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Periyar Tiger Reserve

Alluring landscape

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

 

The tiger cub approaching the forester and the guard. Photo: Sanjayan Kumar
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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
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Tiger. Photo: Sanjayan Kumar
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A herd of elephants in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, on May 2, 2015. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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A nursery of gaur calves in the middle of a large meadow. The meadow gives them security from predators. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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A gaur bull in the reserve, on May 2, 2015. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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An alarmed sambar doe with an open wound. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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The tiger, suspicious of the stir in the nearby forest. Photo: Sanjayan Kumar
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Grasslands, shola forest and eucalyptus plantation provide a soothing view in the tourism zone. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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A tourist boat at Thekkady. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Captive tourism fetches revenue to the reserve. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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