Sprawled over an area of 777 square km, the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the most captivating and largest wildlife parks in the country. Dotted with thick evergreen forests and fascinating Periyar Lake, the park attracts a huge number of tourists to explore the natural diversity and scenic beauty of the land. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in India that offers the visitors a never before experience of viewing the rarest species of wild animals at such close quarters while boating in the lake. While exploring the sanctuary, one can see exotic flora and fauna including over 2000 species of flowering plants and orchids. Besides, it is also a home to diverse wildlife including tigers, lions, wild elephants, gaur, Malabar giant squirrel and Nigiri Tahr etc. A visit to this national park is really a fantastic experience of the lifetime which should not be missed at any cost.