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“A heaven on earth”
Review of Periyar Lake

Periyar Lake
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US$200.00*
and up
Kerala Hop on Hop off Budget Tour 4-day
Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Thekkady
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

A beautiful lake in the midst of a jungle in a bowl of Nilgiris hills.has some breathtaking views and some good sights of variety of birds. a boat ride is a must in the lake.

Thank Harishmalur
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

The lake is like a tile mirror without any wives. It is not easy to find any wild animals around and for this reason do not expect too much excites or surprises. A beautiful landscape around and a quite interesting walk trough the forest makes it worthy to take an excursion for it.

Thank Maryjek
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

hands down the place to visit in Thekkady. We went for the early morning boat ride at 7.30 - there are 5 trips every 2 hours. Each ride is about 90 minutes which takes you around the lake inside the forest. It is a huge forest however the boat ride does not get very deep. The major reasons for people coming to the place is for spotting wild animals however we did not spot more than a few wild pigs, 1 elephant and a few birds. If you keep the animal spotting at bay it is a fascinating ride - ours was special because of the quite early morning cold with the sun shining- it was magical - it was worth just for the ride.

the downside is the running around you have to do book a ride - you hear all sorts of horror stories of people having to wait and yet come back with out the ride. 2 levels of queue - one to get into the periyar tiger reserve and second for the boat ride. My suggestion keep your expectations muted and sincerely enjoy the boat ride and if you spot animals treat it as bonus. First thing you should do when you are in Thekkady.

Thank SingodiaM
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Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

This is the main attraction of thekkady.i m a frequent visitor to this place. Everyone says you must take either the morning first boat ride or the last boat ride of the day so that you can sight more animals but I don't agree with it since I have visited both times but I didn't spot any animal.

The time I spoted animal was on one of my boat ride during the mid day. Sighting of animal is purely a luck.

Out my 4 visit to this place I have spoted animal only once.

Thank janakivasan
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

The concept of boat ride ensures humans don't venture into the animal forest. This clear demarcation, helped us view animals in harmony with nature. We saw baby elephant frolicking around banks of the lake.....a very memorable experience!

Thank ranjit8780
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