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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: Kumily, Thekkady, India
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+91 4869 224 571
06:00 - 15:00
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Nature at its best

If you are in love with nature, you will not be disappointed to visit this place. You can either take a boat ride through the lake or can trek through the jungle or can take a... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Amritsar, India
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Duncan, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We had two guides who took us off the well worn path and we were able to see animals grazing naturally Beautiful and varied ecosystems Guides were knowledgable and spoke very good english

1 Thank judylamontagne
Amritsar, India
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

If you are in love with nature, you will not be disappointed to visit this place. You can either take a boat ride through the lake or can trek through the jungle or can take a jeep safari. The only caution is, tiger is hardly ever seen.

Thank Sood_Amit
Whitfield Kent.
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Visited on foot with local guide, Raju. Within 15 minutes we found the remains of a Goar bull that had been killed by a tiger the previous night. Luckily, he was not in the area when we were! A further 15 minutes and we saw 11 elephants in the distance, who were aware that we were there. Others of our... More 

1 Thank Rubyann40
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

ood experience and away from city. Try to use Bicycles at entrance gate than bus. You really love cycling in a fresh open air :). Beware of Monkeys around at boating point. Govt Restaurant was really good and upscale one.

Thank Ram B
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

KTDC has a facility of many different types of options available to tour Periyar , out of which boat safari is the best. it is a 2 hour safari in a lake which devides periyar jungle into 2 halves.The sanctuary looks beautiful, however didn't spot any animals except some sambhars , wild dogs and some birds. Getting the ticket for... More 

Thank Vijeta M
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is a the most popular wildlife sanctuary in South India. But unless you go very early in the morning or at dusk there is little chance of seeing elephants or the elusive tigers. But we did see a variety of birds, monkeys, & sambar.

Thank Biddy50
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we missed out on half of our 2.5 hour green walk due to confusion around where to collect our tickets, filling out paperwork etc. We saw deer, many birds, monkeys and wild cows. The guides took a short cut back along a road instead of through the national park, which was disappointing.

1 Thank Sarah M
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A days trip in jeep is very interesting during our stay. Highly recommended for youngsters as they can survive the jerks. Views on the way are very beautiful and trip is memorable. You will be lucky if you sight some animals. But forget tiger sighting

Thank bkbajajcb
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

beware of monkeys , they may snatch your bad and run away , No Tiger here , carry ur high end camera

Thank Kapish U
Ajmer, India
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

i had visited this place twice and i feel relex here as this place provide peace and you can have fun with family here . there is boat ride too at very nominal cost for tourist . i will visit here again

Thank sastistore1

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