• Eco-lodge & Centre for experiential learning

I am the ancestral oblation. My bamboo clumps may whisper old folklores in the new hours of night. The wind may rattle my tender reeds to make soft screams. I am the bamboo grove..

Eco-lodge & Centre for experiential learning

An eco-lodge for experiential learning run exclusively by a Forest Department initiative to support local communities. The fifteen bamboo huts with hygienic and modern furnishing are placed between bamboo thickets. The ambience of Bamboo Grove provides an opportunity to listen to the whistling of bamboo culms, chirping of birds and the flow of small rivulets emerging out from the swamps of he surrounding Periyar meadows. The Bamboo Grove programme also offers an eco-friendly environment to conduct seminars, symposiums, workshops and training programs in the centrally located ‘Kalari’, a conference hall with audio-visual facilities. The Bamboo Grove package consists of an orientation programme, a visit to a tribal colony, wildlife film shows, bird watching, trekking and a complimentary boat ride on the famous Periyar Lake. Lunch and dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day are included in the package.

Programme description in brief

  • Double-bedded accommodation in bamboo cottages; breakfast for two provided.
  • Time slots: Full day package
  • Group size: Two people per cottage; maximum of 30 tourists in 15 cottages @Rs. 1500/- per cottage.
  • For hiring the seminar hall (Kalari): Rs. 3000/- per day, for a maximum of 50 persons.
  • Only children of 12 years and above are allowed to participate in the above programme.
  • Bookings are confirmed against 100% payment. Ticket rates do not include Entrance fees.