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Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve provides a home for many rare, endemic, and endangered animals living in a protected environment. Encompassing 925 sq km (357 sq mi) and including two major rivers, this delicate ecosystem sits in the pristine landscape of the Pandalam and Cardamom Hills. Tigers, elephants, and the endangered Nilgiri tahr are just some of the creatures inhabiting the park. Take a boating trip to the Periyar Lake to see cormorants floating on the water's surface and elephants drinking from the misty shore. Check the website for boat tour times and bring binoculars to spot the wildlife easier. To visit Periyar Tiger Reserve and other attractions in Thekkady, use our Thekkady journey planning app.
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  • Worst experience from Periyar tiger reserve night trekking. They are charging 1200 per person for trekking. Nothing gained. It's felt like waking through side of the road with a lamp. Total wastage... 
    Worst experience from Periyar tiger reserve night trekking. They are charging 1200 per person for trekking. Nothing gained. It's felt like waking through side of the road with a lamp. Total wastage...  more »
  • Don't go as a tourist without pre-booked ticket. We waited for 2 hours to go to the ticket selling 90 min before the boat was leaving, cause they told us to do so. When we got there, 90 min in... 
    Don't go as a tourist without pre-booked ticket. We waited for 2 hours to go to the ticket selling 90 min before the boat was leaving, cause they told us to do so. When we got there, 90 min in...  more »
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  • The trek packages look great but we couldn't go since the rains were heavy and we had a short stay at Thekkady. It's highly recommended to book your boat tickets online before hand if you want to go there for boating at Periyar Lake, especially on Holidays. Otherwise there's nothing much to do there.
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