14 days of South India Wildlife and Nature Tour

14 days of South India Wildlife and Nature Tour

Duration: 14 days

Places: Bangalore-Nagarhole National Park-Wayanad-Athirapally Waterfalls-Munnar-Thekkady-Houseboat-Cochin

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Tour Highlights

  • Go on open jeep safaris into the jungles of Nagarhole national park – the best place to see Tigers, Elephants, Leopards in South India
  • Go for Coracle ride in Kabini Lake – a place where many wild Elephants congregate to bath
  • Explore the jungles and plantations of Wayanad through safaris, treks etc
  • Stay in a waterfall facing Tree House in Athirapally
  • Visit Tea Gardens, Tea Factory and waterfalls in Tea town of Munnar – Known for its scenic landscapes
  • Go for jungle treks and boat cruise in Thekkady
  • Visit the Spice plantations and see how spices are grown
  • Places:
  • ABangalore
  • BNagarhole National Park
  • CWayanad
  • DAthirapally Waterfalls
  • EMunnar
  • FThekkady
  • GHouseboat
  • HCochin

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 2 BANGALORE
  • Day 3 - 4 NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK/ KABINI
  • Day 5 - 7 WAYANAD
  • Day 8 ATHIRAPALLY
  • Day 9 - 10 MUNNAR
  • Day 11 - 12 PERIYAR NATIONAL PARK
  • Day 13 HOUSEBOAT
  • Day 14 COCHIN / Bangalore

Welcome to Bangalore - the Silicon city of India known for its growing IT industry. The city if one of the fastest growing cities of Asia and is a technology and electronic hub of India. Arrive in Bangalore and transfer to hotel. Next day, after breakfast proceed for local  sightseeing. The monuments and areas covered are Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, High Court, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore Palace, Vishvesvaraya Museum, ISKCON Temple etc.  Overnight stay in luxururios hotel

Check out from the hotel and drive to Kabini - Nagarhole National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park), once the hunting ground of Mysore Kings located 94 km away from Mysore has lush greenery, attractive streams, valleys and waterfalls and is an abode for many rare species of animals including tiger, NilgiriThar, Nilgiri languor, bison, leopard, wild boar, deer, dhole (wild dog), sloth bear, jungle cat, civet, bonnet macaque, and pangolin and one among the few natural habitats of Asian elephants. The bird species include Malabar pied hornbill, crested hawk eagle, golden- back woodpecker, and southern tree pie. Reptiles like crocodiles, pythons, and several species of snakes and lizards are also found here. The place Nagarhole derives its name from Kannada – ‘Naga’ meaning snake and ‘hole’ meaning streams is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere reserve. Arrive at Nagarhole and check in to the resort. Explore the national park on open jeep safaris and coracle rides.

Travel to Wayanad - a small nature rich town in northern Kerala. The road passes through Coffee plantations and jungles. Arrive in Wayanad and stay in a nature resort. Next day, after a refreshing breakfast proceed for a tour of Wayanad. Set at an altitude of 700 - 2100 m above sea level, Wayanad is one of the districts in Kerala that has been able to retain its pristine nature. The fast-flowing rivers - Panamaram, Mananthavady and Kabini add to the beauty of Wayanad. Sightseeing attractions in Wayanad include Pookoda Lake, Lakkadi, Kuruva Island, Edakkal Cave. Overnight stay is arranged in Wayanad.

After breakfast, travel from Wayanad to Athirapally by AC car. Athirapally Waterfalls is a popular picnic spot where water plunges from a height of nearly 80 feet before joining the Chalakudi River. Check in to the hotel on arrival and enjoy stay at tree house near to waterfall – a unique experience. Overnight stay is arranged in Athirapally.

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive towards Munnar. Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. 1600 m above sea level. This hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town. On arrival check in to the hotel, leisure and overnight at hotel.

After breakfast travel to Thekkady. The Periyar wild life sanctuary in Thekkady is spread across 777 sq km of which 360 sq km is thick ever green forest. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wild life and scenic beauty, the sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. Optional activities like Boating at Periyar Lake, Spice Plantation visit and Elephant Ride can be done. You can also enjoy the traditional Kalariyapattu show, which is a form of Martial arts. Overnight stay is arranged in Thekkady

After Breakfast, drive to Alleppey. Check in at Luxury Houseboat.  Cruise throught the lake  & overnight stay in the Luxury Houseboat. With the Arabian Sea in the west and a vast network of Lakes, Alappuzha is a district with immense natural beauty. Referred to as the Venice of east by travelers from across the world, this backwater country is home to diverse animal and birdlife. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. Today, Alappuzha is an important backwater destination attracting several thousand foreign tourists every year. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Marvel at the unique life on backwaters - you may wish to disembark from the houseboat and get down at one of the islands to see villages and rural life.

