8. Take a guided trek to the Periyar Tiger Reserve
The rich flora and fauna of the region has been a great attraction for visitors for many years. A chance to see the Great Indian Tiger is a great pull for travellers to this silent spot in the Western Ghats. You can take a guided jungle trek through the Periyar Tiger Reserve to observe and understand wildlife closely.
Timings: 6am to 6pm, all days. There are daily boat cruises, with one ride lasting 30mins. Timings for the same are are 7:25 am, 9:15 am, 11:15 am, 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm.
Price: ₹25 per person for Indians, ₹300 per person for foreign tourists, ₹100 per person for still cameras, ₹250 per person for video cameras. ₹275 for a boat ride through the park. Know more about this here.
9. Spend the night at a cottage overlooking Periyar Tiger Reserve
Reach the town of Kumily on the outskirts of the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Spend the night at a cottage overlooking the vast expanse of the lush green forest cover. Spending time at a homestay in the vicinity of the tiger reserve is the best way to stay close to nature and get educated about the natural beauty surrounding you.
Where to stay: This homestay is a great stay option.