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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

#6 of 33 things to do in Thekkady Features Animals
Kumily, Thekkady, India
+91 4869 224 571
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Kumily, Thekkady, India
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is also falling under same Periyar / Thekkedy areas and having big lake with sanctury. It has rare possibllity to view animals.

Thank nishashah1979
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We took a jeep safari thinking it will go inside the forest and we will see animals, but we came to know after visting that it takes on the outskirits of periyaar wildlife sanctuary and no animals we saw, but it was not a disappointment...More

Thank Kanayo2781
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Of all the sanctuaries and parks we visited in Kerala this was the most disappointing. We shared a boat with a noisy local group which would have frightened off most wildlife, and it was raining throughout the journey. Wildlife spotted consisted of a couple of...More

Thank RianDM
Reviewed 19 December 2015

From the Itinerary, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was supposedly meant to have tigers lapping at the waters edge and herds of elephants to see. You actually go on a boat with 80 other people and have to wear a very uncomfortable life jacket which is compulsory,...More

Thank JackoEastSussex
Reviewed 19 December 2015

One has to go during the season. Else all that you see is elephants and the lake. The cruise by the boat is interesting....

Thank gkumar_67
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Yes spotting wildlife is luck and I don't want to be standing near to a wild elephant and taking a selfie :)... But having been here for more than 10 times, I have not been lucky to spot much of the wild animals. Jungle ambience,...More

Thank DibinD
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We went on a guided walk, which started on a bamboo raft. The guide was OK but we felt he eventually lost interest in us. You need walking boots as underfoot a lot of it was extremely muddy. We were advised to wear dark clothing...More

Thank fionahun
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Periyar as the name suggests is one of the largest wild life reserves in the country spanning over 925 sq kms. The wildlife reserve offers a variety of options to the tourists right from boat rides and bamboo rafting in the Periyar river to jeep...More

Thank Priyanka9987
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Go for safari and jeep rides. It is cheap if you are a group. ( roughly 1500 - 3000 a ride - max 10 ppl ) One of the best maintained forests.

Thank ShyamGovind
Reviewed 15 December 2015

the guide and driver was very cordial and ever alert to meet the details of the trip.....a ride through the forest with water gushing against the rocks , huge trees , haze moving around and cool climate.....adventurous ride with eyes running through and through the...More

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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