Bamboo Rafting Periyar Tourism


Wondering how to spend your day in Periyar tiger reserve, Thekkady or what are the things to do in Thekkady. Here's the list of things to do in Thekkady. The Ecotourism center in Thekkady conducts Periyar tiger reserve ecotourism programmes. Ecotourism center provides 7 community-based Eco tourism programmes in Periyar tiger reserve. Enjoy!

People-oriented community-based and park centered ecotourism is the hallmark of Periyar Tiger Reserve. These programmes are conducted by locals who are responsible for the surveillance. By taking tourists along they not only interpret the values of Periyar and enhance the visitor experience but also add to the protection of the park and earn a livelihood out of it. Hence, when a visitor joins in all these programmes, he/she is directly contributing to the cause of conservation and community welfare.

Apart from the eco-tourism activities, boating at Thekkady lake is another facility that is often explored by travelers who visit Thekkady and Idukki.

Things to do in Thekkady - Periyar Tiger Reserve Eco Tourism Programmes

Periyar tiger reserve ecotourism programmes include:

  1. Nature Walk,
  2. Green Walk
  3. Jungle Scout
  4. Border Hiking
  5. Bamboo Rafting
  6. Bamboo Groves
  7. Jungle Camp

More details about the above programmes are as below:
*Before proceeding, please note that you may see some differences in the itinerary written in the images from the itinerary written after the images. This is as because the images provided here are outdated and the itinerary written after the images are the latest updated ones(last updated: Nov 5th, 2017).

Read more: Kerala Forest Stay packages from Kerala Forest Department

5. Bamboo Rafting - a unique voyage across the Periyar Lake - Full Day/Half Day

Things to do in Thekkady Bamboo Rafting, Thekkady - Periyar Tiger Reserve Eco Tourism Programmes
Bamboo Rafting, Thekkady - Periyar Tiger Reserve Eco Tourism Programmes

Bamboo Rating Half Day Programme Description: A dawn to afternoon range hiking and rafting programme through some of the richest forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve., a mosaic of habitats will be traversed before the party gets into rafts made of bamboos. This is a must thing to do in Thekkady. By rafting you will get a panoramic view of forest-clad hills. Animals like elephant, gaur and sambar are sighted keeping close to the edges of the lake. This programme works at two slots of 7.30am to 12.30pm and 9.30am to 2.30pm. You will be provided with packed food. The charges are 1500/- per person.

Programme Name: Bamboo Rafting ( Half Day)
Timing: 7.30 am to 12.30 pm and 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.
Cost: 1500/- per person.
Reporting Venue: Information Centre

Bamboo Rating Full Day Programme Description: A dawn to dusk hiking and rafting programme which we can spot the Famous Periyar Lake and covers the richest part of the forest in Periyar Tiger Reserve that starts from the Boat Landing by 8 am and ends by 5 pm at Boat landing in which the guest is accompanied by an Armed Forest Guard and 6 Guides. This programme is provided with Food and One litre of water. The programme is about 10km of walking and 3-4 hour rafting in the Periyar Lake in which the guest can enjoy a rich part of the forest. The timing of this trek is from 8 am to 5 pm in which maximum 15 persons and minimum 2 persons to run this programme.

Programme Name Bamboo Rafting ( Full Day)
Timing 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Cost 2000/- per person.
Itinerary 10kms of Trek &  3-4 hours bamboo Rafting
Head Count: maximum 15 persons and minimum 2 persons
Reporting Venue Information Centre

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