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Southern India Wildlife Tour
15 Nights / 16 Days

South India Wildlife Tour

Delhi - Bangalore - Nagarhole - BR Hills - Bandipur - Ooty - Munnar - Eravikulam - Periyar (Thekkady)- Kumarakom – Kochi (Cochin)

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Overview

The southern region of India is home to several well-known wildlife reserves with various wildlife species. If you want to explore the best wildlife safari in South India and treat your eyes to the surrounding lush greenery, opt for this tour package. During the tour, you will visit famous wildlife reserves such as Nagarhole, BR Hills, Bandipur, Eravikulam, Periyar, and Kumarakom. This South India Wildlife tour package of 16 nights and 17 days also includes sightseeing in Delhi, Ooty, and Kochi. To add the next level of comfort, you will also get meals, transfers, sightseeing tours, and accommodation throughout the tour. For more details, check out the itinerary below and plan your tour in South India to experience the wilderness.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what is possible. We tailor holidays to your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so we can tailor a holiday to suit your needs for an unforgettable India tour.

Trip Highlights
  • Guided tours to Qutub Minar Complex and Humayun's Tomb in Delhi
  • Explore the Amba Vilas Palace in Mysore
  • Jeep safari into the  Nagarhole National Park
  • Explore the wildlife of the region around BR Hills
  • Morning and evening wildlife viewing at Bandipur National Park
  • Wildlife safari in the Eravikulam National Park, home to endangered mountain goat-Nilgiri Tahr
  • Boat cruise inside the Periyar wildlife sanctuary
  • Bird watching in the Kumarakom bird sanctuary during backwater cruising
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and get an assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities. You can interact with the locals, shop at the famous markets, or gorge on lip-smacking street food. Stay overnight.

Day 2: Delhi

The morning of day 2 is at leisure. After lunch, embark on a city tour covering major attractions, such as India Gate, Qutub Minar Complex, and Humayun's tomb. Drive past the President House. Stay overnight.

Day 3: Delhi - Bangalore

On the third day, you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Bangalore. After arriving, you will complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Later, you will leave for an excursion to Mysore (a three-hour drive). Indulge in sightseeing. Visit Brindavan Gardens, a beautiful garden with colorful musical fountains, and the magnificent Mysore Palace, also known as the Amba Vilas Palace. Its construction was commissioned in 1897 and completed in 15 years, and it was later expanded in the 1940s. Return to Bangalore for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Bangalore - Nagarhole National Park

Begin driving to the Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, located around 80 kilometers away from Bangalore. The park boasts a healthy prey-predator ratio, with a good population of tigers, elephants, and Indian bison. On arrival, check-in at your jungle resort. The afternoon is scheduled for a jeep safari trip inside the national park. During the safari, spot animal species like leopard, wild dogs, sambar, barking deer, spotted deer, wild boar, Indian rock python, common toad, scimitar babbler, four-horned antelopes, along with 270 species of birds. Stay overnight.

Day 5: Nagarhole National Park

You can start your day with numerous activities. Choose from an early morning wildlife safari, bird screening in the park, or a coracle ride on the Kabini River. The evening is scheduled for an elephant or jeep ride into the park. Stay overnight in your jungle resort.

Day 6: Nagarhole National Park - BR Hills

After breakfast, drive to B R Hills, Biligiri Rangan Hills. Once you arrive, check into your tents. Later, embark on a trekking tour to explore the spectacular wildlife around BR Hills. Admire the surrounding lush greenery. Overnight in tents.

Day 7: BR Hills

Day 7 is for morning and evening wildlife viewing and bird watching in the Biligiri RangaSwamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary or simply BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. Sprawled over an area of 540 km, this park has diverse wildlife, including Sloth Bear, Deer, Black Naped Hare, Common Langur, Indian Pangolin, Small Indian Civet, the rare Four-horned Antelope, Clawless Otter, Indian Porcupine, and around 254 avifauna species. Overnight in tents.

Day 8: BR Hills - Bandipur National Park

After breakfast, drive to Bandipur National Park, one of the best-known and well-preserved wildlife reserves in the southern region of India. On arrival, check into your jungle resort. Enjoy a delicious lunch, followed by a jeep safari inside the park. Stay overnight in the resort.

