Located in the dense woods of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve, Periyar Lake is one of the most amazing places to visit in Thekkady. This picturesque water body is situated serenely amidst the lush trees of a forest near the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Periyar Lake boating is allowed and is one of the most-loved experiences among the visitors of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Every tourist place in Kerala has its own unique charm; Periyar Lake and its tranquil aura, too, attract globetrotters from faraway lands. Read on to know more about the fascinating Periyar Lake cruise that you can enjoy with your entire family.
Softly floating on the gorgeous Periyar Lake is an experience so pleasant and soothing that it will stay with you forever. While you move around in the water, spectacular surroundings of the lake will pass you by and leave you feeling bewitched. Keep a camera ready as everything about this enticing activity is worth capturing through the lens. Boating activity is generally loved by kids, add to that the dreamy environs of Periyar Lake. Watch them jump with joy. Since the lake is situated within the popular Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary; you may also catch a glimpse of various wild animals such as deer and boars while enjoying the lake cruise. Here are a few important things to know about the boat cruise in Lake Periyar.
Things to know
Run by the tourist and forest departments of Kerala, the boats in Lake Periyar take visitors on a cruise from 7 AM to 4 PM. You can enjoy the Thekkady boating for around two hours. The prices for this activity are INR 100 if you choose the upper deck and INR 75 if you choose the lower deck. These prices are applicable only for Indian nationals.
Best time to visit
The best time to enjoy a family vacation by indulging in the Periyar Lake cruise is from September to April. The brimming lake and the greenery that surrounds it looks renewed after the monsoon months, thereby making the entire setting even more magical.
Where to stay
Planning a family holiday in the region of Periyar Lake includes staying at a top-notch resort in Thekkady. Well, look no further than the beautiful Club Mahindra Thekkady resort. Built in an Indian machan style, rooms of this resort offer views of thick woods. A perfect fusion of modernity and traditionalism, the resort offers spacious rooms that are equipped with the latest amenities of comfort. To ensure a complete Club Mahindra holiday experience, enjoy fun-filled activities in the vicinity, including jungle treks and nature walks. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra today & get a chance to experience the best of nature & adventure with your family at Thekkady Resort in Kerala!
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