Periyar Jungle Scout 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.

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 This is as because the images provided here are outdated and the itinerary written after the images are the latest updated ones(last updated: Nov 5th, 2017).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

3. Jungle Scout - Shepherding the Jungle

Periyar Tiger Reserve Eco Tourism Programmes, Jungle Scout Thekkady
Periyar Tiger Reserve Eco Tourism Programmes, Jungle Scout Thekkady

A three hour night trekking that starts from two points, the Entrance Gate of the Periyar Tiger Reserve and from the Bamboo Grooves which intends the guest a feeling of wilderness during night accompanied by an Armed Forest Guard and two Guides.

The Timing of this trek is 7 pm, 10 pm, 1 am in which maximum 6 persons and minimum 2 persons to run this programme.

Programme Name: Jungle Patrol
Starting Time: 7.00 pm, 10.00 pm, 1.00 am
Reporting Venue:  Information Centre
Time Required: 3 hours
Known for: Night patrolling programme
Max/Min Head Count: Maximum 6 persons and minimum 2 persons per group
Cost: Rs 1000/- per person

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