady, Idukki District, Kerala

Best time to visit


October to April

Nearest Town


Kumaly (4km)

Main attraction


South India's most popular tiger reserve

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Thekkady and the surrounding areas offer a wide range of accommodation ranging from cheap to luxurious. The rest houses comprises of Deluxe bungalows as well as dorms. The rooms at the deluxe bungalow cost between Rs 400 and 500 a night and the dorms much less. Luxury Resorts around Periyar National Park are more expensive. A double room at one of the resorts may range from 2000-3000 Rs per night, which will usually include meals, wildlife safaris, and fees for cameras, vehicles and entry.

The KTDC (Kerala Tourism Department Corporation) has three hotels Aranya Nivas, Periyar house and Edappalayam Lake palace. Advance reservations must be made to stay in the forest house inside the forest, from where animals can be seen in their natural habitat. Muckumkal Tourist Home at Kumily (4 kms away from the Lake) is close to the bus stand, Rolex Lodge etc are reasonable. The Spice Village (resort) and Hotel Ambadi  at Kumily have expensive and attractive cottages.

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For restaurants check out the small coffee shops and stalls near the Kumily bus stand and the boat jetty. All the hotels have restaurants serving Kerala food and Southern Cuisine.

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