Periyar National Park located in Kerala, India. The main attraction of the park is the Indian the elephants and the tigers.

Periyar Boat Safari Timings & Important Info

07:30 AM - 09:00 AM 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM 01:45 PM - 03:15 PM
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Periyar Boat Safari Price INR 450 / Seat (Indian)
Periyar Boat Safari Price INR 1100 / Seat (Forigner)

Pick-up points for boat safari in Periyar National Park typically arrang in Thekkady (Aanavachal parking area) the distance between a boat landing area is approximately 4 kilometers away. The visitor have travel to these 4 km by Bus.

Follow all safety instructions provided by the boat staff. This might include rules about sitting or standing on the boat, handling cameras, etc.

The Best way to ensure that you have an amazing time observing wildlife at Periyar National Park is to book your reservation prior to your visit which can be done effortlessly via online safari booking. However, the best time to visit is from September to June along with the limited entries in the reserve area. And, the timings of the Safaris are displayed as follows for your ease: -

Periyar Safari Booking Online

Periyar Online Safari Booking Procedure

It is always preferable to reach the reserve early and book the safari on the spot or in advance for Periyar National Park. The Right safari knowledge is very important so you need to take information from your travel agent.Hence, to avoid disappointment, especially in the peak season, advance booking is highly recommended.

Periyar Safari Booking Tips

  • The First thing you should know is that the safari is fully controlled and managed by the forest department of the Periyar National Park which functions under the forest ministry of the Kerala state Government.
  • The Safari is operated in two shifts – the morning shift and the afternoon shift.
  • The Safaris allowed in each shift are limited to Boats only.
  • An advance booking for the safari is allowed through the online process and the same-day safari booking can be made by visiting the official booking counter in Periyar at least one hour before the safari booking starts. However, advance booking or same-day counter booking is subject to availability.
  • Generally, most of the safari seats are booked in advance via the online booking process. So, it is best advised to book your safari tickets early with an advance online ticket booking procedure.
  • At the time of online safari booking, you have to provide the full name (as mentioned on the ID card) and the photo ID number of each visitor. You have to show the same ID proof to the forest officials at the time of entry into the park. In the case of false or incomplete name and ID proof, the forest department reserves the right to cancel your safari booking at any time.
elephant in periyar
  • At the time of online safari booking, you have to provide the full name (as mentioned on the ID card) and the photo ID number of each visitor. You have to show the same ID proof to the forest officials at the time of entry into the park. In the case of false or incomplete name and ID proof, the forest department reserves the right to cancel your safari booking at any time.
  • As the photo ID proof for Indian Nationals, the Passport / Driving license / Pan Card / Voter ID / Aadhaar Card /School ID or any other Government ID is acceptable. Whereas, Foreign Nationals need to provide only their passport as photo ID proof.
  • You are asked to provide information like your safari date, safari time (morning/afternoon), and your boarding place in Thekkady (i.e.Name of the hotel, resort, etc.) at the time of making an online booking of safari.
  • For the confirmation of the safari permit, you will have to pay the full fee in advance which includes the park entrance fee, vehicle fee,and guide fee. The Confirmed Safari Permit is non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-exchangeable in any circumstances.
  • The Forest Department assigns the guide and boats on a random basis. So, you don’t have the option to choose any particular boat or guide.