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Periyar Lake, Thekkady

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Periya lake and wild life sanctuary is really breathtaking. A very beautiful lake surrounded by nature. 
  • The Periyar Lake is the backwaters of the dam and in midst of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is a picturesque long lake with forest on both sides. You need be to lucky to spot wild animals (we saw elep...  read more »
  • Even if the lake is brimming full of water , this is a vert normal Boat ride. The rates for Boat Ride or Bamboo Rafting is Huge and very costly and not worth it, except they are making money out of to...  read more »
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