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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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  • In the early winter morning the vast waterbody was under the veil of mist. Tranquility,serenity and silence were all prevailing in the sanctuary. The first trip started at 7.30 in the morning.Our tick...  more »
  • Nice place all depends on your luck if you find some wild life. Very economical and nice ride the view in the morning will make feel good carry a good camera.  more »
  • To access this lake book in advance through kfdc website or you have to rush ealry in the morning around 5 Am for ticketing. You have to but the ticket at 2 places. First for entry and then after entr...  more »