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Bamboo Rafting in Kerala

Have a fantastic time exploring Periyar tiger reserve in an unusual way

Best time: February–March

Bamboo Rafting
Bamboo Rafting
Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo rafting is one of the preferable programs in Periyar tiger reserve, one of most diverse and rich biodiversity spot in the Western Ghats and you definitely shouldn’t miss it.

This fascinating reserve in Thekkady is a great chance to enjoy your leisure in the Mother Nature’s womb. Nature in Periyar reserve is quite diverse: different wild animals, dazzling flower hues, bright wing patterns of butterflies, etc. And the most spectacular thing to witness—a reflection of the forest-clad hills on the lake. Everything is there for you to discover!

The trip usually commences by 8 in the morning and will conclude by 5 in the evening. Tourists are divided into teams, and each of it includes ten people accompanied by four guides and an armed forest guard. Most of these guides belong to the tribal communities, who are familiar with every corner and cover of a jungle. During the rafting, breakfast, tea, snacks and packed lunch are also provided.

And if you want to spend much more time in the dense forest, there is an option to stay bamboo accommodation in Jungle Inn. Climate-wise, more auspicious for bamboo rafting are early spring months from February to March.

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What is the ideal time for visiting Periyar tiger reserve to embark on a memorable bamboo rafting experience?

The Periyar tiger reserve is best visited for bamboo rafting during the early months of spring, preferably February and March. It is at this time that visitors get to witness the stunning reflection of the forest-clad hills on the serene lake amid favorable weather conditions. Show more

Where can I stay to get an optimal bamboo rafting experience at Periyar tiger reserve?

For an ultimate bamboo rafting experience at Periyar tiger reserve, visitors can choose to stay at the Jungle Inn, offering natural and unique accommodation in bamboo huts. The Inn has modern amenities and is nestled in the deep forest for maximum peace and tranquility during the stay. Show more

What kind of wildlife can be sighted on a bamboo rafting trip at Periyar tiger reserve?

Bamboo rafting in Periyar tiger reserve offers sightings of a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, deer, Gaur, Sambar, Wild Boar, and various others. The Reserve is abundant with several species of wildlife, making it an excellent opportunity to witness nature at its best. Show more

What is the average team size during bamboo rafting experience in Periyar tiger reserve?

In Periyar tiger reserve, a bamboo rafting team usually has a total of ten members comprising four tribal guides and an armed forest guard. The guides are well-versed with the jungle's terrain and cover and ensure visitors' safety and enjoyment throughout the trip. Show more

Is it possible to bring personal food to Periyar tiger reserve during the bamboo rafting trip?

Periyar tiger reserve bamboo rafting trips offer breakfast, tea, snacks, and packed lunch during the adventure. Bringing personal food is not permitted to maintain eco-friendly practices and ensure proper waste disposal. The authorities take care of visitors' meals, ensuring that their dietary requirements are adequately catered for. Show more

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