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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Kumily, Thekkady, India
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Thekkady
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Camping, Group tours/safari, Hiking
Traveler Description: If you want guaranteed wildlife sightings at Periyar you have to do one or preferably both of the following: Go on the early morning first boat ride... more »
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were very disappointed with the way the sanctuary works! They charge foreign nationals a much higher entrance fees and when we got in, the only attraction being the boating was not available anymore. I think this can be easily communicated to the front office and people wouldn't have to pay the entrance fees just to go it and get... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Attempts are made many times by human being to learn about wild life through various method. This sanctuary is also an example where the wild animals are free while human has selected to be within certain limits. May be due to rainy season we could not see much of the wild animals

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new delhi
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52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visit this place for the feel of jungle and not for expecting any wild life. The trek is good and the guides are very cordial and helpful. The boat ride inside the complex take you right upto the waterfall and the view is just fantastic. The tickets include breakfast and lunch as well as tea and snacks. A visit a... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Best place to see and know many wild birds and sometimes few endangered birds too. Wild animals do come out only during the early mornings. Good place for nature lovers.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Have seen endangered spices like lion-tailed macaque. Its spread across a wide area. It was a beautiful experience overall .

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

i had gone there in Dec. 2 yrs back.didn't see many animals except 2 elephants, some monkeys,few deers n birds- may be because of v cold early morning !!

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Allahabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We go in the Month Of JUNE 2014 and have a morning ride thru boat in Lake periyar. Awesome experience to see dense forest having wild boars, elephants, dear and buffalo. Medium rain was there continuously which is making our day. Nice and beautiful scenic beauty in our front seems that we are watching some Wallpaper in our Laptop. Overall... More

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you want to repeat the boat disaster, don't forget to get on it. To much controlled nearby park gates environment, better to look to do some trekking away from main entrance. Some deers and bisons to see, none elephants, either tigers.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What we got to know a bit late in the day is that Kerela tourism operates a lot of activities inside the wildlife sabctuary, there is a night safari that starts at 3 different times at night and early morning. What we could take was a nature walk early next morning. It was a guided tour along a trail along... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This happened in Feb 2013 (reviewing a year later) We booked the first boat at around 7am. The walk to the boat was nice, the air was fresh on a cold morning. The boat ride was average - there not much animals by the river - we only spotted some wild boar and gaur (indian bison) and nothing else. Apart... More

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