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“Good for nature lovers”

Periyar National Park
Ranked #5 of 33 things to do in Thekkady
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Dont expect to see much even if u take a 7 o clock boat. Go here for bird watching and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings. Book an upper deck seat online.

Thank misssimi
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We went there in the evening. (We only have that time slot to visit).
I belive it is better to spend whole day in the tiger sanctuary. So not just visiting place in the boat.
Better spend whole day in the jungle there.
Get in the boat is tough and problem is you are not allowed to get up and take pictures. So if you stuck in the middle row, your money and time wasted.
Better ask for window row.
there were no tigers in the evening. i would doubt that you will get to see them,from the boat.

In the end good place for photography. We took some excellent pictures. and very good views.(May be only good thing about it)

Thank Dipal S
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Boats are polluting and make a terrible noise. By hearing the noise animals are already warned and run away! On the boat it's a party : everybody shouts. In these conditions don't wait to perceive any animal. Distressing and disappointing.

Thank Anne G
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We have decided to visit this place on the last of our 4 days Kerala tour, on 25th December 2013, when we drove near to the gates of Periyar National Park, we were welcomed by drunken tout, who wanted to sell the packages of his choice, when we out rightly rejected his offer, a hinted to his partner, who too equally drunk. He threw a litter (empty biscuit wrapper) through the window of our vehicle, anguished with this act myself just put that wrapper out of the window, the next moment our vehicle was cornered and we were asked to pay the fine or to face the arrest for throwing the litter at public place, by the personnel of Kerala Forest Department.
Initially I got a doubt that, whether I landed in kerala or on the streets of Singapore, we clearly narrated the events, by which we were forced to throw the litter out, but that guy was just telling that there are many witnesses who has seen our sin and also threatened that he has CC TV recording too, through which he can prove our guilt. We have asked him to show the CC TV footage, to which he came with the excuse that, the main camera was not working and the secondary camera would be accessible by his superior, and he also added that for our good luck that superior is on leave due to Christmas. He noted our vehicle No. and told that we may called upon for an interrogation if CC TV footage shows our crime.
So, friends my advice to you all is don't keep your vehicle windows open near the gate of Periyar National Park, because so called Cops of Cleanness are there to haunt you for the mistakes, which never committed by you.
And one last line- The entire Avenue was full of litter and dirt.

Thank PraRaj2014
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We opted for the 15 km trek and, having been to Borneo before, understood the merits of leech-socks, which were offered. A French couple who were part of the group decided against them and soon had a number of leeches on their legs.

Our guide was poor and only really seemed interested in looking for elephants (we heard but did not see one). He knew few of the names of the birds we did see and made a big show of the ‘tiger prints’ and tiger scratch marks on the trees (machete?). Always look on what you do see as a bonus and do not have a tick-list. We saw bison, langurs, wild boar, Malabar Giant Squirrels and many bird species, including a booted eagle.

The first part of the trek was a hard slog uphill but the downhill was gentle and then opened out to a number of interlocking lakes with kingfishers and herons.

Thank PETRA001
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