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Address: Thekkady, India
Phone Number: +91 4869 223 888
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Don't expect to see animals just enjoy the views

Very scenic lake in the periyar tiger reserve Surrounded by western ghats both sides i go there on 7:30 cruise as people say it will be much more chances to see wild animals that... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very scenic lake in the periyar tiger reserve Surrounded by western ghats both sides i go there on 7:30 cruise as people say it will be much more chances to see wild animals that time but not find many just few black monkeys and couple of birds but any how it was a very nice experience boating in foggy atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just wanted to get out of town..and enjoy some freshness..and chose Periyar House.on reaching found the place superb.. Staffs were loving and friendly.. Food was above our expectation. Came in a non season time and found the hotel was booked for us.. Kids enjoyed a lot..and had a brisk walk in the woods.. Will come back for sure..

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Thank James M
Chennai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice boat ride - Try to go early in the morning to have high chance of seeing wild life around the lake like elephants, bisons, birds etc - It will be bit cold in the morning so pls go prepared especially if you have kids - Take your telephoto lens if you have one :) - Boat ride starts at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This pristine reserve is very much worth a visit. Providing you avoid the the thonging tourists who seem to regard it as some kind of entertainment rather than an education and a privelige to be in the environment of the wildlife who call it home. But if you can hit a quiet time it is a sublime place to visit.

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Thank IainJ1952
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This boat tour is well worth doing - we were sceptical given the size of the boats and the number of tourists, but on the morning we went, we saw wild boar, deer, wild dogs, elephants, buffalo and a huge variety of bird life. The lake itself is also really atmospheric, with old hardwood trees breaking the surface of the... More 

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Thank Henry K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have great experience at Periyar Lake. Water level is less but the boat ride was amazing. We saw many wild animals like deer, wild Buffalo, a herd of elephant and various kind of birds. Limited seats are available at fix time so book online tickets is advisable on periyarfoundation website.

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Thank Patel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place today and amazed to see group of elephant taking sand bath in front of me. It was too natural have seen tortoise, elephant, Kingfisher, deer, pig, duck, sparrow, fish, butterfly etc. Thanks to Kerala forest department and its staff for making our trip memorable. Best part of this tour is staff of Kerala forest department who help... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited when the area was lush and green although the water level on the lake was quite low. Its a picturesque spot within the Tiger Reserve and the actual location is lovely. However, there are numerous Monkeys around so watch out for your belongings and be wary of waving food around. We saw several people openly teasing the Monkeys... More 

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Chennai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Periyar lake in Thekkady offers a glimpse of wild life watch while riding through. Went during off-season hence could afford to enjoy with out much crowd. KTDC managing well and children will enjoy the most.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth doing if you want to see some of the bigger animals in the wild. We saw elephants, bison, wild boar and wild dogs along with many birds.

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