Wildlife Safari in Karnataka

Wildlife Safari in Karnataka with a Kerala Karnataka Tour for 14-Days. Bangalore – Nagarhole – Bandipur – Mudumalai – Munnar – Thekkady – Kumarakom – Alleppey – Kochi.

Wildlife safari in Karnataka at the Nagarhole National Park

This incredible 14-days unforgettable wildlife safari in Karnataka and Kerala, into the southern segment of India takes you away from the humdrum of daily life. Visit some of the best wildlife reserves of south India during this vacation.

Your trip begins at Bangalore and takes you to Nagarhole National Park which is known for its inhabitation of Indian Elephants. Stays for this package will be at Bangalore (1N), Nagarhole (2N), Bandipur (2N), Ooty (1N), Munnar (2N), Thekkady (2N), Kumarakom (1N), Alleppey (1N), Kochi (1N). If you do not have 14 days to spare the trip can be shortened as Bangalore – Mysore – Bandipur – Wayanad – Nagarhole – Bangalore, a 8 days Tour.

Proceed to Bandipur National Park post which you will be taken for a short trip to Mudumalai Bird Sanctuary where you can see innumerable resident and migratory birds. Thereafter visit Munnar to experience the charm of nature at its best. Eravikulam National Park will be the next destination of your vacation. Thenceforth, spend two nights at Periyar National Park. Proceed to Kumarakoram Bird Sanctuary for another fun-filled night of your vacation. Travel to Alappuzha, a much-loved tourist city in Kerala and finally reach Kochi which will be the last stop for this holiday.

Itinerary

14 Days / 13 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.

As its time for your arrival, our travel representative is already present at the Bangalore Airport to welcome you. A comfortable transfer to the hotel is also pre-arranged for your convenience. Check-in at the hotel and unwind yourself up of the travel frazzle. We suggest you take ample rest this evening since your journey would have been tiring. Moreover, you need to be ready and energized for the 14 fun packed days during your Wildlife safari in Karnataka and South India tour

Overnight stay in: Bangalore

Meals included: N/A

Savour an appetizing early morning meal at your hotel in Bangalore and get ready for travelling to Nagarhole National Park. The 5 hours road journey takes you to one of the best wildlife reserves of India and will be your destination for two nights.

Most renowned for its huge population of the large mammal- Elephant, Nagarhole National Park houses a great variety of other wild animals too. These include Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Ussuri Dhole, Indian Leopard, Four-Horned Antelope, Barking Deer and many more. This wildlife reserve is an excellent place to catch glimpses of jungle bison which is a mammal found popularly and in large numbers in the forests of South India. Apart from these, the reserve is also an abode of a rich variety of birds, insects and reptiles.

Witness all this and a lot more on your Nagarhole national park safari. To arrange for your Kabini safari online bookings, do visit the above link.

Overnight stay in: Nagarhole

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy the last game drive to Nagarhole for your wildlife safari in Karnataka early in the morning and check-out from the lodge after breakfast. It is time to proceed to Bandipur National Park, another amazing destination to be visited on this tour to India.

Bandipur National Park offers wonderful chances of wildlife spotting during game drives. The once hunting reserve of Maharaja of Mysore, this forest is known for its rich biodiversity. Offering protection to various endangered animals in India, it prominently houses Indian Elephants, Tigers, Gaurs, Indian Rock Pythons, Dholes, Muggers, Sloth Bears and many more animals. Besides land creatures, the national park is also a home to over 200 species of birds, numerous reptiles and insects.

To make your Bandipur safari bookings online, do visit the official website.

Overnight stay in: Bandipur

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Set out for an early morning game drive this day and return to the lodge for breakfast. Soon after breakfast, it is time to hit the roads to Mudumalai National Park which shall be a drive of around 45 minutes. It is a great place for a short trip for anyone who is visiting southern India for wildlife safari in Karnataka or Kerala.

Nestling in the north-western section of Nilgiri Hills, the Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is the homestead of many vulnerable and endangered species such as the Indian Leopard, Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant, and Gaur. Other creatures to which this land serves as a habitat include plentiful species of birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, and fishes.

Overnight stay in: Bandipur

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy yet another but the last early morning safari to Bandipur before breakfast this morning. After a sumptuous breakfast, head towards Munnar. It is a road journey of about 8 hours during which there will be a halt in the midway for lunch. Situated on a hilly terrain, Munnar is best known for its tea plantations. The views of untainted valleys, pleasing mountains, alluring flora and fauna and the fragrance of spices in the air are what Munnar is all about. The scenes are so mesmerizing that you would surely want to enjoy the views and the weather for some time in the evening.

