Periyar is a protected area, and a Project Tiger nature reserve in the South Indian State of Kerala, set high in the mountains of the Western Ghats at the border to Tamil Nadu. It lies in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta. The protected area covers an area of 777 kmÂ², out of which a 350 kmÂ² part of the core zone was made into the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve, sometimes dubbed the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is often called by the name thekkady also. Thekkady is located four km from Kumily, approximately 100 km east of Alappuzha, 110 km west of Madurai and 120 km southeast from Kochi.
Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1973 and the santuary was declared as part of the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve in 2010. Parambikulam Tiger Reserve implements the Participatory Forest Management Scheme, where pPeople from tribal colonies inside the reserve are engaged as guides for treks and safaris, and are provided employment through various eco-tourism initiatives.
Anamalai Tiger Reserve was earlier known as Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park (IGWLS&NP). It was declared as a tiger reserver in 2008.
Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
This tiger reserve was created in 1988 by combining Kalakad Wildlife Sanctuary and Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary, both established in 1962.
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