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Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Neyyar reservoir is easily navigable and extends 9.06 sq. km. The...

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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Good place for Nature lovers. We have to travel by a boat. Then we have to enter into a forest vehicle. They charged only Rs 250/person. Its really amusing. There is a lion... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 10, 2017
sivanarayana m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Good place for Nature lovers. We have to travel by a boat. Then we have to enter into a forest vehicle. They charged only Rs 250/person. Its really amusing. There is a lion safari park. In that we can see lions very closely. It's very thrilling. Next we went to crocodile and deer park..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

It will take almost 45 minutes to reach there from Trivandrum City.I could visit the following. 1.Crocodile Park. You can see a few Crocodiles drying under the sun and a few Pythons. (Spend 20 - 30 minutes watching them) 2. Lion Safari. & Deer Park :Take a boat and they will take you to the island.Another bus from the boat... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

No safety measures have been taken . No one use the Life saving jackets and lifebuoys inside these old boats and there is no one to tell/instruct about the same from Govt's side. In return, they tempt to board more people in the boat than its limited capacity. Tourists are taken in side the Lion Safari Park in two busses... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

2 thirsty lioness waiting for the bus passing in a "mini Jurassic park" atmosphere Then another island with some sun dried crocodiles and after a short walk a supposed group of 150 dears : we only saw one far away. This place is only worth the boat ride on the dam lake or if it is your first time approaching... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Everything about this place is awful. You are taken inside an enclosure to see two very sad lions that are pretty much kept there for the purpose of tourist voyeurism. It was a similar drab, sad experience for the rest of the park. Please save your money and do not support this type of cruelty in the form of tourism.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Very underwhelming. The park opens at 9am but we did not get moving until after 11am, you have to wait for minimum 15 people before the tour starts. Lion "safari" lasted 10 minutes. 2 or 3 lions in the park that you drive past. Crocodile park: 6 or so very depressed crocodiles in a pond (Steve Irwin would be very... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

There is nothing interesting here. And it is not well maintained. Not good for tourists. Monday holiday. I will not suggest this place for travellers outside from Trivandrum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

There are 2 lioness and a lion kept in the enclosure..they take u in a forest department boat and then transfer u o a vehicle safari to watch these animals..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We went to this spot as we always like adventure trips and forest rides. In general the location was good. But there was no much of forest experience. They took us in speed boat to other island and then we travelled in van for about 15 minutes. There are only two lions(female) in the forest which was found with in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

At least for Europeans very worthwhile to visit as I do not know a similar place. The lioness enclosure is the highlight. You meet them by bus in a fenced forest. The place is somehow inspiring and touching. Inexpensive as well.

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