Periyar Tiger Reserve  
Thekkady, Kerala, India periyar tiger reserve thekkady kerala, India periyar wildlife sanctuary

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Eco-Tourism Activities
Where to Stay
Homestay & hotels
Bamboo Rafting
Dawn to dusk range hiking
Wildlife Trekking
Protection oriented range hiking
The Periyar Tiger Trail
Adventure trekking, camping
Jungle Safari
Open jeep Safari, Trekking
Tree House
Periyar Tiger Reserve view
Jungle Patrol
Night Trekking
Jungle Inn
Jungle in the night
The bamboo Grove
Eco lodge & Centre for experiential learning
Cottage Tent
Far from the madding crowds...
Tribal Heritage
A peep into the past
Bullock cart Discoveries
farmlands of a village
Tusker Trail
Elephant ride
How to reach
Who to come
When to come
What to Bring
Eco-Tourism Activities
Kerala Nature Trail
Wildlife to Bckwatres
Enjoy Wildernest
Cycling Tour
Kerala Trekking
Mountain Treak
Escape to Kerala
Birding Tour
Kerala Adventure Trip
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Tropical evergreen and semi evergreen forests constitute 74.6% of the total area of Periyar Tiger Reserve, followed by moist deciduous forests that form 12.7% and grasslands which are 1.5% and eucalyptus come under 7.1% of the area. Periyar Lake constitutes the rest of the area i.e., 3.5%.

Floral diversity
Angiosperms 1966 Spp.
Gymnosperms 3 Spp.
Pteridophytes 170 Spp.
Medicinal Plants 350 Spp.

Pectelis gigantea
-a threatened ground orchid
Endemic Plants of PTR
1 Mucuna pruriens thekkadiensis
2 Habenaria periyarensis
3 Syzygium periyarensis

1 West coast tropical evergreen forests Vateria indica, Cullenia exarillata, Hopea parviflora, Canarium strictum, Thottea siliquosa, Calamus vattayila, Gnetum ula, Impatiens parasitica … etc.

2 West coast semi-evergreen forests Artocarpus hirsutus, Bischofia javanica, Myristica dactyloides, Psychotria thwaitessii, Strobilanthus ciliatus, Jasminum flexile, Mucuna hirsuta … etc.
3 Southern moist mixed deciduous forests Tectona grandis, Dalbergia latifolia, Grewia tiliifolia, Pterocarpus marsupium, Lagerstroemia microcarpa, Desmodium pulchellum, Helicteres isora, Pavetta indica… etc.
4 Southern hilltop tropical evergreen forests Syzygium gardneri, Litsea oleoedes, Hydnocarpus alpina, Drypetes wightii, Actinodaphne bourdilloni, Agrostistachys borneensis, Amomum muricatum … etc.
5 Southern montane wet temperate forests Actinodaphne campanulata, Rhododendron arboreum, Vernonia travancorica, Garcinia cowa, Syzygium parameswaranii, Symplocos pulchra ... etc.
6 South Indian sub-tropical hill savannahs Terminalia chebula, Careya arborea, Phyllanthus emblica, Themeda cymbaria, Chrysopogon hackelii … etc.
7 Southern wet montane grasslands Phoenix loureirii, Strobilanthus kunthianus, Hypericum mysorense, Arundinella ciliata, Tripogon bromoides… etc.

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