The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary: Lying close to the plantations, in
the rich jungles of Periyar in Thekkady is one of the world’s most
fascinating natural wildlife reserves – the Periyar Wildlife
Sanctuary. Spread across 777, of which 360 sq. km is thick
evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a
Tiger Reserve in 1978. Noted for its geomorphology , diversity of
wildlife and scenic beauty, the reserve attracts visitors from all
over the world. The Tourism Promotion Council provides guides
and trekking equipment on a rental basis to tourists.