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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Kumily, Thekkady, India
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Thekkady
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Group tours/safari, Hiking
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Group tours/safari, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is overhyped place and not worth the effort. A lot of people told that one should take the first early morning trip inside the sanctuary so that one gets to see the animals that come out to drink water. But it was not worth the effort. We went in the winter and did not spot any animals, we only... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We didn't find any wild animal except Monkey..or elephant or some deer. Greenery inside was very good and some good information on different variety of trees. Good for some quite time and some clicks..nothing more than that

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Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very beautiful wildlife sanctuary, the lake offers a myriad glimpse of the birds and their nests on trumps of trees devoid of greenery standing like hermits in between the lake. Chance sightings of big reptiles, amidst dense forest cover leave you searching for more. Must take the early morning trip.

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Bhuj, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited 2 hours thru boat ride but not seen any animals. we specially want to see elephants but couldnt see any.

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Navi Mumbai (New Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We left early morning from Munnar to reach this place on time so that we could see some animals quenching their thirst. But it was a real disaster as for the complete one & half hour boat ride, we could see only 1 deer & a few water crows. Apart from animals, the scenery was really good. The mountains, the... More 

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Senior Contributor
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30 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The place was good very far from Kochi. You can go for boat safari and jeep safari, but spotting tigers and elephants is very hard.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

You barely see and animals apart from Deers. Not worth going as it takes good amount of your day time.

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Did the full day of bamboo rafting. I didn't have high expectations of seeing any animals as I know these things are hit or miss the walk was excellent. Knowledgable guides and rafting was good in quiet areas of park. We did get the bonus of seeing a herd of elephants beautiful countryside thoroughly enjoyed our day.

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Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very very bad organizing of ticketing, Ticket taken at GATE is for only entry pass, they may not say even about that, language problem, no information counter at gate, without boating in Periyar lake waste of money to visit Thekkedy, nothing is there to see without boat ride with the Gate entry pass, Boat tickets also should be given at... More 

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I found this a bit different than others. We did not get ferry tickets (online or offline) as we travelled in Christmas vacation, so we just sat there for 30 minutes, clicked some photos on the entrance gate and returned. The way from the entrance to the lake is beautiful and provides good photography opportunities. It also gives us feeling... More 

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