Periyar National Park near Thekkady in Kerala in South India is an Elephant and Tiger reserve. The Periyar forests of Thekkady are spread over unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. More than 60 species of mammals are found here which include the Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Indian Bison, Sambar Deer, Indian Wild Dog, Leopard, Barking Deer and the Smooth-Coated Otter which can be sighted during a boat cruise in the Periyar Lake.
A boat cruise through the Periyar lake given an opportunity to see Asiatic elephants, Bengal tiger and many species of birds.
One of the most interesting activity in Periyar is learn about elephants. A visit to an elephant farm is a thrilling experience where your mahout talks about this grand mammal. An elephant ride followed by giving a bath to elephant is a mesmerizing experience.