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Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the best managed Wildlife Reserves in the country, with verdant forests extending over an area of 925 sq. km. Here, in the crisp cool air of the Western Ghats you will experience wilderness and abundant wildlife first hand. The uniqueness of this sanctuary is the Periyar lake - an artificial lake, which was created by damming the Periyar river a century ago.
The open grasslands and varied topography supports a magnificent variety of animals - Elephant, Bison, Gaur, Sambar deer, Barking deer, Mouse deer, Nilgiri langur, Bonnet macaque, Lion-tailed macaque, Leopards, Jungle cats, Wild dogs and most importantly the Tiger. An estimated 40 tigers inhabit the reserve. Other important animals are sloth bear, porcupine, Indian Giant Squirrel, Malabar flying squirrel, Wild boar, small Indian Civet, and Pangolins. The tiger is the main predator in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
The programme is unique as it is conducted by a team of local community members and tribal trackers. The team members are hardy and dependable with an intimate knowledge of the forest terrain. The trek starts at 9 am and ends by noon on the third day. The team consists of a maximum of 5 visitors, 5 guides and 2 forest officials. Normally 20 to 35 kms of trekking distance will be covered, depending on the route chosen.
Note: The Tiger Trail starts at 09:00 & hence it is necessary to stay at Periyar the night before the tour.
All Travellers to India require valid Visas.
Information on weather, climate & Clothing
In general the weather will be warm and pleasant – hot during the day. Nights can be cold in December and January. Cottons are recommended during treks.
List of clothing and equipment
Please carry minimum luggage & take only what you can carry with you on the tre..
Trekking/ walking or running shoes ( trainers)
Campshoes or throngs ( flip-flops)
Socks – Cotton. One pair woolen or polypropylene
Sweater or light jacket
Hiking shorts or skirts
Light Waterproof jacket / poncho
T-shirts or Blouses
Sunhat ( wide brim preferable)
Small Rucksack (day pack)
Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
Hand Towels for day use
Personal medical kit
Bandana / sweatband