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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. See Periyar Lake and all Thekkady has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thekkady trip planning tool .
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  • The visit to the lake was not much exciting other rhan 1 hour boat ride. Boat ride tickets can be booked online or purchased on the spot. Boats are two deck and it's will be good if you get upper deck...  more »
  • Was ok as s boat trip but not many animals . The animals we did see were far away Had to wear life jackets and got very hot so take water  more »
  • This entire boat thing is overrated in my opinion. You don't get to see wild animals . It's your luck if you get to see some. Forget about tigers. I doubt if they have any .  more »

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