Periyar Jungle Inn Camp Thekkady

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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 This is as because the images provided here are outdated and the itinerary written after the images are the latest updated ones(last updated: Nov 5th, 2017).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

7. Jungle Camp - Feel the wilderness

Things to do in Thekkady Thekkady Periyar Tiger Reserve Eco Tourism Programmes Jungle Camp
Thekkady Periyar Tiger Reserve Eco Tourism Programmes Jungle Camp

Jungle  Camp is a tent mode staying facility in which you will be staying in the forest and on the bank of Periyar Lake. This is a must thing to do in Thekkady. Jungle Camp package includes food, trekking, Boating, Bird Watching Programme, Wild Life Movie Watching in which the programme starts at 2.30 pm. The site is located at the river viewpoint in the banks of Periyar River at Vallakadavu, the sylvan surroundings of the forest in Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Programme Name: Jungle Camp
Check in Time: 3.30 pm
Check out Time: 2.00 pm
No of Huts Available: 15 nos. (of double occupancy)
Reporting Point: Infomation Center
Cost:  Rs.5000/- for one Tent (minimum 2 tents (4 people) Rs-10000/-)
Package Includes: Food, trekking, Boating, Bird Watching Programme, Wild Life Movie Watching
Complimentary Itinerary:  In this Package, you will be offered a  trip to Gavi on the next morning from 9.30am to 12 pm noon.

Best time to visit the Periyar Tiger Reserve:

Best time to visit the Periyar Tiger Reserve is said to be from September to May.

The months of March and April constitute the driest part of the year, because of which the animals spend a lot of time near the lake in the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Animals may be seen from motorboats on the lake or from watchtowers set up in the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Even the tiger may be spotted approaching the lake in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

The park is at its best greenery during the monsoon season covering June, July, and August. During this period and you can enjoy the showers of monsoon with the glimpse of the sanctuary.

How to Reach Periyar Tiger Reserve Thekkady, Kumily:

Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady is about 4 km from Kumili in Idukki district, Kerala and is well connected by road from all the major towns of Kerala.

By Bus: Direct buses are available from Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Kottayam, Munnar to Kumily.  And from Kumily you can take a taxi/auto to reach the reception of Periyar Tiger Reserve

By Own Transport:

From Kottayam: Kottayam  -> Pampady -> Kanjirapally -> Mundakayam -> Kuttikanam -> Kumily -> Thekkady ( about 108 Kms)

From Kochi: Kochi -> Pala ->  Kanjirapally -> Mundakayam -> Kuttikanam -> Kumily -> Thekkady (about 153 Kms)

Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport( about 190 Kms)
Nearest Railway Station: Kottayam Railway Station(about 114 Kms)
Nearest Bus Station: Kumily Bus Station
Nearest Taxi/Auto Stand: Kumily

Note: Private vehicles are allowed till the information center and is not allowed inside the Sanctuary. You can either take a bicycle from there of free of cost and ride till Thekkady Boating site, which is about 2kms long or you can take a ride on the minibus, which is available from the Information Center to the Boating site. A minibus is available near the reservation counter as first come first serve manner to reach the boating site.

Periyar Tiger Reserve Online booking:

You can now Book each of the above trekking packages and boating via the Official Website of Periyar Tiger Reserve:  http://www.periyarfoundation.online/ . For more information about Periyar Tiger Reserve or queries on Online booking,  please contact in the below address:

Periyar Tiger Conservation Foundation
East Division, Thekkady, Idukki, Kerala, India
Email: [email protected]rfoundation.org
Mobile: +91-8547603066 (8.00 AM - 9.00 PM)
Landline:  +91-4869224571 (8.00 AM - 9.00 PM)
Website: https://www.periyarfoundation.online (courtesy for images & information)

To know more about Thekkady boat ticket online booking check out our previous post Book here.

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