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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, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Camping, Group tours/safari, Hiking
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Thane, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We went for a safari through the boat and returned very disappointed...did not see any animals except for some pigs and wild dogs...also, the boat does not take you close to the shore where animals come...Thekaddy/Periyar can be given a miss

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Secunderabad, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

the wild elephants nearly charged at us! loved it! It was a sight for sore eyes!The baby elephant was playing in the water. The adults were very protective and when our cruise boat would not stop following them, they charged at us!adrenaline rush!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

After taking an entry ticket for myself , wife & driver we were allowed to drive in 5 mins to reach spot from where you need to walk another 7-10 mins to reach ticket counter. Ticket counter has endless Queue dunno for what. You gotto be lucky everytime..People stand in queue for 1-2 hrs w/o guarantee of getting ticket in... More

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Nagpur, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We visited periyar on a 3 day trip, including the tiger trail program. On our whole trip we could not see any wildlife, as the tour organised in periyar are in the buffer zone only, they dont allow tourists into the heart of the reserve. So if you are planning on witnessing any wildlife action, you are in for a... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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170 reviews 170 reviews
102 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very green.... Very beautiful.... There are three way to see the sanctuary by boating, trekking with foresters or bamboo rafting.... Jeep safaris are not possible in periyar sanctuary. By taking morning boat, possibility of seeing animals increases.... A must do activity,... Boat ride can be booked online also....

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Thane, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Long queue for tickets. Very badly organised. Better book on line to avoid queue. There is a counter inside for online booking, they sell 200 tickets. No wild animal worth mentioning. Actually it is not worth the trouble. Walking around is better

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Senior Reviewer
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

very nice place for them who love nature, wildlife. for animal lovers you need to be patient to watch them. You need to be lucky to fine more animals there . but nice place to explore and enjoy.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Seeing fresh tiger prints in mud. Fresh elephant dung on path. Witnessed charge of herd of bison. Rangers very informative and kind. Good English.

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Pune, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Boat safari was good and had to wait in the queue. The ride is very unique and peaceful. If you are lucky, you get to see some wild life, we were not so lucky !!

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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I guess the rain did not help! No wild life as such, a couple of monkeys, deer and some birds. We were pleased when the trip ended early! 2 people actually fell asleep!!

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