South India Wildlife Tour
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Bangalore - Nagarhole - BR Hills - Bandipur - Ooty - Munnar - Eravikulam - Periyar - Kumarakom - Kochi
Giving tourists abundance of opportunity to enjoy wildlife excursion, many of South Indian wildlife parks deserve a sure visit. Some parks like Periyar National Park and Bandipur National Park are counted among the best managed parks of the country. Discovering these parks along with many others like Nagarhole National Park, BR Hills, Eravikulam National Park and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary will put you at utmost joy of wildlife viewing. Besides, visit to some other sought after destinations like Delhi, Munnar, Ooty, Mysore and Cochin will act as topping up your vacation with heap of fun and frolic.
Delhi: The walled city and national capital of India, Delhi acts as gateway to visit India.
Bangalore: The Hi-Tech city, Bangalore has many of sightseeing places located in and its nearby.
Nagarhole: An ideal place to see Tigers and Elephant in heaps.
BR Hills: Linking Eastern and Western Ghat, visiting BR Hills is delight for wildlife viewers.
Bandipur: Wildlife lovers will love roaming and spotting animals here, one of the popular national parks of the country.
Ooty: Queen of hill stations, Ooty is one of the most popular hill resorts of India.
Munnar: Paradise for honeymooners, walk into coffee and cardamom plantation is the best recreation you can have here.
Eravikulam: Having the largest population of Nilgiri Tahr, Eravikulam lies in naturally super rich district of Kerala, Idukki.
Periyar: One of the best national parks and tiger reserves of India, Periyar is famous for its Tigers, Elephants and boating in its scenic lake, Periyar.
Kumarakom: Enjoying the world famous backwater boat cruise on the Vembanad lake is more than worth enjoying
Kochi: Historically and naturally rich city of Kerala, Kochi (also known as Cochin) loves seducing its viewers with its exotic charm .
Day 01 : Delhi
By the night of first day of your tour, you will be landing at the international airport of Delhi. At the airport our representative will be there to give you a warm and take you to the hotel, where you shall stay tonight. The hotel has been booked in advance as per your requirement. After freshening up and having dinner, the overnight stay at the hotel will ease you out of long and weary journey.
Day 02 : Bangalore - Nagarhole National Park
As you have slept last night after having exhausting journey, you will definitely be getting up late this morning. After the morning tea and breakfast is over, we will set out to explore Delhi, national capital of India. Famous for its amalgamation of rich cultural and historical heritage, discovering numerous of its sightseeing spots will make you cheered.
Afternoon of the day 2nd brings exploration of abundance of popular spots of Delhi like Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple, India Gate, President House, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and newly built magnificence edifice of Swami Narayan Temple. While on tour, you will be having your packed meal as your lunch. In the evening you can walk to Cannaught Place, which will be a close drive from your hotel. Here you can enjoy street shopping and dining at some good restaurant.
Day 03 : Delhi-Bangalore
As you are over with your tea and breakfast, you will be packing your luggage for Bangalore. We will transfer you to the domestic airport where you will be taking flight for Bangalore. After reaching Bangalore, the next place you will be moving to is Mysore, which is 125 km from Bangalore. Reaching Mysore after 3 hours drive opens up a visit to some amazing sightseeing spots.
The heritage city of Mysore has a lot to offer to you. Visiting some of its popular sightseeing spots like Jaganmohan Palace, St Philomena Cathedral, Sri Jayachamarajendra Zoo and Rail Museum keep you in good spirit. While in the evening, sightseeing the world famous Mysore Palace make you familiar with its unmatched grandeur. Built hundred years ago, the walled palace with its magnificence will stun you. After enjoying the small tour of Mysore, overnight you will be staying at hotel.
Day 04 : Bangalore-Nagarhole National Park
4th day opens for you a complete wildlife exploration for you as Nagarhole National Park is your next destination. The national park of Nagarhole is approx 80 km from Mysore taking between two and three hours drive. The national park famous for its tigers and large number of elephants is full of wildlife exploration at extreme.
As soon you reach at Nagarhole after noon, we will be setting out to take safari tour in the park. The jeep safari will give you a perfect overview of the wildlife of the park. You will drive through its dense greenery while passing through the hoard of wild dogs and langoors. After you have taken the small wildlife ride in the park, you will return back to jungle resort, which we have booked for you in advance. Overnight you will be staying at the resort.
Day 05 : Nagarhole National Park
5th day of your tour is full of wildlife exploration as from morning to evening, you will be on full day safari tour of the park. Unlike other day, we will not hesitate giving you an alarm at early in the morning, as it is the best place to enjoy birding and to see wild animals in their natural abode. After you are over with your tea and some light breakfast, we will move to the park with our packed lunch.
The safari tour either on elephant or jeep will take you to the core of dense forest, which will let you meet with its wild inhabitants like Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Asiatic Wild Dog, Striped Hyena, Jackal, Deer and Porcupine. Moreover the wildlife sanctuary has more than 250 species of birds like Malabar Trogan, The Indian Pitta, Green Imperial Pigeon, The Malabar Pied Hornbill, The Great Black Woodpecker and many more. Thus, by the evening, you can incessantly click your digital flashless camera and handy cam, and capture the diverse flora and fauna in your camera.
