South India Wildlife Tours
Duration : 17 Days / 16 Nights
Destinations Covered : Bangalore, Mysore, Bandipur, Madumalai, Mukurthy, Ooty, Annamalai, Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom
Day 01: Arrive Bangalore Mysore (127 kms/2.5 hrs)
Arrive Bangalore you will be met by our representative and will transfer you to Hotel. Check out from the hotel and we take you to Mysore. Full day sightseeing around Mysore. Visit the Lalitha Mahal, St.Philomena Church, Mysore Zoo, Sri Jayachmarajenda gallery, Srirangapatna fort (fort of Tiger of Mysore, Tipu Sultan), Ranganathittu, Bharachukki Cascade, and Tirumakudla Narasipura. On arrival at Mysore check into Hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02: Mysore
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast we take you for a city tour. Visit City Palace, beautiful Viridian Gardens and Chamundi temple. Afternoon free for independent activities. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 03: Mysore-Bandipur
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Bandipur (80 kms/2 Hrs) .On arrival in Bandipur go for full day sightseeing around Bandipur. Visit the Nilgiri Biosphere, Reserve. WWF's Project Tiger sites. Check into Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Bandipur
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast we take you to Bandipur Tiger Reserve, one of the 15 selected for Project Tiger. In the days of the Mysore Maharajas, Bandipur was their game reserve. It covers an area of around 875 Sq. Kms. Apart from the tigers; the other residents of this area are herds of bison, spotted deer, elephants, and sambhar. Leopards also live here. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 05: Bandipur- Madumalai
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast we take you to Mudumalai Sanctuary located in the luxuriantly forested foothills of the Nilgiris. Mudumalai is part of a much larger sanctuary, which includes Bandipur and Wynad in the neighboring states of Karnataka and Kerala. The main attractions here are the Spotted Deer, Indian bison, elephant, wild boar, otters, and crocodiles. Overnight stay in jungle resort.
Day 06: Madumalai-Mukurthy
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast we take you to Mukurthy Wild life Sanctuary, On arrival check in jungle resort. It is located in the high altitudes of the Nilgiris Mountains. Overnight stay in jungle resort.
Day 07: Mukurthy
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast we take you to Shola forest. Here you can enjoy the wild animal like, Nilgiris tahr, sambhar, barking deer, Nilgiris marten, otter, jungle cat, jackal, and hill birds like the laughing thrushes, whistling, thrushes, woodcock, wood pigeon and black eagle, Butterflies with Himalayan affinity like the Blue Admiral, Indian Red Admiral, Indian Cabbage white, and many others can be found here. Overnight stay in jungle resort.
Day 08: Mukurthy-Ooty
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Ooty or Udagamandalam.Popularly known as the queen of hill stations. Ooty is located at a height of 2286 m and is famous for its sprawling tea gardens. Ootacamund, the queen of the hill stations of South India, is situated in the Nilgiris at an altitude of 2240 meters. One can see many profiles of nature, each with a distinctive orandeur. Ooty is nited for its extraordinary scenic beauty and salubrious climate amidst the "Nilgiris" or "Blue Mountains". Botanical Gardens (2 Kms), Tiger Hill (16 Kms), Dodabetta Peak (10 Kms), Valley View Lake (1 km), Wilson Fish Farm, St. Stephen Church, Marlimund Lake (5 Kms), Wenlock Downs (2 Kms), Avalanche (15 Kms), Elk Hill, Kalhatti Falls (14 Kms), Snow don, Glen Morgen (25 Kms). Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 09: Ooty-Annamalai
AM 0900Hrs after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Annamali. On arrival in Annamalai check in lodge. Overnight stay in Lodge.
Day 10: Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast we take you full day trip to elephant camps and forest. Here you can see the wild animals mainly, elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, wild boar, wild dog, Nilgiri langur, lion-tailed macaque, sambhar, four, horned antelope, chital, etc. and a host of birds, notably the pied horn bill and several species of eagles. Overnight stay in Lodge.
Day 11: Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast we take you full day trip to Anagundi and Varagaliarrain forests. Here you can see the natural beauty of forest. Varies from the dry deciduous to the semi-evergreen, evergreen and the wet temperate containing teak, rose wood and many miscellaneous tropical species. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 12: Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary - Munnar
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast check out from the hotel and leave for Munnar. En-route visits Chinnar Sanctuary. On arrival in Munnar check in Hotel. PM: At leisure / local use in Munnar. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 13 Munnar
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast check out from the hotel and we drive to Eravikulam National Park, famous for the Nilgiri Thar - the endangered species in the world. Here you can discover the highest peak in South India, called Anamudi, the height is 2695metres. The forest around here known as evergreen forest, more than 30species of the grasslands are regarded as rare and threatened. And also you can enjoy in the tea gardens. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 14: Munnar-Periyar
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast check out from the hotel and we drive to Periyar (about 105kms/ 03hrs). On the way we can see beautiful sceneries and cardamom plantations. Check into the hotel. Afternoon we move to do a plantation tour. Over Night Stay in Hotel.
Day 15: Periyar
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast check out from the hotel and we drive down to Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary, know as Periyar Tiger Reserve. Afternoon cruise a boat ride in Periyar Lake surrounded by hills to see the natural beauty and wild animals, mainly elephants fetching water from the lake. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 16: Periyar- Kumarakom
AM 0900 Hrs after breakfast check out from Hotel and we drive down to Kumarakom (145 Kms / 4 Hrs). On arrival at Kumarakom visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and later check into hotel, Evening go for Sunset cruise (optional) or enjoy the beauty of backwater by just relaxing near Vembanadu Lake. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 17: Depart
AM At leisure, later we will pick up from Hotel and transfer you to Cochin / Trivandrum - airport