|The Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, lies in the outskirts of Thekkady town, in Idukki district. Probably one of India's most popular wildlife sanctuaries, the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephants, langurs, gaurs and macaques, besides many smaller mammals and reptiles.
The Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary lies on the Western Ghats, consisting of acres of evergreen forests, savannah grasslands and deciduous woods. Feel yourself one with nature on an exciting wildlife tour to the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary. The lush forests, typical of the Western Ghat hill ranges of Kerala, are home to a variety of plants and animals.
The tigers at the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary are the most famous residents of the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary. Unfortunately, the dwindling tiger population has left many visitors disappointed, since sightings are few and far between. However, the elephants of Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary are not so shy, and one can see herds of elephants consisting of adult and young elephants playing on the shores of the picturesque Periyar Lake. Boat rides on the Periyar Lake are very popular with young and old alike, as it gives you a chance to see the playful giants of Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary at play.
Another tourist attraction at the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary is the Mangaladevi Temple, the ruins of which whisper many secrets to the trees standing close beside it. The Palace of the former Maharaja of Travancore lies on a lake island, while his hunting lodge beside the lake is a major tourist draw owing to the intricate murals on the walls.
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