Tiger trail is an adventurous trekking and camping programme, offered in package; Two night stays. The programme is unique in being conducted by a team of rehabilitated poachers and tree cutters of the park, hardy and dependable individuals with an intimate knowledge of the forest terrain. A maximum number of six tourists are taken at a time accompanied by five guides and one armed forest guard. Here, one may chance to encounter much indigenous wildlife like Nilgiri langur, giant squirrel, elephant and who knows, even the tiger! Normally, 20 to 35kms of trekking distance will be covered, depending on the route chosen.

 The trek route passes through hills and valleys with a variety of tropical plans and wide open spaces. En route, vegetarian meals will be prepared and served and country tents will be pitched for holing up in the night. Remember to listen to unusual and strange adventure stories of the former poachers, now your guides and protectors of the forests. 

Tiger Trail has become immensely popular internationally and provides livelihood for 13 ex-poachers. It has also contributed substantially in keeping vigil in the most vulnerable parts of the Tiger Reserve.

When to Come : Best time to visit the Reserve is 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. Even the tiger may be spotted approaching the waters in the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Animals may be seen from motorboats on the lake or from watchtowers set up in the Periyar Tiger Reserve. June, July and August is the monsoon season. The park is at its best greeneary during these period and you can enjoy the showers of monsoon.

What to Expect :

Periyar Tiger Reserve is a globally renowned tourism destination, providing unparalleled opportunities to experience the beauty and serenity of nature. A boating trip on Periyar Lake is the ideal way to sight a variety of wildlife ranging from elephants, sambar and gaur to bears, otters and a variety of birds and reptiles. If you are lucky, you might even sight the pride of the Reserve, the tiger! If you plan your trip to coincide with the monsoons, be prepared to experience the rains of India in all its glory. A trip outdoors on any of several eco-tourism packages can also give you a birds-eye view of the flora and lesser fauna of the Reserve. Cheerful townsfolk, ever ready to lend a helping hand, energetic staff and a variety of accommodation choices to suit everyone’s budget all come together to make a trip to Thekkady a memory to cherish..

Locatio : Thekkady

Duration : 2 Night 3 Days

  • All the Guest have to report at Ex-Vayana Office -  half an hour before tour
  • Camping inside the forest, starting at 9am. Accommodation in tents; food provided. Offered in two formats
  • Time slots: Twice a week, starting at 9am.
  • Group size: Six per group
  • Only children of 12 years and above are allowed to participate in the above programme. 
  • Tour ends at as per time taken & entrance gate of Periyar Tiger Reserve


  • Trekking Tour at thekkady

Lake Periyar Boat Ride (Seat in boat only)




RATE:  Rs. 150.00 per person. All persons taking the tour must personally stand in the que and take the Entrance ticket furnishing personal details as required from time to time. Sanctuary entry Fee additional as below.                                                                                                                        




Thekkady Monuments




Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Rs. 12

Rs. 300

06:00hrs o 17:00 hrs




Do's & Dont's




  1. Follow the gate timing strictly ie; 7am -6 pm
  2. Animal sightings are matter of chance. Be patient.
  3. Total silence and discipline enhances chances of animal sightings
  4. Consuming alcohol or visiting sanctuary under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  5. Small groups are preferred. Early mornings and late afternoons are ideal to visit Forests
  6. Traveling alone is prohibited especially in the Elephant Reserves
  7. Do not wears colorful clothes or perfumes. Khakis, browns and greens are best suited for forests
  8. Always carry drinking water
  9. Do not disturb or tease animals
  10. Give way to animals first.
  11. Trekkers are advised to use jungle boots to ensure safety.
  12. Carry a first aid kit with medicines for common ailments.
  13. Avoid smoking and do not carry any inflammable materials to avoid forest fire.
  14. Radios and tape recorders are best left at homes to enjoy music of Nature here.
  15. Please do not litter the surroundings.
  16. Respect animals and their habits.
  17. Carry a note pad, flash light, road maps, bus, train and airline time tables.
  18. Always follow the instructions of the staffs and the Naturalists accompanying you.
  19. Be careful during boat rides. Don’t do anything that will rock the boat or endanger lives.
  20. Remember- Do not leave anything but footprints, Do not take anything but memories from Nature’s own Abode- Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary






What To Bring :

Periyar Tiger Reserve provides unparalleled opportunities to observe and photograph wildlife at very close quarters. A camera and binoculars are must-haves on a visit to Thekkady. Binoculars can also be purchased or rented on a daily basis from Thekkady. A water-bottle, adequate warm clothing during the colder months of November to January, raincoats and umbrellas during the monsoon season andbasic medication for minor illnesses will ensure that you enjoy your close encounter with nature and wildlife to the utmost. Visitors who intend to hit the outdoors on one of the Community Based Eco- Tourism (CBET) programs can consider packing their own hiking and camping gear including leech-socks, although these will also be provided as part of the camping package.Above all, come with open eyes and ears, and more importantly, an open heart!!

  • 7 days before Start of the tour . 3 Days before start of the tour 50 % of the amount will be refunded. Cancellation 48 hours or lesser no refund. 
  • For Refund thru Credit Card 5% Bank charges Applicable + Cancellation charge applicable as per hotel Policy.
02 Night - Periyar Tiger Trail Trekking & Camping - Thekkady / Kerala (TKD03)