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South India Wildlife Tour Package

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July 24, 2019

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07 Days/06 Nights
Coimbatore, Ooty, Munnar, Thekaddy, Kumarakom, Alleppy and Cochin.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Coimbatore

Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. Later, you will visit Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary; it is house of a number of animals such as lion, langur, elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog, pangolin, civet cut, porcupine, flying squirrel and jackal along with many others. It lies in Western Ghats at a distance of 65 km from Coimbatore. An overnight stay in Coimbatore.

Day 2Train journey from Coimbatore to Ooty and drive to Munnar (209 km, 4-5 hours)

Today, early in the morning after breakfast, you will board Train for your journey from Coimbatore to Ooty. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a railway in Tamil Nadu, India, built by the British in 1908, and was initially operated by the Madras Railway. The railway still relies on its fleet of steam locomotives. NMR comes under the jurisdiction of the newly formed Salem Division. In July 2005, UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the World Heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the site then became known as “Mountain Railways of India. The ‘Nilgiri Passenger’ train covers a distance of 26 km (16.2 miles) travels through 208 curves, 16 tunnels, and 250 bridges. It has the steepest track in Asia with a maximum gradient of 8.33%.
After the journey, the driver will meet you at the Ooty railway station and thereafter you will drive to Munnar.
Munnar is over 5000-foot-high mountain station surrounded by a stretch of mountains covered with 1,20,000 hectares of tea plantations. Munnar is the trade center for special teas, lying on one of the world’s highest cultivating areas. You can see the rare Nilgiri Tahr (a type of mountain goat), enjoy the panorama, or climb the cliffs of Anamudi (2695 meters), south India’s highest mountain tip. An overnight stay in Munnar.

Day 3Drive to Thekkady (85 km, 1-2 Hours)

After breakfast you’ll drive to Thekkady. This trip through the mountains, spice plantations and tea plantations will definitely energize your senses. On the way you’ll visit a Spice Farm, where you can see various spice plantations such as cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, peppermint, clove, vanilla, ginger, chili, tea and coffee plants.
Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for rest and refreshment. In the late afternoon you’ll enjoy a boat trip in Periyar Wildlife National Park. This park is one of the world’s best places to see elephants in their natural surroundings. Before sunset, you’ll also be fortunate to see other wild animals visiting the bank of Periyar Lake to drink and eat. You can also enjoy a pleasant walk in the markets before returning to your hotel. If you love Indian food, a visit to spice shop is must here! An overnight stay in Thekkady.

Day 4Drive to Kumarakom (119 km, 3-4 Hours)

Today you will glide through the backwaters. After your breakfast at the houseboat, you will be brought directly to Kumarakom to your resort on the bank of the backwaters. Today is the day to do nothing. Just sit and relax! Read a book or go for the Ayurveda massage. An overnight stay in Kumarakom.

Day 5Drive to Alleppy (48 km, 1 Hour)

After a hearty breakfast at Kumarakom, you will drive to Alleppy (Alappuzha), where you will check in your Private Houseboat. From here you can start your private overnight houseboat trip to Kumarakom. The entire day will be spent in the Backwaters where breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served. Here, you will glide along the canals and observe the daily life of the Kerala people living on the banks of Backwaters. At night you will settle down to spend it in the house boat on the lake. Out here the only sounds are perhaps of a passing boat, the pounding of the waves, a few bird calls and frogs croaking. An overnight stay in the Houseboat.

Day 6Drive to Cochin (55km, 2-3 Hours)

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will first stop at the St. Francis Church, built in 1503 by the Portuguese. Then you’ll visit the Mattancherry Palace or “Dutch Palace” built by the Dutch and later on handed over to the local king. At the harbor, you can see unique Chinese fishing nets, which marks the visit of Chinese people in Cochin. You’ll also visit the Jewish Synagogue, built in 1558. Around the Synagogue, you can buy many antique things. After that, you will return to your hotel. An overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 7Departure from Cochin

Today you will drive to Cochin airport for flight to your Home country.

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