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In the Periyar Tiger Trail, nature lovers are in the hands of a team of guides hardy and dependable who know the forest and its ways intimately. They were once poachers who have been transformed into the protectors of the forest and now part of the protection force of PTR. This is an adventurous camping and trekking programme of one-night – two-days and two-nights – three-day duration.
The trek route passes through hills and valleys with a variety of tropical plans and wide open spaces. En route, vegetarian meals will be prepared and served and country tents will be pitched for holing up in the night. Remember to listen to unusual and strange adventure stories of the former poachers, now your guides and protectors of the forests.
Tiger Trail has become immensely popular internationally and provides livelihood for 13 ex-poachers. It has also contributed substantially in keeping vigil in the most vulnerable parts of the Tiger Reserve. The team consists of a maximum of 5 visitors, 5 guides and one forest official.
Normal Programme description in brief.
Camping inside the forest, starting at 9am. Accommodation in tents; food provided. Offered in two formats
- Programme I
One night and two days, @Rs. 4000/- per person (Minimum Rs. 6000/- per camp)
- Programme II
Two nights and three days, @Rs. 6000/- per person (Minimum Rs. 9000/- per camp)
Time slots: starting at 9am.
Group size: Six per group
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.