Green Walk Forest Trek in Thekkady
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.
Things to do in Thekkady - Periyar Tiger Reserve Eco Tourism Programmes
Periyar tiger reserve ecotourism programmes include:
- Nature Walk,
- Green Walk
- Jungle Scout
- Border Hiking
- Bamboo Rafting
- Bamboo Groves
- 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 This is as because the images provided here are outdated and the itinerary written after the images are the latest updated ones(last updated: Nov 5th, 2017).
2. Green Walk - the guided day trek in Periyar, Thekkady
Whispering winds in the canopy of green leaves; birds calling all around in a mixed flock; butterflies floating away through the enchanting greenery. This is a must things to do in Thekkady. You may come across anything on the trail even a lone animal moving silently. Nature amazes you through many of its mysterious expression.
Different nature trails traversing diverse habitats form the trekking routes, generally 4 to 5 km. in length. This is an interpretive programme offering an excellent opportunity to watch birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. The trails often pass through evergreen and moist deciduous forests interspersed with marshy grasslands. The Green Walk is the right programme to feel nature, hear her whispers and smell the fragrance of wildflowers.
A three-hour trekking programme that stats from the Tiger Bungalow that passes through the tribal community area which covers the grasslands, moist deciduous forest accompanied by a tribal guide. The timing of this trek is 7 am, 7.30am, 11 am, 11.30am, 2 pm, and 2.30pm Maximum 6 persons and Minimum 4 persons in which 3 slots going at a time.
|Programme Name:||Green Walk|
|Starting Time:||7.oo am, 7.30 am, 11.oo am, 11.30 am, 2.oo pm, and 2.30 pm|
|Reporting Venue:||Information Centre|
|Time Required:||3 hours|
|Distance Covered:||4-5 km|
|Max/Min Head Count:||Maximum 6 persons and a minimum of 4 persons per group|
|Cost:||300 per person|