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South India Wildlife Tour

Duration : 15 Nights - 16 Days

Destination Coverd : Bangalore-Mysore-Ranganathittu- Srirangapatnam- Nagarhole –Bandipur-Ooty-Munnar- Periyar Tiger Reserve- Alleppey-Kumarakom-Cochin

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 : Arrive Bangalore (By Flight)

On your arrival at Bangalore airport our Dynamic Tours representative will meet you and will transfer you to the hotel.The garden city of Bangalore is the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Situated at about 1000 meters above sea level. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Bangalore - Mysore (125 ksm - 03 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Mysore, also known as the City of Palaces. Its grand and imposing palaces, majestic temples, gardens, broad shady avenues, fine buildings and a salubrious climate leave an ever-lasting impression on the visitor. Check in to the hotel. In the afternoon visit the temples like the huge Nandi Bull on Chamaundi Hill & then allow sometime for shopping; Mysore is famous for its sandalwood & silk. Visit Mysore palace, Mysore zoo, Srirangapatnam, Channapatna Toys Centre, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Fort, Tippu’s Summer Palace, St.Philomina’s church, Mysore Railway museum and Art Gallery , In the evening visit Brindavan garden lighting show and Krishnarajasagar Dam. Then back to hotel and over night stay at Mysore.

Day 03: Mysore - Ranganathittu -Mysore

After breakfast proceed for full day excursion to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. This birding site lush green islands on the river Cauvery. The is is known for migratory birds from Siberia , Australia & south america. It's a grea place to spot Spoon bills, Open Bill Stork, White Ibis, Little Egret, Darter, Pond Heron, Cattle Egret, Cormorant, Wild Duck, Peafowl, large cormorant, shags , river tern, great stone plover, kingfisher, Indian cliff swallow and the lesser whistling teal. Also is offers a great chance to witness Marsh Crocodiles, otters , Flying foxes , bonnet macaque, common mongoose, palm civet. Return back to Mysore. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Mysore – Srirangapatnam- Nagarhole (90 Kms-02 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Nagarhole National Park enroute visit Srirangapatnam, famous as the Tipu Sultan's former capital, Srirangapatnam is a picturesque island in the Cauvery River. The biggest of the three islands in the River Cauvery, it is about 5 km long and 2km wide. Continue drive to Nagarhole.
It is the largest stretch of protected forest in india, the formation of forest is dry scrub - moist decidious with forest of rosewood , sandal , Oak ,bamboo & teak. The park boosts a great variety of wildlife including asiatic Elephants ,tigers, leopards , Gaur , Squirrels, sambar , Chittal , Monkeys , mouse deers, diiferent species of mongoose, monkeys , otters , pangoline etc. Enjoy a wildlife viewing on the afternoon jeep safari trip. Overnight at the wildlife lodge. 

Day 05: Nagarhole

Early morning wildlife viewing and bird watching in the park or a Coracle ride on the Kabini River. Enjoy an evening jeep ride or an Elephant ride into the Nagarhole Jungle. Overnight at the wildlife lodge.

Day 06: Nagarhole - Bandipur National Park (125 kms - 03 hrs)

Morning drive to Bandipur National Park. situated among the foothills of Western Ghat & Nilgiri Mountains, Bandipur has remarkable variety of flora and fauna.This place is home to Leopard , Asiatic Wild Dogs, Stripped Hyenas, Jackals, Jungle Cats, Leopard Cats, Rusty Spotted Cats, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civets, Otters and four different species of Mongooses (the common stripe necked, brown and ruddy mongooses), Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Muntjac, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Four-Horn Antelope, Pangolin, Indian Porcupine, Fruit Bat, Spender Loris, Langur, Bonnet Macaque, Wild Pig, Black Saped Hare and variety of reptiles such as Rock Python, Cobra, Marsh Crocodile, Monitor Lizard, Rat Snake, Wolf Snake, Common Krait, Runel's Viper Bamboo Pit Viper and Green Keel Back are also found here. Bandipur is great destination for birding also. Afternoon visit inside the wildlife sanctuary in jeeps. Overnight stay at the wildlife lodge.

Day 07: Bandipur National Park

Early morning you can have Jungle Safari / Elephant safari, after breakfast free for leisure. Again you have afternoon (Evening) Safari wildlife viewing and bird watching. Overnight stay at the wildlife lodge.

