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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Kumily, Thekkady, India
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Ranked #5 of 13 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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Pune
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited this wild life sanctuary rather late in afternoon. Our visit was spoiled by heavy showers and could get glimpse of few elephants and dears.

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Pune, India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We went for morning jungle walk in the sanctuary. It lasts about three hours and there are 2-3 different routes which can be taken. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave information about various plants and trees and local history. We did not get to see many animals but the walk experience was fantastic. This is much better option than... More

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Sandhurst, Berkshire, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful experience as I was lucky enough to see a mother and baby elephant walking along the lakeside. I think to see the animals, you have to be on the first boat out in the morning, but it's well worth the early morning wake up call. Not only do you get to see animals in their natural... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If your looking for a bit of adventure look no further than spending some time in the Periyar jungle. There is the excellent Tiger Trail which you get to camp in the jungle which proved to be very exciting and you are in safe hands with the experiencednd trackers a guides. I also stayed at the Gavi Eco huts and... More

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We travelled to Periyar in March 2014. The lake was very low and not much in the way of Wildlife to be seen. The lake boat trips are very well run and organised. Some confusion about all the tickets one has to purchase, however once sorted I am sure would be an excellent day after the monsoons, more water and... More

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Greater Manchester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

An early morning's Nature Walk with one of the local guides, Raj, was excellent. There's a bit of bureaucracy with permits to enter the park in addition to paying for the trip (why couldn't it be all included in the payment!), but otherwise highly recommended. Don't do the boat trip…noisy, crowded..and we could tell without being on it! Otherwise great... More

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Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We decided to do the half day as it is pretty hot here now and it started at 7.30am. It was perfect! We were given a picnic bag with breakfast and a bottle of water and set off with our two rangers and a man with a gun - just to be safe! We were so lucky as we immediately... More

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Paris
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32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was lucky enough to take a private early morning tour with a total of 3 and a ranger. We got very close to bysons and 4 female elephants with 4 youngs. Very rewarding. No tigers... next time!

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Pune, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

we just enjoyed the boat ride. Good thing is we sighted wild animals for more than 2-3 occasions. So tiger spotting this time. May be will try my luck next time.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Best bit about the park was the early morning walk. We didn't see a lot but the sounds and early morning was great. The boat ride was shocking with poor views and all boats leaving at the same time. Didn't get a window seat, people fell asleep. Monkeys were amusing and saw lots of elephants, bison, deer and many birds.... More

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