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Periyar Lake

Address: Thekkady, India
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Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Thekkady
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Well did not not go with a hope of seeing something as it was a hot day. But the ride was lovely.... Wish it would be a little more controlled one organized... They and we should be told we have seat numbers...so people would not rush. Must see !

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Kerala, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The boat trip in this lake is always pleasant. Enjoyable to all age group our group had persons from 12 years to 79 years. Every one enjoyed the scenes in the lake.

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Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was an interesting expedition but so much depends on what you see from the boat. Lots of birdlife, but only a mother and baby elephant in the far distance, plus what we were told were gaur but they disappeared, probably because too many boats were making too much noise, plus some wild boar and deer. Perhaps you have to... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The lake provides a calm and serene atmosphere. On a cruise in the lake you can spot several animals like wild elephants, boars, deer, etc. Also the small tree justing out in between the lake harbours many beautiful birds and ducks.

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New Delhi, India
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126 reviews 126 reviews
28 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was the best thing to do while in Thekkady, we went for the early morning ride on the lake and had pre-booked our tickets for the 7:30 ferry which was a one and a half hour ride, wherein we could spot lots of different varieties of birds and a few animals like the wild boar, deer, etc must do... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

You have to book boat to see this Safary. It is more than one hour ride. You will see wild elephants only if you are lucky. But ride itself is very good experience though you will be disappointed that you could not see any wild life.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We took a boat ride around the lake. The Rangers were very helpful in pointing out animal, and bird life, which made it most interesting. Well worth doing.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

excelent view - recommend to do guided trek and smal boat paddling. best place to stay is in Lake palace

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Mumbai
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Had been in childhood couple of times . but every thing changed now. Better to book Boat Tickets online at Periyar tiger resreve website . Approx . Rs.225 per person.This may guarantee you upper deck ride.Many boats ferry but done forget to carry admission tickets which is to be obtained to enter in to Periyar Tiger reserve entrance. KTDC boats... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The lake is sheer beauty. The sight of teak tree trunk under the lake - with only the top of the trunk visible - was incredible. Take the early morning boat ride.The top of the trunks are also a nesting place for birds. Great scenery and pics!

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