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Periyar Tiger Reserve

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The Periyar Tiger Trail is a protection-oriented trekking programme. The trek route passes through hills and valleys.
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| Idukki and Pathanamthitta Districts, Thekkady 685536, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Overpriced as they charge for entrance fee, bus fare and boating fare which comes close to 400 rs per person. The boating was disappointing too as all we could see was a Bison. As it was very hot during April, none of us enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RakeshSwift
Reviewed 5 days ago

You have to pay around 1000 rupees to enter the park (foreigners fee), only there's nothing there when you enter, so you have to pay an additional 250 for a boat tour around the lake with the slightest chance of seeing tigers and elephants in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MariaBecci
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing much to see here. Its hot and overpriced. There is no tiger seen during the visit. Only a wild boar!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jeyjey05
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a 2nd visit after a gap of almost 18 yrs and things have changed a lot for good!!. There is a clear boundary and private vehicles are not allowed except those having booking for accommodation in any of the KTDC facilities inside. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank theFreezingSun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is absolutely beautiful! Just a few issues; Tourists ignoring the guides requests not to feed the monkeys. It would be difficult to resolve this, but something does need to be done, for the well being of the moneys. The park was absolutely beautiful,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Writingreviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park offers a boat ride which is their equallent of a safari spotting the animals. The climate was warm so couldn't spot any animals other than bisons and a few deers and foxes. There are binoculars available for rent but are very less in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sidhant m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 1.5 hr boat ride from Kerala Forest Department which was booked online. But still we had to go to the window to get the physical ticket. We reached about 30 minutes ahead of schedule as mentioned online, but to our dismay, the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NehaK-Ind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the boat in the morning and sawa load of birdlife and weater buffalo. A little disappointed with this however was nice all the same. Did a trek in the afternoon and saw a herd of elephents, only 80 metres away.... we were on foot...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CAmos75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Periyar Tiger Reserve recently as an early morning visit. The experience was good as we did the common boat ride on the Periyar Lake. The wild life sightings we had were of elephants, bison, water buffaloes and varieties of birds. But the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GenesisTravelogues
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is in Thekkady. It is an natures bounty.You will love to see great charm with rich biodiversity.Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India.Periyar National Park and wildlife sanctuary is protected area in the districts of Idukki and pathanamthitta in Kerala....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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surabhi b
April 16, 2019|
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Response from Writingreviews | Reviewed this property |
Boat ride. The elephants are horribly treated, you do not want your family to see this
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Biswarup B
March 13, 2019|
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Response from aadeeshd | Reviewed this property |
Don't expect to spot a Tiger in any of the activities available through Eco Tourism in Periyar Tiger Reserve.
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