In the evening after you finish your safari tour, we will move back to our wildlife lodge where attendant will be read serving you hot and sumptuous dinner. After such an tiring day, you must be feeling very exhausted. So, after you finish your dinner, you have nothing to do but sleep for long hours, which will alleviate all your tiredness.
You will definitely be getting up late this morning. Without ringing any alarm like last day, we will let you sleep for a bit longer. After getting up and freshening up, you will have some healthy breakfast preparing you for a long drive. The destination we will move is BR Hills, taking almost 6 hours drive from Nagarhole. After reaching BR Hills in the evening, we can drive to famous Rangasami Temple. Visiting this famous temple would be a great change as you must be feeling frightened after visiting the wild world of Nagarhole. But worry not, even the next day is going to be full of wildlife exploration and other Eco activities. Overnight you will be staying in tent, which will be another excitement for you.
Day 07 : BR Hills
BR Hills or Biligiri Rangana Betta Hills rich in its wildlife assets is feat place to enjoy nature viewing. Dotted by several peaks, BR Hills is famous for its trekking terrains. If you have got some adventurous guts, you can trek under the guidance of our trekking instructor. But the best joy at BR Hills is wildlife viewing in its wildlife sanctuary.
Famous for its Wild Elephant, Bison, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Wild Dogs and Leopards, BRT Wildlife Sanctuary let you explore its wild world in its best pose. The sanctuary is home to approx 270 species of birds. For birders and wildlife enthusiast, the wildlife sanctuary is full delight. After the wildlife excursion is over and you have begun sweating after the busy schedule of wildlife viewing, you will return to tent where you spent your last night. Campfire and barbecue arranged by us will let you a chance to sit together and familiarize with your tour companions.
Day 08 : BR Hills-Bandipur National Park
In the morning after you get up and fresh up, you will be packing your bags for another wildlife destination. Breakfast will be followed by a long drive taking you to Bandipur. Very popular among all the national parks of the country, Bandipur National Park is next on your card to discover. While you are enjoying the drive (taking almost 4 hours), in the noon you will be served packed lunch or if you wish we will halt at any authentic hotel.
Upon your arrival at Bandipur, we will drive further to a wildlife resort where deluxe rooms or luxury wildlife cottages are already booked to put you at greater comfort. In the evening, we will be move out to the famous Bandipur National Park. Taking a jeep safari will enable you to have a small overview of the whole park. The whole day safari tour is awaiting you tomorrow.
Day 09 : Bandipur National Park-Ooty
Early in the morning after you have freshen up, we will walk to the Bandipur National Park And Tiger Reserve lying close to our lodge. As morning is the best time to view wild animals and birds, we will decamp in the park with our naturalist guide. You can either take elephant safari or can even choose open top gypsy to enjoy the safari tour.
Complete day long safari tour will let you see its popular inhabitants like Elephants (more than 1900 in number), Spotted Deer, Sambar, Gaur, Four Horned Antelope, Flying Squirrel, Sloth Bear and Nilgiri Langoor. The Royal Bengal Tiger (75 in number) is undoubtedly the best attraction that you would crave to see here. After the day long safari tour is over and you are satisfied with the wonderful view of rich forest, we will return back to our lodge. Overnight we will stay at the wildlife lodge, which we will leave next morning for our next destination bringing some new and more exciting exploration.
Day 10: Bandipur National Park-Ooty
Today we will be heading for our next destination, Ooty, which is said to be Queen Of Hill Stations in India. After you have freshen up and have taken breakfast, you will be preparing for another drive. The 3 hours drive will lead you to Ooty, one of the most popular hill stations of country. We have booked a hill resort for you here where you will check into after arriving at noon. Post-lunch we will take small sightseeing tour of the beautiful hill station. All its prime attractions like Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Dodda Betta and Ooty lake located in very beautiful natural milieu shall keep your spirit at high.
Roaming through rich green natural milieu of Ooty will be worth spicing up your vacation. Roaming through its aromatic coffee and spice plantation and enjoying excursion at its beautiful lakes and falls in the evening will let you cherish every moments. In the evening after you return to the resort where you are putting up, attendant will be there to serve you delicious foods including your favourite dishes. Overnight you will stay at the resort.
Day 11 : Ooty-Munnar-Eravikulam National Park
Today, the schedule is a bit more hectic as there is two place, Munnar and Eravikulam National Park you will discover. In the morning after you have taken your breakfast, you will dive to Munnar, one of the popular hill stations of South India attracting honeymooners in heaps. The small sightseeing tour of the hill station will let you fall in love with its extremely pleasant climate and beautiful plantation of tea, coffee and aromatic cardamom plantation.
Small visit to Munnar will be followed by visit to Eravikulam National Park, which is only 15 km from Munnar. The largest abode of Nilgiri Tahr (Nilgiri Ibex), Eravikulam National Park is world famous for Nilgiri Tahr. Afternoon, small overview of the national park can be taken as it will help you knowing the jungle ambiance better. If you have been feeling too tired, better you rest and enjoy leisure at the resort, and prepare yourself for the early morning jungle ride at the national park of Eravikulam.
