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Periyar Lake, Thekkady

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#1 of 51 in Nature in Idukki District
Water Body · Nature / Park
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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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  • Thekkady jeep ride to sathram view point is amazing. Jeep ride via tourism department is extremely high. We booked a jeep ride with Mr Prasad (9744839415). The fare was reasonable. Being a local he.....  more
    Thekkady jeep ride to sathram view point is amazing. Jeep ride via tourism department is extremely high. We booked a jeep ride with Mr Prasad (9744839415). The fare was reasonable. Being a local he.....  more »
  • We wanted to experience the lake and its wildlife on our trip to Thekkady. We booked the last trip of the day at 3.30pm online. The booking process was very easy and convenient allowing us to book... 
    We wanted to experience the lake and its wildlife on our trip to Thekkady. We booked the last trip of the day at 3.30pm online. The booking process was very easy and convenient allowing us to book...  more »
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  • It's all about Nature But the time we got here was wrong Best to visit in summer
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