Bamboo Rafting, Thekkady - Timings, Accessibility, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Kumily Bus Station): 4.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: This activity can be booked at Eco Tourism Information Center in Kumily, on the way to Thekkady Boat House.

The Bamboo Rafting is an interest programme with the mix of rafting and trekking.

The programme starts at 8 AM from the boat jetty. After a couple of hours rafting, tourists are taken for trekking into the forest. The forests are rich in bird life and arboreal animals like giant squirrel and Nilgiri langur. Animals like elephant, gaur and sambar are sighted keeping close to the edges of the lake. Snacks and Lunch will be provided on the way and trekking will be finished by 3 PM. The rafting is continued in the return path and whole programme will be completed by 5 PM.

The programme costs Rs. 2000 per person for full day and Rs.1500 per person for half day. An armed guard and 4 guides will accompany a maximum of 10 tourists. Tea, snacks and packed lunch will be served enroute.