Day 12 : Eraviukulam National Park-Periyar National Park
You are going to get up early this morning as it is the best time to enjoy birding and view wild animals in their natural abode. Taking a safari tour in the park with our wildlife tour expert will help you knowing the diverse flora ad fauna of the park. Greater possibilities will be there for you to view animals like Nilgiri Tahr, Leopard, Elephant, Malabar Civet, Barking Deer, Sambar and Nilgai. For persons lacking some extreme adventurous recreation, trekking in Rajmala region of the park will keep you titillated and in full of fun.
As the noon arrives, you will be returning back to the resort to have your lunch and then move further to your next destination. After you have taken your lunch, the 3 hours drive from Eravikulam will take you to Periyar National Park, one of the most popular national parks of india. You must be feeling horribly tired after half day wildlife and adventurous excursion at Eravikulam. So, we have reserved this evening for your rest and to enjoy leisure. Overnight stay will be at the wildlife resort.
Day 13 : Periyar National Park
13th day of the tour will take you to visit Periyar National Park And Tiger Reserve, one of the esteemed park of the country. The full day excursion at Periyar will be worth giving you the best possible wildlife joy. After getting up early in the morning, we will walk to the park where safari tour is awaiting you. Located in the ranges of Western Ghat, exploring Periyar National Park is wildlife lovers delight.
Tiger safari in the park will lead you to discover the extreme wildness of the park by letting you meet with animals like Elephants, Gaur, Wild Boar, Sambar, Wild Dogs, Barking deer, Mouse Deer, Nilgiri Langoor and Common Langoor. Though the park has 40 Tigers but spotting any of them is a bit difficult. The best way to witness the elegance of the wildlife of Periyar is through taking boat cruise on its Periyar lake. The boat cruise at Periyar will let you see animals drinking waters at its bank, which will make you not losing any oportunity to capture them in your camera. After the wildlife excursion is over, you will be returning back to the wildlife resort, where overnight you will put up.
Day 14 : Periyar National Park-Kumarakom
In the morning we would rather not disturb you, and let you sleep a bit late as you are extremely tired after the yesterdays exhausted exploration in the park. After you have gotten up and freshen up, attendant of the resort will serve you tea and breakfast. You will soon be packing again your bags for another drive.
Kumarakom is our next destination to which we will drive from Periyar. We will reach Kumarakom afternoon after having 5 hours drive. As the day have been a bit more hectic, we will rest and enjoy leisure in the evening. Spending some time in game room and swimming pool or a walk in the lawn of resort will prove to be a healer of all your tiredness. In the night, you can order your favourite food among various available options like Indian, Kerala, South Indian, Traditional, Chinese and Continental.
Day 15 : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom, famous for its world famous backwater cruise, has abundance of natural beauty to view you. Located on the bank of famous Vembanad lake, Kumarakom will offer you several Eco adventure opportunity like angling and boating. The boat ride will take you deep into the locus of traditional Kerala villages giving you a glimpse of true India. Witnessing the daily lifestyle of villagers will let you familiarise with the customs and traditions of the region. By the noon, you would be over with backwater cruise in the lake.
After your nature excursion is enriched with backwater cruise, you will be back to the luxury hotel, where you are putting up. After you are done with your lunch, we will move out to nearby Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Pervading in the total area of 14 acres, the bird sanctuary is great joy for keen birder. House to many of migratory birds like Siberian Stork, Egret, Darter, Heron and Teal, and many of Himalayan birds species, the park will please you with its ethereal beauty of its hundreds of species of birds. By the evening when you return to the hotel, you will get your dinner served after you have freshen up. If you are feeling tired, you can get the food served in your room.
Day 16 : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary-Kochi
The wildlife excursion of South India is over with the visit of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. But the best part of your discovery of South India lies in exploring its culturally and historically rich cities like Cochin, also called Kochi. The city believed to be seductive due to its abundance of forts, churches and beaches will perhaps be the best possible finish of your tour.
After breakfast, we will set out on full day exploration of Cochin, Queen Of The Arabian Sea. Cochin has bundle full of visit to numerous of exciting and colourful places like Fort Kochi, Chinese Fishing Nets, European Churches, Bolghatty Island, Dutch Palace and Santa Cruz Basilica. Visiting these places will make you agree with the Malyali proverb A man who sees Kochi soon forgets his wife. "
In the evening, we will farther to Marine Drive where taking a walk along its bank will cherish you a lot. After you return to the hotel, you will be served dinner as per your choice. As this is the last night of your tour, we will suggest you to come to dining room and enjoy the dinner together with your companions.
Day 17: Kochi-Onward Destination
It is the last day of your tour. So after getting up in the morning and freshening up, you would better be packing your luggage according to departing time of your flight. If your flight is in afternoon we can take you to small shopping tour near the hotel. Later as per your flight schedule, we will take you to Cochin International Airport, from where you will fly back to your desired destination.