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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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  • A group of 20 of us took the boat ride for the afternoon on the lake. We were required to put on very bulky life jackets and I could hardly move or see over the top of the life jacket. I was...  more »
  • Tried from UK and while in India to pre-book tickets on the KTDC site- never worked. But this was fortunate as our driver organised them and we got seats on the small 7.30 am boat. Everyone is given....  more »
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