means Big & Ar means River & therefore,
Periar is named because of Big River.
This 777 sq km wide forest is situated
surrounding Periar Lake and it has
been given the recognition of Wild
Life Sanctuary in 1950. It is a Plastic
November to May
of Trees available
100 kinds of trees can be seen here.
of Animals present
Cheetah, Bison, Deer, Panther, Langoor,
Monkey, Macaw, Flying Squirrel etc.
Over 50 species of mammals, around
260 species of birds & nearly 175
kinds of Butterfly can be viewed here