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Address: Kumily, Thekkady, India
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Periyar Lake

The most popular activity in Periyar is the Periyar lake boat safari. They have 4 boat safari time slots in a day (7:30, 9:30, 11:30, and 15:30). Each slot has usually 2/3 boats... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most popular activity in Periyar is the Periyar lake boat safari. They have 4 boat safari time slots in a day (7:30, 9:30, 11:30, and 15:30). Each slot has usually 2/3 boats taking in 30 tourists each. We got a chance to see Wild Boars, Indian Bisons, Elephants, and hundreds of thousands of water-birds. Make sure to book your... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a good sanctuary,but we expected elephants walking periyar riverside,but we didn't.That may be luck.bisons pigs,monkeys ,birds ,deers we can spot.know about boating timings correctly.

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Thank Gayathri S
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our walk was for 2 hrs, did not see that much wildlife as was in middle of day, but did come across elephants on the track out.

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Thank virginia v
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in Jan'17. Overall it was quite average and a letdown. First booked for the 3 hour nature walk, which was actually only 2 hours as the guide took his own time getting ready and then we got back early as well. The walk was allright, we started from the bota landing, over fairly flat ground and some swampy areas... More 

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Thank Shyam N
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only place in Thekkady to visit i.e. Periyar wild life sanctuary. We were taken by a big boat which had a complete round of sanctuary in one & half hours. But no animals were seen on the whole way except some bison and seal.

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really disappointed with this place. This was part of an organised tour for me, so I didn't know what to expect. Firstly you buy a ticket in the city centre, which doesn't not guarantee a boat ride. Then you go inside and wait in another line (about 1.5 hours) just to get a boat ticket. As there are... More 

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Kota, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must plan a trip to the sanctuary, online bookings are best and easy. To make it memorable carry camera with telescopic lens and binoculars as well. If you are lucky you would come across a herd of elephants, a few Wild Gaurs ( Bisons), Giant Squirrel and an occasional reptile or two. During wet weather take special care to protect... More 

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary,you can see it from boat.Surrounded by water and trees.you can feel the spirit of adventure here.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the nature walk at the sanctuary a day earlier. The nature walk was for 2.30 hours. The guide was well versed with various animals & plants. We spotted a wild bison, elephants, a snake & some exotic birds. We were in Thekkady only for a day. Wish we could have stayed a day longer & explored the forest... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the title, the only thing i want to emphasis is, dont miss visiting wildlife sanctuary while in thekkedy. There are numerous activities possible, just visit forest department to get an idea on what to do...

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