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The beautiful Periyar Lake in Thekkady

Periyar lake In Thekkady

Spend some time in solitude at Periyar Lake

Tourism in Thekkady

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Nov - Feb
Ideal Duration
2 - 3 Days
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Periyar Lake In Thekkady

The Periyar lake in Thekkady is part of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala. The Periyar Lake was formed during the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar river in the year 1895. Periyar Lake offers one of its kind of animal watching, where the tourists can watch the animals very closely, sitting comfortably in the boat. Boating is the best way to adore the beauty of the lake and the national park.

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Periyar Lake has a rich ecosystem. Various kinds of birds can be spotted near the Periyar Lake. Also, Periyar lake in Thekkady houses several species of fish. There are many tea, cardamom, pepper and coffee plantations around the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

There is a small island located in the Periyar Lake. There is also a Lake Palace on this island, which is also the former summer palace of the king of Travancore. It is an ideal place for nature lovers. Periyar lake in Thekkady offers complete relaxation as it is away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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    Anakkara is a small village in the Idukki district of Kerala. Anakkara lies in the Western Ghats at a height of 4000 feet above the sea level. Anakkara is famous for its spice plantations and is situated at a distance of about 13 km from Thekkady and 120 km from Kottayam. It has comfortable climate throughout the year with ...

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    Mangaladevi Temple in Thekkady is a 1000 years old temple which is located in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. This temple is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Thekkady. Mangaladevi Temple is situated at an altitude of about 1300 metres above the sea level.

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    Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady is located in Kerala. This national park and wildlife sanctuary is a protected area for elephants and tigers. It is located in the Pandalam Hills of the Western Ghats. The total protected area of this wildlife sanctuary covers an area of about 900 sq km. A vast variety of plants and an...

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    Yogesh Bhanushali

    Mumbai

    Yogesh's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Had a great time in Kerala. I will definitely suggest CDPL to all my contacts. All the arrangements made were above expectations. The hotels were good. Special thanks to our driver Riyas. He made sure we do not miss any place and suggested us some good places and the best time to visit with sureity. Overall, comfortable and the best experience. Memories at Kerala will always be cherished. Thanks CDPL.

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    Mumbai

    Hiral's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    This is the second time we have opted for Travel Triangle and definitely it has stood by our expectations. Our trip organiser Mr. Robin arranged a great trip for us. Also, our cab driver, Mr. Sujith (Manu) was really cooperative and responsive. It's really a pleasure to travel with Travel Triangle! Keep up the good work

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    S Vure

    Hyderabad

    S's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    House Boat experience was very bad, food was not upto mark , service was poor and linen was not clean

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    Arti Ranka

    Mumbai

    Arti's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    The Kerela expedition was worth every penny and both Travel triangle and the agent Comfort destination helped a lot The houseboat was best & Munnar tea plantation

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    Amrish Ojha

    New delhi

    Amrish's 6 days trip to Thekkady

    Everything was good except hospitality of boathouse. Munnar hills was amazing. Great experience.

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    Kunal Birade

    Mumbai

    Kunal's 7 days trip to Thekkady

    If you are looking for a rememberable holiday or tour with proper arrangements to make your happy moment happier, CDPL is the finest and best.... Go for it and you won't regret it for rest of you are life... 1. They care for you and carry out everything so smoothly with constant follow-up 2. Cab service I got was super awesome and politeness as well the places for lunch and dinner he provided, itinerary he started with..... Just Bravo.Thanks to RAJESH 3. Provided everything as promised with 0 complaints Thanks to Robin CDPL for arranging trip for me ❤️❤️❤️

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    Vinujhalaria

    New delhi

    Vinujhalaria's 5 days trip to Thekkady

    Our tour planner Robin was absolutely great. He included all my requirements in the itinerary and our driver Mr Sujoy was a gem. He made us feel so comfortable throughout the trip. We covered all the scenes views quite comfortably. Would like to take Mr. Sujoy everywhere I visit. Go for the Robin Pant's itinerary without any hesitation, Guys. Gor for it !!

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    Sourabh Potekar

    Pune

    Sourabh's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    hotels were very nice, my memories are attached to the hotels more than the sightseeing's. Would go again hotels were the best

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    Hyderabad

    Mallim's 4 days trip to Thekkady

    Everything is excellent with travel triangle Munnar hill station Boat House

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    Jones Peterraj

    Chennai

    Jones's 3 days trip to Thekkady

    Excellent Coordination from Travel Triangle and they just took care of all our journey agenda Shikara boating

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