South India Wildlife
A journey that starts from Bangalore, bustling city at the forefront in information systems, to develop within large Indian National Parks where you can enjoy a magnificent habitats for protected wildlife and endangered species including the tiger. Through lush nature we reach the backwaters of Kerala, perfect stop to relax in the canals and lagoons on board typical floating boats. Reserved for the lookout enthusiasts, the beautiful-and wellbeing.
Day 01: Bangalore
Upon arrival, meet our staff and transfer to the hotel. Bangalore tour, with a visit to the Palace of Tipu, 1791, the Bull Temple, of the sixteenth century, with the massive bull in monolithic black granite, and Vidhana Sabha, the largest administrative building in the country. Bangalore, capital of Karnataka is the main exporter of Information Technology of the nation. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Bangalore / Mysore and ornithological park Ranganthittu (Km. 150 and about 3 hours)
Breakfast and departure for Mysore. Visit the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary which houses a large variety of migratory birds such as herons, storks, ibises, cormorants, ducks, peacocks etc. and numerous small mammals, including monkeys, foxes, otters, bats. Ranganathittu has the largest population of freshwater crocodiles in Karnataka. Guided tour with a boat trip to enjoy the animals. Continue to Mysore, the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty. Afternoon, visit to Mysore, especially the Mysore Palace, one of the most beautiful royal palaces in India and evocatively lit on Sunday. The exterior, in Islamic style, retains large halls, the Mantaps, paintings and beautiful Indo-Saracenic architecture. Viewing on a hill of the temple dedicated to Sri Chamundeshwari, tutelary deity of the royal family of Mysore, with the huge Nandi, Shiva's bull, built in 1659 by the king Dodda Devaraja. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Mysore / Nagarhole National Park (Km. 90 - about 2 hours)
Breakfast and departure to the Nagarhole Park, perfect for bird lovers and for wildlife enthusiasts; rich in forests, small streams, undulating valleys and waterfalls; a refuge for many wildlife species including horned antelopes, panthers, warblers, hornbills, deer, pangolins, gaur, squirrels and Asian elephants. The Misty Mountains Brahmagiri form a perfect backdrop for the natural sounds of the jungle, the gurgling of streams and rivers. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Nagarhole National Park
In the morning safari in the jungle, followed by a trip on the Kabini river with a particular boat, ideal for watching this park. In the afternoon, cruise on the Kabini River by motor boat to admire the sleeping crocodiles and birds chirping. You can see a variety of wildlife, especially elephants, as they arrive arrive to the river to bathe or drink. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Nagarhole National Park / National Park Bandipur (Km. 123 - about 3 hours)
Morning jungle safari at Nagarhole and departure to Bandipur National Park which is teeming with wildlife and is a refuge for a wide variety of animals including antelope, gaur, Asian elephants, leopards, bears, hares and a myriad of bird species including peacocks. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Bandipur National Park
Day dedicated to the jeep safari in the park. Possibility to rent a bicycle and birdwatching. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Bandipur / Ooty (Km. 50 - about 1 ½ hours)
Breakfast and departure to Ooty, a famous hill station. Accommodation in hotels. Afternoon free for individual initiatives. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Ooty - Eravikulam National Park (Km. 235 - about 6 hours)
Breakfast and departure to the Eravikulam National Park, with a brief stop in Munnar in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Eravikulam National Park - Periyar National Park (Km. 100 - about 3 hours)
In the morning, visit the park for bird watching and admiring the animals in their natural habitat. Afterwards, drive to the Periyar National Park. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Periyar National Park
On the hills of the Western Ghats, the Periyar National Park is rich habitat for large mammals, thanks to the abundance of succulent grasses. And 'possible to see large herds of elephants and Nilgiri langur monkeys. There are more than 30 mammal species, including tiger, gaur (Indian bison) and the 'bear. The bird life is lively and includes numerous water birds and the great Indian hornbill. relaxing boat trip. The region surrounding the park is famous for the cultivation of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee and tea. In the afternoon, visit a plantation.
Day 11: Periyar National Park
Breakfast and full day to enjoy even the beauty of the park. Possibility of rafting with bamboo rafts and trekking through the forests rich in Periyar, accompanied by an expert guide. Then you will enjoy beautiful views with a chance to meet animals like elephants, gaur and sambar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Periyar / Kottayam (Houseboat) (Km. 97 - about 3 hours)
Breakfast and departure to Kottayam. Accommodation in the traditional wooden boat, the kettu wallam, a veritable floating mansion. Hike in the backwaters characterize the coast of Kerala, a vast network of lagoons, lakes, rivers and channels that represent a unique geographical formation and are the basis of a particular lifestyle of nearby villages. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 13: Kumarakom
Breakfast on board while cruising through lush green areas spice plantations and local villages before landing in mid-morning Kumarkom, situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake, one of the most charming villages of Kerala, surrounded by soothing lagoons, dense mangrove forests, green lush paddy fields and coconut trees. Is reached by boat the famous Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, home to cormorants, egrets, herons, teals, and migratory birds like the Siberian storks. Afternoon free to explore the beautiful Lake Wemnad with a sunset cruise, or while relaxing. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Kumarakom / Cochin (Km. 53 - about 1 hour)
Breakfast and departure to Cochin, bustling city of Kerala, known as 'God's own country'. The nickname "Queen of the Arabian Sea" bears witness to its strategic importance over the centuries. In the afternoon visit the city especially the Bolghatty Palace, the Church of St. Francis and the Jewish Synagogue. In the evening dance show Kathkali, very colorful and typical Kerala expressive.
Day 15: Departure from Cochin
Flight boarding for the return home.
We inform you that all our trips may be changed, if required, according to your needs!