Frequently asked questions

Your itinerary doesn't match my needs, can I customize it?

At Thekkady Jungle Safari, we aim to provide the jungle safari that best suits your needs – be it number of people, budget or time! Just call us or fill the web-form, let us know your requirements and we will make sure to provide the best tailor-made safari for you!

How much does the safari cost?

At Thekkady Jungle Safari, we have safari vehicles and a team of professional drivers and guides. So our rates are always competitive. Book through our website or dial directly and we will give you the best possible quote.

How can I book a safari?

You may Book through our website or dial directly and we will give you the best possible quote.

Why Adventure with Thekkady Jungle Safari?

We are natives of Thekkady, Kumily. Thekkady. We have been providing Jungle Safari for over 15 years. So this experience definitely helps us to plan your tailor made jungle safari journey like no one else can. Our drivers are also local and are well trained to handle not only Indian tourists but also travelers from other countries.

Are children allowed on safari?

Yes in most cases, but some extreme adventurous tours like Periyar Tiger Trail, or bamboo rafting children of under 12 years are not allowed.

How far in advance should I book my Safari?

You can book at any time, even the safari day itself, but it is subjected to availability. We recommend that you book your safari well ahead of time as possible to ensure your slot.

What are the accepted payment methods?

You may pay with UPI, bank account transfer, pay by cash etc.

Are there any additional costs to my trip?

Jungle Safaris Package prices include the 4×4 safari vehicle, English speaking driver/guide and the food and drinks as per the itinerary.  Game drives and park entry fees and optional activities and excursions, extra drinks, tips, laundry and other personal expenses – Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance will be additional.

Should I be concerned about Safety?

Jungle safaris are conducted in an open 4×4 Mahindra vehicle; we assure that you will be very safe with our expert guide/driver. There is also proper safe distance maintenance between the vehicle and the animals throughout the jungle safari.

Is it safe to carry water?

Of course! Take filtered water with you if needed; this will hydrate you throughout the safari.

What animals can I expect to see?

You can expect elephants, sambar deer, tigers, wild gaur, lion-tailed macaques and Nilgiri langurs. If you are a bird watcher you can see more than 260 species of birds including the great pied hornbill, woodpecker, and kingfishers.

Are the Safari vehicles safe?

Open or closed safari vehicles are extremely safe and custom built specifically for Safaris. Please ensure to follow the drivers/guides safety instructions whilst in the vehicle and expect a smooth and safe ride of adventure!

How much should I expect to pay for food?

All safari food and drinks inclusive of your day meals unless stated otherwise.

What kind of food can I expect to eat whilst on Safari?

There are plenty of vegetarian and none vegetarian options available.

What if I have dietery restrictions?

No problem! Please provide us with your meal requirements when you are booking with us, we will ensure to prepare it accordingly.

What are the other services offered?

We, Thekkady Jungle Safari is operated by Periyar Cabs, your trusted travel partner for more than 3 decades. So we have a wide fleet of taxi cars, including MUVs, SUVs, Mini Bus, Hatch Backs, Sedans, etc. You may book affordable yet comfortable taxi from us. We also arrange accommodation services a per the customer request.

Do I need any Vaccinations?

At present there is no mandatory test for corona vaccination certificate in Kerala. Your travel authorities may require this certificate, contact them for the same. It is best to consult your doctor for any medical advice.