Kerala has many natural rain forests, with lots of unique flora and fauna. A trek in the forests offers a unique experience. Many forests are protected and to enter in any forest area, you require permission from The Kerala Forest Department.
Guards from the Forest Office may be required to accompany you due to presence of wild animals and to liaise with the local tribes in some forests such as the Periyar Tiger Reserve, Gavi forest etc. There are various Ecotourism programs organized by the Forest Department in Periyar Tiger Reserve for visitors, like Bamboo Rafting, Nature Walk, Jungle Scout etc. Jeep Safari to Gavi Forest area includes trekking, pedal boating in the lake, visit animal spotting points etc.