I stayed near the Periyar Wildlife Reserve with the obvious objective to be able to make the most of the trip here. I checked into the Silver Crest Resorts which is very close, about 5 mins drive from the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. The resort has a good ambiance and it is a budget place to stay, not very costly, if you are only concerned with staying overnight.
The other aspects are that the evening shows of Kalaripayattu and Kathakali performance at the 'Mudra Kathakali Centre' are at a very short distance. The show is conducted every evening between 4 pm and 6 pm and can be a great way to enjoy the evening. The market close-by has great collection of local handicrafts, saris and emporiums. Do not forget to hunt for your souvenir before you move out from here.
The Periyar Wildlife Experience
The double-decked cruise line Jaltarangini waited for its passengers to get aboard for a serendipitous journey on thePeriyar River. The experience of the wilderness a midst the tranquil of nature!! The engines cranked with a bleak staccato as it gently puffed the smoke on top. We sort of hurried to board it as we were among the last of them to reach. The sun was about to set and was in perfect placement between the hills on the either side of the lake.