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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
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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

bro...dont go to thekkady...I made a mistake. there is nothing in periyar sanctuary. zero tourist management one has to stand up in que for atleast 5-6 hours to get boat ticket for periyar cruise. you could hardly find a deer in entire ride..periyar lake sucks entire day..nothing special..very poor management.i would suggest u all to skip kerala tour. nothing is... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We did a 3 hour jungle trek through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary followed by a boat ride to the waterfall and would definitely recommend it. The experience was really exciting and the tour guide, JoJo, was fantastic. His knowledge of the local area and interesting stories added to the whole experience.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The only way to experience wildlife here is by going on the tiger trail. You are absolutely unlikely to experience wildlife on their jeep safari's & boar rides.

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

To be honest, the three hour Nature Walk was not all that easy; it took in some steep and rugged terrain, in hot, humid and (eventually) rainy conditions. I also ended up attached to some leeches. But the views ate definitely worth it, as are the lessons from your guides into the indigenous plants, animals and people. And it's immeasurably... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We were really disappointed with a trip to the sanctuary. We wanted more of an adventure so avoided the expensive all inclusive tours advertised everywhere and made our own way to the sanctuary. We paid the 300rs entrance fee and walked 3k along a road to the 'information centre', which was little more than a room full of adverts for... More

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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

clean, green and peaceful. we took a boat ride through the lake and though we didn't see wild tigers or elephants, it was a nice respite from the busy, dirty, chaos of indian streets.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Kerala has magnanimous beauty and to experience it you definitely do not need this noisy boat ride. It was like travelling in a public bus where people were conversing with others from their group sitting rows ahead and behind; food kept pouring out from boxes producing a stench that wild animals would burry their noses, if not themselves deep in... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The sight of these green terraced farms is a treat to the eyes...they are everywhere and the tata tea ones are considered the best. Most have barbed wire fencings but as u go upwards u find ones that are accessible. A supremely photogenic site and the teas are a must buy

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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent place. Saw Elephant. Main attraction was lake in the middle of the forest. Decent food by the tourism department. It was raining. The waterfall (accessible only through boat) is excellent. During the boat ride, the nature was covered by mist. It started raining heavily. Visibility was very less. View was excellent. Out of the world. Experienced guide brought us... More

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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

wildlife sanctury is very nice. they arrang tribal dances in evening. you can explore wildlife with many options...with the kind of traveller you are. night life camping and touring in sanctury is also available. very beautiful

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