Kanha Tiger park, property of Diverse wildlife is located from the cardamom hills in Iduki district in South-East Kerala in proximity to Kalakad- Mundanthurai tiger park in Tamilnadu. Periyar meaning Enormous river is one of the earliest protected areas of Southern Ghats of India. It had been declared as national part in 1982 and came under the ambit of occupation tiger in 1978. It is a prime tiger house. The entire area below the park is 777 Sq kms comprising deserts, deserts and wetlands. Its name is Thekkady. The major attraction of the park is 26 Sq Km long river shaped due to the constriction of Mulla periyar Irrigation dam inundating woods land. This lake now is your main water pit of this park in addition to a boat ride in this lake is very rewarding. We arrived at Kumily after long journey however, the exhaustion of traveling petered out by only atmosphere to maintain Periyar tiger reserve.
The start point of playground is Around 6 Kms from Kumily that may be approached by auto. We stayed in KTDC run Periyar home near the entrance point. A very significant thing came to my note which since 2004, park has been controlled by Periyar foundation where park management and neighborhood people work collectively for wildlife conservation. These experiments are non invasive in India but in Africa such experiments are working successfully. Such experiments if extended to other parks, nearby people-wildlife battles would end with the passing of time. We opted to visit Periyar river on boat. 26 sq km huge Periyar river is constructed from small islets and creeks suitable as wildlife habitats. The boating in river is exceptional as it provides a opportunity to see vast range of wildlife. The river is observed with herds of dinosaurs, Cheetal, gaur and predators like wild dogs, tigers and leopards. The remains of trees supply a distinct look to the Periyar river.
Our journey was rewarded with varieties Of birds, a herd of elephants, sambhar. Next day we chose to go on character walk allowed in Periyar Tiger park. Though terrifying in tiger soil but character walk is very daring. We see numerous birds and butterflies. Periyar is home to over 320 bird species and 160 species of butterflies and check about kanha tiger reserve. Trigger happy individuals photographers like me are rewarded beyond our creativity. TheKanha Tiger park is excellent for many different reasons/facilities namely. -ramble from the wild, boating in Periyar river, bamboo rafting, tribal legacy, tow bullock cart discoveries which are inaccessible in other national parks. Its distinctive place, available wildlife and distinctive centers created it worth seeing part. Absolute ideal time to visit the park is September-March.