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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

#7 of 33 things to do in Thekkady Features Animals
Kumily, Thekkady, India
+91 4869 224 571
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“boat ride” (161 reviews)
“early morning” (38 reviews)
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Kumily, Thekkady, India
+91 4869 224 571
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heavily priced and overrated place. We went during August, were disappointed by this visit.. They had shut down online ticket reservations.. We had to stand in the queue since 5 am for getting 2 tickets for a 9:30 am slot.. The boat ride was boring,...More

Thank Hold My H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a heart-warming place, very well-maintained and peaceful. The boating experience was breathtaking and we were lucky to spot wild dogs during their feast on a deer! Mother Nature!

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every one need to pay for entrance to do noting there and pay again for boating . It is costly to go there for one hour and half

Thank Saleh H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a hidden gem in kerala. Big, vast and wild. The best part is lake in the middle and you can enjoy wildlife while boating. This is one of the biggest in india and lush green. Must visit place during your Kerala visit.

Thank prabhbedi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The travel experience through this was not at all good for us. We were standing on the bus for all time and the disturbance of monkeys were also there. Over all it is an average package for tourists.... dont want to go again and again...

Thank tissongeorgemichael
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

All the periyar spots are same, dont know why so many names in TripAdvisor for a place which includes boating watching wildlife This year due to failed monsoon no water and the whole town is dull as not much visitors Good spot for at least...More

1  Thank rajeshwar g
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour on our arrival in Thekkady but could have pre booked online which might be sensible. We chose the half day trek with bamboo rafting which set off at 0730. They provide a backpack with water, fruit & 'breakfast' of a very...More

1  Thank Cecile S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Excellent visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Its nice for people who loves nature.There is ferry boat service available which will take you through periyar lake and we could see some rare animals and birds. Enjoyed great nature enjoyed heavenly peace and nature.

Thank devansh768
Reviewed 13 June 2017

ok ok place..just walk thro' ,spend some time, take a snap and come back ..nothing much to do.. you can skip it

Thank noop1986
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

If you wish to see the wild animals, the best time to visit is early morning. The Periyar lake is a beautiful place inside the Sanctuary and worth spending some time watching the greenery and wildlife.

Thank Shailendrasood
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Kirti T
21 July 2017|
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Response from tissongeorgemichael | Reviewed this property |
150/- per head and collect bus ticket from parking area itself
20 January 2017|
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Response from Amrender | Reviewed this property |
The main attracation is the lake ride. If you are short on time, one days is sufficient.
3 January 2017|
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Response from UKGirl95 |
We didn't go in the end, instead we went to an orphan elephant sanctuary near to Periyar. The reviews for this place are really bad and it is not nice to ride the elephants - it's cruel to the animals