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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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  • It is not a good choice to spend day for this lake unless you have love for wild life. Siting is not very easy but the ride is soothing. The wait for the boat and bus is painful.  more »
  • You need to book this online to avoid queues. The boat ride is pretty well organised. The government bus will take you inside the reserved forest. The landscape is very different from what you would h...  more »
  • we should have listened to our driver who told us not to visit the lake because it is a touristy thing and is more chaotic then pleasure. an utterly bad, boring and worthless boattrip which i definitl...  more »
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