View elephants in the wild at this stunning reserve

The town of Thekkady is the gateway to Periyar National Park which is set in the mountains of the Western Ghats in Kerala. Periyar covers 300 square miles of grassland, hilly forest and marshland. Famous for its large number of elephants, the reserve is also home to the rare lion-tailed macaque and Salim Ali’s fruit bat, and a number of endemic bird species.

Periyar holidays - perfect for...

  • A cruise on Periyar Lake is the ideal way to view the park's stunning scenery and wildlife
  • Reached in approximately four to five hours from the city of Cochin, a stay in this park is the perfect addition to an exploration of Southern India
  • The park is known for its population of Indian elephants and on a trek through the park or a boat trip on the lake you will have to opportunity to spot some of these majestic creatures
  • Our featured hotel, Spice Village, is located in Thekkady on the outskirts of the park. At this eco-friendly retreat there is a focus on cuisine and locally grown produce