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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. For Periyar Lake and beyond, use our Thekkady trip generator to get the most from your Thekkady vacation.
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  • This place is good, but the Govt forest department is extremely corrupt and not willing to help anyone. The entry ticket is 33/- INR. There is no justification why the Rs 3/- is there to charge. Horri...  more »
  • If you go on holiday than prepare your self for two to three hr waiting. People and staff is very strict about rules. Not aspect to watch large number of animals. Enjoy the boat ride. 
  • Disapponting trip for boating didnot get the tickets bcoz there is no water in the lake dont choose this time for boating