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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 Periyar lake is a beautiful place inside the Periyar National Park. You are allowed to enter the park only through safari bus, or through the nature walk trip organised by the forest committee. Do...  more »
  • We started our day with the walk. Designed for a group of 4 really (Rps 1400) you still pay this price if less than 4. Good idea, if you have the time, to hang around at ticket office and try to make ...  more »
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