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Periyar National Park

#5 of 33 things to do in Thekkady Features Animals
Banks Of Artificial Periyar Lake, Thekkady, India
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Periyar National Park

The best time to visit Periyar National Park is early morning to spot the wild life. The Periyar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hyderabad, India
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Periyar National Park is a place which has such limited human development, it's incredible to go on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best time to visit Periyar National Park is early morning to spot the wild life. The Periyar lake is a beautiful place inside the National park and worth spending some time watching the greenery and wildlife.

Thank Shailendrasood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Periyar National Park is a place which has such limited human development, it's incredible to go on a guided tour (unguided visits are not allowed) and see the beautiful forests and if you're lucky, catch a glimpse of wildlife such as monkeys or sambar deer....More

Thank drwols
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome Natural Park. Boating is superb. You can some time spot some wild animals. Morning or evening time is perfect. Please avoid noon time as it might be hot. Absolutely recommended and it was a great experience for us.

Thank tourguide6
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Enjoyed 1 hour drive in the self jeep and 2 hours walk right in the mid of the jungle. Not lucky enough to see wild animals,.....however the overall experience and dream of walking in the jungle was fulfilled. Very adventures walk. We were with 3...More

Thank Danny K
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Well maintained National Park. Good chance of spotting different animals like Deers, Porcupines, Boars etc., Do stay in the park and do the night safari. Try to walk and cycle around in the park during the day.

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Reviewed 12 May 2017

A very neat and organized management. It was raining and chances of seeing any elephants or animals was zilch. But low and behold, we saw the ferocious and famed wild dogs. They were a pack of about 40-50 wild dogs that had minutes back brought...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

An early start for pre-booked ranger walk and we were privileged to see elephants grazing in the cool of the early morning. Same plenty of other birds and animals expertly guided by 2 rangers

Thank Roberts-Strattons
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Like many others have said, there is not much to do as a day trip here besides the boat rides. We did see quite a few animals, but of course no tigers. I think if you go on the earliest boat and keep your expectations...More

Thank Calum S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A good nature friendly national park, situated in Thekkady, Kerala. There you can enjoy nature and animals sighting like Deer, Buffalo, Monkeys etc. Also you can take a boat safari in dam reservoir.

Thank SAVIN55
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I first travel to periyar when i was 8.at that time its an interesting place for me. But in a recent visit, I felt that periyar is not so beautiful as before.

Thank Rijo A
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Stephen N
has anyone done the one day tour with a naturalist guide?
1 March 2017|
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Response from aginsf | Reviewed this property |
Yes -- and it was by far the highlight of our stay in the area.
Martin M
Hi did any of you do the Jungle Camp? Is it worth? It's 5000 rupees per 2 persons, so not that cheap, I need to understand whether it is worth. thanks
21 October 2016|
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Response from Shahpramod | Reviewed this property |
its nice to see the jungle around but you seldom find any animals
Hi. I'm am planning on a short weekend trip to Periyar national park in 2 weeks. I'll only have (the entire) saturday and until about 14.00 on sunday. My main objective is animal safari with elephants and tigers being the most exciting. A nice nature experience is of course also much appreciated. Could someone please advise me as to how I should spend my time and which companies/agencies are best? In advance, Thank you :)
2 February 2016|
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Response from HKMBangalore | Reviewed this property |
It is advisable to select a hotel/home stay very near to the entry point as one who like to visit has to stand in queue right from early morning and run to occupy nearest position before the ticket counter, since very... More