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Periyar Lake

Thekkady, India
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Thekkady
Type: Bodies of Water
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A very boring wet boat trip where we saw two ducks and little else. No commentary. There were plenty of life jackets. Apparently one capsized some years ago. Probably a lot better in the dry season

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

One of the biggest benefit of staying in KTDC Periyar is that you do not have to stand in queue for the tickets, while checkin you pay the amount and you have the tickets in the morning. It is an amazing 2 hour trip in the boat, you do not see a lot of wild life but it is a... More

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adelaide
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

driver & guide picked us up in time for a early boat ride. get to the park & paid the tourist fee, lot more than local. drive in to the car park, then with the guide we walk down to the lake, fantastic tree line walk, lots to see. when approaching the ticket & departure building confronted by bad monkeys,... More

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Goa Velha, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

all the vegetation around the lake is very beautiful, as well as the trails. the lake is very calm, relaxing and very enjoyable to watch the sunset on the boat that cradles you in a great manner, giving you even how to spot a lot of animals. a true paradise for nature lovers, I highly recommend it

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Chaotic, poor management. Reach the lake well before 11 in the morning because you have to stand in the ticket Q for atleast 2 hours. After that wait for atleast 30 to 50 minutes before the boat starts. Then boat ride takes about 1 hour 30 minutes. There are hardly any animals to see on the shores of the lake.... More

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Chennai India
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was very disappointed tht we could not go for the boating due to heavy Crowd ...suggest they operate more boats during peak / Holiday season...

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Goa, India
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The one and a half hour boat ride on Lake Peryar I liked very well, although we saw virtually no animals due to the rainy weather, only a few birds. The area is, however, very scenic and somehow magically! Such a boat trip I would definitely recommend!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

you have to stand in que for 5-6 hrs for boat ride..n nothing special in this ride..zero management..go somewhere else

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Must visit this place in your life time. But if you miss boating means you can't see the awesome scenic lake view. So please plan for boating mandatory.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Chaotic organisation,very few animals to see,only do if really bored. A guided trip would have been better.

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