Tiger Trail in Kerala

By: Dev Sri

You can see a tiger feeding its cubs real close, while staying safely mounted on an elephant's back, provided you are in Kerala forests and you are lucky enough for such a marvellous sight. While tiger trail in Kerala you will be led by a small team of highly experienced guides - who have quit their former jobs as poachers of tigers, elephants and plants such as sandalwood and teak - you'll hike into cool, green forests and out again into vast, sunny meadows; and hang out with an astounding array of wildlife including elephants, sambar deer, birds like the brilliant blue kingfisher and the great pied hornbill, and more than 100 species of butterflies. Oh yes, you might also catch a glimpse of one of Periyar's 41 protected tigers, too.

Here, one may chance to encounter much indigenous wildlife like Nilgiri langur, giant squirrel, elephant and who knows, even the tiger! The trek route passes through hills and valleys with a variety of tropical plants and wide-open spaces. Enroute vegetarian meals will be prepared and served and country tents will be pitched for holing up in the night. Trekking groups are accompanied by armed forest guards with good communication equipments, and geared to face any emergency situation. The traveller can listen to unusual and strange adventure stories of the former poachers, now your guides and protectors of the forests.

Kerala Periyar Tiger Trail

Periyar tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature's bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 777 Sq .km, Periyar is one of the 27 tiger reserves in India. The tiger trail through the Periyar Tiger Reserve is a stunning experience for the traveller and a life time experience.

People all over from India and foreign countries are widely attracted towards the tiger trail in Kerala.

The Periyar tiger trail covers a distance of about 20 to 35 kilometres and the conducting team is a group of poachers. They know how to lead you safely through the jungle and they are the protectors of the forest too. This people have good knowledge about the terrain and animals dwelling in the forest. Tourists get a chance to encounter the tigers which is an amazing experience.

The Periyar Tiger Trail is a foray into the thrilling Kerala kaleidoscope. Offering irresistible charms to the adventure lover, a tiger trail through the thick ever green forests up lift you mentally to a thrilling world. Wandering to watch a tiger near is something like an adventure never before. The glimpse of any of the Periyar's protected tigers-a clear picture of beast beauty and thrill forever.

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