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“Thekkady Tiger reserve” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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New Delhi, India
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“Thekkady Tiger reserve”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

A place worth visiting when you are in Kerala. Aranya Nivas a KTDC Hotel, ideally located on periyar lake and inside the jungle, is a beautiful and attractive place to stay. Periyar lake is on a walking distance. Boat ride on this lake is best you can get without any efforts. 2 hours ride takes you all around jungle and you can see variety of animals in their natural living. We saw many including Indian Gaur. Many birds including kingfisher. In the early morning hours, tiger roar was heard. what a beautiful and peaceful place

Visited August 2013
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“Nature Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Took the nature walk excursion at the sanctuary and had an interesting experience with leeches. The forest officers - 1 leading the excursion and the other bringing up the rear, knew the territory well and were good guides for our group.

Visited June 2013
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“Beauty of nature at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

The splendid natural beauty of this place makes it a must see when you visit thekkady. Visitors need to walk for a small distance before taking a memorable boat ride which lasts more than an hour. The view of a beautiful lake and wild life around it makes it a memorable boat ride.

If you are lucky you may even see some wild animals in their natural habitat. We were lucky enough to see a herd of elephants, some wild boars, deer and a Bison. All in all a must do in thekkady.

Visited September 2013
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“If you are in the area, you must visit ths place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

The place is very quiet compared to the city life we are used to in India. Car parking is available and a small walk leads to the lake. Large number of monkeys roam around the area and they become friendly with the people who feed them and sometimes angry with the people who try to scare them away. Lake ride is not very expensive, but you may have to wait for quite some time because the rides are not very frequent. Very close encounters with the animals during the ride is very unlikely to happen. You will be able to see elephants at a distance and possibly deers. During our trip, we didn't see any wild animals. It is difficult to explore the area by ourselves. If you wish to see more in this area, you may want to book some guided tours with forest rangers well in advance.

Visited October 2012
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Pondicherry, India
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“Periyar tiger reserve”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is the ultimate joy for both inland and foreign tourists. Boat ride on the lake,to view the sanctuary animals on their natural habitat, is really nice.
Spices plantations are another attraction,we can see and get description by a guide.
Elephant tide is another unforgettable experience.
the ayurvedic massage is another experience.
And the evening walk from sanctuary to the KUmily town is verymuch enjoyable.

Visited December 2012
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