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Periyar lake In Thekkady

Spend some time in solitude at Periyar Lake
Periyar Lake In Thekkady

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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.


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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When is the best time to visit the lake?

The lake shouldn't be visited during the monsoon if one is going to observe wildlife, only in dry seasons animals come to drink water from the banks of the lake.

How much does a ride cost?

The boating ride costs about Rs 200 per person and the ride is of 1.5 hours. One can expect to see few animals.

What other activities are available at the lake?

The other activities available at the lake include Nature walk, Border Hiking, Jungle Safari, Bamboo rafting, The Periyar Tiger Trail, elephant ride and bullock cart safari.