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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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  • Sailed on the man-made but scenic Periyar Lake in the late afternoon and saw Kingfishers, Mongoose, Osprey, Monkey's, Indian Bison, Sambar Deer etc etc. 
  • Very scenic lake in the periyar tiger reserve Surrounded by western ghats both sides i go there on 7:30 cruise as people say it will be much more chances to see wild animals that time but not find man...  more »
  • We just wanted to get out of town..and enjoy some freshness..and chose Periyar House.on reaching found the place superb.. Staffs were loving and friendly.. Food was above our expectation. Came in a no...  more »