DURATION: 9 NIGHTS/ 10 DAYS
DETAILED TOUR PROGRAMME:
DAY 1: ARRIVE BANGALORE
Catch your flight or train for Bangalore. Arrive in Bangalore and meet with our representative with garland welcome. Later transfer to hotel and check into the hotel & relax. Later enjoy sightseeing in Bangalore if time permits like Tippu's palace, Bull Temple and Ulsoor Lake. Overnight stay in Bangalore.
DAY 2: BANGALORE – NAGARHOLE (230 KM/ 5 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast drive to Nagarhole National Park. Nagarhole national park, the enchanting 247 square-mile park in Karnataka has an astonishing abundance of wildlife including large mammals such as tiger, leopard, wild elephant, Dhole (Indian wild dog), and gaur (Indian bison). Other species present are chital spotted deer, Muntjac (barking deer), mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, mongoose, civet, otter, and more. The landscape is one of gentle slopes and shallow valleys. Dry deciduous forest trees are leafless in the summer rather than in the winter. There are grassy swamps where the soil is clayey, perennially moist, and which support a luxuriant growth of green grass all year. The change in terrain throughout the park in refreshing and the river system provides a unique wildlife viewing experience. Overnight stay near Nagarhole National park.
DAY 3: NAGARHOLE – BR HILLS (165 KM/ 4 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast drive to B R Hills, situated at a height of 5091 Ft. B R Hills wild life sanctuary is a unique blend of resort & wildlife sanctuary, a must for wildlife lovers. Dancing trees, whistling winds and swirling streams from a backdrop to some very rare animals. The B R wildlife sanctuary is 3375 Ft above sea level and is spread over an area of 540 sq. kms of undulating hills and valleys covered in deciduous forests and shoals. The B. R Hills Wildlife sanctuary is home to many species od wild animals. The sancuatry is teeming with varied flora and fauna. Gaurs, Chitals, Sambhars, Bears, Elephants, Panthers and Tigers inhabit the place in large numbers. Here is an opportunity for the nature lovers to study over 200 species of birds. Overnight stay in B. R Hills.
DAY 4: BR HILLS – BANDIPUR (85 KM / 2 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast drive to Bandipur. India is a picturesque land that is home to diverse flora and fauna. One such wonderful destination is the Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary which houses thousands of varieties of flora and fauna in the beautiful forests and is a truly mesmerizing experience in itself. A great vacation spot, away from the pressures of city life, Bandipur wildlife sanctuary is a wonderful place to unwind with nature by your side.
Located in the southern part of the beautiful state of Karnataka, Bandipur is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in India. The Bandipur National Park was made by the Maharaja of Mysore in the year 1931 and was then spread over an area of 90 sq kms. The name Bandipur National Park was given in the year 1973 when the Govern ment took over the park under the Project Tiger Scheme and it was then made into a Tiger Reserve. Overnight stay in Bandipur.
DAY 5: BANDIPUR – OOTY (60 KM/ 2 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast drive to Ooty, a well known hill station of Tamilnadu & called as “Queen of hill stations". Arrive in Ooty and check into the hotel. Day at leisure activity. Overnight stay in Ooty.
DAY 6: OOTY – MUNNAR (250 KM / 5 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast drive to Munnar and check into the hotel. Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days. Unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna. Later in the afternoon visit Tea gardens & explore Munnar town. Overnight in Munnar.
DAY 7: MUNNAR – ERAVIKULAM (40 KM/ 2 HRS DRIVE)
The beautiful Eravikulam National Park is situated in the high ranges of the southern western ghats, a short distance from the tea town of Munnar. The place is especially known for supporting a large population of the Nilgiri tahr, a mountain goat seen in parts of south India.
Once a hunting reserve for the British, the place was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1975 and further accorded the status of a national park in 1978. The lush green surroundings are the result of the abundant rainfall that it receives. Temperatures may dip below the freezing point at night time during winters.
The park remains open for visitors throughout the year except for a small period between January and March. The best time to visit the park are the months of September and October, when the entire area is covered with greenery and blooming flowers and which is also the best time for animal spotting.
DAY 8: ERAVIKULAM – PERIYAR (80 KM/ 3 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast Proceed to Thekkady and check into the hotel. Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove. The main attraction in thekkady is boating on the lake and the Mullai Periyar Dam. Boating will take approximate 2 hours and you can also get rare glimpses of wild animals. Enjoy sunset boat ride in the lake. Overnight stay in Thekkady.
DAY 9: PERIYAR – KUMARAKOM (70 KM/ 3 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom, Kumarakom is a serenely beautiful and scenic backwater destination, a charming peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent Vembanad Lake that is dotted with plenty of traditional rice boats and canoes, leaving a scene that is immensely pleasing to the eye. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
DAY 10: KUMARAKOM-KOCHI AIRPORT (110 KM/ 4 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast check out from Houseboat and later you will be transferred to Cochin Airport for your flight to Home. Your South India Wild life tour concludes with sweet memories.