Welcome To Periyar Tiger Reserve - Thekkady
Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 925 Sq .km., Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. Zealously guarded and efficiently managed reserve is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and Pamba. Community Based Eco-Tourism People oriented and park centered community based ecotourism is the hallmark of Periyar Tiger Reserve. These programmes are conducted by local people responsible for the surveillance of the vulnerable parts of the reserve. By taking tourists along, they are involved in the conservation of the forests of Periyar and some valuable revenue is generated for community welfare. People who once made a living by illegal operations in the forests have since become forest protectors and earn their livelihood through these programmes. Hence, as a visitor, when you join them in any of these programmes,you are directly contributing towards forest conservation and community welfare. An appeal to the visitor You are supporting a noble cause of forest conservation and community welfare by participating in these ecotourism programmes. The interest and participation shown by you is higly appreciated. Let’s make Periyar a heitage for all time to come
Tiger trail is an adventurous trekking and camping programme, offered in two packages; one night and 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
The programme provides tented accommodations for 30 persons at a time with a board room facility for projection, film shows, trekking in the forest (Windy Walks) and a chance to experience the traditional tribal food prepared by the Urali tribe
This is a dawn-to-dusk range hiking and rafting programme through some of the richest forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve. Starting at 8 am from the boat landing, a mosaic of habitats will be traversed before the party gets into rafts made of bamboos
Border Trekking –A feather wafted down from an eagle in her flight A chink to the strange wilderness that lay ahead A wanton call from the hillocks Deer, bear and bison came all along my way Now I wonder how different was the world I knew so far…
Jungle Jeep Safari
This is one of the most popular programmes in Thekkady. The jeep safari to Gavi, picturesque land, is the major off-the-track destination ideal for a wilderness retreat replete with trekking, birding, canoeing and facilities for boarding. This biological garden, with hills and valleys, tropical forests......
What you 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.