The Place - Peri 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 Free Area.
State - Kerala
Season - November to May
Kinds of Trees available - Over 100 kinds of trees can be seen here.
Species of Animals present - Tiger, 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
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Nearest Railway Station - Kochi
Nearest Airport - Kochi
Distance - Kodai 149 kms
Ernakulam 190 kms
Tiruvanantapuram 160 kms