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  • Summary of South India Wildlife Tour



    Best Time: Nov - June
    Location: South India

    This wildlife trip start from Mumbai, the capital of Maharastra. Fly from Mumbai to Bangalore and travel by surface well known national parks of South India. Bandipur National Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful and the better-managed national parks of India. Located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka, Bandipur wildlife sanctuary is eighty km south of Mysore on the Mysore to Ughagamandalam (Ootacamund) road, this wildlife sanctuary covers 874 sq. km and is part of a larger national park which also includes the neighboring wildlife sanctuaries of Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. 

    Nagarhole National Park in the North, it creates the India's biggest biosphere reserve popularly known as the 'Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve'.
    Nagarhole National Park the India’s biggest biosphere reserve popularly known as the “Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve” with its evergreen vegetation lies to the north of the Kabini river and its scenic reservoir.

    Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 925 Sq .km and has a picturesque lake at the heart of this park.

  • Complete Daywise Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
    Arrive at Mumbai and transfer to your hotel. Later sightseeing of Mumbai city including Gateway of India, Mani Bhavan, Victoria Gardens and Museum.Mumbai: Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and the powerhouse of Indian economic. It's the fastest moving, most affluent and most industrialized city in India.
    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 02: Fly Mumbai - Bangalore
    Morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Banalore. Arrive and check into hotel. Later sightseeing tour of Bangalore city - The places visited are Tipu's palace, Bull temple, Lalbagh botanical garden, Ulsoor lake and Art Gallery.
    BANGALORE is Located 1000 Mts. above sea level, this bustling capital city of Karnataka has a perpetual holiday atmosphere, thanks mainly to its picnic weather.
    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 03: Bangalore - Mysore drive
    After breakfast travel by surface to Mysore (125-kms / 3 hrs.).
    Mysore is the cultural capital of Karnataka. Mysore has a number of historical and heritage building. Arrive Mysore and check into hotel. Later sightseeing tour of Mysore Palace.
    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 04: Mysore - Ranganathittu -Mysore
    After breakfast start the full day excursion to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. This birding site lush green islands on the river Cauvery. The is is known for migratory birds from Siberia , Australia & south america. Return back to Mysore.
    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 05: Mysore –Srirangapatnam- Nagarhole
    After breakfast travel to Nagarhole National Park enroute visit Srirangapatnam, famous as the Tipu Sultan's former capital, Srirangapatnam is a picturesque island in the Cauvery River. The biggest of the three islands in the River Cauvery, it is about 5 km long and 2km wide. Continue drive to Nagarhole.

    NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK : This 634 sq. km wildlife sanctuary is in the southeast of Coorg and was, until recently, one of the country's finest deciduous forests and home to tigers, elephants, panthers, sloth bears, bisons, barking deer and smabars. The Forest is home for herds of Elephants, Gaur, Chital, Sambar and Barking Deer, Sloth Bears and Langur. Crocodiles and over a hundred species of Birds. And the elusive Cats - the Leopard and the Tiger.
    Overnight: Hotel

    Day 06: In Nagarhole to explore.

    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 07: Nagarhole - Bandipur drive
    Morning drive to Bandipur National Park. situated among the foothills of Western Ghat & Nilgiri Mountains, Bandipur has remarkable variety of flora and fauna. This place is home to Leopard , Asiatic Wild Dogs, Stripped Hyenas, Jackals, Jungle Cats, Leopard Cats, Rusty Spotted Cats, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civets, Otters and four different species of Mongooses (the common stripe necked, brown and ruddy mongooses), Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Muntjac, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Four-Horn Antelope, Pangolin, Indian Porcupine, Fruit Bat, Spender Loris, Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Wild Pig, Black Saped Hare and variety of reptiles such as Rock Python, Cobra, Marsh Crocodile, Monitor Lizard, Rat Snake, Wolf Snake, Common Krait, Runel's Viper Bamboo Pit Viper and Green Keel Back are also found here. Bandipur is great destination for birding also. Afternoon visit inside the wildlife sanctuary in jeeps. Overnight stay at the wildlife lodge. Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 08: Bandipur National Park
    Morning & evening wildlife viewing and bird watching. Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 09: Day's return trip to Madumalai
    MADUMALAI SANCTUARY : Established in 1938 and now expanded to cover 1Elephant riding in Madumalai Sanctuary24 sq. miles ( 322 sq. km. ) of mixed and moist deciduous forests. Bisected by the road from Mysore to Ooty and bounded to the north by Bandipur National Park in Karnakta and to the west by the Wynad sanctuary in Kerala. Good game- viewing and facilities. Elephant-riding available.
    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 10:  Drive Bandipur - Ooty.
    OOTY: This famous hill station near the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka is 2268 m above sea level in the Nilgiri mountains. Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 11: Drive Ooty - Cochin
    COCHIN : It contains some of India's mChinese fishing nets ~ Cochinost beautiful murals and several places where you can see a performance of the world-famous Kathakali dance drams.
    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 12: Full day sightseeing of the city, visiting:
    ST. FRANCIS CHURCH : This is India's oldest European-built in 1503 by Portuguese Franciscan friars who accompanied the expedition led by Pedro Alvarez Cabral.  CHINESE FISHING NETS - JEWISH SYNAGOGUE - DUTCH PALACE Mattancherry.

    Day 13: Drive Cochin - Periyar
    PERIYAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY : This 777 sq. km sanctuary in the Thekkady district, on the Tamil Nadu border, is one of the most important in India.You could reasonably expect to see elephants, bison antelope, smabar, wild boar, monkeys and elusive tigers. These days, wildlife sightings are usually limited to a few elephants and bison, especially if you only take the sightseeing are usually around the lake.

    Day 14: In Periyar to explore the area.

    Day 15: Periyar - Alappuzha (Housebaot)
    After breakfast drive to Alappuzha to board the houseboat. Staying in this moving palace is breathtakingly stimulating experience. While sailing through canals one sees different scenes from the villages, paddy fields, coconut palms, fisherman and local life. Lunch, dinner next day breakfast and tea snacks will be provided in the boat. The cool breeze from the Lake make you sleep early in the night after anchoring in a fancy place.Dinner and Overnight in the houseboat.
    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 16: Drive Alleppey (Alappuzha) - Kovalam
    KOVALAM : Just south of Thiruvananthapuram, is one of India's best beaches and the favorite watering hole of travelers in southern India. The main beach consKovalam Beachists of a two fairly small, palm-fringed coves which are separated from the beaches on either side by rocky headlands. There is good surf on most day but, if you're not a strong swimmer, you should approach the water cautiously until you're familiar with the rip. Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 17: In Kovlam to relax.
    Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 18: Drive Kovlam - Trivandrum. Sightseeing.
    Padmanabhaswamy Temple : The seven storied stone structure is the most impressive landmark in Trivandrum. This temple dedicated to lord Vishnu contains several inscriptions and excellent murals. Innumerable intricate stone carvings adorn the temple exterior as well as interior.

    Napier Museum of Arts & Craft - Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Overnight: Hotel.

    Day 19: Fly Trivandrum - Mumbai. Late night take flight back home.

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