Periyar Tiger Trail
Adventure / Trekking | Wildlife
#7 of 18 Places to Visit in Thekkady
Distance (From Kumily Bus Station): 4 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Days
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: This activity can be booked at Eco Tourism Information Center in Kumily, on the way to Thekkady Boat House.
Periyar Tiger Trial is a unique programme which has high chances of spotting tigers. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is also called as Periyar Tiger Reserve and it has rich tiger population with about 40 Tigers. The tiger trail provides tourists with an opportunity to explore Thekkady's wildlife deep inside the forest. One may get a chance to encounter many indigenous Birds and mammals like Nilgiri Langoos, Sambar deer, Wild Boar, Indian Goat, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Elephants etc.
There are two programs - 1N/2D and 2N/3D. It includes 25-30 Km of trekking through the dense forest covering the most beautiful parts of the sanctuary. Tourists will trek along the trail during the day and camp in pitched tents at night in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala. Vegetarian food is prepared and served en route. This programme is offered only for physically fit tourists. Each group will have 5 tourists, 5 guides and 2 armed guards. All the camping equipment is provided by the forest department.
The Trekking Programme starts at 9 am on the first day and ends by noon on the second/third day. The charges for the trial are Rs. 5000 per person for 1N/2D and Rs. 7000 per person for 2N/3D programme. These programs should be booked well in advance. Contact Eco Tourism Center in Kumily for booking (Ph: 04869-224572).