Bamboo Rafting is one of the exciting program in Thekkady, Periyar tiger reserve. It is a splendid eco-friendly, entertainment program for the nature-lovers who visit Thekkady. Bamboo rafting is a full day program from morning 8AM to 5PM. Each team comprising ten tourists will be accompanied by an armed forest guard and four guides. Most of these guides belong to the tribal communities, who are familiar with every nook and corner of these dense forests.
Tourists will be taken through the thick forests on trek followed by a three hours through the catchments area of the Periyar Tiger Reserve on a bamboo raft.The area being one of the richest and most diverse bio-diversity spots in the Western Ghats, one can get a panoramic view of forest-clad hills reflected on the lake. Animals like elephant, gaur and sambar can be sighted keeping close to the edges of the lake.The travellers will be provided breakfast comprising bread, jam, and fruits. Tea, snacks and packed lunch will also be served en route.Those who want to spend some more time in the jungle can opt for a stay at the Jungle Inn – a one-bedroom accommodation made of bamboo.