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Periyar Lake

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Thekkady, India
+91 4869 223 888
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“boat ride” (377 reviews)
“wild animals” (121 reviews)
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Thekkady, India
+91 4869 223 888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Lake is a beautiful area but I cannot recommend the large boats ride. You are crammed on the boat, and slowly driven up the lake. Dont waste your money!

Thank rootsandwings55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a boat ride from jetty which is 225 Rs pp.you can see jungle on both sides of river banks. You may see wild animals birds on banks .deers bisons are often sighted.

Thank shaileshjpai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before yesterday (11.09.2017 - Monday) me and friends have visited the world famous second biggest forest on "Periyar Tiger Reserve ". The location is good and we saw some sambar (Deer- Normal not zebra), forest buffalo,water dog and some different colors with different kinds of...More

1  Thank Mutheeswaran
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's 4 kms away from thekkady town , you have to park your vehicle and take entry fee and then forest tempo traveller will take you inside to boating area, per head 225/- is the cost for seat.. boating will take around 1 hour if...More

Thank Sinu G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Periyar lake is superb place to visit. The lake is very big doesn't seem as lake. It looks like a big river. Very beautiful and calm place. We saw some animals like wild boar, otter, sambar deer, wild goats and black monkeys in the morning...More

Thank 31Nehha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1. Book tickets on the periyarfoundation we site. you will be able to book after a few trys. You will receive an email. Each ticket is about R280 including taxes.  2. Go to the national park ticket counter in the morning. Show the email. They...More

Thank Muzeem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the evening (last) boat tour. Calm waters and dead trees poking out of the man-made lake. We did see an elephant bathing and playing - some deer and bison in the distance. Snake bird and cormorants were interesting. Tip: sit near the top...More

1  Thank pushkalgopal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can take boat ride in the midst of a dense forest. The periyar lake is huge and very beautiful. Do not expect to view a tiger or a leopard. You may see some deers, boars, bisons etc. It is advisable to book the boat...More

1  Thank travels00001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

overall good experience though we could only see a wild boar and deer & bisons from very far off. If you are a nature lover, you will enjoy the 45 mins boat ride.

Thank Manmeet N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic memories Our trip to the hills were filled with lovely memories of thekkady.. enjoyed the boating at the lake , my daughter loved seeing the elephants and my wife was rejuvenated at the spa.. overall I knew we had a great time when my...More

2  Thank Piyush S
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21 September 2017|
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Response from TravelLoverRaj | Reviewed this property |
for reaching periyar ticket counter you have to go by forest department bus which you can get from the periyar parking ground, near periyar meados hotel. From the same point you have to take the ticket for Bus and Entry... More
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11 August 2017|
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Response from TANPREET_89 | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be absolutely safe because the boats are not the actual boats instead it's more like a small ferry sorts accomodating only the counted number of passengers. you do get a safety instructor plus the boat moves... More