This is an opportunity for nature lovers to stay inside one of the watch towers constructed inside the forests in the ambience of jungle with minimal creature comfort. The forest cottage at Kokkara, about an hour's walk from the Forest check post is an ideal place to board two persons hoping to share the quietness of the jungle night. Here one could relax, read a book, listen to the cicada or simply watch the forests outside..

The high point of the programme is walking through different forest types at prime time when animals tend to be more active. One can watch troops of langurs, giant squirrels, etc., besides many birds along this stretch. Who knows, if the goddess of fortune smiles on you, a tiger could come out of the bushes chasing a herd of sambar deer! Tourists will be accompanied by trained guides. 

The check in time and check out time are 3 pm. and 9 am. the following day respectively. Tea, snacks and dinner are provided.

 

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..

 

 

 

Loctaion : Thekkady

Duration : 8 - 9 Hrs 

 

  • All the Guest have to report at Entrance Gate -   half an hour before tour
  • Camping and trekking inside the forest, starting at 3pm, ending at 9am; food and double-bedded accommodation provided.
  • Time slots: 3pm to 9am.
  • Group size: Two persons per night,
  • Only children of 12 years and above are allowed to participate in the above programme.
  • Ticket rates do not include Entrance fees

 

  • Visit Jungle at Night
  • Jungle Inn Activity for Per Pax - Rs.3000/- Per Day 
  • Duration : Check in and check out timings are 2.45 pm and 10 am.
  • Number of Pax  Minimum 2 person
  • Group sizes vary from 5-10 persons
  • Starting Point : Entrance Gate

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

Indian

Foreigner

Timing

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 and

basic 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.

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