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PAMPAR RIVER - AN ANCIENT MOUNTAINS STREAM

Pampar is one among three rivers flowing to east in Kerala. It is originating in Anamudi hills near Thalayar. It has 29 kms course in Kerala before crossing into Tamil Nadu. Its initial course is through shola forest and tea plantations with wooded riparian forest. The head , also called Thalayar is a fast running mountain stream. After crossing Marayur sandal wood forests, sugarcane farms and villages it falls into Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thoovanum crevice. Then the course is through wildlife zone providing perennial water to this dry forest habitat. The banks of the river are a world famous archaeological site with pre-historic cave arts, megaliths and rock cut temples. It is the only source of water to the foraging communities of the area. They use this river for water and fish, crabs etc. We offers series of riverside camps in aside the river in Marayur and Chinnar to explore its wildlife, birds, archaeological site, ethnological and ecological association etc apart from live in tranquil forest zone.

River Way Camp at Marayur

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The Marayur riverway camp is located in the head river of Pampar near Marayur. The location is covered by wooded riparian forest , surrounded by farms, sandal wood forest area and grass hill. The camp is in a small land barrier formed by the mainstream and an offshoot of Pampar River. The site is located in the corridor of wildlife like gaur (Indian bison) , spotted deer, barking deer, mouse deer, porcupine, wild boar etc like lesser fauna. The riverbank, adjourned farms and the forest has rich diversity of birds and butterflies. The camp is ideal for a peaceful day and out-door camping in the nature observing birds, butterflies, plants and wild animals. Our naturalist takes you through the area for nature walk and birding. While staying in the camp you can also do village walk along the mountain side watching ethnic village life, traditional sugar cane farms, archaeological sites and the abundance of natural beauty enriched in this ethnic village. You can also visit the nearby mixed farm with spices and other crops.

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River Way Camp in Chinnar

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In its course through Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary three camping sites are offered. The camps are ideal for jungle camping and wildlife sighting. The camps are accessible only by walk. The stay is in log cabin build aside the river.

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Two days to Multiple days camping & trekking in River Way Camps

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We offer one night two days to multiple days river way camps and treks from Marayur back to Marayur. Pick up and drop at Munnar package is also available. Also one can opt for more number of days in one camp. You can customize the camps and treks as per your interests, like birding, wildlife, village life, archaeology etc.

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