Wildlife Safari in Kerala

An 8 Days wildlife safari in Kerala visiting its best national parks where nature and wildlife can be experienced at its most vivid and eloquent backdrops

Wildlife Safari in Kerala

Kerala, the God’s own country is not only famous for its backwaters and scenic beauty but also its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. It is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Having a mixed habitat of wet evergreen rain forests at lesser altitudes, deciduous in the highlands and semi-evergreen forests in the east, we can also find a varied bio-diversity in Kerala. It is a state where 29% of the total land area is forestland.  Have a feel of its biosphere reserves on this wildlife safari in Kerala and all the various adventures that lay hidden unexplored.

This would mean a bonanza to all the tourists where they would get a combination of rich bio-diversities and the extremely romantic and astounding backdrop to complement the adventure in this Kerala wildlife tour. There are loads to explore in this lovely place with lots of discoveries to be made which would leave you with countless memories and a desire to come back once more! We have some exciting and adventurous activities and events planned up for you in this Kerala wildlife tour package. Come let’s explore this South India wildlife tour and be amazed.

Itinerary

8 Days / 7 Nights

This tour has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

You will be arriving early in the morning and will be received by our representative at the Delhi Airport. We would then assist you in checking-in to the hotel. After a brief rest, we would take you on a guided tour to a tour of Delhi where you will get to see beautiful monuments and important buildings worth seeing in Delhi like Rashtrapati Bhavan, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Lotus Temple, and Connaught Place among others. You might want to do some shopping while you are there!

You would be spending the night in Delhi

Overnight stay in: Delhi

Meals included: N/A

Today you would be flying to Cochin from Delhi early in the morning. After you arrive, we will drive you to Munnar and thus start our actual wildlife safari in Kerala tour. Today you would have the afternoon to yourself, so rest while you can for we have some activity-packed days ahead.

Overnight stay at: Kochi

Meals Included: Breakfast

Going by the search trends on Google, it can be seen people seem to think wildlife in Kerala is limited to a single Kerala wildlife sanctuary and national park, but there’s more to it. You would be spending the day exploring and bird watching at the Eravikulam National Park – the largest national park in Kerala. This place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has around 26 species of wild fauna with the highest population of Nilgiri Tahr. Other animals you can spot here are Indian muntjac, Golden jackal, Nilgiri langur, Dusky palm squirrel etc. Some of the most predominant species of birds found are Nilgiri pipit, Nilgiri wood pigeon, White bellied shortwing, and Kerala Laughing thrush. Online booking for the Eravikulam National Park safari can be done on the official website.

Overnight stay in: Eravikulam National Park

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, we would go on a morning nature walk to explore more of the wildlife in the National Park. Post lunch, we would be driving you to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a three hours drive from the Eravikulam Park. The rest of the time is at leisure. You would be checked-in at the resort where you would be spending the night.

Overnight stay in: Periyar / Thekkady

Meals included: Breakfast

This wildlife sanctuary, also known as Thekkady, is located on the border of Tamil Nadu and has a spread of around 925 sq.km. Periyar Tiger Reserve is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala. The park is home to over 35 species of mammals, 265 species of birds, over 45 species of amphibians 160 species of insects including the near to be extinct Travancore evening brown. This is predominantly a Tiger and an elephant reserve.

We would go on a boat ride in the morning and spot some wildlife across the Periyar Lake. We would also do a lot of bird watching. The most prominently spotted animals are – Elephants, Tigers, Indian Giant Squirrels, Salim Ali’s fruit bats, Lion-tailed Macaque and Nilgiri Marten. Birds which we would see while bird watching are- Nilgiri wood pigeon, Blue-winged parakeet, Sri Lanka frogmouth, Oriental darter, and Black-necked stork. Online booking for the Periyar National Park safari can be done through the official website.

Overnight stay in: Periyar/Thekkady

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 of your wildlife safari in Kerala would start early in the morning by driving you to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. This bird sanctuary is set in the most beautiful and romantic backdrop of Kerala’s backwater and the banks of Vembanad Lake. The Sanctuary has tropical evergreen and moist deciduous forests and grasslands and is spread across 14 acres. The rest of the day is for you to relax. You would be spending the night at a resort in Kumarakom.

Overnight stay in: Kumarakom

Meals included: Breakfast

We would start our day with a boat ride in the beautiful and serene backwaters. Then we would go on a birding expedition to one of the best bird sanctuaries in Kerala: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Set on the banks of the Vembanad Lake and spread over 14 hectares of green pastures, the best time to visit the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is between June and August when it is the breeding season for the resident wetland birds. Indian Darter, Cormorant, Moorhen, Brahminy kite, Parrot, Teal, Lark, Flycatcher, Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owl, Egret and Heron are the different species of birds that can be seen here. It is also home to some rare wintering birds like the Pin-tailed duck, Spot-billed duck, Garganey teal, Osprey, Marsh harrier, Steppe eagle, etc.

Overnight stay in: Kumarakom

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 would mark the end of your wildlife safari in Kerala. You would be driven to Kochi in the morning where you would be spending the whole day sight-seeing and visiting places. Late evening you would depart for your onward journey. We would bid adieu with a hope that we placed some lovely memories and fun-filled adventure in your hearts and with a hope to see you soon on another fun-filled action-packed tour.

Overnight stay in: NA

Meals included: Breakfast

Quick Facts

Wildlife

Elephants, Tigers, Indian Giant Squirrels, Salim Ali’s fruit bats, Lion tailed Macaque and Nilgiri Marten, Nilgiri Tahr, Indian Muntjac, Golden Jackal, Nilgiri Langur, Dusky Palm Squirrel

Must Do’s

Enjoy an overnight stay in a houseboat or a canoe boat ride through the backwaters of Kerala at Alappuzha

Ideal for

Wildlife & photographic enthusiasts and Bird Watchers

Options & Extension

This trip can be extended to include other parts of Kerala such as Cochin, Marari or North of Kerala. You can further extend it plan a heritage tour of South India

Featured Camps & Lodges

Learn more about the luxurious properties available for your trip.

Dates & Rates

Fully inclusive rate per person sharing Price
10 October 2017 - 15 April 2018 Available On Request
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Breakfast only at Delhi, Cochin Munnar, Periyar and Kumarakom
  • Transport by an air-conditioned Toyota Innova vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Bottled water provided during tours and long drives
  • All government taxes applicable

At Camps & Lodges

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • All meals
  • Park fees
  • Photographic fees (non-professional)
  • Services of an English-speaking naturalist
  • Forest guide fees
  • Scheduled safari activities in the morning and evening
  • All applicable taxes
  • This rate is not valid in on special holidays such as Christmas / New Year / Diwali etc
  • Check in time at the hotels is 14:00 hrs and check out time is noon.
  • The quote is valid for two people travelling together and sharing the same room.
  • Vehicle included for this trip is an air conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Air fare mentioned is based on current fares applicable in economy class.
  • The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
  • Only morning game drives are possible in the national parks on Wednesdays, as the parks are closed on Wednesday afternoons
  • Game drives at National Parks are in shared jeeps
  • This offer only applies to the hotels and resorts specifically mentioned in the itinerary

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