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  • 13 Days / 14 Nights
  • DIWALI and DEV DIWALI in ONE and the DIVERSITY OF INDIA

Route: MYSORE(2N)-NAGARHOLE NP(2N)-BR HILLS(2N)-BANDIPUR NP(2N)-OOTY(2N)-ERAVIKULAM NP(1N)-HOUSEBOAT(1N)-COCHIN(1N)

Date: You choose (September and April)

Note: This itinerary is fully customizable as per your wish.

Wildlife in South India prides itself on being an ideal showcase of a diverse variety of wild animals and birds. A popular attraction for wildlife enthusiasts are the wildlife sanctuaries of South India. South India is also known for its diverse physiography, vast grasslands, dense forests, long coasts bordered by the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, several rivers, ports, lakes, deltas and tropical climate that support a vast array of bird and wildlife. Some notable national parks and wildlife sanctuaries such as Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and B.R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary are located in the vast forests of the Vindhyachal ranges. B.R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary’s main attractions are Gaurs and Chitals and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary’s main highlights are Great Indian Gaurs and Barking Deer. 

Idduki Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarhole National Park, Kumarakom Sanctuary, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Bandipur National Park are some of the prominent wildlife sanctuaries in South India. Elephants, wild dogs, jungle cats, deer, tigers, wild boar and many more are found in the wildlife of South India. In the wildlife sanctuaries of this region one can find a harmony along with the untouched beauty of nature. There are numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. This makes South India one of the best wildlife destinations in the country. Most of the wildlife sanctuaries in South India are located in the picturesque destinations of the region. In these wildlife sanctuaries, tourists get the opportunity to observe the wild animals in their natural habitat. Some of the best wildlife and bird sanctuaries are located in South India. This region of the country enjoys a moderate and pleasant climate throughout the year, making it a perfect destination for wildlife tourism. 

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Silent Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka and Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu are some of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in South India. These sanctuaries are home to the tiger, the leopard, the jungle cat, the Asiatic wild dog, the striped hyena, the jackal, the deer and the porcupine Malabar trogan, the great black woodpecker, the green imperial pigeon, the Malabar pied hornbill and many more. Periyar and Bandipur wildlife sanctuaries are two of the country’s famous tiger reserves covered under Project Tiger in India. Asian elephants are also found in Periyar National Park. 

Known for its crocodiles, the Dandeli Kali Wildlife Sanctuary is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. The Bheemeshwari Wildlife Sanctuary and the Nagarahole and Bandipur National Parks are also worth visiting. There are 12 wildlife sanctuaries and two national parks in the state of Kerala. Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Shenduruni Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the popular wildlife and bird sanctuaries of this state, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Idduki Wildlife Sanctuary, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park and Eravikulam National Park. 

Rare and endangered species of flora and fauna are found in some of these wildlife sanctuaries. The state of Tamil Nadu has five national parks and 17 wildlife sanctuaries. Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Mundanthurai Tiger Sanctuary, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary, Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, Viralimalai Sanctuary, Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary and Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary are the popular wildlife sanctuaries in this state.

As a result, wildlife sanctuaries in southern India attract travellers from far and wide, offering a wide range of opportunities for exploration.

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  • ITB Highlights* Classic Chai ceremony with a traditional Indian family
  • * Experience the colorful everyday life of India and market visits.
  • * Indulge with local community
  • * Visiting a village school during the trip
  • * And little surprise programmes throughout the trip
  • INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
    • Entrance Fee to the Monuments/National parks.
    • All Jungle Safaris as per the programme
    • All transfers on arrival and departure by ITB representative.
    • • Accommodation in hotels as per the itinerary on Twin Sharing with breakfast except in the National Parks, where it is AP basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • • Last day dinner at local restaurant in Cochin or Bangarore.
  • EXCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
    • Air Fare, Airport Taxes, and user development fee payable at airport.
    • All supplements indicated above.
    • All other expenses of personal nature.
    • Tips at hotels, restaurants during meals, drivers & guides.
    • 5% GST (Goods & Services Tac by Govt. of India)
    • An accompanying Tour Guide for a group of 9 pax and beyond

Tour Plan

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Day 1: ARRIVAL in BANGALORE-MYSORE

You will be received at the airport by our representative and given a traditional welcome over there, followed by transfer to Mysore. On arrival, check in to your hotel. Late afternoon Indulge in some sightseeing. Visit Brindavan Gardens - a beautiful garden with colourful musical fountains .

