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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Kumily, Thekkady, India
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Thekkady
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Camping, Group tours/safari, Hiking
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Camping, Group tours/safari, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

i could spot elephants, deer..saw pug marks..but couldnt watch many birds..i bought few mementos from their gift shop

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The national park is developed on a very big landscape. In Malayalam Thekaddy means woods. The entry for the national park is 65 rs / person and additional charge for your vehicle. The vehicles need to be parked at a particular place after which we have to walk. with trees surroiunding you and birds chirping around it is an amazing... More 

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Thekkady, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Thekkady located in the mountainous district of Kerala-Idukky,is one of the world most fascinating places to visit.Presending a panorama of majestic mountains and verdant valleyas draped in stuning green ,thekkady is the ultimate gate way for traveler looking for a tranquil holiday in the lap of nature.The vast stretches of plantations and luxuriant forest cover offering great trails ,make thekkady... More 

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Australia
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72 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We arrived by jeep at 6.30 am and proceeded to the sanctuary's central buildings by a lake where we had a good breakfast before departing on a three-hour hike in search of elephants and other wildlife. Although we had an excellent guide, we didn't see any elephants but did see monkeys and birdlife. We returned for a good lunch before... More 

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited here in December and decided to go for the border trek over a Jeep safari and it was a great choice. The trek was really enjoyable and we had three fantastic and knowledgeable guides. The trek lasts from 8 am until 5pm and covers about 20km so you need at least moderate fitness levels but apart from one... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Extremely disappointing experience, I've seen more wildlife in my local park...Saw plenty of leeches and that's about it. Our guide spoke very little English and was extremely ignorant. He only started being nice walking back to office. I would seriously give this a miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed in Kumily to see the tigers. Unfortuately we went at the end of the monsoon when there was so much rain the animals didn't need to come to the lake to drink. So no tigers! Our Tuk Tuk driver and guide was Samud, an amazing man with knew all about the planets and herbs and was a source... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Its really relaxing to walk inside the sanctuary and the boating is also interesting.Can dwell with nature and be away from the busy life.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had booked the bamboo rafting trip. Almost as interesting as the rafting on the lake, was the walk to and from the lake with an armed ranger and his 2 helpers who spotted many animals for us

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Thane, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went for a safari through the boat and returned very disappointed...did not see any animals except for some pigs and wild dogs...also, the boat does not take you close to the shore where animals come...Thekaddy/Periyar can be given a miss

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