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“Nice place visit in mornings”
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
Certificate of Excellence
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Ahmedabad
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice place visit in mornings”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Nice place nothing much to do like all other places but the lake is very calm and quite, there is very little wild life to see, but the fog and mist is really good in the mornings. You need to get there before an hour atleast so ensure a better seat and yes opts for the top deck only, as there are seat nos alotted. We were lucky enough to get in the front line on top deck to enjoy a classic view.

Visited November 2012
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Kochi
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32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Boating on the Lake - A Must do!”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Always try to take the 7am boat or 3.30 pm boat when there is better chance for sighting animals. Since wearing Life Jacket is now compulsory on the boat, try to avoid taking any heavy luggage or bags with you, since it will be difficult to handle it all.

Visited December 2012
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Singapore
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Interesting Trip”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

You have to rush with the locals on this. And have to go early to get tickets. For example, if you want to get on the 3:30pm boat, you have to be there at 1:30pm to be sure to get tickets. It's interesting enough though, as you get to see the animals come out to the water in their natural surroundings without human intervention. Saw a few elephants, deer, boar, kingfishers, comorans (?) and buffalo.

Visited December 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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148 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very Bad Arrangements”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

The Cafe was out of food, no service, very dirty place and the only option inside. The Life Jackets were literally black and were never washed. Humans were fed in boats like animals and with those jackets you can't move and see anything outside. With the hot weather it was getting worst. After all of this you end up seeing few elephants if you are lucky.

Visited December 2012
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Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Boring unless you sight something”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The much hyped boat ride was disappointing in the beginning, what with the restricting life jackets and the 4th aisle seat! The boats have 2 decks and both are crammed before it starts off. I went for the 11.30 ride. The utterly boring ride was saved as we sighted a family of elephants. Was very difficult to catch a glimpse from my seat as the rest of the crowd behaved like they were at a T20 match and started screaming and shouting. On the way back, we sighted a group of bisons and some birds. Is the only reasonable thing to do in Thekkady.

Visited December 2012
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