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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Periyar Lake Reviews
Très jolie lac mais il n'y a rien à voire... la réserve est énorme et les animaux vivent certainement bien loin des circuits touristique. more »Very nice lake but there is nothing to see... the reserve is huge and the animals certainly live far from the tourist circuit.
One of the staff in the boat helped us in spotting and identifying animals and birds. We captured good shots of wildlife including wild boar, monkeys and birds. Well worth taking the boat ride. Binocu... more »
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