Day 08: Bandipur National Park - Ooty (60 Kms - 02 hrs)

After breakfast proceed to Ooty, upon arrival check in at Hotel, Afternoon proceed for the guided sightseeing of Botanical garden, Dottabeta Park and tea plantations. See the beautiful 'Blue hills' of the Nilgiris, go on nature walks along winding roads, see hill slopes covered with greenery and wild flowers, hear the silence of the mountains broken only by the calls of birds and the chirping of crickets, while in Ooty: Stand at the edge of a cliff and see the astounding view of undulating hills and valleys extending as far as the eye can see. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 09: Ooty - Munnar (260 kms - 6 hrs)

After breakfast free for leisure Botanical Garden or Ooty Lake after drive to to Munnar, hill town of Munnar, Located at a height of 1600mts.Munnar town was the summer resort for British. Munnar is the highest tea estate in the world. . Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Munnar-Eravikulam National Park- Munnar

After breakfast drive to Eravikulam National Park to see the Nilgiri Tahr. Eravikulam National Park, The area is tropical evergreen forest. Grasslands, shrubs, and forests are what one finds throughout. Grasslands with patches of forests known as sholas in between cover almost the entire region. This Sanctuary is set up for the preservation of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. The park home to Elephants, Sambhars, Gaurs, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri, Langur, giant squirrel, Tigers and Leopards. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Munnar- Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (130 kms - 03 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Periyar (3 hrs.) In the lap of the mountains, the Periyar wildlife sanctuary's environ is like a canvas of many shades. The fresh air of the moist deciduous forest gives one a chance to experience the peace and serenity and long to return for more. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary-Set high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, in God’s Own Country, Kerala, is the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Periyar wildlife sanctuary has a picturesque lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Formed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir meanders around the contours of the wooded hills, providing a permanent source of water for the local wildlife. Though its a Tiger Reserve, tourists come here to view the Indian elephants in the act of ablution and playfulness by the Periyar lake.
Afternoon Nature Walk in Tiger Reserve. The birdlife comprises of Darters, Cormorants, Kingfishers, the great Malabar Hornbill and racket-tailed Drongoes. The reptilian population boasts Of Monitor Lizards that can be spotted basking in the sun, on the rocks along the lakeshore.Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Morning boating in the Periyar Lake for the best opportunity to see wildlife at close quarters. Visitors who trek into the Periyar national park often see a Python and sometimes even a King Cobra. OPTIONAL Full day Jungle Jeep Sarafi:- Early morning get ready for full Jungle Jeep Safari The program starts at 5.30am in the morning which our special Jeep will receive you from your accommodation area 40 kms scenic drive through the jungle. Then you will reach a place called there you can have your breakfast and you can start the jungle trekking with specially trained guides after 3hrs trekking you will reach the Green mansion and have Lunch. After that you can have canoeing in the Gavi Lake. Then have tea and snacks and proceeding to the cottage and drop. Overnight stay in Hotel at Thekkady at Hotel.

Day 13: Thekkady ( Periyar ) – Alleppey ( 120 Kms / 04 Hrs )

Morning have your breakfast proceed to Alleppey where at about 12.00 noon you can check in to the much awaited houseboat. Cruising in a House Boat through the back waters of Kerala is the fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. Sit back and relax while the boat cruises through the narrow serene backwaters, rivers and canals. Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with snacks, dinner and breakfast will be served on board. Enjoy your evening on the sun decked sand and shore. Overnight stay at House Boat will be a unique experience.

Day 14: Kumarakom

Disembark your houseboat at Kumarakom and visit Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary, located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the bird sanctuary is spread across 14 acres. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, an ornithologist's paradise is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Kumarakom - Cochin (80 Kms - 02 hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Cochin. Upon arrival Cochin & check into the hotel Afternoon start sightseeing trip of Cochin: Visit Dutch Palace, with its murals from the Ramayana, the Jewish Synagogue in Mattancherry and St Francis' Church in Fort Cochin.
This evening enjoy a Kathakali performance, a traditional dance form of Kerala. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Cochin - Departure

Morning after breakfast drive to Cochin airport to connect flight for on wards destination.

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PACKAGE COST INCLUDES: - 
• Accommodation on twin sharing basis
• Breakfast at all Hotels .
• Transportation using A/C Vehicle as per itinerary.
• All Meals at House Boat.
• All Jungle Safari as per the tour plan.
• Assistance on Arrival & Departure
• Service of an English speaking driver.
• Driver’s expense, Parking, Toll.
• All Taxes.

PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDES: -
• Air Fare/Train fare.
• Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
• Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
• Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
• Guide & Monuments Entrance Fees. / Temple or Darshan Fees.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
• Govt. Service Tax. 3.50%

Note: - As per the Government directive, you are requested to produce your photo identity document such as Driving License/Voter ID Card/Passport/at the point of check in at the hotel. We appreciate your cooperation.

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