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“Periyar tiger reserve” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Kumily, Thekkady, India
+914869224571
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Ranked #11 of 19 things to do in Thekkady
Activities: Camping, Group tours/safari, Hiking
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“Periyar tiger reserve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is the ultimate joy for both inland and foreign tourists. Boat ride on the lake,to view the sanctuary animals on their natural habitat, is really nice.
Spices plantations are another attraction,we can see and get description by a guide.
Elephant tide is another unforgettable experience.
the ayurvedic massage is another experience.
And the evening walk from sanctuary to the KUmily town is verymuch enjoyable.

Visited December 2012
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Awesome place to have a beautiful and wild encounter with nature. It's great to see how people live in close encounter with nature. The jungle safari was the best part of all

Visited October 2012
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“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Enjoyed the boat ride, unfortunately it was monsoon and water is plentiful in the forest area so the animals stay hidden away from the lake. The guides were great with good knowledge.
Walking up the the ticket office was quite eventful as there are lots of little monkeys who are not people shy, one of which tried to steal my handbag, because he thought there was food was in it.
All in all good visit, not enough animals due to time of year!!

Visited August 2013
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“Quite an adventure..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We got up at 5:00am for an hour jeep ride in residual monsoon rains (it cleared up later) with a chai stop on the way. On the drive into the sanctuary saw a few elephants and one bison. We then did a 3.5 hour trek into the jungle with a native guide (SriLankan refugees settled in there) and had a great time (even saw tiger footprints). Great views but lots of leeches (right after monsoon). Had one leech bite (yuk but not dangerous just a little blood). In the preserve saw one snake and one big chameleon. Also a short boat ride to a waterfall. On the way back we saw lots of elephants (some with tusks), sambar (deer), Malabar spoonbill, giant squirrels, etc. A very full day but totally worthwhile even if a little outside our comfort zone (mostly the leeches).

Visited August 2013
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“Nature walk in the wild”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The nature walk experience was good albeit not too many animals could be spotted. The views were amazing and we could spot some birds and interesting flaura. The entire 2 hours walk was a refreshing activity.

Visited August 2013
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