Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary at Thekkady skirting the Periyar Lake and
theriver of the same name, is full of the oppurtunities for close
aand exciting encounters with wildlife.The Lake has been made artifically
stretched into 26 sq. kms. by demming the river Periyar.Sprawling
in 777 sq. kms. area, this santuary on the boarder of Tamil Nadu,
is one of the finest santuaries men has created and nature has blessed.Nestled
in lush surroundings, high up in the Sahyadri Mountaains of the Western
Ghats, Periyar Sanctuary contains gaurs, sambhars, herds of wild elephants,
oters, deer, paanther, tiger, sloth bear besides a large variety of
birds. Elephants are also available for a ride through the sanctuary.You
can shoot the animals with your camera.
17 km from Munnar,ths
is home to an assortment of wildlife such as the Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri
Langur, Sambar, Gaur and the Lion-tailed Macaque. In fact, more than
half the wotld population of Nilgiri Tahr- an endangered species -
is found here.
Zoologicals Gardens is amongst one of the beauty
of Kerela ,it contains a variety of animals, an excellentand marvelous
aquarium with different varieties of fishes which look so beautiful
and mind blowing that people simply love to spend hours looking at
them . Also it has a good collection of snakes and other reptiles.
The zoo,the museum and the art gallery are open daily except on monday
and wednesday mornings.