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Address: Thekkady, India
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Too many people : not enough wildlife !

We got up very early for the boat trip but were somewhat disappointed . There were just too many boats with too many people , on the lake , contributing to the noise , which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We got up very early for the boat trip but were somewhat disappointed . There were just too many boats with too many people , on the lake , contributing to the noise , which probably kept all the potential wildlife away .

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The boat ride can be booked online or at the park itself, however its better to book it in advance to avoid the crowds. Also, try to book the earliest ride that you can on the upper deck. This is a 90 minute boat ride that takes you across the lake and back. This is not a quiet ride, there... More 

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Macau, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you don't mind cruising about a lake for an hour looking at water and trees then this is for you. As for birds and animals, I think they must have left on vacation somewhere else.

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New Delhi
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you want to see any animals, please go in the early morning hours. We went on the 11.15 trip and could just see one elephant far away. Book your tickets online otherwise there is a long queue there. Also book tickets for the upper deck only. Take help from the guards in spotting animals and birds. In fact we... More 

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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The booking can be done online and its best to book in advance. The best time to watch birds is early mornings or late evenings. Only problem with morning time is that u may miss ur buffet breakfast at the hotel. The boats are a bit noisy though

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Palakkad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were on our way back from a short holiday at Carmelia Haven on 11 th of this month and as against our plan to visit Thekkedy, just 24 Km away from the resort, we decided to spend some time at Periyar Lake. Periyar is known for its Tiger Reserve, Dense Forest, Dam, Hydro Power Station and for the famous... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The lake's view is breath taking.. it takes 1.5 hours for a round trip.. didn't had luck to get a glimpse of any wild life but for some deer and wild boar.. and don't expect to see anything.. just relax in the boat and enjoy the silence..

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is great to the animals. The boats are scary.They might just meet international safety standards in design.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Cons:- Get up early morning, stand in long queue to get the ticket. Pros:- Once you are on the boat, wou will really enjoy the calmness and natural beauty around you.

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australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The boat rides on the lake were very crowded, and with the noise of the passengers as well as the engines, wildlife was not easily found

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