SEVENTEEN PERCENT OF WOLD'S EXISTING TIGER POPULATION IS LIVING IN WESTERN GHATS. 10 DAYS TIGER TRAIL TOUR WITH NILGIRI AND ANAMALAI HOTSPOTS
17% of World’s existing tiger population is living in Western Ghats. The Nilgiri biosphere has the high density of Tiger population in the world. The Tiger Trails are jungle safaris to the best protected Tiger reserves in the World, and exploring its tiger habitat through eco-trails, vehicle safaris and boat safaris.
10 DAYS TIGER TRAIL TOUR WITH NILGIRI AND ANAMALAI HOTSPOTS
Jeep Safari | Boat safari| Bamboo rafting | Walking safari |This customized tour package covers major tiger habitat of Western Ghats. It traverses through Cardamom hill forest, Anamalai forest, and Nilgiri Biosphere. Periyar Tiger Reserve in Cardomom hill, Shola National Park and Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Anamalais, Mudumalai, Bandipur, Nagarhole and Wayanad in Nilgiri Biosphere are the major tiger habitat of Western Ghats. The prey-predator proportion, less disturbed migration corridors etc provided healthy living condition for this big cat. Interestingly it shares its habitat with other predators like wild dog, leopard, sloth bear etc. A ten day itinerary to explore the above habitat through walking safaris, boat safaris and jeep safaris will give best chances of sighting of this endangered cat in its habitat. The Nilgiri biosphere has the best tiger safaris in South India. The itinerary can easily customize. Please go through brief of the destinations and activity. Download itinerary and contact us for customize your trip .
PERIYAR TIGER RESERVE
Bamboo rafting | Walking safari | Night walkPeriyar is the first Tiger Reserve in Kerala. It is a healthy habitat for tigers with good prey-predator proportion. The very first two days are allotted to explore Periyar Tiger Reserve on foot and bamboo raft, night walk etc. Periyar is a mass tourism centre with large number of people coming for boating in the reservoir. So boating in the lake is skipped from this itinerary. Instead of boat safari small group walking safari and rafting is included. The forest type is tropical evergreen which seldom yielded sighting of big cats. But it is an experience to explore the tiger habitat on foot. Elephants , gaur, sambar, sloth bear, wild boar, Nilgiri langur, wild dog, etc are the other big mammals of the zone. Periyar is a hotspot for evergreen forest birds. A walking safari with trained naturalists from local ethnic group is an interesting experience. Accommodation in Periyar can be customized from jungle huts to luxury resorts.
ANAMALAI TIGER RESERVE & CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Nature trails | Walking safaris| Jungle camps| Birding and tiger trailAnamalais is the mountain ranges north of Munnar with steep leeward slopes and evergreen forest tracts if westward hills. The Anamalaia Tiger reserve holds five types of natural forest from Tropical wet evergreen to tropical dry arid, providing habitats for high diversity of plants, animals and birds. This tour provides 3 days in 3 different hostspot of this reserve facilitating to see various species of animals, birds and scenic wonders. Anamalai is the highest area of Western Ghats, south of Palakkad Gap facing the Nilgiris in the North. The forest provides tourism facilities like multiple days walking safari, jungle camping, nature walks, birding trails, visit to Neolithic cave arts and megaliths etc . Anamalai is considered as an ethnological museum for foraging communities. Many British scholars were studied the flora, fauna and ethnology of Anamalais and adjourning Palani Hill tracts. Anamalais is home for 47 species of mammals including endemic and endangered species of mammals like Lion Tailed Macaque, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri tahr, Malabar civet, Travancore palm civet, Travancore hedgehog, Nilgiri Marten etc. Apart from mammals it is also a hotspot for reptiles, amphibians and birds. It is one of the largest habitat of Asiatic Elephants and wild gaur on earth.
NILGIRI BIOSPHERE -MUDUMALAI & BANDIPUR
Exclusive Jeep Safari | Walking safari | Waterhole campThe Nilgiri Biosphere is in tri-junction of states of Kerala-Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Hence the biosphere forests are spread across these states, divided into National Parks, Tiger reserves and sanctuaries. The confluence of Muduamalai Tiger reserve and Bandipur National Park is the foothill of Ootty hills. They are divided by Moyar gorge. This junction is a well known place for wildlife tourism. In this trip three days are allotted in this area to conduct jungle camp, walking safari and jeep safari. It is located in the main elephant corridor of Nilgiris with minimum man animal conflict. Mudaumalai and Bandipur share its flora and fauna of the region. Sighting is slightly varied in each place in different seasons. Both the reserves have good Tiger Sighting.Jungle camp, jungle resorts and rustic waterhole camps are option for accommodation. Rustic waterhole camp is suggested for explorer tour and jungle lodge is suggested for leisure tour. Jeep safari in this region will be exclusive. It is facilitated from department of forest of respective states.