People oriented and park centered community based ecotourism
is the hallmark of Periyar Tiger Reserve. These programmes
are conducted by local people responsible for the surveillance
of the vulnerable parts of the reserve. By taking tourists
along, they are involved in the conservation of the forests
of Periyar and some valuable revenue is generated for community
welfare. People who once made a living by illegal operations
in the forests have since become forest protectors and earn
their livelihood through these programmes. Hence, as a visitor,
when you join them in any of these programmes, you are directly
contributing towards forest conservation and community welfare.
An appeal to the visitor
You are supporting a noble cause of forest conservation and
community welfare by participating in these ecotourism programmes.
The interest and participation shown by you is higly appreciated.
Let’s make Periyar a heitage for all time to come.