Periyar is Indias major sanctuaries with elephants,monkeys and wide boar in abundance.The sanctuary offers a lovely and comfortable way to see the animals,via boat rides on the man made lake,which the wild life areas encircle.The greatest attractions are the heads of wild elephant that come down to the lake to frolic on the waters,along with there young ones.An exhilarating experience is an elephant ride through the dense jungle.The sanctuary is open throughout the year,but the best season is from September to May.