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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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  • This was the most disappointing part of our Thekkady tour. We were told there are only 5 boat rides per day- at 7.30,9.30,11.30 am,2.30 pm and 5.30 pm. And if we reach the lake by 6.30 am, we may get....  more »
  • The lake is AWesome and have great views all around. The access to the lake is through private bus run by the govt. and you have to take that to reach there. The bus ride is short ride of 20-30mins...  more »
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