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Reviewed June 7, 2019

Big lake with good boating ride. When you are lucky, you can spot out some animals. Definitely you will see deer & ox. Sometimes you can find boar & elephants too. Kids can enjoy the ride. You can watch some birds that can swim.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019

This boat ride is the main activity at Thekkady . Vehicles will be allowed inside the main gate only if you have booked rooms in any of the KTDC property . Otherwise KTDC bus is available from the parking area. The boating experience is quite different and if you are lucky you will get a glimpse of wild elephants on the banks of the river. KTDC Lake palace hotel is in an island in the river and we need to go by a boat .

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019

A boat ride in Periyar Lake is among the must do things for tourists in Thekkady. The boat house is usually crowded so you can book the tickets online though there is a service charge.

The boat ride in the Periyar Lake is a wonderful experience as you get to see birds nesting and if you are lucky (we weren't) you can spot wildlife - elephants mostly that come to the lake in the morning and evening to drink water.

Preferably take the early morning or last ride in the evening. Do not carry any eatables as there are lot of monkeys near the boat house.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Best activity to see the whole periyar tiger reserve forest, by lucky we have seen some elephants at the time of boating, recommended to every one.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Worth to visit periyar lake by boat as it covers the actual jungle area where you might sight wild animals if you are lucky. You have an option of Jeep safari to explore periyar jungle but they only cover the jungle border areas which would be useless. While boating in periyar lake there is at least chance to sight animals especially at morning and afternoon timing as lake is in the middle of the jungle. We were taken by bus to the jungle area for which they charge 65rs.(45rs entry ticket and 20rs for bus) Per person. And for boating they charge 255rs per person for 90 min ride. We saw wild buffalo and some deers who came to drink water in afternoon. Place is really superb to explore. On line ticket booking facility is also available from where you can book your tickets. And if you reach before 45min of selected time slot you can also get tickets easily over there.

Date of experience: May 2019
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