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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Kumily, Thekkady, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well organised lake cruise with elephants, monkeys and kingfishers. Good for all the family. Recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank iangroyw2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The baot ride is almost for two hours.. But its quite relaxing and enjoying.. Though we were unable to view any tigers as such but still the journey was quite enjoying and relaxing a must visit for the people who visit thekkady for the first...More

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

We did a nature walk here and also took a boat ride around the lake in the afternoon. The guides were very informative, good at spotting wildlife and also excellent at photography! They offer to take pictures on your camera and the results are worth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank woodsiebig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the first boat trip of the day as we were told that the chances of spoting animals was the best. At best we saw a few wild buffaloes & 2-3 birds, that's it!! I could see most of the people nodding off as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boating for around 60 minute in the periyar lake is a nice experience and enjoyment. But overall it was boring no animals visible and just time pass trip. It would be batter in early morning.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UmaBG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished our trip to Periyar wildlife with an expectation to see a tiger. All we could see was a bison, sambar or a few birds. As we had already stayed in a houseboat, so boat ride wasn't too exciting. Overall it was an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank anuragj292019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Periyar (meaning: big river) is the longest river and the river with the largest discharge potential in the Indian state of Kerala.[2][3] It is one of the few perennial rivers in the region and provides drinking water for several major towns.[4] The Periyar is of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rakesh K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gone for early morning boat ride.. though it requires getting up early in the morning but i think thats best time to see periyar...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank savinegi
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

We had just been in India almost 20days (travelling in mostly cities, as well as Ranthambore NP). This was such a needed piece of peacefulness and relaxation away from the noise and speed of India. We booked the 7:30am boat ride far in advance. Our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Veronan186
Reviewed March 11, 2019

First adventure was to cross the lake on a bamboo raft! Then we walked for approx 1 hour beside the lake and then into the forest. We were delighted to see many birds including a golden oriole, kingfishers and red-whiskered bulbul. We also saw lion...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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