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Periyar Lake, Thekkady

#1 of 51 in Nature in Idukki District
Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • Boating in to the deep of the nature. One of the must visit place In kerala. Try to do the boating on first trip at 7.30 or in the evening to get sight of some wild life.  more »
  • Last month visited Thekkady and boat ride on Periyar lake was one of the must do. Though it is said that morning boat ride is best for animal spoting but as we are later wakers during vacation so did....  more »
  • Loved the scenary and enjoyed the boat ride
  • It is an art bt nature..

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