South India Wildlife Tour Besides its great temple architecture and natural beauty, South India is home to a vast reserve of wildlife.
Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore - Mysore
Upon arriving at Bangalore airport, you'll be received by our tour executive who'll accompany you through a three-hour journey to Mysore. On reaching Mysore, make a check in at the hotel. Soon after, a sightseeing tour will follow up. You'll visit Mysore Palace and Brindavan Gardens. Return to the hotel to spend the night.
Day 02: Mysore - Nagarhole National Park
An early morning breakfast will be followed by a drive to Nagarhole National Park. Check in at the lodge upon reaching. Proceed for a jeep safari in the afternoon to explore the flora and fauna of the national park. For night stay, you'll return to the lodge.
Day 03: Nagarhole National Park
Early in the morning, you'll leave for game watching in the national park. This is the time when most animals are active and can be easily spotted. Go for a boat ride on the Kabini River. To go into the interiors of the sanctuary, you can take a jeep or elephant ride. In the evening, you'll be driven back to the lodge for overnight stay.
Day 04: Nagarhole National Park - BR Hills
Day four will begin with a flavorsome breakfast, followed by a six-hour drive to BR Hills. By noon, you'll arrive at the hills and be accommodated in the tents for night stay. Rest for some time and proceed for trekking and wildlife viewing in the evening in the Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (BRT Wildlife Sanctuary). Return back to spend the night.
Day 05: BR Hills
After a delicious breakfast, you'll move on for bird watching and spotting wild animals at the wildlife reserve. The entire day will be at your disposal. Spend the night in the tents.
Day 06: BR Hills - Bandipur National Park
Start the day early with a delightful breakfast. Soon after, you'll leave for Bandipur. The journey will take about four hours. Upon reaching the Bandipur National Park in the afternoon, check in at the forest resort and have a sumptuous lunch. Thereafter, a visit to the national park will be made in the evening. Overnight will be spent at the resort.
Day 07: Bandipur National Park
Post morning meal, you'll be driven to the national park for game viewing. Take your time to spot and capture the exotic wildlife inhabiting the sanctuary on your wide lens. Come back to the resort in the evening and retire for the night.
Day 08: Bandipur National Park - Ooty
You'll journey to Ooty after a delectable breakfast at the resort. Arrival at the breathtaking hill station of Ooty will be at noon. Make a check in at the resort and freshen up. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Night stay will be at the resort.
Day 09: Ooty - Eravikulam National Park
Enjoy a lip-smacking breakfast at the resort and proceed for a long voyage to Eravikulam National Park, with a short break at Munnar in the afternoon. Once you reach the national park, you'll be accommodated at the forest resort to spend the night.
Day 10: Eravikulam National Park - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
In the morning, you'll be taken to the national park for bird watching and spotting the wild in their natural habitat. Return to the resort, from where you'll be taken to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Make a check in at the resort and call it a day with a good night's sleep.
Day 11: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Morning meal will be followed by a cruise along the Periyar River to view wild elephants enjoying themselves in the cool water. Return back to the resort for overnight stay.
Day 12: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Kumarakom
After a relishing breakfast, you'll head on towards the backwater destination of Kumarakom. After a five-hour journey, you'll reach this exotically magnificent tourist spot. Check in at the resort and have lunch. The remaining time will be at your disposal. Spend the night at the resort.
Day 13: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
A trip to the tranquil Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary will be made, post breakfast. The sanctuary is a bird lover's paradise. A backwater cruise will let you spot different species of birds dwelling here. Waterfowl, egret, heron, cormorant, moorhen, Brahminy kite, and darter are some commonly sighted birds here. However, the sanctuary also attracts a number of migratory birds flying down from the Himalayas and Siberia, such as Siberian crane, teal, lark, flycatcher, and parrot. Return to the resort in the evening and retire to your beds.
Day 14: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - Kochi
On day 14 of the tour, you'll travel to Kochi, after a wholesome breakfast at the resort. Upon arriving, a city tour will be made. Major tourist attractions include Jewish Synagogue, Mattancherry Palace, Fort Kochi, Bolgatty Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church. In the evening, you'll be dropped at the airport to board a flight for onward destination.
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