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Periyar Lake

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Thekkady, India
+91 4869 223 888
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Thekkady, India
+91 4869 223 888
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are lot of negative review about reserve. But we must realise that a tiger reserve is not a zoo. You are never sure what animal you will look. So go with open mind. Most famous activity is a boat ride in periyar lake ....More

Thank Vipul G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're expecting to see animals, you won't see them. Apart from a bunch of deer, wild buffaloes and birds, not many animals visit the edge of the sanctuary. However, this place is untouched by humans (sort of). It's clean and natural and the whole...More

Thank Ranveer A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Boating around lake is good . But if you want to see wild life then better have some luck . Rarely any animals can be seen.

Thank Monil12345
Reviewed 6 days ago

Periyar lake is a big water reserve. Periyar wild reserve is around the lake. Its a nice 1 and Half hour boat journey. But not much to see. The place is not properly maintained. Scenic beauty of some other places are much better than this...More

Thank Sounak P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passed through as part of our tour. Nothing really exceptional but worth a visit as the views on a clear day are beautiful. As with most government sponsored projects there is clear lack of investment whete toursim is concerned.

Thank Cariad1960
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice calm and quiet nature. Mind refreshing it will be a nice experience if to get a chance to walk from the check point

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entire Kerala is surrounded will hills, lakes, waterfalls, Seashores. You can’t expect anything exciting in Periyar lake as you won’t be able to see wild life their . Even in Boat ride passengers are not allowed to roam on boat even not allowed to stand...More

Thank Lalit B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to see in a lap of nature boat ride is a must all side covered with dense evergreen forest..

Thank MohitJalan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely couple of hours cruising around this lovely lake - plenty of birdlife, turtles and some wildlife but sadly no tigers or other big beasts. Watch out for the audacious monkeys - keep food hidden away as they'll grab it. Tourist gift...More

Thank AndyMcGonegal
Reviewed 1 week ago

A game reserve where you walk rather than get driven round. Total lack of wildlife but a pleasant stroll with a knowledgeable guide. The locals take boat trips which sound noisy.

Thank chrisclapham25
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nidhi k
10 December 2017|
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Response from cbs1306 | Reviewed this property |
not familiar with this agency. we booked thru KTDC Periyar House and there were no hastles.Happy Trip...
Chahak K
28 October 2017|
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Response from Jamil_Sayed | Reviewed this property |
It is hard to get Periyar boat riding tickets online as the availability shows zero till December 2018. It is ridiculous. Perhaps their website is going out of order. If you stay at KTDC Aranyanivas resort, you do not need... More