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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

#6 of 33 things to do in Thekkady Features Animals
Kumily, Thekkady, India
+91 4869 224 571
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 15:00
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Kumily, Thekkady, India
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+91 4869 224 571
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Reviewed 1 week ago

ok ok place..just walk thro' ,spend some time, take a snap and come back ..nothing much to do.. you can skip it

Thank noop1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you wish to see the wild animals, the best time to visit is early morning. The Periyar lake is a beautiful place inside the Sanctuary and worth spending some time watching the greenery and wildlife.

Thank Shailendrasood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Periyar wildlife sanctuary is simply magnificent. For a tourist from the UK, I thoroughly enjoyed my day trip here which was made special by the sighting of a small family of wild elephants. I'll never forget my visit here! You can only enter via a...More

1  Thank drwols
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say about the trip is "Over charged, over crowded and badly littered point to point 4X4 track. Was charged 3300 + 50 for debit card payment (so much for Modi's go cashless) for family jeep ride. All we did was went hill...More

Thank vishalgvp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Book your tickets online, this is an amazing place. Long lenses are must have here, worth every money you spend here.

Thank Mahesh R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's ethereal to write about this place. Some tips - Stay at ktdc lodging in gavi Stay at least for three days if you really want to see tigers and elephants. Start your journey early if you wanna get glimpse of wild animals There is...More

Thank prsnthg
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Actually forest department is not managing this activity and local peoples are making fools of tourists by name of jungle safari. They will take you 35 kilometres from thekkady on some rough terrain. that's all and no animals are available

1  Thank vipinekta
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Jungle camp near Vallakadavu Forest checkpost is a wonderful experience of stay in a forest. Staff are very hospitable and the camp feels quite secure even though it is in tiger country, Food is not at all a problem and infact it is better than...More

Thank ravihari
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary is must do tour who love the nature. We started our tour in morning by first boat which start @ 07:30. There are some important things to note like if you want to take early morning tour than must get your...More

1  Thank KaranSaggar
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The sanctuary is also known as Thekkady. If you visit there book boat tickets in advance otherwise ticket is not get. A nice place for trekking, there is lot of trekking packages are available. Enjoy the flora and fauna of the nature.

1  Thank SAVIN55
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Hafiz_vj
How much time i need to spend at Thekady?
21 January 2017|
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Response from Amrender | Reviewed this property |
The main attracation is the lake ride. If you are short on time, one days is sufficient.
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UKGirl95
My partner and I are in Kerala at the moment and we want to visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary and elephant junction to meet the elephants next week - how do we travel to here? Is the manager able to organise a driver to take us from Cochin to Periyar and back?
3 January 2017|
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Response from UKGirl95 |
We didn't go in the end, instead we went to an orphan elephant sanctuary near to Periyar. The reviews for this place are really bad and it is not nice to ride the elephants - it's cruel to the animals
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UKGirl95
My partner and I are in Kerala at the moment and we want to visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary and elephant junction to meet the elephants next week - how do we travel to here? Is the manager able to organise a driver to take us from Cochin to Periyar and back?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Lizbeth M | Reviewed this property |
We stayed near the wildlife santurary and then took a boat trip to see the wild life. When we went evenings were best to see the elephants.
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