Summary of

Best of wildlife in South India

Duration: 15 Days/ 14 Nights

Major Attractions: Tipu Sultan Palace, Lal Bagh Garden, Amba Villas Palace, Chamundi Hill and Palace , Jeep or Elephant Safari at Nagarhole National Park, Exotic wildlife of Bandipur, Tea Plantation in Ooty, Toy Train ride, Mattupetty Dam, Eravikulam Rajamalai National Park, Exotic Backwaters

Destination Covered: Bangalore, Mysore, Nagarhole, Bandipur, Ooty, Munnar, Eravikulam, Periyar, Houseboat, Kumarakom, Kochi

Tour Summary

South India is one of the world's most ideal vacation destinations. Not only is this area renowned for its rich cultural heritage, but it is also one of the most sought-after and thrilling wildlife destinations. Elephants and leopards, as well as marine life and a wide variety of birds, make up the wildlife, which is as diverse as the culture. Travelers on a South India Wildlife Tour will be able to see and experience the country's diverse flora and fauna.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Bangalore

You will be received at Bangalore airport, assisted and transferred straight to your hotel. After brief leisure, you may visit the popular markets of Bangalore for window shopping. Stay overnight at the hotel.

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DAY 2

Bangalore - Mysore

Morning enjoy the half day sightseeing tour of Bangalore.

Later you will be driven to Mysore. If interested and if time allows, you may visit the interesting ‘Lacquerware Craft Complex’ on Tatekere road on the way. Finally, reach to Mysore- the legendary city of palaces, sandalwood, perfumes and jasmine... and check in at your hotel. Evening enjoy the visit to Brindavan Gardens. 

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DAY 3

Mysore

Post breakfast proceed for a sightseeing tour of Mysore city, which includes your visit to Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills and Mysore Zoo. You may visit Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation during the evening. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 4

Mysore – Nagarhole National Park

Morning enjoy a visit to the very colourful ‘Devraja Flower Market’. Post breakfast, checkout from your hotel and you will be transferred straight to Nagarhole National Park. On arrival, check in at unique Kabini River Lodge. After brief leisure proceed for your first jungle safari in an open jeep into Nagarhole National Park. Post safari, return back to your resort and enjoy a wildlife movie followed by dinner. Stay overnight at your wildlife resort.

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DAY 5

Nagarhole National Park

Early morning after tea/coffee proceed for another jeep safari to track the wildlife of Nagarhole National Park, also have a ride on the elephant in the jungle. After safari return back to your hotel and enjoy late breakfast. After lunch and brief leisure, proceed for a trip through the serene backwaters of the Kabini River on a motor boat. You will get to see a variety of wildlife and birdlife during this boat ride. Stay overnight at your wildlife resort.

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DAY 6

Bandipur National Park

This day you will be transferred to Bandipur National Park. During the day enjoy an afternoon jungle safari into an open 4WD into Bandipur National Park. Stay overnight at your wildlife resort.

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DAY 7

Bandipur – Ooty

Early morning after tea/coffee proceed for a hiking trip into the wildlife park for bird watching and wildlife tracking. Post breakfast checkout and you will be transferred to your hotel in Ooty- one of India’s best known Hill stations of India. Day is kept at leisure or you may visit the film shooting points.

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DAY 8

Ooty

Morning proceed for the fun-filled toy train ride experiencing the beauty of Nilgiri Hills. During the day visit the Tea Gardens, Dolphin’s Nose, Sim’s Park and other attractions. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 9

Munnar

Morning proceed for the fun-filled toy train ride experiencing the beauty of Nilgiri Hills. During the day visit the Tea Gardens, Dolphin’s Nose, Sim’s Park and other attractions. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 10

Eravikulam National Park - Munnar city tour

Morning proceed for a tour to Eravikulam National Park where you can see the very rare mountain goats also called as the “Nilgiri Tahr”. Later you may explore the fascinating sights around Mattupetty Dam. You may also enjoy boating and horse riding at Mattupetty Lake and can enjoy trekking and bird watching in The Shola forests. Afterwards visit Echo Point, View Point & Tea Gardens.

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DAY 11

Periyar Tiger Reserve

Morning after breakfast proceed to Thekkady which offers diverse attractions like Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill Station and Spice Plantations. After checking in & brief leisure, proceed for a wildlife cruise over Periyar Lake to view an amazing variety of birds, animals, flora and fauna. If lucky you may get to see Wild Elephants, Nilgiri Langur, Sambar Deer, Wild Bison and Wild Boar etc. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 12

Periyar Tiger Reserve

Early morning proceed for an Elephant ride in the periphery of the jungle. Also enjoy a guided tour to spice plantations. You may enjoy optional activities like Bamboo Rafting, Trekking, Jeep safari, tribal tour and hiking inside the jungle during the day. In the late evening you have an option to enjoy a night patrolling inside the jungle.

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DAY 13

Houseboat

Morning checkout and you will be transferred straight to Kumarakom jetty point to embark in your beautifully decorated houseboat (Kettuvallam). From here you will begin your journey through enchanting backwaters. The houseboat cruise in backwaters is among the most exciting tourism products of Kerala. Since Kerala has large stretches of backwaters with plenty of natural sceneries (but only few interesting monuments for sightseeing), sailing through the houseboat makes it a wonderful experience. Enjoy the day sailing through the narrow emerald backwater canals of Kumarakom/Alleppey. Stay overnight in your luxury houseboat.

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DAY 14

Kochi

Morning you will be driven to reach Kochi. Later visit the major tourist attractions of Kochi viz. Chinese Fishing Nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue, and Mattancherry Palace/Dutch Palace. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 15

Departure

At appropriate time you will be transferred to Kochi airport for your onward journey. The tour ends.

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