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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Kumily, Thekkady, India
+91 81222 33700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After arriving at 5pm in Kumily we went to the information and booking centre. We were met with a very rude and unhelpful lady at the desk. We asked - “we would like to do a trek tomorrow” - “tomorrow only bamboo rafting” - “oh...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank catemacwa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Couldn't ask more! Booked visit through Boat online. Those ninety minutes, we all were completely speechless and just summing up all beauty at one go to savour these precious moments as our life long gift. On either side of lake, thick and yet seren green...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank manishmalanionly
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very bad experience. You are taken early in morning in a bus and then in a boat which makes so much noise that all animals or birds would run away. There is no information or guidance from forest department about the sanctuary. Very sorry state...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NidhiB234
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The forest and the lake are beautiful and interesting and the walk is not too difficult, but: The guide walks very fast with no stops for explanations, the rafting is less than one hour instead of two, there is no explanations on how to behave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mk123208
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were asked to start the walk at 06.30, so had to get up at 05.30. The local guide was surly and we couldn't understand him. We were due to have a coach ride to the start of the "nature", but the driver and bus...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 144janei
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The boat ride is worth taking. Unfortunately, we did not spot any animals but it was an excellent boat ride thru forests. Beware of monkeys who as soon as you open your bags, pounce at you and run away with your food. Anyways, great place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PunitSM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk was very enjoyable, we heard the black monkey's up in the tree's (could see them as well), saw wonderful, rare birds, and a deer. No elephants or tigers. Tranquil and quiet.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Veva E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This had been arranged for us by our tour operator as part of our Kerala experience. Had this not been the case we would not have chosen to take part in the soft trek having been somewhat spoiled on a visit to Etosha (Namibia) and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank jeanbo2015
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Early morning trip about 6.30am was advised and it really was a lovely time to board the boat for a sightseeing trip of the Reserve. No, we did not see Tigers or even Elephants but we did spot Monkeys, foxes, buffalo and the odd tortoise...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SixtiesTravel
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Boating is worthy. Price is on the higher side. Rs 240 per person for 1.5 hours of boating. Spotted few birds alone. Very calm and serene

Date of experience: October 2018
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Vatsala M
4 August 2018|
Response from freddiep61 | Reviewed this property |
Can’t comment on weather, but we never felt safety was an issue, we travelled through and stayed in the area without any problems. We had a driver to take us from place to place, but were on our own daily, a busy area but we... More