3.Periyar National Park
One of the most popular national parks in south India, Periyar National Park exemplifies nature’s bounty and scenic charm. Also known as Periyar Tiger Reserve, it is a safe shelter for many Bengal Tigers, although spotting one can be a tough task. It is also the home to elephants, gaur, sambar, wild pig, Travancore flying squirrel, Salim Ali’s fruit bat, jungle cat, sloth bear, Nilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, Indian giant squirrel, stripe-necked mongoose, and Nilgiri marten. Unlike other national parks, Periyar National Park remains open all year round; still it is advisable to avoid going here in monsoons. Ecotourism has been largely promoted in park by local people taking responsibility of the surveillance of the vulnerable part, thus Periyar National Park journey comes as an inspiration to all.
Best Time to Visit: March to April