South India Wildlife
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
South India is rich in flora and fauna. Enter the Corporate Jungle. Have a date with Nature. Travel to the exotic world of magnificent wildlife parks and sanctuaries in our South India Wildlife Tour. Watch the rare haven that offers picturesque Landscapes.
Day 01 Arrive Bangalore
Arrive Bangalore, the garden city and IT park of South India. Half day sightseeing of Bangalore visiting Cubbon Park, Vidhana Choudha, Bulltemple and shopping at M.G.Road.
Day 02 Mysore
After breakfast drive to Mysore enroute visit Srirangapatna. In the evening visit Maharaja Palace and Brindavan Gardens.
Day 03 Nagarhole
Nagarhole National park, which claims populations of tiger, leopard and elephant as well as over 250 species of birds. Visit the park by jeep, on elephant back and in a coracle. Stay two nights at the Kabini river Lodge or at water Woods a small six bedroom bungalow, beautifully appointed, and situated on the banks of the Kabini river.
Day 04 Nagarhole
In the morning go on a Coracle Ride on Kabini river. The Coracle is a round native boat. In the afternoon go on a wildlife tour in the National park in jeeps / vans.
Day 05 Wayanad
Drive to Wayanad. Stay in Tree House. Tree houses are houses like structures built on top the trees. The raw materials that is used for constructing these houses are all of Eco-friendly materials, such as coir mats, bamboo poles, hay straws, live trees (as pillar), etc. Tree houses are modified versions of “Erumadam”, usually used by the tribals in order to escape from the attacks of wild animals.
They are placed on rain forest surrounded by coffee, tea, cardamom, and pepper plantations. All the basic facilities like bedroom, attached bathroom with flushing toilet, telephone shower, wash basin with running water, carpeted veranda and sit-out are provided in the tree house itself. The tribals are extensively involved with the construction and maintenance of these resorts.
Access to the Tree House (between 20 to 80 feets above from the ground level) by an indigenous cane lift is worked by a unique counter weight of water. Under the shadow of the verdant forest amidst the fragrance of a thousand scents where time moves according to the ancient rhythms.
Day 06 Kochi
Drive to Kochi. Visit Fort Kochi. St Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Spice market and Antique markets. Evening sunset cruise on Kochi Harbour.
Day 07 Munnar
In the morning depart for Munnar enjoying the scenic beauty & the marvellous waterfalls, high mountains with the low flying clouds passing by. Arrive Munnar and check in at hotel. In the evening you can go for sight seeing of Munnar and witness tea gardens spread like a green carpet over hundreds of kilometres, lust green hills, a place so difficult to describe, very low population too far from pollution, most of them covered by TATA tea. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 Munnar
The full day at leisure with the option for trekking or go for sightseeing Munnar which includes the Raja Malai, a top peak of Munnar where you can see Neel Thar (mountain goats), Muttupetty dam, Indo Swiss project, you can also enjoy boating in the Lake (optional). Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 Periyar
After breakfast embark on a spice plantation tour with optional elephant ride. Evening boat ride on Lake Periyar. Overnight In Periyar .In Periyar it is also possible to arrange an Overnight stay in a watch tower. You need to trek for some distance to reach the Watch tower but naturally the chances of sightings are much better. It is also possible to arrange a full day outing which includes rafting ( slowly) down the river , especially good for bird watching and some trekking. Please ask for further details about either of these activities.
Day 10 Kumarakom
After breakfast drive to Kottayam and board your houseboat to travel through the coconut palm lined backwaters towards Allepey. As you travel through the palm fringed canals and lakes your crew will prepare you delicious Kerala meals and show you various places of interest along the way. Overnight on board the Houseboat.
Day 11 Trivandrum
Drive to Trivandrum. Visit Ponmudi, an idyllic hill resort located 915 m above sea level.
Day 12 Departure
Departure transfer to the Airport to connect flight to onward destination.
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