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Address: Thekkady, India
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A boring experience

The boating experience is very boring on a very slow boat with loud noices and zero views. The best views you could get are some deers or may be an elephant.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Noida, India
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Noida, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The boating experience is very boring on a very slow boat with loud noices and zero views. The best views you could get are some deers or may be an elephant.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We took the 3 pm boat ride. The boat ride is decent and lake is also beautiful. But if you are expecting to spot wild animals you will be disappointed. You will only spot elephants, deer and buffalo. So if you are going only for a normal boat ride it is ok but if you want to spot wild life... More 

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Sunshine Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a popular activity for visitors to Thekkady. A ride on a boat on the Periyar lake enjoying nature, the fresh water, the luscious green hills and occasionally some wild life. It can get boring as there is no change in the scenery. It takes about an hour for this activity. There is a charge for entering the forest... More 

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Albany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed at Lake Palace Thekaddy and had a wonderful view of the forest and lake. Wonderful place and very peaceful.

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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went for the first ride of the day and had booked the ticket online but that did not save us from the rush. There was a lot of pushing and shoving before enetring the boat and the rangers were unable to control the crowd. The life jackets on our boat were dirty and solied and we did not appreciate... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went for Boating at the periyar lake...It was an excellent boat ride...unfortunately was not lucky to see animals.....suggesting to try boating to all....

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Nadiad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

excellent place visit in thekkady feel completely different world full of natural blessings good species of birds we found

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The boat safari is for about 1hr and 30mins. Its very rare to see the wild animals coming out to quench water. One should have luck to see those animals coming out. Common are seen there is deer and wild pig.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Its stunning to be there especially when it rains ! Loved the 1 hr ride .But yes the ferry is crowded and u have to be lucky to spot elephants or other animals. But in terms of nature its right up there !! Must visit in thekkady

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Would recommend that if you do the boat/ ferry ride- try and take the 7/ 730AM first ride.. as the weather is much better and the chances of spotting wildlife is better too.. We were on the 930AM ride and it was hot by then already!

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