South India Wildlife Holidays

South India Wildlife Holidays

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Delhi - Bangalore - Nagarhole National Park - BR Hills - Bandipur National Park - Ooty - Munnar - Eravikulam National Park - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary - Kochi

Duration:
15 Nights / 16 Days
Tour Category:
Tour Highlights
The southern part of India is almost the entire area south of Vindhyachal ranges. The people of South India portray an India, which is very rich in tradition and culture and the people themselves are very down to earth and honest. Some of the greatest civilizations of the world rose and fell in this region including the much famous "Vijaynagar Empire". South India had been the entry port for many travelers and businessmen from around the world in ancient times. We have included all the major attractions of South India in this one Tour. From great mountain peaks to fabulous sunny beaches, from modern cities to ancient towns, from wildlife to back waters, you will find everything in this Tour that will make your holiday, a real unforgettable experience.
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 02 - Delhi sightseeing
Tourists are expected to spend the morning at leisure according to one's personal discretion. An afternoon tour of New Delhi will include a visit to the majestic India Gate, a gaunt Qutab Minar and the historic Humayun's tomb coupled with a drive past the royal President House to be followed by the usual overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi - Bangalore
Day 3 begins with catching of the connecting flight from Delhi-Bangalore in the morning. After arrival at Bangalore and a visit to-

Mysore, which is a drive of 3 hours from Bangalore, a sightseeing tour of Mysore follows suit. One can visit the exotically beautiful Brindaban gardens and the historic and ornately decorated Mysore Palace, too as part of the whole tour. The day ends with an overnight stay at one of the local hotels.
Day 04 - Bangalore - Nagarhole National Park
Day 4 begins with reaching the Nagarhole National Park, which is located at a distance of 80 kilometers from Bangalore. A wildlife trip on the afternoon jeep safari trip is followed by an overnight stay at the local wildlife hotel.
Day 05 - Nagarhole National Park
Early morning wildlife tours and bird screening in the park or a Coracle ride on the Kabini River are the engagements which kick start an eventful day 5 of the tour.

Enjoy an evening jeep ride or an Elephant ride into the Nagarhole jungle with the day culminating with an overnight halt at the local lodge.
Day 06 - Nagarhole National Park - BR Hills
Day 6 begins with an eventful and exciting trekking in B R Hills for witnessing the spectacular wildlife of the region. An overnight stay follows in the specially provided tents.
Day 07 - BR Hills
Day 7 is another day of morning and evening wildlife viewing and strenuous bird watching. An overnight stay in the tents follows suit to round up the day's activities.
Day 08 - BR Hills - Bandipur National Park
Day 8 includes within its itinerary an early morning departure to Bandipur which is a 4 hour drive after devouring a hearty breakfast. A sumptuous lunch at the resort follows and the afternoon is spent inside the wildlife sanctuary in jeeps. Overnight stay at the resort follows suit after the daylong tete a tete with the wildlife of the region.
Day 09 - Bandipur National Park
Day 9 includes within its schedule a round of morning and evening wildlife viewing and bird watching. The day ends with an overnight stay in the resort.
Day 10 - Bandipur National Park - Ooty
An early morning drive to Ooty for a distance of 80 kilometers from Bandipur National Park begins the day. The group arrives in Ooty in the afternoon. Tourists can spend the rest of the day at their own discretion. Tourists spend the night in the Bandipur resort.
Day 11 - Ooty - Munnar - Eravikulam National Park
On day 11, the tourists move towards the legendary hill station, which is also the spice capital of Kerala, Munnar.

A trip to Eravikulam national park will consume the rest of the day for a weary tourist with a subsequent overnight stay in the local resort, ending the day.
Day 12 - Eravikulam National Park - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
A morning visit to the national park for wildlife sights will include a drive to Periyar in the afternoon which happens to be a run of 3 hours. A preplanned overnight stay in the locally available resort will round off the day.
Day 13 - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
A morning and evening boat cruise is the star attraction of the sanctuary with the whole concoction being made too good to neglect as one is witness to the regaling sight of wild elephants pleasing themselves in the lake or one can opt for the antics of the domestic and migratory birds, also.
Overnight stay in the local hotel ends the day on a relaxing note.
Day 14 - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Kumarakom
The group reaches Kumarakom early in the morning after a long drive of 5 hours. Arrival at Kumarakom leads to the tourists spending the rest of the day at their own comfort. Overnight stay in the resort, ends the day on a satisfying note.
Day 15 - Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary
A gratifying backwater cruise coupled with an evening visit to the picturesque Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary form the staple for Day 15 of the wildlife tour. Night time is spent with an overnight stay at the resort.
Day 16 - Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary - Kochi - Onward Destination
A drive down to Kochi lasts a full 3 hours to be followed by a full day of touring the city destinations of Kochi. Tourists are moved to city airport for the home ward journey to be undertaken by the enjoying and high-spirited tourists.
 
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