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The South India Wildlife tour explores all the major wildlife tourism destinations of South India.
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South India Wildlife Tour

Destinations Covered: Chennai - Madurai - Munnar - Periyar - Kumarakom - Allepey - Cochin - Wayand - Mudumalai - Mysore - Bangalore
Tour Package Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days

Day 01: Chennai
On your arrival in Chennai you will be met by our tour Executive and transferred to your hotel.

Day 02: Chennai
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your Madurai flight. On arrival in Madurai you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon take a city tour including visits to Meenakshi temple and Nayak Palace. Overnight will be in Madurai.

Day 03: Madurai/Munnar
Drive to Munnar (4-5hrs) where the rolling hills of tea plantations are spread before your eyes. Visit to tea plantation and wildlife sanctuary. Overnight will be at Munnar.

Day 04: Munnar
You will have full day at leisure with the option for trekking or visiting further a field bird and wildlife sanctuaries. Overnight stay will be Munnar.

Day 05: Periyar
In the morning you will be driven to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (3 hrs). Check in to your hotel. In the afternoon take a 2-hour boat ride on Lake Periyar where the animals come down to the water's edge. Overnight will be at Periyar.

Day 06: Periyar
After breakfast embark on a spice plantation tour with optional elephant ride or a half-day trek. You will take an evening boat ride on Lake Periyar. Overnight will be in Periyar.

Day 07: Periyar
Morning spice tour and afternoon walk into the forest and stay overnight in a small cottage. Dinner and breakfast will be provided. After breakfast, walk out with the guide.

Day 08: Periyar/Kumarakom
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom and board your houseboat to travel through the coconut palm lined backwaters towards Alleppey. Kumarakom is the home of a migratory bird sanctuary (best time to visit Nov to Feb) As you travel through the palm fringed canals and lakes, your crew will prepare you delicious Kerala meals and show you various places of interest along the way. Overnight on board the Houseboat.

Day 09: Alleppey/Cochin
After breakfast you will arrive in Alleppey. You will disembark the boat and drive 1.5hrs to Cochin. Afternoon free and in the evening you will enjoy a performance of Kathakali Dance. Stay overnight at Cochin.

Day 10: Cochin
In the morning you will go for sightseeing at Fort Cochin, St Francis Church, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Spice market and Antique markets. Evening sunset cruise on Cochin Harbor where you have a chance of seeing dolphins. Overnight stay will be at Cochin.

Day 11: Cochin/Wyanad
You will go on a full day drive via Calicut to Vythiri Resort in the Wyanad Hills. This eco friendly resort is set in a peaceful rainforest location with many options for trekking, bird watching and visiting the nearby Thollpetty Wildlife sanctuary. Overnight stay will be at Vythiri.

Day 12: Wyanad
Today you can enjoy the various activities available in the region. Stay overnight at Vythiri Resort.

Day 13: Wyanad/Mudumalai
In the morning you will be driven to Mudumalai (2.5hrs) and check into the tree House at Wild Canopy Reserve. Here overlooking a small water hole you will see animals and birds. You can also trek and take a jeep safari through this peaceful and pristine reserve. Overnight will be in the Tree House.

Day 14: Mudumalai/BR Hills
Morning trek or jeep safari and late morning check out and drive 3hrs BR Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. In the afternoon you will go for jungle activities. The program includes all meals jeep safaris, elephant rides and trekking.

Day 15: BR Hills
You will go for morning and afternoon jungle activities at BR Hills Camp.

BR Hills Camp: it is set in a very hilly area and the accommodation is in Deluxe tents, The staff are well trained and you take 2 jeep safaris per day for approximately 3 hours each time. Short elephant safaris are also available. Sightings are good. If you are looking for a more deluxe camp, the internationally renowned Kabini River Lodge is in the same region so could be substituted into the itinerary at this point. Accommodation here is in cottages. Here you also take jeep safaris and coracle safaris on the Kabini River so there is also a wide range of bird life. Sightings here are also good. Let us know which option you prefer.

Day 16: BR Hills/Mysore
Early morning you will leave for Jungle Activities and after breakfast drive to Mysore (2 hrs). In the afternoon you will visit the Mysore Palace. Overnight will be at Mysore.

Day 17: Mysore
In the morning you will go for sightseeing around Mysore and afternoon free. Overnight will be at Mysore.

Day 18: Bangalore
After breakfast drive to Bangalore visiting Srirangapatanam (the summer palace of Tipu Sultan) on the way. Evening transfer to the airport for your flight home