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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

#6 of 33 things to do in Thekkady Features Animals
Kumily, Thekkady, India
+91 4869 224 571
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Kumily, Thekkady, India
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

Yes spotting wildlife is luck and I don't want to be standing near to a wild elephant and taking a selfie :)... But having been here for more than 10 times, I have not been lucky to spot much of the wild animals. Jungle ambience,...More

Thank DibinD
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We went on a guided walk, which started on a bamboo raft. The guide was OK but we felt he eventually lost interest in us. You need walking boots as underfoot a lot of it was extremely muddy. We were advised to wear dark clothing...More

Thank fionahun
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Periyar as the name suggests is one of the largest wild life reserves in the country spanning over 925 sq kms. The wildlife reserve offers a variety of options to the tourists right from boat rides and bamboo rafting in the Periyar river to jeep...More

Thank Priyanka9987
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Go for safari and jeep rides. It is cheap if you are a group. ( roughly 1500 - 3000 a ride - max 10 ppl ) One of the best maintained forests.

Thank ShyamGovind
Reviewed 16 December 2015

the guide and driver was very cordial and ever alert to meet the details of the trip.....a ride through the forest with water gushing against the rocks , huge trees , haze moving around and cool climate.....adventurous ride with eyes running through and through the...More

Thank sidsmitha
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Most tourists may make the mistake of equating it to the real safari into the periyar sanctuary. Please note that it has nothing to do with the real stuff. Border Safari periyar sanctuary Went with a lot of expectations from what turned out to be...More

Thank Sapna S
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Boating was good with great views and thru jungles.No animal was visilbe except one or two kingfisher birds.

Thank Nirmal0707
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I went to Periyar with the aim of seeing and photographing butterflies, and I wasn't disappointed. The park is located high up in the Cardamom hills surrounding Periyar Lake and bordering Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It's an area of rich bio-diversity, harbouring many rare fauna...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The most attractive wild life sanctuary in Kerala actually the tourist Place known as Thekkady is also a part of this sanctuary

Thank Johnchamathackal
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

We took the early morning boat trip in hopes of seeing wildlife. Fully appreciate the odds are against seeing the big draw animals....but I guess only birds are up then. Seating is not that comfortable but OK. The bench row seating design makes it difficult...More

Thank Lauri C
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Hafiz_vj
How much time i need to spend at Thekady?
21 January 2017|
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Response from Amrender | Reviewed this property |
The main attracation is the lake ride. If you are short on time, one days is sufficient.
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UKGirl95
My partner and I are in Kerala at the moment and we want to visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary and elephant junction to meet the elephants next week - how do we travel to here? Is the manager able to organise a driver to take us from Cochin to Periyar and back?
3 January 2017|
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Response from UKGirl95 |
We didn't go in the end, instead we went to an orphan elephant sanctuary near to Periyar. The reviews for this place are really bad and it is not nice to ride the elephants - it's cruel to the animals
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UKGirl95
My partner and I are in Kerala at the moment and we want to visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary and elephant junction to meet the elephants next week - how do we travel to here? Is the manager able to organise a driver to take us from Cochin to Periyar and back?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Lizbeth M | Reviewed this property |
We stayed near the wildlife santurary and then took a boat trip to see the wild life. When we went evenings were best to see the elephants.
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