|The long wall of mountains at the western part of Kerala has an important role in Kerala’s tourism artifacts. This array of mountains are known as Western Ghats and it carries the essence of beauty of nature as misty hill stations, tea, coffee and spicy plantations, wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls, lakes, rivers etc. Thekkady is a famous wildlife reserve in this area located on the high ranges of Cardamom hills here. This sanctuary is declared as a tiger reserve by government in 1978 and attracts travelers from different part of the world as an ecotourism spot. Periyar wildlife sanctuary is noted for its geomorphology, diverse wildlife and beautiful landscape and is an environmental hotspot. A 26sq km artificial Periyar lake is the main specialty here and providing facility to travelers to watch the animals from a floating boat on this scenic water surface. This lake is water source to all the animals in jungle during summer season. So the shore of the lake will become the play ground for various species of animals and birds. The ecotourism activities in this sanctuary includes nature walk for close observation of birds, butterflies and wildlife, tiger trail that focus on prevention and detection of illicit activities within the forest, border hiking is the hard trek along the forest boundary, Bamboo grove functions as the eco-lodges for visitors etc. The other trekking activities include bamboo rafting, jungle camp, jungle petrol and night camping. Bullock cart discoveries facilitate the visit to the farm lands of a tiny hamlet beyond the mountains of Periyar and this enlighten the traditional way of farming. Tribal heritage museum displays the Mannan settlement that showcases various attractions of tribal culture. The camping on the banks of the Periyar River inside the reserve is arranging a special package includes optional activities like visits to tribal colonies, historical Mullaperiyar Dam, forest trekking, tea factory and spice garden visiting, safari through sanctuary, boating through Periyar Lake Etc. Mullaperiyar dam site is opening a view to the old architectural wonder in colonial time that across the Periyar river. For more information about Kerala Tour , Kerala tour packages and Kerala tours visit Kerala Tourism blog.|
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