Full Day (08 hours, from 07.30am to 5pm)
Bamboo rafting in Thekkady is a relaxing and wonderful experience that you surely don't want to miss. All you need is to just float in the water that makes you feel that you are on top of the world.
While you are doing bamboo rafting in Thekkady, you can feel the cold water splashing your face. Almost anyone having basic level of fitness can participate in bamboo rafting. There are specialized people who are also there to help you out in riding the raft and gliding it through the waters.
Highlights Of The Tour
- This is a dawn to dusk range hiking and rafting programme. This eco friendly programme takes the tourists to the thick forests on trek and then to the catchments area of the Periyar Tiger Reserve on a bamboo raft.
- Starting at 8 am from the boat landing, a mosaic of habitats will be traversed before the party gets into rafts made of bamboos.- 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 a rare opportunity of encountering wild animals and birds.- The forests are rich in bird life and arboreal animals like giant squirrel and Nilgiri langur.- The rafting is for about three hours and one gets a panoramic view of forest-clad hills reflected on the lake.- Animals like elephant, gaur and sambar are sighted keeping close to the edges of the lake.