South India boasts of some of the best known wild life sanctuaries and parks. The national parks offer the perk of seeing some of the rare flora and fauna in the entire Indian subcontinent. Apart from that these wildlife sanctuaries are extensively beautiful and you will surely enjoy the jungle safari here. The list includes some of best parks such as Periyar National Park, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park, BR Hills, Ervikulam National Park and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. And there is some thing more to add spices to your trip. You will also get to see places like Delhi, Munnar, Ooty, Mysore and Cochin.
Duration : 16 Nights/ 17 Days tour
The western ghats:
Destinations : Chennai(Madras)- Mettupalayam - Madhumalai - Bandipur - Mukurthy - Ooty - Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary - Munnar - Periyar - Cochin.
Season : May and June and September to November.
A natural pot pourri of rain forest, evergreen deciduous forests, grassland and dry deciduous scrub jungle, spanning the south west rim of the Indian sub continent. This region has the largest population of Asiatic Elephants in the world
Day 01: Arrive-Madras
On arrival in Madras meet and transfer to Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Madras
Excursion to Vedanthagal Bird Sanctuary. Board the overnight train to Mettupalpyam.
Day 03: Arrive- Mettupalpyam
Transfer to Madumalai. Late afternoon , a trek through the scrub jungles of Madumalai Wildlife sanctuary. Overnight stay at jungle resort.
Day 04: Madumalai
Visit to deciduous forests and Madumalai Sanctuary. Overnight stay at jungle resort.
Day 05: Madumalai-Bhandipur-Madumalai
Day excursion to Bhandipur Wildlife Sanctuary. Overnight stay at jungle resort.
Day 06: Madumalai-Mukurthy
Drive to Mukurthy Wild life Sanctuary, on arrival check in jungle resort. Overnight stay at jungle resort.
Day 07: Mukurthy
Explore Shola forest. Overnight stay at jungle resort.
Day 08: Mukurthy-Ooty
Drive to Ooty, on arrival in Ooty
Day 09: Ooty-Annamalai
Drive to Annamalai: Drive to Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. On arrival in Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary check in lodge. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Trip to elephant camps and forest. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11: Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Trip to Anagundi and Varagaliarrain forests. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 12: Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Trip to Parambikulam wildlife Sanctuary. Overnight stay at Lodge.
Day 13: Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary-Munar
Drive to Munar. En-route visit Chinnar Sanctuary. On arrival in Munar check in Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Munnar-Periyar
Drive to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 15: Periyar
Cruise on Lake Periyar. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 16: Periyar-Cochin
Drive to Cochin, on arrival in Cochin check in Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 17: Depart-Cochin
Transfer to airport for flight to onwards journey.
Highlights of the tour:
Vedanthagal Bird Sanctuary , Cruise on Lake Periyar , Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Parambikulam wildlife Sanctuary, Varagaliarrain forests, Elephant Camps