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“Beautiful lake”
Review of Periyar Lake

Periyar Lake
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$606.00*
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4-Night Best of Kerala Tour
Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Thekkady
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Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful lake”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The Periyar lake is a beautiful place. The boat ride in the lake is about 1.5 hrs and covers quite a distance. Nice way to see jungle animals in their natural habitat as against viewing them in a zoo!

Visited September 2012
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“clean n calm”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

it was just amazingly clean n calm n in short a great place to visit:))loads of birds n a few animals like wild boar...bison ...lizard...tortoises ...snakes.....deeer

Visited September 2012
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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“What a ride !”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Do not miss this boat ride. You may spot few animals if go early in the morning. Timings are fixed and you need to reach one hour early to stand in queue for tickets. Camera person need to buy camera ticket as well. Staff will try to help you spot animals but do not expect too much from them. Also ask for side seats/front seats at the ticket counter.

Visited September 2012
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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“Very good”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Enjoyed trip round lake, wild birds, boar, buffalo didn't see any ELephants though despite early start

Visited September 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Wow a wonderful ride to sight wild animals”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

The best time to sight the animals at the lake is the first ride that starts at 7:30 am and the last ride at 5 pm .
Be there at 6:30 am and when the gates open at periyar tiger reserve be the first person to reach the lake .
In the lake you can find the information center and at the entrance you will find the forest guard who would give you yellow coloured forms for filling the details of the passenger .
Once you fill it walk towards the counter and pay 150 for lower deck and 300 for upper deck . the deck does not matter here becoz the captains of the different boats take you close enough to have glimpse of the animals .
if you dont get the tickets for the first ride at 7:30 am be patient and book for the 9;30 am ride in the same queue itself .

Visited September 2012
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