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

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Monkeys

The park itself is lovely but the monkeys were quite terrifying and no one is there to stop them harrassing tourists, we armed ourselves with sticks on the return walk back to our... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The park itself is lovely but the monkeys were quite terrifying and no one is there to stop them harrassing tourists, we armed ourselves with sticks on the return walk back to our transport. Very dissapointed that we did not see tigers or any elephants on the boat tour.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Our Kerala tour included the boat trip at Periyar as part of the package and it was better than I expected, having read reviews that the wildlife viewing can be disappointing. There were plenty of birds as well as otters, deer, wild boar and water buffalo. Needless to say we did not see a tiger but, briefly, 3 elephants were... More 

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london
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It may have been because Easter was coming up, but the 2-deck boat we travelled on was full of noisy Indian tourists.It was hot and uncomfortable and we didn't go anywhere near the banks of the lake, so that only those with binoculars or good cameras got to see anything in detail. We did see deer and elephants at a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We took an all day hike and bamboo raft ride thru Periyar Tiger Reserve. It was a lovely walk with many birds, a few animals and informative guides, but I get the feeling that it's rare to see Tigers or elephants as they tend to be out at dawn or dusk and the hike is mid-day. Al in all, a... More 

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Periyar wildlife sanctuary can be experienced in different ways. Boat cruise: Go to the boating station next to the KTDC resort. You need an entry pass for the vehicle and the passengers. The afternoon boat is probably the best bet to see some animals approach the waterfront. But do not expect to see a lot of wild life apart from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have already reviewed our afternoon cruise on Lake Periyar under that heading; so this refers to a self-guided stroll that we took prior to the cruise. From the Park's field centre there is an excellent short trail that leads right through the forest and down to the lake. For some reason this is not well publicised which is a... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This sanctuary has the feeling of a forest, but feels this is at its best after the monsoon and in the rains. One can see a lo type of monkeys, elephants, deer, wild ox, infinite variety of birds, and if you go deep into forest may be you will see the real wild animals like tiger & cheetah .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

At Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary you can connect with elephants. You ride the elephant, wash it and feed it. On top of that you may get an elephant shower.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Thanks to Tripadvisor and the reviews provided here. Based on this we had booked the first trip. We also booked Aranya Nivas, the hotel that is inside the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary which overlooks this beautiful Lake. The advantage being that you dont need to get in the queue to get the tickets for the boat ride in the sanctuary. While... More 

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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Most visitors just come for the boat ride on the Lake and although that is fun it is not a good Periyar experience. The boats are often overcrowded and rowdy and you will only see wildlife from a distance. To get up close to wildlife it is essential to walk and you can do no better than do was we... More 

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