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Periyar Lake, Thekkady

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At Periyar Lake, see how an aquatic ecosystem thrives in one of India's best-preserved national parks. Hidden amidst the mountainous area of the Cardamom Hills, this sanctuary was formed by the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar River in 1895. When you reach its shores, book a boat cruise to observe the wildlife in the reserve instead of taking a guided walk. The lake harbors many species of fish, reptile, birds, and mammals, while mainly tropical and deciduous trees make up the surrounding park's surface. You can purchase tickets in the main building above the boat jetty; do so about an hour-and-a-half before the cruise. See Periyar Lake and all Thekkady has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thekkady trip planning tool .
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  • We went for the boat trip without any high expectations because we had booked only 1 hour ride due to time constraints. We were informed that wild animals are rarely spotted in the afternoon which was...  more »
  • Really this tour is not worth the trip. You are crammed into 150-seat boats without the right to get up and harnessed with a huge lifejacket. 45 minutes of walking to see almost nothing. Also count an hour lost to take the bus and ticket. I really don't recommend this ride.
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