Planning to visit Kerala? Do not forget to explore Periyar in Idukki district. The place is known for its exciting boat rides and wildlife. The Periyar lake is located within the heart of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The beautiful lake attracts a lot of tourists who are inclined towards adventure. What else can be the best way to explore the region around! How interesting and exciting the sightings from the boat becomes! Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to a wide variety of animal species. Be it mammals, reptiles, birds, insects or amphibians, the sanctuary has it all in abundance.On your boat cruise enjoy the wildlife encounters and catch those moments in your camera. Spot the animals flocking to the lake to quench their thirst. You might end up seeing birds catching their prey from the waters or taking free rides on the back of amphibians. The ambiance of the lake is peaceful and pleasant.
The boat rides at the Periyar lake is organised by the Forest Department or Kerala Tourism Department Corporation. Do not take these boat rides for granted as the boat trips are limited and the timings are fixed. It is advisable to book the tickets in advance from the boat jetty near the Wildlife Information centre. The scenic beauty and good prospects of sighting the wildlife at the Periyar lake make the boat ride a 'cruise wrapped up in adventure'.