Periyar Tiger Reserve lies in the Western Ghats in the Idukki District of the Indian state of Kerala. The terrain of the Reserve is undulating and the drainge is dendrite. The north-eastern boundary of the Reserve is a ridge, which also forms boundary between the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu for 90 km.
The Periyar Lake, with an area of 26 sq. km. , is the nucleus of the tiger Reserve. Due to the diverticular shape, it caters to a much more extensive area of forest than would be possible if it was merely a compact lake.
The main prey base of the tiger is sambar. The other prey animals of the tiger are the Indian bison and the wild boar. Cattle in the fringe area also form an important prey base.
General Information :
Best Time to Visit : October to April.
Nearest Town : Kumily (4 km)
How to Get Here :
Air : Cochin (200 km)
Rail : Kottayam (114 km).
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