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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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  • Try to visit the place early in the morning and book online for a boat ride to avoid huge rush. If you start early, there are 95% chance that you can site wild animals.  more »
  • we visited the lake during may 2017, there was no water in the lake due to which the entrance to the lake was closed, however we still wanted to visit, the lake is close to jungle Safari and has a nic...  more »
  • Me and my friends visited Periyakanal lake to do boating. It was an excellent place to do boating. While boating you can see many wild animals like wild elephants, wild boar, buffalo, etc...  more »