Antlers, Horns & South India

Antlers, Horns & South India – (Longer holiday category) – (21 Nights/ 22 Days)

Sloth bear, Lion Tailed Macaque, Grizzled giant squirrel, Nilgiri Tahr, Indian Gaur, Black buck, Nilgiri langur,  Indian Wild dog , Asiatic Elephant & South India.

(INR 13, 765 / Night for 02 people, Economy category)

It is a tour to enjoy the majestic wild life including a few endemics and thereby perceive South India. By travelling through the selected Wild life sanctuaries and National parks, where the activity of each of the animal is comparatively higher, you get an entire experience of South India ultimately.

It being done by including other areas of interests like Culture, Lifestyles etc, while travelling between these wildlife destinations.

Cultural elements of the tour – Charminar fort, Hampi,  Mysore palace & Museum, Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry, Santa Cruz Basilica & St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi.

Agricultural elements – Coffee plantation of Wayanadu, Tea plantation of Munnar, Cardamom plantation of Cardamom Hill Reserve, Rubber plantation of Kanjirappally, Pepper plantation of Vazhachal, Paddy cultivation of Palghat etc…

Life styles of the tour – Toda tribes of Ooty,  Tea leaf pluckers of Munnar, Black clam collectors of Vembanadu lake etc…

Natural Elements – Rolappadu wild life Sanctuary, Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Bandipur ,  Nagarhole, & Eravikulam National Parks, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Periyar tiger reserve, Chinnar and Vayanadu Wild life Sanctuaries, Marayur Sandal wood forest, Vembanadu lake and associated back waters, Mararikulam beach,  etc…  

Detailed itineraryDay 1. Meet and greet at Hyderabad Air port.Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.Day 2. Visit Charminar and Golconda forts whole day.Dinner and overnight stay.Day 3. Proceed to Kurnool by train at 07.30 am.. Reach Kurnool by 12.30 pm. Check in to Hotel, have lunch…leisure.Day 4. Rolappadu wild life sanctuary visit to see Black buck.Spend whole day inside the sanctuary with Accompnying Naturalist.
Refresh and relax at the Hotela and have dinner.Midnight train to Hospet.  Day 5. Hampi visit in the afternoon.Visit Daroji wild life sanctuary in the evening to see the Sloth Bear.Day 6 Remaining Hampi visit in the morning and afternoon.Daroji visit in the evening to see the Sloth Bear. 
Ovenight train to Mysore.Day 7.Mysore palace visit. Day 8. Morning visit to Ranganathittu bird sanctuary. 
Leave Mysore in the afternoon to Kabini.Day 9. Morning Jeep safari and Evening boat safari in Kabini reservoir to see Indian elephant and other wild life.Day 10. Transfer to Sulthan Bathery and Visit Edakkal caves in the afternoon.Day 11. Proceed to Ooty.Visit coffee plantation mid way lunch in the coffee plantation.Dinner and Overnight stay at Ooty.Day 12. Ooty excursions.Day 13. Proceed to Silent Valley. Jeep Safari in the afternoon to see Lion tailed macaque and other wild life.Transfer to Palghat, Overnight stay at Palghat.Day 14. Leave early in the morning to Parambikkulam. Dinner and Overnight Stay inside the forest.Day 15. Whole day trek in Parambikkulam to see Indian gaur, Indian wild dog and other wild life. Day 16. Proceed to Chinnar in the morning. Check in to a Tree house / Log house inside the forest.Evening short trek in Chinnar to see Grizzled giant squirrel. Day 17. Full day trek in Chinnar  to see Grizzled giant squirrel, Elephant, and Sambhar.Day 18. After breakfast, proceed to Eravikulam National park, to see Nilgiri Tahr.Proceed to Munnar In the afternoon, hotel check in and relax.Day 19. After breakfast, Proceed to Thekady , reach there in the afternoon after visiting Caradamom plantation and lunch.Evening boating in the Periyar lake to see the beautiful forest and occasional wild life near the lake.Day 20. Bamboo rafting to see Nilgiri Langur & Indian gaur.Day 21. Proceed to Houseboat to rest and relax in Vemband lake and associated backwaters.Day 22. Proceed to Cochin to see Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue and Jew Town, Mattancherry. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.Day 23. Proceed to Cochin International Airport to leave Kerala with beautiful memories to cherish.

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