Sunday, 29 November 2015

Periyar Tiger Trail

Periyar Tiger Trail and Thekkady trekking is unique in being conducted by a team of poachers who turned protectors of the forests. Thekkady trekking provides an opportunity for the visitors to explore wildlife up close, deep inside the forest. Periyar Tiger Trail is conducted by the forest department. The tourists will be protected by experienced and skilled guards. These people possess exceptional knowledge about the terrain and wildlife.
Inviting all serious nature lovers who are medically fit and aged between 15 - 65 and are willing to sacrifice some of the luxuries and comforts of a hotel. Periyar Tiger Trail team consists of a maximum of 5 visitors, 5 guides and one forest official. Usually, a distance of 20 to 35 km. will be covered during the trekking in Thekkady.  

Boating in thekkady lake provides a herd of elephants or a wandering family of deer are common sights near the lake. In the hot months of March and April, visitors stand a better chance of viewing wildlife as the animals come to the lake frequently for drinking water. In Thekkady boating You may be able to spot herds of Gaur, Sambar and wild boars in the grasslands adjacent to the shores in thekkady boating.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo rafting in Thekkady is a relaxing and awe-inspiring experience, you surely don't want to miss. All you need is to just float in the water; it makes you feel that you are on top of the world!

Bamboo rafting is a dawn to dusk hiking and rafting program through the rich forest of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, on a bamboo raft. It starts at 8am and ends at 5pm. The team will consist of a maximum of 10 tourists accompanied by 4 guards, along with one armed guard for protection. The team will hitchhike back to the boat landing by about 5 pm.  

While on bamboo rafting, you get a panoramic view of forest-clad hills reflected on the lake. While on the raft, you feel the cold water splashing on your face. Anyone having a basic level of fitness can participate in bamboo rafting. Expert local guides are there to help you in riding the raft out and gliding it through the water.

Animals like elephant, gaur and sambar are sighted keeping close to the edges of the lake. The forests are very rich in avian species like cormorant, hornbill, heron, kingfisher, Brahmin kite, Snake bird and arboreal animals like Giant squirrel and Nilgiri Langur. Bamboo rafting offers a close view of these wildlife beauties.