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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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  • It is a true haven for bird watchers. To admit, this artifical lakes requires some efforts until you reach it. It takes approx 1 1/2 hours walk from the gate of the park over an old road, rocks and mu...  more »
  • Beautiful Landscape, Not many wild animals in this part of the region, hence do not expect to see too much, but if you are seeking peace and want to enjoy beauty of nature, walk on top of a mountain w...  more »
  • The view is nice, but the organisation of distributing tickets is not a great experience. Ran at 5.30am in the morning for the tickets, but still managed for the 9:30 am boat. Online tickets only avai...  more »