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DAY 2: MYSORE

In the morning, visit the Maharaja's Palace, which magnificently combines Hindu and Indo-Saracenic architecture. The Mysore Palace, also known as the Amba Vilas Palace - its construction was commissioned in 1897, completed in 15 years and later expanded around the 1940s.

After lunch, drive to Chamundeshwari Temple on Chamundi Hill for a beautiful panoramic view of the city. On the way you will meet the gigantic bull Nandi, a 5 m high monolith. The city's colourful fruit and spice market offers charming photo opportunities. Overnight stay in Mysore.

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DAY 3: MYSORE-NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK

Drive to the Nagarhole National Park, also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, about 80 kilometres from Bangalore. The park boasts a healthy prey-predator ratio with a good population of tigers, elephants and Indian bison. On arrival, check into your jungle resort. The afternoon is set aside for a jeep safari into the national park. During the safari, you may see species such as leopard, wild dog, sambar, barking deer, spotted deer, wild boar, Indian rock python, common toad, scimitar-babbler, four-horned antelope, along with 270 species of birds. Overnight stay.

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DAY 4: NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK

There are plenty of activities to start your day. Choose from an early morning game drive, bird watching in the park or a coracle ride on the Kabini River. In the evening, take an elephant ride or a jeep safari into the park. Overnight at your jungle resort.

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DAY 5: NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK – BR HILLS

After breakfast, drive to the B R Hills, also known as the Biligiri Rangan Hills. On arrival, check into your tents. Later embark on a trekking tour to explore the spectacular wildlife of the BR Hills region. Marvel at the surrounding lush greenery. Overnight in tents.

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DAY 6: IN BR HILLS

Day 6 is dedicated to morning and evening wildlife and bird watching in the Biligiri Ranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary or simply BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread over an area of 540 km, this park is home to a variety of wildlife including sloth bear, deer, black-tailed hare, common langur, Indian pangolin, small Indian civet, the rare four-horned antelope, clawless otter, Indian porcupine and some 254 species of birds. Overnight in tents.

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DAY 7: BR HILLS – BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, depart for Bandipur National Park, one of the best known wildlife sanctuaries in southern India. It is also one of the best preserved. On arrival, check into your jungle resort. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch. Then take a jeep safari into the park. Overnight at the resort.

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DAY 8: IN BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK

The 8th day of the tour is reserved for morning and evening wildlife and bird watching in the park. The park is home to various wildlife species like Tiger, Sloth Bear, Mugger, Indian Rock Python, Chital, Grey Langur, Indian Giant Squirrel, Indian Chameleon, Indian Pond Turtle, Hoopoes, Indian Roller, Brown Fish Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle etc. Overnight stay.

 

 

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DAY 9: BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK - OOTY

After breakfast, drive to Ooty, known as the 'Queen of hill stations'.  This hill station in South India receives a huge number of visitors every year. Check in to your hotel on arrival. Spend the day at leisure - you can visit popular spots such as the Ooty Lake and Botanical Garden, shop at the local market, interact with the locals, take a stroll through the tea estates etc. Overnight at hotel.

 

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DAY 10: IN OOTY

Free Day in Ooty to relax and enjoy spectacular nature. May be go for a Nilgiris train joy ride which has a UNESCO World Heritage status.

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DAY 11: OOTY – MUNNAR – ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK

On the 11th day of the tour you will travel to Munnar, a beautiful and well known hill station in Kerala. It is also known as the spice capital of the state.  Drive to the Eravikulam National Park. Upon arrival, check into your resort. The rest of the day is at leisure - you can go for a nature walk or simply admire the surrounding lush greenery. Overnight at the resort.

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DAY 12: ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK - COCHIN – ALLEPPY HOUSEBOAT

After breakfast you will be taken by road to THE HOUSEBOAT on the backwaters. Overnite on the Houseboat

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DAY 13: ALLEPPY – COCHIN - BANGALORE

On arrival in Cochin a short sightseeing which may include Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruise Basilica before you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to your next destination or Bangalore.

Fly back HOME. 

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