South India Wildlife Holiday Packages and Itineraries

Here’s our best recommended South India wildlife holiday packages and itineraries exploring the beautiful and unexplored sanctuaries and national parks in Kerala Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. 

Our South India tours and wildlife holiday packages involve such levels of expertise and local knowledge of our grounds staff and tour consultants, thus ensuring we are able to offer a gentler and more relaxing introduction to the wonders of south India. Our two-week South India trips starting from Chennai, Bangalore or Cochin or 7-10 day wildlife tour itineraries for South India offers the experiences of the backwaters, temples, spice markets, tea plantations and wildlife holidays across Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. These tour packages include internal flights, accommodation in boutique or luxury hotels, transport, guide and meals.

Major Cities & Destinations of South India – that you can visit on your Wildlife Holiday to South India

South India’s vibrant cities are a potpourri collection of colours and chaos. For those who would be planning their first trip to South India, it could be daunting task to plan an itinerary that could cover all major tourism sights. It could start with a very valid doubt, “Where is South India”? Unlike the landlocked North, the south part of India is a tropical territory that runs from high Deccan Plateau, via the Eastern and Western Ghats and moves further south to make up the best lively beaches, spice-scented hills, impressive rivers and colourful populated cities. South India is collectively used to describe the southern region of India that extends over eight Indian states. The names/list of these South Indian states or union territories are:

  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Telengana
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Lakshadweep
  • Pondicherry

The lists of major or top cities of South India are:

  • Bengaluru (or Bangalore), Karnataka
  • Mysuru, Karnataka
  • Mangaluru, Karnataka
  • Cochin (or Kochi), Kerala
  • Calicut (or Kozhikode), Kerala
  • Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Vishakapatnam (or Vizag), Andhra Pradesh
  • Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
  • Hyderabad, Telengana

Culturally, the southern part of India is different from the north, as its original inhabitants – the Dravidians, who were pushed to the south side of India by the Aryan invaders in North, had a distinct form of music, art, dance, architecture, dress, food and language. And though they had been invaded by Muslims (in the 13th and 14th century), to the most recent Dutch, Portuguese, French and the British; the region has managed to retain its strong identity.

Best Wildlife Sanctuaries to visit in South India

Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in Kerala, Karnataka or South India are:

  • Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
  • Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka
  • Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala

Our Best Recommended South India Wildlife Holiday Packages and Itineraries

Wildlife safari in Karnataka at the Nagarhole National Park

South India Wildlife Tour

DURATION: 14 Days | PLACES: Bangalore (1 Day), Nagarhole (2), Bandipur (2), Mudumalai (1), Eravikulam (2), Periyar (2), Kumarakom (1), Alleppey (1), Kochi (1)

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Wildlife Safari in Kerala

Kerala Wildlife Tour

DURATION: 8 Days | PLACES: Delhi (1 Day), Munnar/Eravikulam (2), Periyar (2), Kumarakom (2), Kochi (1)

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