Into The Wild At Thattekkad
Have you ever experienced or come across the real elements of nature? Here is the chance to visit a location blessed with nature’s mind-blowing essence ranging from small brooks, rocks, narrow trails to bushy thick vegetation, birds, reptiles, animals and much more. A chance to get exposed to an extreme limit of what the nature can offer in the monsoons.
You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide, a renowned birdwatcher Mr Sudheesh and a forest official who has vast knowledge relating to the biography of the sanctuary. The most exciting part about the trail would be the exhilaration one gets in the adventurous trek to the Urulanthanni waterfalls through the wherein you could even spot an elephant, a Malabar pit viper or any of the rare species that you are gonna come across.
Another thrilling part is that the birdwatcher who accompanies you not only has an incredible perception on movement or sighting of the birds but also has an amazing talent of mocking the sounds usually made by the birds so that you would surely come across wide variety of birds nesting in Thattekad. The less trodden path amid the decades old huge trees, becomes thicker as we move into the wild wherein you’ll get a chance to swing on the tree roots with immense pleasure and enthusiasm.
Ever played mud kabadi? We are sure that no other packages would provide such kind of inclusion especially near the jungle. So get ready to be encrusted in mud and let your body speak up the rest. Now don’t worry of being covered in mud all day. The nearby brook provides fresh and brisk water so that you can clean yourself and continue your trail.(This activity depends on the water level in the lake)
So wildlife photographer's, nature enthusiasts, rain lovers and adventure seekers, it is time to explore the inner beauty of thattekad. Gear up. The trail is on!
05:00 PM: Reach the Base Camp
07:00 PM: Introduction Session
08:30 PM: Have Dinner
09:30 PM: Night Trek
12:00 PM: Back to the Base Camp
07:30 AM: Breakfast
08:00 AM: Trek to the Urulanthanni Waterfalls
01:00 PM: Lunch
02:30 PM: Bird Watching Session
07:30 PM: Campfire and Dinner(Night trek can be arranged on request)
07:30 AM: Breakfast
08:00 AM: Jungle Trek
11:00 AM: Mud Kabadi
01:00 PM: Lunch
02:00 PM: Back to Kochi
How to reach here
The nearest railway station to Thattekad is in Aluva, which is located at a distance of around 48 km. This railhead is well-connected through regular trains to popular towns like Delhi, Madgaon, Mangalore, Korba, Trivandrum, Alapuzzha, Ernakulam and Kanyakumari.
The nearest airport to Thattekad is in Kochi. Once at the airport, you can hire a taxi to go to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary.
To reach Thattekad bird sanctuary, buses are available from Kochi, wherein distance between both the destinations is 60 km. Both semi -deluxe and deluxe buses are available, being managed by the government as well as private companies. However, the nearest town is Kothamangalam from where bus service is available that is around 13 km away.
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Participants are required to wear nature friendly colours. (preferably Green) Do not drop any plastic items (polybags/plastic wrapped food items) inside the forest.
Always stick with the team and follow the organizers instructions.
We may change the food menu and timings depending upon the situation.
Smoking and Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited during the camp.
Instructions by the camp leaders should be strictly followed.
The programme schedule can be changed due to any unforeseen circumstances. Organizers decision will be final and everyone has to oblige with it.
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