The forest department has initiated an exclusive chance for the tourists, to witness the exceptional wildlife of the intense forest, by the name of Periyar Tiger Trail. This program is specially organized by the poachers, who have rehabilitated themselves as the liberator of the forest and are equipped with extensive knowledge about the topography and the wildlife behavior. The core team includes 5 tourists, 5 guides and 2 forest department officials. The visitors have to opt from two types of programs, which are 1 night and 2 days or 2 nights and 3 days, covering the total distance of 35 km. The members of the team trek during the day time and reside in the tents during night time.
Food is prepared using the available fruits and vegetables in the forest. Such kind of affair offers a lifetime opportunity to come across wild animals, such as giant squirrels, elephants, sambars and sometimes, even tigers.