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Mathikettan Shola Rainforest Trek
Mathikettan Shola Trek
Mathikettan Shola Rainforest Trek  (CW - 04)
Region : South India
1
Day

Activity

Comfort

Cost per Person

INR 1500

Based on a minimum of 2 people travelling

Tour Overview

Mathikettan literally translates to “mind confusing” which is how the local tribes describe the layout of the forest. According to them, it is very easy to get lost here as the forest trails are quite baffling especially if you do not know the area. So a guided trek is definitely the answer. Declared a reserved woodland in 1897, it was certified a national park in 2003 in order to protect its biodiversity and its unique atmosphere. Trek through these magical rainforests; experience its unique environment and observe its endemic flora and fauna to carry back memories that will last a lifetime. Reach Thondimala by 08.30 am. The trek starts with a walk through a tribal village where you will be joined by two forest tribals to assist you for the trek. They are muduvans or the back packers. The initial walk is through grasslands where you will have a steep hike. The next 2-3 hours, you will be walking through the thick rainforests which is wet and cool. The trees are so thick that there are hardly any lights that reach the ground. You will be surprised to see 100-500-year-old trees and a century old ferns on either sides of streams that you cross during the treks. Lot of endemic birds and variety of squirrels can be spotted during the trek. Towards the end of the trek, the walk is through cardamom plantations and you will reach settlement area. You wind up the trek with a fresh tea from a local tea shop near the forest office.



Inclusions

  • Accompanying Guide and Forest Guard
  • Entrance and Permissions to enter National Park
  • Packed lunch
  • Refreshment and mineral water while trekking

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