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Clouds Walk and Jungle Patrol in Thekkady

Nature Walk in Idukki

Trekking is the most amazing thing to do in Thekkady. There are many places in Thekkady where we can go for it.  Several trekking programs are there in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Short trekking programs within 4-5 km are also available. This is a good option to watch birds, butterflies and some wildlife. The trails often pass through evergreen and moist deciduous forests and grasslands. Border Hiking is a conservation-oriented hard trek taking up a full day. Trekking is actually meant for nature and adventure lovers. Trekkers must obtain prior permission from the wildlife authorities. Kurisamala to Kumily and Kumily to Pandikuzhi are some of the most favourite trekking routes and Pullumedu, Kurisumala, Ottakathalamedu and Grampi are noteworthy trekking bases in this area. 

Clouds Walk:

Clouds Walk is a guided trek up the mountains of Thekkady. If your bucket list contains a bird's eye view of the riveting beauty bestowed upon nature, then get ready to strike it off once you reach the summit of the trek. From the vantage point, you can have a look at grasslands, evergreen, deciduous and riverine forests and the expanses of irrigated arid land across the border where the nectar from Periyar await you in clouds walk. The view of the tribal villages below, Cumbam valley, Mangaladevi, Kumarikulam and other escarpments, a glimpse of the Palni hills beyond the borders of Tamil Nadu are really a refreshing sight to you. During the course of the trek, it isn't uncommon to catch sight of endemic species of birds like the Nilgiri pipit or broad-tailed grass bird and butterflies like the Malabar tree nymph. Huge claw marks on trees are an indication of tigers that have roamed the terrains of Thekkady and Periyar - The Periyar Tiger Reserve in particular, for so long.

Trek in Thekkady

You can visit the rich cultural heritage of the Mannan Tribe from the yesteryears that have been preserved in the form of the artifacts, metaphors and cultural remnants for the posterity in Tribal Heritage Museum. You will, in the end, have many reflections on the pace of transitions of life and traditions along the tides of times. The Programme will have two slots each day; one in the forenoon and another in the afternoon. The forenoon slots will start between 7.30 and 8.30 am and end before 12.30 pm and afternoon slot will start between 1 and 2 pm and end before 6 pm. A maximum of 5 persons can go trekking in a group accompanied by a trained guide. 

Jungle Patrol:

Jungle patrol in Thekkady is an activity made part of the regular night patrols along the eco-development zones of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Tourists who are in for adrenaline pumping activities will find a fitting answer in jungle patrol. It offers a completely different experience from the other daytime activities in Thekkady. The unpredictability of a nocturnal walk through the Periyar Tiger Reserve makes jungle patrol all the more exciting. Tourists are compelled to keep their senses focused on the unusual sounds that emanate from the jungle during the patrol. 

Border Hiking in Thekkady

Jungle Patrols in the Periyar Tiger Reserve are usually conducted between 7 AM and 4 AM. A group of tourists will be accompanied by protection watchers and armed guards. Only physically capable tourists are encouraged to participate in jungle patrols. With a little luck on your side, you will be able to take home bragging rights of sighting a savagely fierce tiger in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.    

Are you an adventure? Do you love night trekking and cloud’s walk? Then why are you waiting? Come and enjoy it in Thekkady. Thekkady is the perfect destination for trekkers and nature lovers. Choose your favourite resort in Thekkady and enjoy jungle patrol and nature walk in Thekkady.

For more details visit Kofiland Resort, Thekkady


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