While on the elephant safari on Honeymoon in Periyar, spot the cormorant, darter, deer, gray heron, kingfisher, monkey, mynas, parakeet, pigeon, orioles, sambar, sloth bear, squirrel and tiger. The other way to explore the jungle is by taking a boat ride on the Periyar Lake. The places nearby to visit on Honeymoon in Periyar are Chellarkovil, Kumily, Mangla Devi Temple, Murikkady, Pandikuzhi, Pullumedu, Vandanmedu and Vandiperiyar.
Honeymoon in Periyar is incomplete without the excursion tours to nearby places. Visit Idukki, Trivandrum, Chirhirapuram, Peermede, Vagamon, Kumarakom, Periyar, Kottayam, Rajamala Wildlife Sanctuary and Madurai. The adventure on honeymoon in Periyar comes from boat cruises, elephant safaris, jeep safaris and visit to the tribal village.
Wildlife AttractionsThe open grasslands are home to a magnificent variety of animals - the elephant, the bison, Gaur, Sambar deer, Barking deer, Mouse deer, Nilgiri languor, Bonnet macaque, Lion-tailed macaque, leopards, Jungle cats, Wild dogs and most importantly the tiger. An estimated 40 tigers inhabit the Reserve. The tiger is the main predator in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Periyar Tiger Reserve is also rich in bird life. Birds such as Malabar Hornbill, Grey heron, Jungle fowl and Jungle Myna are some among the 266 species of birds, which are residents of this forest range. Top of the line private hotels and forest lodges are available for the wild life enthusiast.
Flora AttractionsThe landscape is composed mainly of marshy grasslands. Periyar forests are amalgamation of grasslands, fire-resistant low-growth vegetation, deciduous forests, semi-evergreens, and tropical evergreens.
Recreation and EnjoymentThe Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve present so many opportunities for recreation and enjoyment. You can test your swimming skills in the lake. If you want angling you can get permits easily available from the Forest Officer in Thekkady. Boat rides on the lake are exhilirating. Motor launches are also available throughout the day. Rewarding treks through the forest to the temple of Mangla Devi can also be organised. You can attend lectures on wildlife preservation organized regularly at the park. These can be helpful in understanding the importance of wildlife preservation.. Walk along the lake in evening with hands of your beloved in your own.
These are arranged from the District Tourism Information Office at Thekkady Junction in Kumily. Tours cover cardamom, pepper, cofee and tea plantations, tea factories, tribal settlements and the surrounding hill regions.
The Forest Department, Thekkady offers facilities for elephant rides through the jungle.
On the Periyar Lake
How to reach:
Nearest Airport: Cochin (190 KM)
Nearest Railway station: Kottayam (114 km).
Temperature: 11° - 27° C
Best time to visit: September to March