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Imagine delving deep into tropical forests unknowingly when a heavyweight gaur may emerge from green foliage or a herd of elephants may claim the right of way. The howling of deer may announce the presence of a Bengal tiger or a leopard nearby and your eyes scan the entire surroundings in excitement. Golden jackals, wild dogs, four-horned antelopes, giant squirrels and striped hyenas make brief appearances and you start loving the thrilling demonstration of wilderness. Don’t forget to look up as the wingers like Malabar grey hornbill, Sri Lankan frogmouth, Nilgiri woodpigeon and many more strive for your attention. Butterflies in all possible shades and reptiles throwing all creepy tantrums are some other entertainers. This tour takes you on an unmatched wildlife expedition through the jungles of South India. Backdrops of blue and green mountains, proximity of aromatic cardamom and coffee plantations and presence of serpentine rivers and picturesque lakes let the experience escalate. Get ready to ride boats, jeeps and elephants or to trek on this unforgettable wildlife safari tour.
Kick start the tour by boarding the scheduled flight to Bangalore Airport. Meet our tour representative who escorts you directly to Nagarhole National Park by road. Check in at the booked jungle lodge and get ready for an afternoon safari trip in jeep. A part of the spectacular Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the park is adorned with rosewood, sandalwood and teak forests and enjoys spellbinding beauty of flame of the forest and golden shower trees. Among the top denizens are Bengal tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, dhole and four-horned antelope. Enjoy the safari trip and stay overnight at the lodge.
Wake up early to spend another fun-filled day at Nagarhole. Join the morning safari in search of other attractions including birds like parakeets, hornbills, painted quails, woodpigeons and whistling thrush and reptiles like mugger crocodiles and vine snakes. Get ready for a wonderful coracle ride on River Kabini which serves as the park’s lifeline. Choose among jeep and elephant safari in the afternoon for the last exploration of Nagarhole jungles. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Leave Nagarhole to reach Biligirirangana Hills (BR Hills) located at the merger of Western and Eastern Ghats. Check in at the camp and relax. BR Hills are home to BRT Wildlife Sanctuary which accommodates a terrific mix of animals from both mountain ranges. Amidst the tropical dry broadleaf and dry deciduous forests live wild elephants, gaur, tigers, sambar, chital and other animals. In the afternoon, join a thrilling trekking adventure to explore the wild residents. Overnight stay in the tents.
Devote one more day exploring other areas where wild animals as well as beautiful birds are frequently spotted. BR Hills welcome a large variety of birds that include barbets, bulbuls, warblers, babblers, flowerpeckers, robins, flycatchers, orioles and more. You may also find animals like wild dogs, barking deer, sloth bear and leopards. Enjoy the morning and evening wildlife explorations and stay overnight in the tents.
Have breakfast before we start the road trip to Bandipur National Park, one of the most renowned wildlife reserves associated with Project Tiger. On arrival, check in at the booked resort and enjoy your lunch. Bandipur is another member of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is full of fruit and flowering trees. The mammals inside the park include tigers, elephants, leopards, wild boars, gaur, dhole and many more. Go out on an afternoon safari trip in a jeep and watch all your fantasies coming alive. Overnight stay at the resort.
Today, you will be again joining the safari trips in the morning and afternoon to explore other highlights of Bandipur. Feel blessed as you come across other majestic animals and some very colorful birds like peafowls, drongos, rollers, hoopoes, kingfishers and more. The trips may also help you discover a wide variety of reptiles like spectacled cobra, pythons, monitor lizards, vipers and more. Also look for butterflies like Malabar raven, crimson rose, great evening brown, red disk bushbrown and many other species found in abundance here. Overnight stay at the resort.
Drive from Bandipur to Ooty and check in at the booked resort on arrival. Enjoying the fairytale backdrop of blue Nilgiri Mountains, this world-famous hill station is also admired for its botanical wonders, lakes, colonial heritage and the World Heritage-listed Niligiri Mountain Railway toy train. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. You may visit the attractions like Rose Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake and more. Overnight stay at the resort.
From Ooty, the next destination of the tour is the Eravikulam National Park near Munnar, one of the most verdant hill stations in South India. On arrival, check in at the resort. Munnar is blessed with lush green tea gardens and an array of silver waterfalls as well as a treasure of biodiversity. Eravikulam is famous for its flagship specie of Nilgiri tahr endangered specie of mountain goats). Other attractions here include jungle cat, golden jackal, Nilgiri marten, porcupine, palm squirrels, otters and gaurs. Enjoy wildlife viewing at Eravikulam in the afternoon. Overnight stay at the resort.
Enjoy another wildlife viewing trip at Eravikulam and also look for birds like white-bellied shortwing, Nilgiri pipit, black-orange flycatcher and more. Later, drive to Periyar National Park located at Thekkady. On arrival, check in at the resort. Periyar sprawls around the serene Periyar Lake which hosts magnificent animals and birds at its shores. The entire wonderland of wildlife is extremely overwhelming with lavish green landscapes and cool climate. Overnight stay at the resort.
Get ready for a different experience as we take you on a boat cruise on the lake. From the boat, you can enjoy amazing sights of wild elephants drinking at the shores. Other animals that are easily spotted include gaur, giant squirrel, lion-tailed macaque, stripe-necked mongoose and jungle cat. Sighting a tiger is a matter of chance. You may also spot birds like blue-winged parakeets, crimson-backed sunbirds, black-necked storks, great hornbills and many more. Overnight stay at the resort.
Join us on the trip from Periyar to Kumarakom and check in at the booked resort on arrival. Kumarakom enjoys association with the incredible backwaters of Kerala and has unbelievable natural grandeur spread all over. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the shores of Vembanad Lake. You may also opt for a stress-relieving Ayurveda massage session with herbal oils. Overnight stay at the resort.
Start the day with an enthralling backwater cruise trip in a houseboat. You will be amazed to be flowing on the serene water channels admiring lush green paddy fields, coconut and banana groves and countryside villages passing by. Later, join us on a bird-watching trip at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Seek the chances to watch the fascinating wingers like Siberian cranes, larks, teals, cuckoos, cormorants, brahminy kites, egrets and many more. Overnight stay at the resort.
Leave Kumarakom to reach the city of Cochin (Kochi) which boasts of beautiful beaches and backwaters and iconic heritage wonders. The city was among the main ports that carried out spice trading with Dutch, English, Portuguese, French, Chinese and other traders. On arrival, check in at the booked accommodation and spend the remaining day at leisure. You have options like visiting Cheria Beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace, Santacruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, Paradesi Synagogue and more. Overnight stay at Kochi.
Transfer to Kochi’s international airport after breakfast and board the flight back to home as the tour comes to end.
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