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Kerala Jungles: Jungle Rules – General Do’s and Don’ts

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Jungle Rules – General Do’s and Don’ts

  1. Total silence and discipline is required to spot wild animals
  2. Small groups are preferred
  3. Early mornings and late afternoons are the ideal time to visit forests
  4. Traveling alone is prohibited especially in the Elephant Reserves
  5. Do not wear colorful clothes or perfumes. Khakis, browns and greens are best suited
  6. Always carry drinking water, tea/coffee, snacks etc.
  7. Seek the assistance of a forest guard while going into the forests
  8. Do not disturb or tease animals
  9. Trekkers are advised to use jungle boots to ensure safety
  10. Carry a first aid kit with medicines for common ailments
  11. Avoid smoking
  12. Radios and tape recorders are to be avoided
  13. Do not litter the surroundings
  14. Respect animals and their habits
  15. Do not remove anything from the Sanctuary
  16. Carry a note pad, flash light, road maps, bus, train and airline time-tables
  17. Do not try to explore unfamiliar things
  18. Be careful during boat rides. Don’t do anything that will rock the boat or endanger lives
  19. Do not expect to see animals all the time. Be patient

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