Imagine gliding through the river on an ecological raft with lush green background and sudden sightings of wildsambar or langur in the land. Are you romanced by the idea? We were excited too.
After reaching Kumily, we pre-booked a guide who would explain everything to us and help us in this beautiful experience. As it was already evening, we had early dinner and retired for the bed. Next morning, we geared up with appropriate clothing along with a tiny bag with insect repellent and other essential medicines and started for our expedition. I was happy about the fact that the entire expedition is environment friendly as our raft was made of bamboo sticks joint together instead of the popular synthetic fiber ones. As we started our expedition, we could feel the splashes of cool water as our raft waded through the water.
As we moved further, the surrounding around us changed completely. Soon we came to a point, when everything around us in both sides were green as we waded through the water in the middle. However, animal spotting depends upon luck and we could only spot some wild deer, but this did not sadden us as the rafting experience gave us the most exciting experience.
So, If you are looking for an exciting 'nature-walk' that can set your soul free and can take you on an shocking, wildlife ride, a bamboo rafting in Periyar is sure made for you.