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Periyar Lake

Thekkady, India
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Thekkady
Type: Bodies of Water
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Pune, India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We reached Thekkady around noon and went for the boat ride at 3:30pm. We were one of the first people to buy the tickets, however due to the screwed up numbering system, we got seats in the middle lower floor of the crowded boat. People coming late got all the good seats. The only animals we saw were some deer... More

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The boat ride last about an hour & a half. Got to see elephants, wild boar, deer, bison. Did not get to see the dam as the boat did a U turn back after a 45 mts trip, one way!

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Kottayam, India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

One need to purchase entry ticket for rs 25 (Indians) and Rs 50 for car at ticket counter near entrance area.after purchase ticket proceed to inside with your car and after covering couple of kilometer you will see car parking area and you will be directed to park there.After that you need to walk for around 5min to reach ticket... More

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Gurgaon, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Lake is really beautiful, though we couldn't see any animals except a group of elephants but boating in this beautiful lake is itself a different experience

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Unfortunately we were there pre-monsoon so the water was low. Ticketing was typical India, you had to purchase each separately at different windows. Boarding of the boas was pretty straight forward, make sure you sit in the seat allocated as per the ticket. Not a lot of wildlife to see, however plenty of birds plus you pass the "Summer Palace"... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The registration/ticket purchase etc was fairly typical of India, but we were on a mid-morning cruise so it was fairly quiet. Boarding was a bit haphazard too, not knowing which boat to go to, but it all worked out in the end! Not being an early morning cruise I wasn't expecting much on-shore wildlife to be visible at the water's... More

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128 reviews 128 reviews
74 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The scenery is beautiful, the boat trip comfortable, the guides knowledgeable, the price very reasonable and the whole experience well worth doing. But choose the 7am sailing if you want to get the best out of the wildlife experience. You won't see tigers but you might well see elephants and bison, among other things.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The first wild animals were in the queue! Although we were a good 45 minutes early we were told we had to sprint to make our 7:30 boat. This sounded less ridiculous when we saw the "queue" of Indian tourists desperately filling out registration sheets being haphazardly handed out within the rabble. It seemed more like a stock market than... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went to the 90min boat ride and it turned out to be one of the best travelling experiences. The boat ride in a lake right through the middle of the jungle!!!The view was amazing, with blue water, mountains infront and green jungle on either side Though we didnt spot any animals apart from a wild boar but it was... More

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Pune, India
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13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Simply enjoy the Boat Ride where you can see deep forests on the either side. The Boat crew told us that there are still around 43 Tigers inside the forests. Do not expect too much out of it. At least not the Tigers but you would be lucky enough to spot some Wild Buffaloes, Deers & Sambhars, a little deep... More

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