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Among one of the top visited destination in Idukki and Kerala.Situated inside Periyar Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.Managed by Periyar Tiger Conservation Foundation.KTDC Thekkady boating online booking facility is now active.


The Periyar Lake Thekkady is formed by the construction of the Mulla Periyar dam across the Periyar Lake in 1895.  The lake itself harbors a unique aquatic ecosystem and is one of the most visited places in Idukki, like Munnar the hill station in Kerala. Numerous little islets in the lake are witness to the intricate inherent interrelationship among the terrestrial aquatic and subterranean life forms.

Good to Know

Kerala Tourism Department (KTDC) jointly with Forest Department is conducting the boating at Periyar lake Thekkady. A boat cruise on the Lake is perhaps the best way to watch the wildlife in the reserve. Both domestic and international travelers visit this place to enjoy spending time with the wonders of nature.

Apart from Periyar lake boating facilities, there are 7 Eco-Tourism programs in Periyar Tiger Reserve which are known for trekking and camping in Idukki. These packages are provided under the supervision of the Periyar Tiger Reserve Conservation Foundation.

Boating at Periyar Lake is one of the major attractions at Thekkady. And if you are lucky,  you will get a unique opportunity to view wildlife at a closer distance from the boat. The probable animals that you may see while boating is Bison, Gaur, Wild Elephants, Sambhar and a wide variety of birds.

Also, check out our list of 8 Things to do in Thekkady that you may not miss on your trip to Idukki.

Thekkady Boat Ride – Timing & Boating Cost:

Boating Start Time:7.30 am, 9.30 am, 11.15 am, 1.45 pm and 3.30 pm
Total Boat Ride Time:1  – 1.50 hours
Entry Fees:
Reception:Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

Best Time to Visit Thekkady

The best time to visit Thekkady is after heavy monsoon rain, during the moths of October till February. The evenings at KTDC Periyar boating might offer a wonderful opportunity to see wildlife at a closer distance from the boat.

Thekkady Boating Online Booking

Periyar Tiger Conservation Foundation offers Thekkady boating online booking services via their official booking portal. Once the booking is done you will get a confirmation mail on the provided mail id. You can take the printouts of the tickets before reaching the counter and its always advisable to book tickets in advance during the peak seasons, during weekends and holiday time.

Thekkady Travel Guide


Entry Fees – Children:₹ 10 / person
Entry Fees – Adult:₹ 10 / person
Entry Fees – Foreigners:₹ / person
Camera / Photography Fees:₹ 10 /-
Videography Fees:₹ 10 /-
Parking Fees – 2 Wheelers:₹ 10 /-
Parking Fees – 4 Wheelers:₹ 10 /-

Maple Tourist Lodge Contact Details:

  • Name: KTDC Periyar Boating
  • Address: Periyar Tiger Conservation Foundation, East Division, Thekkady, Idukki, Kerala
  • District: Idukki
  • State: Kerala
  • Contact no: Mobile: +91-8547603066 (8.00 AM – 9.00 PM) & Landline: +91-4869224571 (8.00 AM – 9.00 PM)
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station (Code: KTYM)
  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (Code: COK)

Getting There:

How to Reach Periyar Lake, Idukki, Kerala India

  • By Air: Cochin Internation Airport– 170 km
  • By Rail: Kottayam Railway Station – 15KM
  • By Road: Kumily – 3km

Getting There

By Air: Cochin International Airport -124 KmBy Rail: Aluva Railway Station- 125 Km, Ernakulam Railway Station – 143 KmBy Road: Ernakulam- 142 Km, Kumily- 3 Km

Review & Rating

Google Rating:5/5 based on 45 Reviews
Trip Advisor Rating:5/5 based on 45 Reviews

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