A popular tourist attraction in Kerala, Periyar is synonymous with the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary that is visited by hordes of visitors during peak season. Tourists can indulge in a wide variety of adventure activities and even sightseeing tours. Among the many attractions in Periyar apart from the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary are Mullaperiyar Dam, Mangaladevi Temple, Chella Kovil temple and a waterfalls close to the temple by the same name.
There are a variety of accommodation options offered to tourists that range from luxury to budget and even mid-range hotels. Among the luxury class Periyar Hotels are The Elephant Court, Abad Green Forest, Cardamom County and Eletaria resort.
Elephant Court is a luxury Periyar Hotel here that has 65 rooms categorized into Patio rooms, Garden Suite, Pool studios, Honeymoon Suites, Executive Enclave and a Family Enclave. Facilities offered here include gym, yoga and meditation hall, swimming pool, recreation hall with facilities like carom, table tennis, chess, playing card, television and outdoor activities like boating, trekking, bamboo rafting, and a professional Ayurvedic Massage Centre.
Of the most premium luxury Periyar Hotel in the region is without doubt the Lake Palace. A former summer palace of the King of Travancore, this elegant resort is serenely located on a breathtaking island right in the middle of the Periyar Lake. The most adventurous and exciting part of its location is that it is set inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve and is as close as one can get to staying in the wilderness of the Periyar Wildlife amidst the wildlife. Tourists have in fact spotted many a wild animal especially tigers and herds of elephants coming to the lake and indulging in a cool bath or just playing in the mud along the shore. This lakeside jungle resort has 6 rooms and antique interiors and offers its guests with the most royal experience one can experience.
Periyar hotels also cater to the budget traveller with its range of economy hotels such as Carmelia Haven Resorts, Club Mahindra Tusker Trails, Elan Hills Resort, Green Woods, Greenberg Resorts, Hotel Grand, Hotel Treetop, Periyar Meadows, Silver Crest, Sterling Holidays Wood N Spice Resort, Thekkady Wild Corridor, Vanya Tree House and Wind Haven Resort. These Periyar Hotels are popular among tourists for the several amenities they provide at affordable rates.
Another excellent accommodation option that many tourists opt for apart from the regular Periyar hotels is the homestay, a comfortable and homely option. Ideal for families with people of all age groups, it provides homely atmosphere with good home cooked food. Among the popular homestays here are Elephant Hills homestay, Gangothri homestay, Green View homestay, Haritha homestay, Jungle Palace homestay, Kerala House homestay, Pepper County homestay, Periyar View homestay and White House homestay.