We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice place visit in mornings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Periyar Lake

Periyar Lake
Thekkady, India
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Thekkady
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Attraction details
Ahmedabad
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice place visit in mornings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Nice place nothing much to do like all other places but the lake is very calm and quite, there is very little wild life to see, but the fog and mist is really good in the mornings. You need to get there before an hour atleast so ensure a better seat and yes opts for the top deck only, as there are seat nos alotted. We were lucky enough to get in the front line on top deck to enjoy a classic view.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

453 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    108
    172
    118
    37
    18
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Kochi
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Boating on the Lake - A Must do!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Always try to take the 7am boat or 3.30 pm boat when there is better chance for sighting animals. Since wearing Life Jacket is now compulsory on the boat, try to avoid taking any heavy luggage or bags with you, since it will be difficult to handle it all.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Singapore
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Interesting Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

You have to rush with the locals on this. And have to go early to get tickets. For example, if you want to get on the 3:30pm boat, you have to be there at 1:30pm to be sure to get tickets. It's interesting enough though, as you get to see the animals come out to the water in their natural surroundings without human intervention. Saw a few elephants, deer, boar, kingfishers, comorans (?) and buffalo.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Very Bad Arrangements”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The Cafe was out of food, no service, very dirty place and the only option inside. The Life Jackets were literally black and were never washed. Humans were fed in boats like animals and with those jackets you can't move and see anything outside. With the hot weather it was getting worst. After all of this you end up seeing few elephants if you are lucky.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bangalore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Boring unless you sight something”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The much hyped boat ride was disappointing in the beginning, what with the restricting life jackets and the 4th aisle seat! The boats have 2 decks and both are crammed before it starts off. I went for the 11.30 ride. The utterly boring ride was saved as we sighted a family of elephants. Was very difficult to catch a glimpse from my seat as the rest of the crowd behaved like they were at a T20 match and started screaming and shouting. On the way back, we sighted a group of bisons and some birds. Is the only reasonable thing to do in Thekkady.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Periyar Lake also viewed

 

Been to Periyar Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Periyar Lake, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.