How To Reach Periyar

Periyar is a wildlife sanctuary in Western Ghats in the Idukki District of the Kerala state in India. . It is a highly protected tiger and elephant reserve. Other mammals found here include gaur, Bison, sambar deer, barking deer, mouse deer, Dholes, mongoose, foxes and leopards. There is also a wide variety of birds, butterflies and reptiles. Sabrimala, a temple visited by 4 million pilgrims every year, is within the buffer zone of Periyar. It is about 120km from Kochi. It is also known as Thekkady.

Periyar on Google Map

How TO Reach Periyar

  • By Air: Kochi (Cochin) at 200-kms or Madurai in Tamil Nadu at140-kms are the nearest airports from Periyar.
  • By Rail: Kottayam at 114-kms is the nearest railhead from Periyar.
  • By Road: Kumily, the nearest town from Periyar is well served by both state and private buses from Kottayam, Ernakulam and Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

After heavy rains, chances of good wildlife sightings are very slim as the animal’s only coming to the lake, when water sources in the forest have dried up.

Periyar Distance Chart

City Distance
Kottayam 116 Km
Cochin 167 Km
Thiruvananthapuram 218 Km
Madurai 148 Km
Coimbatore 284 Km
Alleppey 152 Km
Munnar 94 Km
Kollam 175 Km
Palakkad 261 Km
Thrissur 202 Km
Tirunelveli 278 Km



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