After breakfast travel to Cochin Airport to board your flight back home. If you have the return flight from Bangalore or any other city in India then we can book a flight from Cochin to that city.

You luxury South India tour, with Kerala and Karnataka states being covered, ends with sweet memories.

Accomodations

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Economy
  • Bangalore – The Oberoi Bangalore
  • Nagarhole National Park – Orange County
  • Wayanad – Vythiri Nature Resort
  • Athirapally Waterfalls – Rainforest Resort
  • Munnar – Club Mahindra Lakeview
  • Periyar – Aanavilasam
  • Houseboat – Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

Bangalore – The Oberoi Bangalore

Located in the heart of commercial city of Bangalore - the hotel exudes luxury in its interiors and royal service. The food, spa and other aspects of hotels are truly world class - Stay in any of the rooms and suites, savour authentic and world food and enjoy the stay in Bangalore.

Nagarhole National Park – Orange County

While you are cradled in the lap of luxury, the Resort manages to give you a wildlife experience like no other, and enjoins you to be part of the vibrant social tapestry of the local Kadu Kuruba tribe. Steeped in local lore and culture, and inspired in design by the Hadis (tribal villages), this picturesque resort of sweeping panoramic vistas is bordered on two sides by the Kabini River. It began with the understanding that the most luxurious things in the world are peace, tranquility and harmony, and that whatever we do should only enhance these pillars of our philosophy. The result is a resort architecture that has a tribal 'kadu kuruba' leitmotif, where each of the guest huts bespeaks a happy marriage of traditional craft and modern luxury. From the outside, the dwellings subtly incorporate the colours and textures of the landscape in every detail; while within, the sumptuous interiors reflect a vernacular sensitivity that goes beyond mere lip service. From the ethnic furniture and luxury fittings, through the tribal patterned furnishings and drapery, to the little touches like the 'bottle gourd' lamp shades, the sum of the parts is a harmonious whole. Orange County, Kabini comes with all the facilities you'd expect in a world class luxury resort ... and then some more. A scenic Reading Lounge, a traditional Ayurvedic Spa and the timeless Infinity Pool are designed to relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. The other facilities include a board room and and a well stocked bar Hotel Category: 3 Star

Wayanad – Vythiri Nature Resort

Vythiri Nature Resort provides the guests a unique rainforest experience. The Resort is an exquisite eco-friendly jungle getaway in the heart of Wyanad in north western Kerala. Wrapped in the lush embrace of a tropical rainforest, you will dwell in perfect harmony with nature, pristine and waiting to be explored. Allow yourself to be seduced by the orchestration of delicate, subtle sounds accompanying nature’s theatre. Quietly elegant and exclusive, the Vythri Resort is a state of mind with breathtaking vistas. Hotel Category: Luxury Wildlife Resort

Athirapally Waterfalls – Rainforest Resort

Rainforest Resort is a boutique Luxury Hotel with all the rooms are waterfall facing. The hotel is a wonderful amalgamation of nature and luxury – designed to provide intimate yet grandiose experience with the wild. The resort is just few meters away from the 80 foot high waterfalls which are regarded as the Niagara of India. The waterfall and resort is suronded by dense tropical jungles.

Munnar – Club Mahindra Lakeview

Club Mahindra Lakeview is set in a picturesque setting among mountains surrounded by tea plantations in the city of Munnar. The five star hotel has 93 rooms, facilities like Multi Cuisine restaurant, Library and facilities for indoor games. The hotel is built in Indo-British architecture and that makes the stay more memorable. The hotel overlooks a lake at a distance and is located 22 Km from Munnar. Hotel Category: 3 Star

Periyar – Aanavilasam

Aanavilasam offers its guests a refreshing time far away from the bustle of the city life. It creates a sensation in you to see the Cardamom and Pepper plantation along with greenery all around you. Aanavilasam redefines luxury with its well-designed urbane rooms to suit the classy guests. So if you are planning to visit Periyar, just stay in this private estate for a stylish stay.

