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Address: Kumily, Thekkady, India
Phone Number: +914869224571
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Camping, Group tours/safari, Hiking

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Ride to the Woods

This is good for 1st time travellers and you need to be extremely luck to spot any animals. But it has quite improved its service and no more long ques for booking tickets as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is good for 1st time travellers and you need to be extremely luck to spot any animals. But it has quite improved its service and no more long ques for booking tickets as tickets are sold online which is really good and boats are also improvised

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Kerala, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

When my family and I arrived here we were immediately attacked by the monkeys. They jumped straight into the open jeep and bared their teeth at us. There were a couple of workers sitting at the gate but they did nothing to help us even though we were screaming in fright. The monkeys continued to intimidate us on the walk... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Come early in the day to avoid crowds. Also avoid weekends and public holidays as there are people from within and outer states.

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australia
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Periyar is very popular with lots of buses,cars, and people everywhere along the road to the lake. Having said that we did manage to see deer, wild pigs, a giant squirrel as well as lots of both brown and black monkeys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

food is made in coconut oil and its taste is delicious like vada with coconut chutney, masala dosa, set dosa, idli with sambar, etc i don't know about lunch or dinner.

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Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We signed up for the full day river rafting and trekking at the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Assembled at the rangers' hut within the reserve at 8am and a briefing was given, leech proof socks dished out, packed breakfast and lunch given. Advisable to bring knapsack as otherwise, you will be carrying these paper bags the whole day. We are told... More 

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India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I would classify this sanctuary more for its lushness and greenery than the wildlife. The only interesting option available for a short visit is the boat ride around the Periyar Lake. Whatever animals you can spot is your good luck. The real value of this sanctuary is perhaps in the treks and camping in the wild which I did not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

WE did a guided morning walk during our visit. Organised prior to arrival. Limited wildlife but several birds I did not know and lots of trees and plants were of interest. Less animals and more habitat but a lovely relaxing walk away from the lake area and the tourist boats that we tried and did avoid. Worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Do not have any wildlife except for birds, buffalos and deer. Boat trip is expensive with a very slow ride across the small lake. Not a good activity for youngsters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Our guide was knowledgeable, with reasonable English, interesting, patient and observant which contributed to one of the best experiences of our Keralan tour. OK - maybe we were lucky. We had an older, experienced guide who'd worked on the reserve for over 20 years, and we were the first ones to leave the lodge to start the trek. So we... More 

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