Periyar Lake


14.2/5(86 Ratings)

Periyar Lake Overview

Ranked 2 of 16 sightseeing in Thekkady(Periyar)

Located near  the Periyar national reserve and park is the lake of Periyar, which is suitable for boating for the travellers. It takes around 2 hours for travellers to explore the region on a boat. Views of elephants bathing on the lakeside are very common here.

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Periyar lake

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Beautiful boating experience

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Serene - must visit

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Periyar lake

What travellers are saying about Periyar Lake

Experience scale
  • Excellent 25
  • Good 7
  • Very Good 6
  • Average 3
  • Below Average 2
  • Terrible 1
  • Poor 1
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Reviews and Ratings

Mrs pradhanya

Mrs pradhanya5.0/5

2 reviews

Peace- In the lap of Nature!

The calm soothing vast expanse of this lake, with the occasional occurrences of some rare wild life species coming from the dense forest to either drench themselves in the cool water, satisfy their thirst or perhaps enjoy the paparazzi that we tourists showered them with. I remember how happy we were watching the Bisons, Otters, Deers and different birds, we used to jump from our seats with our cameras to capture them. It was one of the most memorable 1 hour well spent of my life :)

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  • Peace- In the lap of Nature!
  • Peace- In the lap of Nature!
  • Peace- In the lap of Nature!
  • Peace- In the lap of Nature!

Shvetang Gupta

Shvetang Gupta5.0/5

32 reviews

Beautiful lake

Periyar lake is so beautiful I can not define in words. Really god's own country. I have done boating morning time. The wind passes so cold, Specially for those who have kids plz take some woollen cloths for kids. Very rarely you can see wild animal like tiger, but it may be possible in morning time. Boating is chargable and purchase ticket online or from window both option is available. Season time plz book online to avoid ruses. Beautiful lake I never seen like this.

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  • Beautiful lake
  • Beautiful lake

Manoj Menon

Manoj Menon5.0/5

81 reviews

Sense of Serenity by the Lake

The first thing that you would feel when you see this lake is serenity. One of the most beautiful lake in the country and a must visit for all. I enjoyed the boat trip here and also got to see a few wild elephants here. you can sit on the banks of the lake and enjoy the soothing ambiance that it has to offer one and all.
  • Sense of Serenity by the Lake
  • Sense of Serenity by the Lake
  • Sense of Serenity by the Lake
  • Sense of Serenity by the Lake

Vikash Agarwal

Vikash Agarwal4.3/5

127 reviews

Beautiful Jungle lake

This is one of the main attraction in Thekkary. Main thing to do in Periyar lake is 1.5hour boat ride. Boat ride is too good. Preffered boat ride in early morning or evening time. Government bus take you to Periyar lake.

Hiren chavda

Hiren chavda5.0/5

6 reviews

Must place to watch in Thekkedy. Nicely organised

Must place to visit in Kerala. We visited the place in month of March. Nice closed boat with capacity of more than 25 personal provided to visit periyar lake for two hours. We sited bison, fox, rendier and many types of birds

B Sam

B Sam5.0/5

15 reviews

Value for money

Its a very good activity to do at Thekkady. I recommend that you must get your ticket through online ( or else getting a ticket on the counter will be difficult. Procedure to get in the boat:1) If you have an online ticket show your print out of your ticket or the e-mail on your mobile at Ambadi Chowk and the entry ticket. Those who are having online ticket no need to pay for entry ticket or else you need to pay Rs.35/- per person. I any case you need to take an entry ticket for your vehicle. No need to take the ticket for your driver. 2) Once you get the entry ticket process for entrance gate in your vehicle which is 4 kms away from Ambadi Chowk.3) Show your entry ticket at Main Gate.4) Proceed towards parking lot.5) Walk for 10-15 minutes towards Boat Ticket Gate. 6) Get your Ticket at the counter. If you have an online ticket show the print or show the mail. 7) Proceed for the boat (5 minutes walking) and get your seat. Let try this boating activity for two hours. You wont see any wild animals expect Elephants, Bison and Languor.

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Deepika vinika

Deepika vinika5.0/5

51 reviews

Must visit in early morning!

It was a lake ride in boat with safety measures & helpful staff who were there to protect us.! We went in lake early morning for boat ride & it was extremely peaceful. I felt literally close to nature & I didn't wanted to come back. The ride was in between green jungle & it made the view perfect!

Subramania Pallavoor

Subramania Pallavoor5.0/5

17 reviews

Pristine water

We took a different approach to see the lake from Gavi Forest side where we had gone on forest trekking. The lake should be seen and enjoyed through boat where we are taken around for close to two hours. The sight of clear water for miles and miles is a sight to behold. The deepest point of the lake is around 80 ft. At the centre of the lake is a beautiful water fall with water thundering down in cascades from a height of 45 ' . It is supposed to be contain medicinal properties and a bath at the foot of the falls is soothing and refreshing. One should not miss the visit to the lake.

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  • Pristine water
  • Pristine water
  • Pristine water

Bk Shah

Bk Shah5.0/5

4 reviews

What a beauty!

periyar was one of the most beautiful places in Kerala. Though artificial but it is made like heaven . Very silent and delight to wildlife and nature lovers. A must !

Partha sarathi banerjee

Partha sarathi banerjee3.9/5

8 reviews

Nice expansive lake

You need to travel to park gate ( Fee Rs 33/ head + car entry Rs 75) drive for 5 mins to the parking area. walk to lake for 10-15 mins and then you have option for boat ride ( Rs 225 per head + camera). Food arrangement is there but not good.there is 1.5 hour boat ride ( unguided) -rarely people see some wild animals. We could see only Sambar dear at a very long dist away and some birds.

Photos of Periyar Lake

Periyar Lake , Thekkady(Periyar)
Periyar Lake , Thekkady(Periyar)
Periyar Lake , Thekkady(Periyar)
Periyar Lake , Thekkady(Periyar)
Periyar Lake , Thekkady(Periyar)
Periyar Lake , Thekkady(Periyar)
Periyar Lake , Thekkady(Periyar)