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Address: Kumily, Thekkady, India
Phone Number: +914869224571
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Camping, Group tours/safari, Hiking

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Not that many animals

It's a nice trip, but beside the monkeys, that you can see by millions, not a lot to see. We where lucky and catch about 15 elephants very close but many people didn't. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It's a nice trip, but beside the monkeys, that you can see by millions, not a lot to see. We where lucky and catch about 15 elephants very close but many people didn't. The tigers,... well,... if you're incredibly lucky...

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

A simple walk around the sanctuary gives you an idea of how densely populated it is with green trees and flora. The boat ride is good but if you are a photographer, do carry your extra zoom lens camera as they don't go close to the animals. The sanctuary overall is well maintained and I would have loved to stay... More 

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mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Hey its an artificial lake made for tourist attraction where a boat kind of takes you to see animals like elephant ,monkeys and deers.No tiger is seen in this boat ride as this jungle is very huge and tigers ofcourse are deep inside the jungle and they dont come out.There is an entry fee to enter the place and also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Next to Thekkady a beautiful wildlife sanctuary. Beautiful forest, well maintained & good facilities for tourist. Had been there during winter & the forest was very pleasant & temperature/climate was great.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

God's own country - says it all...this wildlife sanctuary takes the cake amongst all places in and around Thekkady! The leisurely boat ride around the sanctuary on the water body is simply breath-taking simply for the bountiful nature that it throws all around!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went there for a 2,5 hour morning walk. The rikshaw always charges 80 rupies from Kumily center to the boat landing, do don't let them fool you if they stop at the official park entrance and ticket office and don't want to carry on after (there's another 3 km to go). Vinod, our guide and one of the local... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Its wonderful to cruise through the river Periyar. If you are lucky, you may spot wild elephants, tigers, and deer.

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Kottakuppam, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Maybe we didn't see the entire thing, it seemed very complicated, we thought by payiing at the gate that we were paying to get in..apparently not, more confusion, we finally took a walk and left. Lots of monkies and people.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

So many elephants we could see during boating..remember to do online ticket for boat trip! Our tickets were booked from the resort itslef, Springdale Heritage.

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Gurgaon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Theres nothing interesting here apart from the boat ride you get. You will see nothing of any kind of wildlife. please avoid visting this place. there are better places to go

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Additional Information about Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Kumily, Thekkady, India
Phone Number: +914869224571
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thekkady
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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