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“Avoid at all costs...”
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs...”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

...unless you actally enjoy the worst of mass tourism. Crammed in on boats wearing oversized lifejackets hoping to catch a glimpse of a wild animal half a mile away. Just not worth the effort even first thing in the morning. Far better to go to the park and take a guided tour on foot or by jeep.

Visited February 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

The lake itself is beautiful but the services are very poor. If you miss one boat, you need to wait for hours to get another boat. It's typical "I don't care" attitude

Visited February 2013
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Switzerland
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Scenic lake”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very crowded boats and boarding was extremely chaotic. However, the boat ride was scenic and we saw a number of birds, a few antelopes and no elephants.

Visited November 2012
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Pune
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“lake”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Only boating nothing much to enjoy. But its good for photography.
I personally felt it was complete waste of time

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great sceanery”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

That is all it is. Few birds and if you are lucky you may see elephants. Personally felt it was waste of time.

Visited February 2013
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