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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Kumily, Thekkady, India
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Ranked #6 of 12 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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Kochi (Cochin), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Nothing really for families, all the treks are for kids over 12 so if you are travelling with young ones, DON'T go to periyar, apart from a very commercial elephant ride outside of the park, there is nothing for young ones to do inside, and the monkeys are pretty scary around the ice cream point!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

During our kerala tour in thekkady have visited "Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary" we found few animal mangoose,dear & offcourse many species of Birds.only hezard was to book ticket well in advance (u can book through net too Gr8) me & my driver wake-up early morning @ 5.30 for tickets.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary boat ride is good to have not must have and its better you take the early morning ride so that you get the entire day to do other things. However make sure you book your tickets online in advance to save time at the ticket counter and chances of getting ticket at the counter is very low... More

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Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Like - nothing Disliked - no animals, its a pain to get tickets, we really had to go early in the morning to grab tickets and boy what a complicated process it is. There is always a long queue, had to literally run kms. to reach the ticket counter. If you are late you miss that boat. Boating experience -... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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383 reviews 383 reviews
93 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Like in most reserve forests in South India, it is really tough to spot wild animals. Of course you get to see elephants, birds, deer and a few other animals that aren't exciting. If you are a bird watcher, you will surely be happy.Plan and book your tours well ahead or they could be sold out. Spotting tigers is a... More

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chennai
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Take the trekking and raft trip , you get to see a lot of birds and walk through the jungle with forest guards .lucky if you see wild elephants . tiger

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
72 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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