South India Wildlife Tours 17 Days
Giving tourists abundance of opportunity to enjoy wildlife excursion, many of South Indian wildlife parks deserve a sure visit. Some parks like Periyar National Park and Bandipur National Park are counted among the best managed parks of the country. Discovering these parks along with many others like Nagarhole National Park, BR Hills, Eravikulam National Park and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary will put you at utmost joy of wildlife viewing. Besides, visit to some other sought after destinations like Delhi, Munnar, Ooty, Mysore and Cochin will act as topping up your vacation with heap of fun and frolic.
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Bangalore - Nagarhole - BR Hills - Bandipur - Ooty - Munnar - Eravikulam - Periyar - Kumarakom - Kochi
Day 01: Delhi
By the night of first day of your tour, you will be landing at the international airport of Delhi. At the airport our representative will be there to give you a warm and take you to the hotel, where you shall stay tonight. The hotel has been booked in advance as per your requirement. After freshening up and having dinner, the overnight stay at the hotel will ease you out of long and weary journey.
Day 03: Delhi - Bangalore
As you are over with your tea and breakfast, you will be packing your luggage for Bangalore. We will transfer you to the domestic airport where you will be taking flight for Bangalore. After reaching Bangalore, the next place you will be moving to is Mysore, which is 125 km from Bangalore. Reaching Mysore after 3 hours drive opens up a visit to some amazing sightseeing spots.
The heritage city of Mysore has a lot to offer to you. Visiting some of its popular sightseeing spots like Jaganmohan Palace, St Philomena Cathedral, Sri Jayachamarajendra Zoo and Rail Museum keep you in good spirit. While in the evening, sightseeing the world famous Mysore Palace make you familiar with its unmatched grandeur. Built hundred years ago, the walled palace with its magnificence will stun you. After enjoying the small tour of Mysore, overnight you will be staying at hotel.
Day 04: Bangalore - Nagarhole National Park
4th day opens for you a complete wildlife exploration for you as Nagarhole National Park is your next destination. The national park of Nagarhole is approx 80 km from Mysore taking between two and three hours drive. The national park famous for its tigers and large number of elephants is full of wildlife exploration at extreme.
As soon you reach at Nagarhole after noon, we will be setting out to take safari tour in the park. The jeep safari will give you a perfect overview of the wildlife of the park. You will drive through its dense greenery while passing through the hoard of wild dogs and langoors. After you have taken the small wildlife ride in the park, you will return back to jungle resort, which we have booked for you in advance. Overnight you will be staying at the resort.
Day 05: Nagarhole National Park
5th day of your tour is full of wildlife exploration as from morning to evening, you will be on full day safari tour of the park. Unlike other day, we will not hesitate giving you an alarm at early in the morning, as it is the best place to enjoy birding and to see wild animals in their natural abode. After you are over with your tea and some light breakfast, we will move to the park with our packed lunch.
The safari tour either on elephant or jeep will take you to the core of dense forest, which will let you meet with its wild inhabitants like Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Asiatic Wild Dog, Striped Hyena, Jackal, Deer and Porcupine. Moreover the wildlife sanctuary has more than 250 species of birds like Malabar Trogan, The Indian Pitta, Green Imperial Pigeon, The Malabar Pied Hornbill, The Great Black Woodpecker and many more. Thus, by the evening, you can incessantly click your digital flashless camera and handy cam, and capture the diverse flora and fauna in your camera.
In the evening after you finish your safari tour, we will move back to our wildlife lodge where attendant will be read serving you hot and sumptuous dinner. After such an tiring day, you must be feeling very exhausted. So, after you finish your dinner, you have nothing to do but sleep for long hours, which will alleviate all your tiredness.
Day 06 : Nagarhole National Park - BR Hills
You will definitely be getting up late this morning. Without ringing any alarm like last day, we will let you sleep for a bit longer. After getting up and freshening up, you will have some healthy breakfast preparing you for a long drive. The destination we will move is BR Hills, taking almost 6 hours drive from Nagarhole. After reaching BR Hills in the evening, we can drive to famous Rangasami Temple. Visiting this famous temple would be a great change as you must be feeling frightened after visiting the wild world of Nagarhole. But worry not, even the next day is going to be full of wildlife exploration and other Eco activities. Overnight you will be staying in tent, which will be another excitement for you.
Day 7: BR Hills
BR Hills or Biligiri Rangana Betta Hills rich in its wildlife assets is feat place to enjoy nature viewing. Dotted by several peaks, BR Hills is famous for its trekking terrains. If you have got some adventurous guts, you can trek under the guidance of our trekking instructor. But the best joy at BR Hills is wildlife viewing in its wildlife sanctuary.
Famous for its Wild Elephant, Bison, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Wild Dogs and Leopards, BRT Wildlife Sanctuary let you explore its wild world in its best pose. The sanctuary is home to approx 270 species of birds. For birders and wildlife enthusiast, the wildlife sanctuary is full delight. After the wildlife excursion is over and you have begun sweating after the busy schedule of wildlife viewing, you will return to tent where you spent your last night. Campfire and barbecue arranged by us will let you a chance to sit together and familiarize with your tour companions.
Day 8: BR Hills - Bandipur National Park
In the morning after you get up and fresh up, you will be packing your bags for another wildlife destination. Breakfast will be followed by a long drive taking you to Bandipur. Very popular among all the national parks of the country, Bandipur National Park is next on your card to discover. While you are enjoying the drive (taking almost 4 hours), in the noon you will be served packed lunch or if you wish we will halt at any authentic hotel.
Upon your arrival at Bandipur, we will drive further to a wildlife resort where deluxe rooms or luxury wildlife cottages are already booked to put you at greater comfort. In the evening, we will be move out to the famous Bandipur National Park. Taking a jeep safari will enable you to have a small overview of the whole park. The whole day safari tour is awaiting you tomorrow.
Day 9: Bandipur National Park - Ooty
Early in the morning after you have freshen up, we will walk to the Bandipur National Park And Tiger Reserve lying close to our lodge. As morning is the best time to view wild animals and birds, we will decamp in the park with our naturalist guide. You can either take elephant safari or can even choose open top gypsy to enjoy the safari tour.
Complete day long safari tour will let you see its popular inhabitants like Elephants (more than 1900 in number), Spotted Deer, Sambar, Gaur, Four Horned Antelope, Flying Squirrel, Sloth Bear and Nilgiri Langoor. The Royal Bengal Tiger (75 in number) is undoubtedly the best attraction that you would crave to see here. After the day long safari tour is over and you are satisfied with the wonderful view of rich forest, we will return back to our lodge. Overnight we will stay at the wildlife lodge, which we will leave next morning for our next destination bringing some new and more exciting exploration.
Day 10: Bandipur National Park - Ooty
Today we will be heading for our next destination, Ooty, which is said to be Queen Of Hill Stations in India. After you have freshen up and have taken breakfast, you will be preparing for another drive. The 3 hours drive will lead you to Ooty, one of the most popular hill stations of country. We have booked a hill resort for you here where