Houseboat – Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

A traditional houseboat built by one of the most respected hospitality groups of South India - The houseboat is a wonderful amalgamation of old and new - It has luxury interiors merged with traditional outside. The houseboat will be docked to the jetty in the evening and only does a day tour through backwaters.

  • Bangalore – Taj West End
  • Nagarhole National Park – Kabini River Lodge
  • Wayanad – Vythiri Nature Resort
  • Athirapally Waterfalls – Rainforest Resort
  • Munnar – Blackberry Hills
  • Periyar – Cardamom County
  • Houseboat – Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat

Bangalore – Taj West End

Nestled in the midst of 20 acres of magnificent gardens The Taj West End is one of the finest hotels in Bangalore.The Taj West End has welcomed guests for over a century and is more a legend than a hotel. Built in 1887, as the city’s first hotel The Taj West End is an experience of luxury in refined style and warm relaxed comfort. An understated elegance and gothic architecture that has been meticulously preserved, gives The Taj West End its unique character. The hotel is centrally located - just 36 kms from the domestic and international airports and close to the city’s prime commercial, banking and shopping and entertainment districts center. The hotel is opposite to Bangalore Turf Club and is next to Bangalore Golf Club. Hotel Category: 5 Star Deluxe

Nagarhole National Park – Kabini River Lodge

Nestled in the southern fringes of the Nagarhole National Park, the Kabini River Lodge is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. The breathtaking locale with the tranquil backwaters of the River Kabini presents an ideal setting for a long-awaited vacation. Once the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore, Kabini River Lodge is today rated by the British Tatler’s Travel Guide as one of the top 5 wildlife resorts in the world. Kabini is pure elephant country as one can see numerous herds at a time. However, the blaze of the elusive tiger always haunts you as you roam through the verdant jungle here. Once widely known for the mass elephant-trapping operations called 'Khedda', Kabini stands as the one of the brightest beacons for wildlife preservation in India today. Hotel Category: Luxury Wildlife Resort

Wayanad – Vythiri Nature Resort

Vythiri Nature Resort provides the guests a unique rainforest experience. The Resort is an exquisite eco-friendly jungle getaway in the heart of Wyanad in north western Kerala. Wrapped in the lush embrace of a tropical rainforest, you will dwell in perfect harmony with nature, pristine and waiting to be explored. Allow yourself to be seduced by the orchestration of delicate, subtle sounds accompanying nature’s theatre. Quietly elegant and exclusive, the Vythri Resort is a state of mind with breathtaking vistas. Hotel Category: Luxury Wildlife Resort

Athirapally Waterfalls – Rainforest Resort

Rainforest Resort is a boutique Luxury Hotel with all the rooms are waterfall facing. The hotel is a wonderful amalgamation of nature and luxury – designed to provide intimate yet grandiose experience with the wild. The resort is just few meters away from the 80 foot high waterfalls which are regarded as the Niagara of India. The waterfall and resort is suronded by dense tropical jungles.

Munnar – Blackberry Hills

If location, great food, and warm hospitality matters the most you then just have to select Blackberry hills as your holiday stay. Perhaps this is the reason of it being the most popular and commonly visited resorts in Munnar. With its beautiful view and commendable stay it is very ideal place for your honeymoon. Just relaxes your body and soul and helps you to explore your innermost beauty with its attraction all around you.

Periyar – Cardamom County

Get indulged in the beauty of Periyar Tiger Reserve and the natural landscapes all around Cardamom Country. The front desk staffs are really helpful for organizing trips and even arrange for local sightseeing. Whether it is your private vacation or business meeting, every occasion is made special and celebrated with the warmness and amazing services offered by the staff of Cardamom Country. Stay so close to nature with Cardamom Country.

Houseboat – Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat

Stay in a traditional yet luxurious Muthoot Houseboat - traditionally called Kettuvullam - the houseboats are a wonderful combination of luxury and traditional architecture. The interiors are good with amenities like AC and TV (no cable television). The meals are traditional, the cruise happens in the morning and late evening, during the night it is docked to Kumarakom/ Alleppey boat jetty.

  • Bangalore – Laika Boutique Stay
  • Nagarhole National Park – Kabini River Lodge - Economy
  • Wayanad – Vythiri Jungle Hotel
  • Athirapally Waterfalls – Rainforest resort, Athirapally
  • Periyar – Periyar – Periyar Meadows
  • Houseboat – Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

Bangalore – Laika Boutique Stay

This unique mordern, boutique Bed and Breakfast hotel is located in the heart of Bangalore - that allows you to experience Bangalore's Malls, nightlife and markets. The homestay provides all important amenities that a business and leisure traveller would want to have - Stay here for value, beautiful location and service.

