The official website of Kerala Forest Ecotourism Department has been developed to provide information about places in Kerala that are of Ecotourism importance. The documents and information displayed on the website are for reference purposes only and cannot be claimed to be a legal document.
The information contained on the website is based on the inputs received from various sections of Kerala Forest Ecotourism
1. We can’t promise you on the level of water in the waterfalls as itvary.Images are only for reference.
2. Tourist has to come 15 minutes before the time slot selected by them
3. Tourist has to show the government approved id’s which is provided while booking
4. Tourist have to pay the parking fee and camera entry tickets directly at the ticket counter
5. Tourist has to give the guide fees directly on the time of trekking. Guide fees will be mentioned in the description of the packages.
6. Tourist has to give the jeep / vehicle fees directly on the tourist site. It is mentioned in the description of the packages.
7. The department has the rights to cancel, modify and postpone any part of the ticket in full or in parts at any time without notice, due to unforeseen circumstances (like weather, wild life, accidents, road blocks , land slides, flash floods, forest fire and other guidance issues) rising then and there at the ecotourism locations.
8. Tourist has to show the hardcopy or soft copy of the ticket on the time of entry.
General Do’s and Don’ts
Avoid littering public places and ensure that waste is disposed only in bins earmarked for the purpose. Always dump waste in proper places where there are dustbins Never throw away plastic bags and waste in the location. Do not collect any form of fauna or flora from any locations Be aware of the negative aspects of insensitive behaviour, such as taking photographs of people without their consent or failure to observe local customs Be aware of your capabilities and the dangers posed by the trip Dress codes to be followed, modest dress is preferred Do not damage plants - for example by walking, driving, or landing on extensive moss beds or lichen-covered areas Keep noise to the minimum to avoid frightening wildlife Be aware of the location of areas that have been accorded special protection and of any restrictions regarding entry and activities that can be carried out in and around the area Be aware of applicable restrictions and regulations of the site Please ensure that necessary permission is obtained before visiting Maintain a safe distance from all wildlife Do not stray from group Do not disturb any animal by making noises, flashing lights or making any sudden movements that may frighten animals Do not chase animals Do not damage vegetation or any fencepost, gate or signpost in the park Be aware that plant damage can be irreplaceable resulting in loss of feeding and breeding grounds Do not buy animal products as souvenirs as this encourages further plundering of these species Always remain inside your accommodation at night Be aware that the animals are wild and can be dangerous Do not remain in the parks or reserves between 7 pm & 7 am unless accommodation is provided Do not discard any foodstuff or litter the land and water bodies Do not hand-feed fish and animals
Do's and Don'ts in Forests
Total silence and discipline is required to spot wild animals. Small groups are preferred. Early mornings and late afternoons are the ideal time to visit forests Travelling alone is not welcomed and is prohibited. Do not wear colourful clothes. Always carry drinking water, tea/coffee, snacks etc.. Seek the assistance of a guide while going into the forests. Do not disturb animals. Trekkers are advised to ensure their safety. Avoid smoking. Do not litter the surroundings. Respect animals and their habits. Do not try to explore unfamiliar things. Be careful during boat rides. Don't do anything that will rock the boat or endanger lives. Do not expect to see animals all the time. Be patient. Camp fire and open fires should be discouraged to prevent deforestation.