Periyar Tiger Reserve

Sights & sounds of Periyar reserve

Print edition : June 21, 2019

Tiger. Photo: Sanjayan Kumar

The leopard watches the tourist boat in the Thekaddy lake unperturbed. It did not budge even as wildlifers approached it, on February 25, 2015. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

The tiger cub approaching the forester and the guard. Photo: Sanjayan Kumar

A herd of elephants in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, on May 2, 2015. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

A nursery of gaur calves in the middle of a large meadow. The meadow gives them security from predators. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

A gaur bull in the reserve, on May 2, 2015. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

An alarmed sambar doe with an open wound. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

The tiger, suspicious of the stir in the nearby forest. Photo: Sanjayan Kumar

Grasslands, shola forest and eucalyptus plantation provide a soothing view in the tourism zone. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

A tourist boat at Thekkady. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

Captive tourism fetches revenue to the reserve. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

The Periyar Tiger Reserve has an alluring landscape of plant and animal species and one of the best conservation programmes.
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