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Monday, December 22, 2014

boating in periyar lake thekkady

A boat ride on the lake will make your Periyar tour absolutely fantastic.  The lake is also the most ideal place to watch the birds and animals on the shore

Boating in Periyar Lake

The Periyar Lake lies at the heart of the sanctuary, which is a veritable paradise for all wildlife lovers. Situated within the boundaries of the Western Ghats in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the most captivating wildlife parks in the world.

Periyar is a park where one can witness playful pachyderms roaming freely with their family and friends, whose population is currently around 800. The population of tigers is also increasing appreciably. The landscape varies from hilly to flat grassland areas at the edges of the lakes. The vegetation is of moist deciduous type.


A boat ride on the lake will make your Periyar tour absolutely fantastic.  The lake is also the most ideal place to watch the birds. So take a boat ride and enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the lake.

  • Boating facilities are also available in the Periyar Lake and elephants can be seen drinking water from the Periyar Lake.
  • Sighting the elephants from the boat is very easy, as they come in herds near the lake to frolic in the water.
  • This is the only sanctuary in India where you can see wild animals at close range sitting in the safety of a boat.
  • The Periyar wild life sanctuary is famous for elephants, tigers, gaur, sambar deer, wild boar, lion tailed monkeys, and the Nilgiri Tahr in the higher rock formations.
  • Tourists can enjoy boat rides in the lake and view these wild animals at close range

Boating on Periyar lake was the first programme that was introduced in Periayar Tiger Reserve. Seating capacity of the boats varies from 15 to 150. The boat trips are scheduled at 7 am, 9.30 am, 11.30 am, 2 pm and 4 pm.

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