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Walks and treks


Although you can – leeches permitting – trek freely around the fringes of Periyar, access to the sanctuary itself on foot is strictly controlled by the Forest Department. Their community-based eco-tourism programme offers a variety of structured walking tours, ranging from short rambles to three-day expeditions, all guided by local Manna tribal wardens. Tickets should be booked in advance from the eco-tourism centre on Ambadi Junction, where you can also pick up brochures and leaflets on the trips.

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