Day 9: Bandipur National Park

On the 9th day of the tour, we will visit the park in the morning and evening to observe wildlife and bird life. The park is home to various species of wildlife, including tigers, sloth bears, muggers, Indian rock pythons, chital, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrels, Indian chameleons, Indian pond terrapins, hoopoes, Indian rollers, brown fish owls, and crested serpent eagles. Overnight stay.

Day 10: Bandipur National Park - Ooty

After breakfast, drive to Ooty, the "Queen of Hill Stations. " This famous hill town in South India receives tremendous foot traffic yearly. Upon arrival, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Spend the day at your discretion- you can visit popular spots such as Ooty Lake and Botanical Garden, shop at the local market, interact with the locals, stroll around the tea estates, etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Ooty - Munnar - Eravikulam National Park

On the 11th day of the tour, drive to Munnar, a beautiful and well-known hill station in Kerala. It is also known as the spice capital of the state. Transfer to Eravikulam National Park. On arrival, check in at your resort. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities- you can take a nature walk or admire the surrounding lush greenery. Overnight in the resort.

Day 12: Eravikulam National Park - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Enjoy a morning wildlife safari inside the national park, home to the endangered mountain goat of South India, the Nilgiri Tahr. The other wildlife species that you may spot during your safari include Nilgiri Langur, leopard, tiger, Indian bison, Sambar Deer, Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild dog, Dhole, leopard, Nilgiri Pipit, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, white-bellied Shortwing, Nilgiri Verditer Flycatcher, etc. After lunch, drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, famous as an elephant and tiger reserve. On arrival, check-in your resort. The day is leisurely- admire the lush greenery and enjoy a nature walk. Stay overnight.

Day 13: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

On day 13, you will take a morning and evening boat cruise inside the sanctuary. If you are looking for the best jungle safari in India, Periyar has to be on the list. Here, you can spot wildlife, including elephant, sambar, tiger, gaur, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, mongoose, fox, leopard, barking deer, mouse deer, Dhole, and around 320 avifauna species. Stay overnight.

Day 14: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Kumarakom

After breakfast, drive to Kumarakom, a well-known tourist attraction. On arrival, complete the check-in formalities at your pre-booked hotel. Spend the day doing the activities you enjoy- explore the surroundings on foot and visit popular attractions such as Vembanad Lake, where you can enjoy a boat ride. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 15: Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary

After breakfast, enjoy backwater cruising along the coconut groves, paddy fields, and nearby villages. Later, transfer to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, a paradise for bird-watching enthusiasts. Complete the check-in formalities at your jungle resort. During your bird-watching cruise, spot various avifauna species like waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron, parrots, teal, larks, flycatchers, wood beetle, and migratory birds like the Siberian crane. Overnight in the resort.

Day 16: Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary - Kochi - Onward Destination

After breakfast, you will be transported to Kochi by road. Upon arrival, the day will be spent sightseeing, including Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, and Santa Cruise Basilica. After dinner, you will be transferred to the airport on time to board a flight to your destination.

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FAQs about South India Wildlife Tour

Q: What attractions are covered in the 16 Days South India Wildlife Tour Itinerary?

Ans: Delhi, Bangalore, Nagarhole National Park, BR Hills, Eravikulam National Park, Periyar National Park, and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary are some of the top attractions to cover in this 16 days itinerary. This tour is dedicated to exploring the best wildlife destinations in the South region of India.

Q: What are the top things to do during the 16 Days South India Wildlife Tour Itinerary?

Ans: This tour has many things to enjoy besides exploring the jungle safari destinations in South India. Enjoying sightseeing tours in Delhi, Kochi, and Bangalore are also major highlights of this tour. Moreover, visiting Munnar and Ooty can get a dose of greenery.

Q: Is South India Wildlife Tour customizable?

Ans: Yes, this South India wildlife trip is fully customizable, enabling you to make any changes according to your liking and traveling style.

Q: How can I book a South India Wildlife Tour with Indian Holiday?

Ans: There are several easy ways to book this tour package from us. First, you can fill out the query form and tell us all your travel requirements, and our tour experts will contact you within 24 hours. You can also contact us by mail or phone.