The next day, visit the Eravikulam National Park. Since vehicles are not allowed inside, this area will be explored on foot. Take packed picnic lunch to be enjoyed amidst wilderness as this entire day will be spent around this landscape.

A must visit destination in Munnar for anyone who is visiting the southern part of India, Eravikulam National Park is the natural home of the endangered Nilgiri Thar. Apart from this, various other rare animals, birds and insects can be spotted here. An intriguing discovery of this park is a strange reddish-orange coloured frog with short limbs and multiple glands.

After spending the entire day around here, return to the lodge for dinner and a sweet night’s sleep.

Overnight stay in: Munnar

Meals included: Breakfast

Immediately after the morning meal, it is time to set out for a 3 hours drive to Periyar National Park. Revel in a tempting lunch upon reaching the lodge. Thereafter, embark on a visit to the spice gardens, a prominent attraction of this area. Be pleased with the aroma of cardamoms and pepper in the air. Return to the lodge around sunset and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Next morning, it is the ideal time to plunge into a Periyar National Park safari on an elephant-back, an excellent way to enjoy bird’s eye view of the entire forest land, and surrounding spice plantations. Periyar National Park is another famous wildlife sanctuary of India. The scenic allurement of this land and the bountiful blessings of nature leave every visitor bewildered. Apart from the copious flora, the forests of Periyar are equally well-gifted with a bounty of fauna. Bengal Tigers, White Tigers, Indian Elephants, Indian Giant Squirrel, Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed macaque are some of the animals that thrive here.

While you stay around Periyar, do not miss the boat ride. A game drive to the wilderness of Periyar is scheduled post-lunch in the afternoon.

Overnight stay in: Periyar

Meals included: Breakfast

Relish a delectable breakfast at the lodge and get ready to depart for Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary on a road trip of about 4 to 5 hours. Occupying a lovely land in the backwaters of Kerala, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is a heaven for every bird lover.

Spend the time until dusk at the bird sanctuary and watch thousands of birds around. Cormorant, moorhen, brahminy kite, waterfowl, cuckoo, egret and owls are the local inhabitants while the migrants include Siberian Crane, Lark, Flycatcher, Teal and Parrot. The sanctuary also encompasses an in-house interpretation center.

Return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight stay in: Kumarakom

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to the incredible city of Alappuzha, a fascinating tourist destination in God’s Own Country (Kerala). Dotted with tiny houses, canals, coconut palms, lagoons, backwaters, picturesque beaches and cashew plantations, Alappuzha is a truly magnetic place. Spending even a short part of your wildlife vacation to India in Alappuzha is going to be a great delight.

Enjoy a houseboat cruise in the backwaters of Alappuzha.

Overnight stay in: Alappuzha

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The blissful houseboat cruise comes to an end this morning as it is time to travel to Kochi. Upon reaching Kochi, check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure. Taking rest for the entire day can be a good idea since last few days were packed. Alternatively, you can also explore the city of Kochi on your own.

Overnight stay in: Kochi

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, savour a delicious complimentary breakfast at the hotel and get ready for travelling to the airport as it is time to board your flight to home country. We hope to have made your wildlife safari in Karnataka and Kerala super-fun and truly a memorable experience and look forward to adding more such memories to your timeline.

Overnight stay in: N/A

Meals included: Breakfast

Quick Facts

Wildlife

Tigers, Leopard, Indian Elephants, Tigers, Gaurs, Indian Rock Pythons, Dholes, Muggers, Sloth Bears, Four-Horned Antelope, Barking Deer and many more

Must Do’s

Enjoy a coracle boat ride in the Kabini River and indulge in the various in-house activities offered at Nagarhole and Bandipur. Take a canoe boat ride at Alappuzha along with your houseboat cruise.

Ideal for

Wildlife and photographic enthusiasts. Also ideal for bird watching

Options & Extension

This trip can be extended to include a leisure holiday at Kerala at its panoramic beaches. Also, one can plan for a luxury South India holiday with their stay arrange at Orange County Resorts (now changed to Evolve Back Resorts). Check-out our Orange County India package

Featured Camps & Lodges

Learn more about the luxurious properties available for your trip.

Dates & Rates

Fully inclusive rate per person sharingPrice
10 October 2017 - 15 April 2018Available On Request
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Breakfast only at Bangalore, Munnar, Periyar and Kumarakom
  • All meals included at Wildlife lodges in Nagarhole, Bandipur and Mudumalai
  • All meals included in the Kerala Houseboat at Alappuzha
  • 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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