NILGIRI BIOSPHERE- THE TOUR PLAN
One of the hottest bio-diversity area on earth, the Nilgiri biosphere has the largest concentration of Tiger and Asiatic elephants in the world. The Nilgiri biosphere is located in Nilgiri Mountains of Western Ghats north of Palakkad Gap. Major protected wildlife reserves of the biosphere consist of Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Silent valley National Park, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Bandipur National Park and Nagarhole National Park etc. A trip through these wildlife reserves and villages in its fringes offers excellent wildlife sighting, ethnic villages and nature. The villages , mountain tracts and farmlands offers hiking trails.The tour is designed to explore the wildlife, village life, culture and biodiversity of Nilgiri Biosphere through Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park etc. The package is Cochin back to Cochin mode. One can customize their port of arrival and departure accordingly. Premium and economy packages are available. Moring and evening safaris through forest to spot wildlife, birding hikes, village tour, boat safaris (only with premium package), prehistoric site visit etc are the highlights of the programme. All programme are guided.
VILLAGE AND CULTURAL TOUR
This tour plan is not just for wildlife, but gives opertunities to explore village life and culture of the region in extra time between safaris. Ethnic villages like Thoda village of Ootty, Mangala, Kaniyapura, Mazinagudi, Karapura, Muthanga, Thirunelli etc are the historic villages located inside the forest area. We arrange guided walking tour for birds and village life in these areas. Edackal caves with prehistoric engravings, Ootty heritage train, Colonial monuments etc the archaeological attractions.