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"Boating experience is fantasic"

Recently we are going to periyar Wildlife santuary the boat ride and the location is awesome but the getting boat ticket is more risk at the same time compare to others boat ride... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2015
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Thekkady, India
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Thekkady, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Recently we are going to periyar Wildlife santuary the boat ride and the location is awesome but the getting boat ticket is more risk at the same time compare to others boat ride this one is good one.The lake view also very panoramic view we really like that place.

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary gives you various options for things to do. Many tourists that i have come across think only about the lake cruise but in actuality it offers night trekking, couple level of difficulties of day trekking, bamboo rafting, jeep safari, etc. It is advisable to travel in a small group as some of the activities need a minimum... More 

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Thank Pranav M
Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Dense forest reserves and well maintained. Tourist can plan lot of forest activities which include river rappling, day and nigh trekking programs. Taking pictures of different species in the wild jungle. Animals like dear, elephant , birds etc...

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Turin, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Beautiful place very badly managed, see my review for Periyar lake. It could be a good experience, but you just get upset especially after paying a ticket which is not so cheap plus extras for camera and video

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Thank lauramtorino
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We got the upper deck ticket as it has very clear views of jungle and lake, we were not lucky to see the tiger but saw many other animals. it was very adventures and memorable trip for me.

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Thank Talhabari
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

I am sivakumar from Chennai. I have visited thekkady with my wife in Oct'15. We have booked boat ride online by paying 500 Rs. per head through Mr. Justin, owner of periyar woods home stay on 24 Oct'15 at 9.30 a.m. We reached their at last neck of the moment & collected the tickets & entered in to the boat.... More 

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Kolkata, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We took a jeep safari to the sanctuary but it was dissapointing. No animals were visible. Safari path stuck to the plantation area and showed us view points at high levels but no visibility of any animal whatsoever.

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lancs, uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Visited here recently, lovely national park area and lake. We had a 1 1/2 her cruise, which was about the right duration. Had hoped to see elephants but didn't. Apparently elephant sightings are rare. Very crowded at the ticket office, big ques so online booking in advance essential, our guide booked tickets for us. There are several cruises each day... More 

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Pune, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The only major attraction is boat ride in the river whch runs through the jungle where you will not see any animal. But for boat ride you need ticket...and you stand in line for a family and then told only two tickets per person. You ask for 1:30 PM boat and the reply you get is it is full you... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

There are different names but the lake and reseve is one and the same. One needs to be lucky to spot animals.

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