The Periyar Lake Thekkady formed by the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar River in 1895, the lake harbors within itself a unique aquatic ecosystem. The numerous little islets in the lake are witness to the intricate inherent interrelationship among the terrestrial aquatic and subterranean life forms. A boat cruise on the Lake is perhaps the best way to watch the wildlife in the reserve.
Kerala Tourism Department(KTDC) jointly with Forest Department is conducting boating at Periyar lake/ Thekkady everyday for both domestic and international travelers. Apart from boating there are 7 Eco Tourism activities in Periyar Tiger Reserve, which is offered by Periyar Tiger Conservation Foundation.
The boating is almost 1.0 – 1.50 hours journey through the Periyar lake, clubbed inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Boating at Periyar Lake is one of the major attraction at Thekkady. If you are lucky, you will get a unique experience of viewing wildlife at a closer distance from the boat. The probable animals that you may see while boating are Bison, Gaur, Wild Elephants, Sambhar and a wide variety of birds.
Thekkady Boat Timing and Charges:
- Entry Timing : 6 am – 5.00 pm
- Boating Time : 7.30 am, 9.30 am, 11.15 am, 1.45 pm and 3.30pm
- Total Time: 1-1.50 hours
- Entry Pass : Adults : INR. 35.00 (Indian National)
- Reporting Point : CheckPost
- Price : Rs 225/- for Adults and Rs 75/- for child
Thekkady Boat Ticket Online Booking:
Periyar Tiger Conservation Foundation offers an option for booking boat tickets via the official booking portal: http://www.periyarfoundation.online/. Once booked you will get the confirmation via the email and then proceed with it with the journey. And its always advisable to book tickets in advance during the peak seasons, during weekends and holiday time.
For any assistance regarding online reservation, you can always contact at the below address:
East Division, Thekkady, Idukki, Kerala
Email ID: email@example.com
Mobile: +91-8547603066 (8.00 AM – 9.00 PM)
Landline: +91-4869224571 (8.00 AM – 9.00 PM)
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