For nature-lovers, here is a chance to have some great times in the lap of Mother Nature. A comforting, yet exciting bamboo rafting through some of the dense forests of Periyar Tiger Reserve. 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. The forests are rich in bird life and arboreal animals like giant squirrel and Nilgiri langur. Rafting lasts for about three hours and one gets a panoramic view of forest-clad hills reflected on the lake. Animals like elephant, gaur and sambar are sighted keeping close to the edges of the lake. The team hitchhikes back to the boat landing by about 5 pm. An armed guard and 4 guides will accompany a maximum of 10 tourists. Tea, snacks and packed lunch will be served en route. This package is an excellent programme for semi-serious nature lovers to feel the beauty of Nature.
When the cool breeze takes your hair and the ripples sweep through the lake,Where the dead trees of forgotten valley emerge like ghosts from the water stretch,It’s fun to paddle in bamboo rafts to see a small Elephant run behind its mother safe, It’s thrilling, if you are there to meet a Leopard in its den, To remould yourself …To run away from your destiny far into the rain forests
A dawn to afternoon range hiking and rafting programme through some of the richest forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve., a mosaic of habitats will be traversed before the party gets into rafts made of bamboos. By rafting you will get a panoramic view of forest-clad hills. Animals like elephant, gaur and sambar are sighted keeping close to the edges of the lake. This programme works at two slots of 7.30am to 12.30pm and 9.30am to 2.30pm. You will be provided with packed food. The charges are 1800/- per person.((Minimum Rs. 3600/- per trip).