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Periyar Lake

Thekkady, India
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Ranked #5 of 11 attractions in Thekkady
Type: Bodies of Water
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Bangalore, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Periyar lake is really beautiful. It's calm water coupled with the silence of the forest around it makes it an enjoyable watch There is a boat ride through the Periyar lake organized by KTDC. The boat ride is 90 minutes long and it can get really boring in between. These days, your chances of spotting wild animals during the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The lake is a nice picnic spot and one can have a boat ride to see the wild life. There are timings of the boats and only government boats move in the lake. Its enjoyable ride in any season but do not expect a much wild life to be seen as with the boat noise many of the wild animals... More

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new delhi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a chance to visit this place during our stay in Thekkady. There are charges for entry into the national park for the individuals as well as the vehicles and there are separate charges for the boat ride. There are fixed timings for the boat ride. Do not expect to see any animals or birds except monkeys and langoors.... More

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Bangalore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Periyar boat ride is something one should not miss, especially try to go for the 1st ride of 7:30 am, it truly a wonderful experience.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Though we did not get to see any wild animals except wild boars the surroundings was very pleasant to eyes.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Well, we went to Thekkady with the sole intention of doing bamboo rafting in the lake but as luck would have it, we dint reach on time and dint get tickets for the bambo rafting for that day. We were too exhausted for trekking in the jungle so opted for our last option..boating in the lake. We were, to say... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had heard a lot about the boat ride at Periyar lake. The boat ride for sure is a very pleasant one but not spotting a lot of animals was a bit dissapointing. Though we say a mamma and a baby elephant, some rare birds, herds of Bison and some deer, we surely expected a lot more. We were later... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Sufficient to drive away all serious wild life except for tone-deaf wild boars, monkeys and a few birds. Don't get deceived by the pet elephants right after entering, those are the only ones you are likely to see.

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GOA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It was raining when we went for the cruise. Chilly. Saw a lot of elephants and wild boars near the lake. Cruise was nice however there has to be a change in the ticketing system. Advance booking and internet sales should be promoted. A lot of time gets wasted in the process. Saw a herd of sambars near the ticket... More

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Mangalore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The entire programme right from ticket sale to the safari is badly organised. The boat rides are at 7.30 am, 9.30 am, 11.30 am, etc. Tickets for the 7.30 am ride are sold may be an hour earlier. Tickets for the 9.30am ride are sold at 7.30 am onwards and tickets for the 11.30 am ride are sold at 9.30... More

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