It is an enriching experience to take a boat cruise along the Periyar Lake. Boat cruise along the banks of Periyar near to the Periyar National park is one of the major tourist attractions. If you are a keen observer you might get to see the spotted tigers, playful elephants or the red eyed bisons.
The Periyar National Park is famous for its different species of flora and fauna. The National Park, which also is a Tiger Reserve is the home for a number of animals like Gaur, Wild Pigs, Sambar, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer and Indian Wild Dog. If you are lucky enough you can get to see the herd of playful elephants on the banks of the Periyar River.