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Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Neyyar reservoir is easily navigable and extends 9.06 sq. km. The vegetation varies from...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Neyyar reservoir is easily navigable and extends 9.06 sq. km. The vegetation varies from tropical wet evergreen to grasslands. The Agasthyakoodam hill, 1890 metres high, lies in the premises of the sanctuary. Elephants, gaur, sloth bear, Nilgiri tahr, jungle cat, wild boar, Nilgiri langur etc. are seen. A crocodile rearing centre, deer farm and lion safari park are the main attractions.
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Gurgaon, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A peaceful place. Beautiful dam which offers a scenic view. There is a Lion Safari and a crocodile park as well. We were able to see 3 lions.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is an appalling place, as an animal lover it left me feeling frustrated and upset. The crocodiles are kept in terrible conditions and although the lions are not in a small enclosure they certainly did not look healthy. It's a tourist trap not an wildlife sanctuary.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were disappointed when he leart it is closed on mondays. The dam and walk around is relaxing when the weather is good,. Good aquarium and childrens play area. Don't miss to taste the pickled berries.

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Fairfield. Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The so called safari consists of a noisy boat ride and then a bus ride where you will see two old and distressed lions, some deer behind fencing and crocodiles who are outside your view point. It was a waste of time and money. The best part was a quiet walkway through the jungle to the location of the dear... More 

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Neyyattinkara, Kerala, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Neyyar dam is a gravity dam on the Neyyar River in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, South India, located on the foot of the Western Ghats about 30 km from Thiruvananthapuram.It was established in 1958 and is a popular picnic spot. Lying against the southern low hills of the Western Ghats, Neyyar Dam has a scenic lake.sites;boat journey,top view point ,lion... More 

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great experience...boating trip a must...(.though life jackets could have been more clean..if the administrators try) lion safari park must visit.../friendly ..patient bus staff and driver taking the private tour if you are in a group is better crocodile park was good

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Neyyar is a good place to be once. but very much to be decided as a personal note. I did like the place for its cleanliness, the tiger (staged) park, crocodile park and the small catchment area. The boating is the only thing which might find equal likes among all for its usual feel good. However we did not get... More 

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Kozhikode, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Yesterday( 30-07-14) i went here. thought of clicking some good snaps of Lion's. The Lions look unhappy, slovenly and bedraggled and it was quite unpleasant to witness this. As you can see in pictures which i uploaded here.. Lions are too aged and a poor chap. Just 5 Min Bus trip inside the forest doesn't make you any feelings. The... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

yes, it is a lion safari park!we visited the place around 2 months back..it turned out to be quite a surprise.this place is about an hour and half drive from trivandrum city.as anyother popular spots this place is also crowded on holidays..about 30 mts boat ride from the rgistration counter will take you to the safaripark.from here they ll take... More 

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Hebden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Some of the reviews say this is a must for wildlife lovers, I would say the opposite. Though the scenery is beautiful and the boat trip is pleasant enough, the lion park is underwhelming and far from being majestic beasts the lions look like an advertisement for banning enclosures of this kind. They look unhappy, slovenly and bedraggled and it... More 

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