15 DAYS COCHIN-MUNNAR-CHINNAR-ANAMALAI-MUDUMALAI-BANDIPUR-KABINI-WAYANAD-MALABAR COAST-COCHIN
Join for an exiting journey to the tropical forests of Western Ghats of India to discover an intoxicating mix of wildlife, culture, tribal life and astounding beach in its foothills, involves Jeep Safaris, Boat Safaris, Jungle Resort Accommodation, nature walks, bird watching, bonfire, listening to the wild etc.Expert designed South India tailor make trips to the wildlife reserves of Western Ghats, visiting Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, High altitude rainforest parks, Muthumalai Tiger Reserve, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Premium and budget packages are available.The itinerary can be customized on your port of arrival and departure. The tour starts from Cochin and ends in Cochin as per usual tour plan. It can be from Bangalore to Cochin or any other city preferred.
COCHIN / KOCHI : ARRIVAL AND RELAX ASIDE SEA IN HERITAGE CITY
Heritage tour | Backwater punting |In tailor made platform two days is allotted in heritage city of Cochin to explore the relics of European medieval culture and monuments existed in Fort Cochin from fifteenth centaury. The ancient port city of Cochin was emerged as a trade centre from Portuguese period. The Islands of Cochin were evolved from the confluence for Sea and backwaters few centuries before the Portuguese, during a severe Tsunami destroyed Muziris , the ancient capital city of Chera Kingdom. Geographically Fort Cochin is estuary of Vembanad Backwaters and Laksha Deep Sea. Presently the city offers cultural walks, monument visit, hike aside estuary to watch Chinese fishing nets, dolphins etc. Apart from these natural and heritage beauties the city is equipped with good in fractural facilities for tourism. A day to explore the 16th century White Jew’s synagogue, spice market, old churches and buildings etc ending with a cultural show or relaxation massage is ideal for beginning of this long tour. A day to explore the backwater village in a house boat or canoe ride gives an insight into the culture and landscape of the country. You can customize the number of days to spend in the city.
MUNNAR – HIGH MOUNTAINS , TEA PLANTATIONS & RAINFORESTS
Tea plantation experience, scenic wonders, Walking safari , Jungle camp and resortsMunnar is the highest city in the state famous for its tea and spice plantations, High altitude forests, National parks etc. It is a natural wonder with millions of year’s natural history, prehistoric human settlements, undulated high mountains and rolling grass hills of westward and gorges, plateaus, savannah forest and Neolithic settlements of leeward. The high altitude rainforest or Southern Hilltop forest, popularly known as sky Islands are worth to explore for a nature lover. The forests and grassland biomes hold high endemism of flora and fauna. Nature walks, multiple days high land hiking, walking safaris and jungle camping, tea plantation living and tea making experience, visit to spice planters village, visit to ethnic villages , visit to archeological sites etc are the highlight of the area. Two nights are allotted to this destination which can be customized on your interests. The activities are of three categories – adventurous, explorer and leisure- which can be customized on your interests and requirements.
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 RESERVE AND OLD CITY OF OOTTY
Mountain Rail | Visit to old monuments | visit to Botanical garden | Visit to Toda VillageNilgiri is the mountain ranges located in the north of Anamalais separated by Palakkad Gap in the Ghats section. The famous mountain city of Ootty established by Madras Presidency of British Raj as their summer capital. The Nilgiri Mountain Rail connecting the foothill at 700MSL and the city at 2000MSL , established by the British with the help of Switzerland engineers is now a world heritage. One night in the city to explore its natural beauty and historical buildings and garden before descending to the biosphere reserve a day of relaxation after Anamalai exploration. You can skip the city and customize the trip with direct entry to Biosphere reserve.