Forest Department Jeep Safaris

Ecotour in Periyar Tiger Reserve

The Forest Department operates 40km private-jeep trips into the Gavi buffer area of the reserve (admission costs extra), with the first 20km along main roads. Unlike with some other reserve activities (such as the hiking trips), kids aged under 12 can join these tours. Jeeps depart at 6am, returning at 3pm or 4pm. It's easiest to book through your guesthouse.