Periyar is part of Thekkady which is in Idukki district and this place is famous for its National Park and Tiger Reserve. And to reach this pristine destination to escape from the madding crowds of the cities are available via roadways. However, there are three means of transport mentioned below.
Madurai airport is the nearest airport, it is around 140 km away from Periyar. Another airport nearby Periyar is Cochin International Airport in Kochi. It is approximately 190 km away from the heart of Thekkady. Cochin International Airport is hardly 27 Km from the port city Kochi and receives flights from all major cities of the world.
The nearest railhead is situated in Kottayam at a distance of 110 Km. From the railway station; tourists can hire taxis, private cabs, and buses to reach Periyar. All the trains namely local express and super fast connects the city with different parts of the country.
Periyar has good connectivity through roads from all the major cities of Kerala. The highway connects Thekkady with major - Kochi, Kottayam, Kothamangalam, Munnar and Trivandrum. Various buses owned by Kerala tourism run to all the corners of the state, tourists can avail services of private taxis as well.