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Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo Rafting is rafts made of bamboos sailed on the Rivers of Kerala right from the morning to evening through some of the richest forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve in Thekkady. These bamboo rafting is a unique experience to explore the wildlife of Kerala. While sailing on the waters tourists can view some of the wild species in the forests. The forests are rich in bird life and exclusive animals like Giant Squirrel and Nilgiri Langur. The rafting can last for three hours and one gets an exotic view of forest-clad hills reflected on the lake. Animals like Elephant, Gaur and Sambar can be seen while keeping a close sight to the ends of the rivers.

Bamboo Rafting is a unique program available in Kerala. This eco friendly program takes the tourists to the thick forests on trek and then to the catchments area of the Periyar Tiger Reserve and other wildlife sanctuaries which can be viewed on a bamboo raft. You can explore the captivating Kerala the cluster of magnetic beauty and exceptional wildlife tour with your Kerala tour plans which are designed to suit every wildlife lovers. Enchanting Kerala is an ambiance of thrills supported by myriad birds and animals aptly in the center of whistling of winds through dry leaves, clear blue waters, and under the black sky with clearly shining stars.

The bamboo rafting team consists of maximum 10 tourists, 5 guides and one armed guard for protection from the wild animals. During this program the tourists have a panoramic view of the lake and forests and also are provided with a rare opportunity of coming upon wild animals and birds. Bamboo rafting program normally starts at 8 in the morning and ends by 5 in the evening. You can get packed lunch and tea are served during the day. You cannot afford to miss a bamboo rafting opportunity as it is the best way to discover the wildlife at the edge of lake rafting through the superb forest areas of Periyar Tiger Reserve.

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River rafting in Periyar


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