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Boating tickets in Periyar lake

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Boating tickets in Periyar lake

planning to go thekkady on dec 24 and 25 for 2 nights.

want to know about the boating tickets at periyar lake .

Are they easily available or we have to book in advance being dec the peak season

Further someone suggested to stay at Aranya niwas which is Inside the reserve for the gauranted tickets.

But again if we stay there we are not allowed to go outside the resort after 05.30pm.

Is there any activity in Thekkady in the evening.or we should stay at aranya niwas.

kindly suggest.

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1. Re: Boating tickets in Periyar lake

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There will be heavy demand of boat (launch) safari on Periyar Lake, specially in chistmas holidays. You must get the ticket in advance. The ticket can be arranged by the hotel where you will stay. Aranya Niwas is located amidst of the lake, after sunset its bit boaring. However, you can stay at Kumily, so that, in the evening, you can have some walk around the spices shop there. Accommodations in Kumily is cheaper than Thekkady.

Edited: 18 July 2012, 10:46
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2. Re: Boating tickets in Periyar lake

Hi..

If you need to buy the tickets from the counter, then you need to go in person and the tickets are issued only for the immediate trip. So, no advance reservations. Once the scheduled boat departs only, the start issuing tickets for the next departure. You also have the choice to book it online, but the cost is very high, Rs.500 as compared to Rs.150 at the venue.

Aranya Nivas is in the Periyar Tiger Reserve(before the boat landing area) and Lake Palace is in the middle of the lake. They might offer a package inclusive of the boat tickets as both are managed by the KTDC. Off late, other hotels are not being allowed to buy tickets and only 2 tickets are issued per person. I am sure, if you a little while in advance, you would get the tickets, as the number of boats are increased if the crowd is more.

Other entertainment options in Thekkady include Elephant Safari, Plantation Tours, Kalari Show, Tribal Dance show, bamboo rafting, trekking etc. You may also visit the Chellarakovil Waterfalls and Tamil Nadu viewpoint from there, which is a 18 kms drive from Thekkady.

The towns of Thekkady and Kumily are no different and the entire stretch is hardly 4 kms. You would find accommodation in all budgets.

Feel free to revert for further clarifications,

Regards

Prasanna

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3. Re: Boating tickets in Periyar lake

Thanks for the reply

How many people accommodate in a single boat.

24th and 25 th Dec being peak season ,so do you think we can get the boat tickets.and which is the best slot time for seeing the animals

Thanks

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4. Re: Boating tickets in Periyar lake

Those are not boat, full fledged launch are being used for the safari. We were 30 in a group, accommodated in one launch. Best time for sighting wildlife would be afternoon session, of course that is my opinion.

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5. Re: Boating tickets in Periyar lake

Hi...

There are 2 types of boats operated by 2 agencies. KTDC operates boats which can accommodate upto 120 passengers and the Forest Dept. operates boats which accommodate upto 60 passengers. The information I was able to gather in my recent visit last month is that the best times for sighting animals are the early morning one, while they come out of the cover for water (breakfast) and in the late afternoon, when it gets hot and they are thirsty. But, my personal opinion is that this is purely luck. One thing sure is that you will find lots of birds, bison (probably) and deer.

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7. Re: Boating tickets in Periyar lake

Hi

Aranya Niwas is not a value for money property, Stay at Periyar House nearby, another government property. All the area around both will be under the control of our ancestors from 6PM.

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8. Re: Boating tickets in Periyar lake

If you have sing of money, try to stay at Edappalayam Palace, in the heart of sanctuary.

www.lakepalacethekkady.com/showimage.php…

You will get hefty offseason discounts now.

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9. Re: Boating tickets in Periyar lake

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In summer months afternoon boats are ideal one, because the water sources in grasslands will become empty. So animals moving to Mullaperiyar reservoir to drink and bathing.

But in other months early morning 1st boat will be good.

BR

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10. Re: Boating tickets in Periyar lake

we are four persons,we want Periyar lake ride on 1st oct. 2012.We are going to stay in Periyar house,can we do booking of the lake ride from the Periyar House?

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