Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Kerala  /  Idukki District  /  Thekkady  /  Nature  /  Periyar Lake

Periyar Lake, Thekkady

(2.9/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Thekkady itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Thekkady

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Thekkady by other users

2 days in Thekkady BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in South India BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Thekkady BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Thekkady & Munnar BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Idukki District BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Munnar, Alappuzha & Thekkady BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Thekkady BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Thekkady, Alappuzha & Munnar BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Thekkady & Munnar BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • If your nature loving person,please do visit this place. Had nice river boating,have good scenic view.  more »
  • Periyar national park is very beautiful during evening .When we visited in nov 2016,boating facility was closed due to lower water level in the periyar lake.we walked till the lake and we came back.ro...  more »
  • The boat trip was very nice and peaceful. The boat itself was quiet and allowed the wildlife not be startled. We were able to see bison, samber deer, boars and kites. The lake level was very low at th...  more »