Photo Credit : Yatramantra
The Periyar Lake bounded by Western Ghats lies at the heart of the haven, an authentic ecstasy of all wildlife lovers.
Periyar lake abodes the most captivating wildlife parks such as Periyar National Park and Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Boating in Periyar Lake ensures the delight of picturesque surroundings of the lake and it is the most ideal place to watch the birds. It also facilitates to view the herd of elephants gamboling, taking shower and drinking water from the Periyar Lake.
Periyar wildlife sanctuary is said to be the only sanctuary in India, which allows the view of wild animals at close up through boating. The sanctuary is famous for elephants, tigers, gaur, sambar deer, wild boar, lion tailed monkeys and the Nilgiri Tahr in the higher rock formations.
Boating on Periyar Lake was the first programme that was introduced in Periyar Tiger Reserve. Tourists can enjoy boat rides at the stipulated timings.