Nagarhole National Park – Kabini River Lodge - Economy

One of the best wildlife lodges of South India in terms of location and service. The hotel is owned by Jungle Lodges - a government of India enterprise. The hotel was a hunting lodge of erstwhile Maharaja and now has been converted into a wildlife hotel. The hotel provides a host of activities to explore the national park - coracle, elephant Jeep etc.

Wayanad – Vythiri Jungle Hotel

Vythiri Nature Resort provides the guests a unique rainforest experience. The Resort is an exquisite eco-friendly jungle getaway in the heart of Wyanad in north western Kerala. Wrapped in the lush embrace of a tropical rainforest, you will dwell in perfect harmony with nature, pristine and waiting to be explored. Allow yourself to be seduced by the orchestration of delicate, subtle sounds accompanying nature’s theatre. Quietly elegant and exclusive, the Vythri Resort is a state of mind with breathtaking vistas. Hotel Category: Luxury Wildlife Resort

Athirapally Waterfalls – Rainforest resort, Athirapally

Rainforest Resort is a boutique Luxury Hotel with all the rooms are waterfall facing. The hotel is a wonderful amalgamation of nature and luxury – designed to provide intimate yet grandiose experience with the wild. The resort is just few meters away from the 80 foot high waterfalls which are regarded as the Niagara of India. The waterfall and resort is suronded by dense tropical jungles.

Periyar – Periyar – Periyar Meadows

If Periyar Tiger Reserve which is on visit list then undoubtedly you’re perfect and closest stay would be Periyar Meadows.it offers you spacious rooms with all the privacy for you and your family. You can enhance your taste buds by trying out various regional specialties to various renowned chefs specialty. Don’t miss this opportunity in Periyar Meadows where you can come relax in the lap of nature.

Houseboat – Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat

A houseboat for a premier company in Kerala - the houseboat is made in a traditional style and has amenities like AC, TV and good interiors. Please do not expect a super luxury housboat with immaculate interiors as the houseboat is prepared for providing a unique insight into Kerala culture.

Pricing And Availability

  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Economy
Place Hotel
Bangalore The Oberoi Bangalore
Nagarhole National Park Orange County
Wayanad Vythiri Nature Resort
Athirapally Waterfalls Rainforest Resort
Munnar Club Mahindra Lakeview
Periyar Aanavilasam
Houseboat Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
Period - Opulent Price per person
1 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
1 Oct 2016 – 31 Mar 2017 For prices contact us
Place Hotel
Bangalore Taj West End
Nagarhole National Park Kabini River Lodge
Wayanad Vythiri Nature Resort
Athirapally Waterfalls Rainforest Resort
Munnar Blackberry Hills
Periyar Cardamom County
Houseboat Luxurious Muthoot Houseboat
Period - Luxury Price per person
1 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
1 Oct 2016 – 31 Mar 2017 For prices contact us
Place Hotel
Bangalore Laika Boutique Stay
Nagarhole National Park Kabini River Lodge - Economy
Wayanad Vythiri Jungle Hotel
Athirapally Waterfalls Rainforest resort, Athirapally
Periyar Periyar – Periyar Meadows
Houseboat Economy: Muthoot Luxury Houseboat
Period - Economy Price per person
1 Apr 2016 – 30 Sep 2016 For prices contact us
1 Oct 2016 – 31 Mar 2017 For prices contact us

Bespoke India Holidays Value Includes

  • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels with daily breakfast
  • All entrances charges in monuments
  • All transfers including airport transfers by an AC Car (For Opulent and Luxury option large car)
  • All meals in Houseboat
  • All meals in Wayanad and Nagarhole National Park
  • Safaris in Nagarhole National Park and 1 Safari Wayanad National Park
  • Kathakali dance in Cochin
  • Spice Garden Visit in Periyar
  • Boat Cruise in Periyar
  • Elephant Ride/ Bathing in Periyar.
  • 2 Mineral Water bottles per person per day
  • All taxes

Bespoke India Holidays Specials

Travelling with Bespoke India Holidays ensures a memorable and hassle free experience with following specials

  • One Special lunch in Cochin
  • Highly responsive 24x7 support during the tour
  • High quality personally handpicked local guides at all places that are government approved
  • Courteous chauffeur at your service for the tour.
  • Special assistance in each city for smooth check-ins

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