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Wildlife Tour South India

Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days

Destination Covered: Bangalore - Bannerghatta - Mysore - Ranganathittu - Nagarhole - Bandipur - Ooty - Bangalore - Cochin - Periyar - Kovalam - Cape Comorin - Thiruvananthapuram

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Overview

Wildlife Tour India will offer you a chance to explore the diverse wildlife of the Southern region of the country. In this itinerary, spanning in the duration of 17 nights and 18 days, you will visit popular wildlife reserves at Bannerghatta, Ranganathittu, Nagarhole, Bandipur as well as Periyar. That is not all, as you will also get a chance to visit the popular attractions of places like Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty and Cochin. Two of the major attractions of the tour are fun activities on Kovalam beach and a day trip to Cape Comorin.

Trip Highlights
  • Guided tours to Lal Bagh and Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore
  • Wildlife safari into the Bannerghatta National Park
  • Watch colorful musical fountains at the Brindawan Gardens in Mysore
  • Indulge in bird watching at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, near Mysore
  • Early morning nature walk into the Nagarhole National Park
  • Morning and evening wildlife safari into the Bndaipur National Park
  • Leisure walk around the tea plantations and the local market of Ooty
  • Observe the tribal lifestyle of the Todas, near Otty, while on a day-trip to the village
  • A Kathakali dance performance in Cochin
  • Explore St. Francis Church, the oldest European church of India in Cochin
  • Bird watching while boat riding on the Periyar Lake
  • Fun activities at Kovalam beaches
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Arrival at Bangalore

Once you arrive in Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, get an assisted transfer to your hotel. Post lunch, start sightseeing of Bengaluru. You are going to explore a number of tourist attractions like Bangalore Palace, ISKCON temple, Lal Bagh and Vidhana Soudha. Back to the hotel for staying overnight.

Day 2: Bangalore - Bennarghatta - Bangalore

On day 2, post breakfast, leave for Bannerghatta National Park, a popular tourist attraction is also is also one of the richest natural zoological reserves. During your jungle safari, you will be able to spot various wildlife species such as Bengal tiger, leopard, bears and more. In the late evening return back to Bangalore for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Bangalore - Mysore

After relishing your breakfast, begin your road journey towards Mysore, popular as “Scotland of India”. After reaching, check into the hotel. Freshen-up and leave for sightseeing. You will cover Mysore Palace. Next in line will be a visit to the Chamundi Hill. The evening is booked for exploring the Brindawan Gardens. The site looks extremely beautiful with colorful lighted musical fountains. Stay overnight.

Day 4: Mysore - Ranganathittu - Mysore

After breakfast on the 4th day of the tour, leave for a day’s trip to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Popular as Paksi Kashi of Karnataka, it is the largest bird sanctuary of the state, spreading in around 40 kms. Enjoy bird watching at the park where you can spot as many as 170 avifauna species, Black-headed Ibis, Lesser Whistling Duck, Indian Shag, Streak-throated Swallows to name a few. Return to Mysore for an overnight stay.

Day 5: Mysore - Nagarhole

After breakfast on the 5th day, proceed to Nagarhole National Park. Located towards the south of Mysore, it is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. On arrival, check into a jungle lodge. Enjoy a post lunch jungle safari into the national park that is home to tiger , Indian bison or gaur and Asian elephants in large numbers. Overnight in the lodge.

Day 6: Nagarhole

The sixth day is also fixed for enjoying a morning and an evening wildlife safari into the national park. In this one of the best well-known national parks of the country, you can spot a large variety of animals and birds including Russell’s viper, vine snake, Indian rock python, yellow legged green pigeon and painted bush quail etc. Overnight in the lodge.

Day 7: Nagarhole - Bandipur

Today, you are going to proceed eastwards to Nagarhole towards Bandipur. After arriving at Bandipur National Park, one of the most popular national parks of the country, check into a forest lodge. Embark on a wildlife safari, spotting a large variety of wildlife. Overnight at forest lodge.

Day 8: Bandipur

Early morning enjoy a nature walk in the park viewing the lush greenery around you. The day is free for the activities of your interest. In the evening, go on a wildlife safari into the Bandipur National Park. You will be able to spot wildlife species such as Indian elephants, gaurs, tigers, sloth bears, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrels. Overnight in the lodge.

Day 9: Bandipur - Ooty

Begin your road journey towards Ooty, after relishing breakfast. Once you reach Ooty, move to your hotel. Post lunch, you are going to visit tourist attractions such as the Botanical garden, Doddabetta park. Later, indulge in leisure walk around the tea plantations and the local market. Night stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Ooty

The 10th day is for a day’s excursion to Toda Tribal village. You will enjoy observing the daily activities of the tribal people, their customs, mannerisms, food, lifestyle and so on. Indulge in a little chit-chat with the tribal people. The houses that are Toda huts are quite popular for a special kind of decoration. Return to Ooty for an overnight stay.

Day 11: Ooty - Bangalore

On the 11th day, you are going to get transferred to the Bangalore airport for boarding the connecting flight to your onward destination. This might be the end for some tourists but it also includes an extended tour.

Extended Tour

Day 11: Ooty - Cochin

Post breakfast; begin your road journey to Cochin, popular as “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. Once you reach Cochin, get transferred to your hotel for the check-in formalities. If you want then you can take a little nap or can enjoy the nearby surroundings on foot. The evening is booked for enjoying a Kathakali dance performance. Night stay in Cochin.

Day 12: Cochin

The 12th day after the breakfast is for enjoying sightseeing. You will have a guided to the popular tourist attraction of the city, You will cover Jewish Synagogue, erected in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue with a beautiful architecture, St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in the country, Dutch Palace, also known the Mattancherry Palace. Here you are going to observe the Kerala murals that depict the Hindu temple art, portraits as well as exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi Spend the night at a hotel.

Day 13: Cochin - Periyar National Park

Today, get transported to the very popular Periyar National Park. After arrival, check -in at the hotel. Also known as Thekkady, it is a popular as an elephant reserve and a tiger reserve. In the evening, indulge in bird watching while boat riding on the Periyar Lake. Dinner around bonfire. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 14: Periyar National Park

On the 14th day of the tour, embark on a nature walk to explore the lush surroundings of the park. The afternoon is free for leisure activities. Later, in the evening, again embark on a wildlife safari where you are going to explore the wildlife of the region such as the rare lion-tailed macaque, the Nilgiri Langur, Dholes , mongoose, foxes and leopards, darters, cormorants, kingfishers etc. Overnight stay.

Day 15: Periyar National Park - Kovalam

Today, by road, get transferred to Kovalam, a beautiful beach town by the Arabian Sea. On arrival, check into the hotel. Relax for some time. If you want then you can leave for exploring the surroundings where you may visit Light House and the Jama Masjid or can take a ride on the wooden catamaran boat. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 16: Kovalam

Day 16 is fixed for exploring the popular beach of Kovalam-Lighthouse beach, Hawah beach and Samudra beach. For the whole day, enjoy fun activities at the beach. You can take a stroll, can view the sunset, can observe the fishermen doing their daily chores, can sunbathe or can just relax by the beach. Night stay in Kovalam.

Day 17: Kovalam - Cape Camorin - Kovalam

After breakfast, leave for a full- day excursion to Cape Comorin, a popular fishermen’s village, now known as Kanyakumari. Indulge in sightseeing here where you will cover the beach, the market for buying souvenirs, Thiruvalluvar Statue etc. Back to Kovalam for an overnight stay.

Day 18: Trivandrum Departure

On the last day of the tour, by road get transferred to the Thiruvananthapuram Airport to board a flight to your home destination.



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