Jungle Trails of South India

Bangalore - Nagarhole-Bandipur - Kabini -Madhumalai - Munnar- Eravikukam -Periyar- Kumarkom Bird Sanctuary- Alappuzha - Kochi
13 Nights / 14 Days
Trip Highlights
  • Bandipur National Park
  • Elephants of Nagarahole
  • Mudumalai, the Wildlife Corridor
  • Kerala's tea city - Munnar
  • Niligiri Tahrs of Eravikulam
  • Periyar National Park
  • Boat ride in Periyar
  • Periyar Elephant Safari
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Houseboat cruise to Alappuzha
Day 1
Arrive Bangalore International Airport
On arrival in Bangalore, our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and you will be transferred to your hotel. We advise you to get some good rest today, as tomorrow we start on an exciting journey to the beautiful jungles of south India.
Day 2 / 3
Bangalore to Nagarhole National Park
We leave Bangalore after breakfast and drive to Nagarhole National Park, which is about 5 hours away. Nagarhole is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is among India’s best national parks. Its rich and varied wildlife includes the Tiger, Leopard, Indian Bison, Sloth Bear, Gaur, Sambar Deer, Chital, Common Muntjac and almost 250 species of birds. The park is best known for its large population of Elephants.
Day4 / 5
Nagarhole National Park to Bandipur National Park
After an early morning game safari and breakfast at Nagarahole, we head out to Bandipur National Park, which is about 3 hours drive from Nagarhole. Bandipur National Park is one of the best-known protected areas in India and is also a Project Tiger reserve. The park is famous for its Bengal Tigers, Asian Elephants and for the abundance of sandalwood trees. In addition, it is also home to Leopards, Sloth Bears, Panthers, Chevrotains, Dholes (Wild Dogs), Hyenas, Gaur, Wild Boar, Sambar Deer, Chital, Barking Deer and Mouse Deer.

On arrival in Bandipur, we check in to our lodge and have lunch. This is followed by a game drive into the park.
Day 6
Bandipur National Park to Mudumalai National Park
Today, we go on a morning game drive into Bandipur and return to the lodge for breakfast. We will then head out to Mudumalai National Park, which is approximately 45 minutes away. Mudumalai is an important wildlife habitat due to its strategic position between several other protected areas that are a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Day 7 / 8
Bandipur National Park to Munnar-Eravikulam National Park
Today is our last day at Bandipur and we go for a game drive in the morning and return to the lodge for breakfast. We then drive for about 8 hours to reach Munnar, stopping on the way for lunch. Munnar is a beautiful town up in the hills, best known for the tea grown here. The tea, which has a delicate flavour of cardamom, can be used to brew the famous Indian 'Chai'! Munnar also offers a splendid view of pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna, and the aroma of cool, spice-scented air! You can spend the evening relaxing and enjoying the lovely weather and the spectacular view.

Today we visit the Eravikulam National Park. We carry a picnic lunch with us. As vehicles are not allowed inside the park, we explore the area on foot. After a whole day at Eravikulam, we return to our hotel in the evening for dinner
Day 9 / 10
Eravikulam National Park to Periyar National Park
After breakfast we embark on a three hour drive to reach Periyar. After a delicious lunch, we visit the spice gardens for which the area is well known. Since the olden times, spices were traded like gold in India and you see why...the cardamom and the pepper grown here has a superb aroma! We return to the hotel at dusk and end the day with dinner.

Next day our day begins with a ride into spice plantation area on Elephant back. It is the best way to see the forest and the animals. Also we will have a boat ride during our stay in periyar .

On arrival in Bandipur, we check in to our lodge and have lunch. This is followed by a game drive into the park.
Day 11
Periyar National Park to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
After breakfast in Periyar, we drive to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which is about 4 ½ hours by road. Situated in the backwaters of Kerala, Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is an ornithologist's paradise.

Birdwatchers are in for a treat here!! In the afternoons, you are likely to see large numbers of Herons and Egrets fly in to roost here. We stay in the Sanctuary till dusk, and we then return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 12
Kumarakom to Alappuzha
We cruise in the backwaters of Kerala on a houseboat, locally known as ‘Kettuvalloms’. Located in the south-western part of India, Kerala is one of the most beautiful parts of India.
Day 13 / 14
Alappuzha to Kochi
At Alappuzha, we leave the houseboat in the morning after breakfast and we drive to Kochi (formerly known as Cochin). You have the day to yourself and can explore Kochi.