Trip to Western Ghats is a combination of many activities altogether and a traveller can see them in a relaxed way. Western Ghats is a mountain range starting from Western Side of India from Gujarat till Southern Tip passing through Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu.
It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of 08 “hottest hotspots” of biological diversity. Western Ghats has more than 5000 flower plants, about 139 mammals, over 158 bird species and approximately amphibian species. This trip shows the Spice & coffee plantation of the Western Ghats located in Karnataka and Kerala, a tiger reserve like Nagarhole National Park, beaches at Marai and Tellicherry and cultural destination like Cochin and Guruwayur. So in nutshell, it is an Indian Wildlife Travel as well as a Tiger Safari in India, a birding tour in India, a nature tour of India, culture tour and beach holiday.
Arrive at Bangalore international airport, you will be assisted by our representative and transferred to the hotel.
Post breakfast, leave Bangalore to Coorg. Arrive in Coorg and check in to the resort. Coorg is situated between spice & coffee plantations. It is a perfect destination for adventurous activities like hiking etc. In the afternoon, visit Omkareshwara temple, the tomb of Raja and Abbey Falls in Medikeri town.
After having breakfast, transfer to Nagarhole National Park or Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Arrive at Nagarhole, check in to the hotel. After lunch, take the wildlife safari in the Nagarhole National Park with our expert naturalist.
After sipping a cup of tea or coffee, start a boat ride in the backwater of Kabini River to view the crocodiles, various birds and major animals like elephants etc. In the day you may take one elephant ride. In the late afternoon, take one more jeep safari.
In the morning, enjoy once again the coracle ride or jeep safari through the Nagarhole National Park. In time, drive to Sultan’s Battery. On arrival, check in to the Coffee Estate. In the afternoon walk in the hills and coffee estates. You will today stay at a tea bungalow.
After having leisurely breakfast, trek towards famous Edekkal Caves to experience the very old Rock Carving which was made before 2500 BC. Edekkal caves are situated very close to Muthanga National park.
After breakfast, transfer to Vythiri. Arrive at Vythiri and check in to the nature resort. You also have the option to stay in a treehouse. The remaining day is free to experience the surrounding beautiful areas.
The entire day will be utilized to explore the jungles near Wayanad/ Vythiri. Take the walks through the forests observing the rich wildlife and various birds.
Visit to Waynad wildlife sanctuary.
Today, transfer to Tellicherry sometime called as Thalassery. Arrive and check-in. Post lunch, Thalassery Fort, the ancient Kerala martial art centre (Kalaripayattu) and the scheduled beaches. You have the option to take the Ayurvedic massages in the resort.
Today, drive to Thrissur en-route stop to visit the elephant yard camp in Guruvayur – an ideal place to observe the natural behaviour of hundreds of elephants. Experience the spiritual atmosphere near Guruvayur temple. Finally arrive in Thrissur and check in to your hotel.
Today, transfer to Kochi. Post lunch visit Fort Kochi which will include Dutch Palace. Visit St. Francis Cathedral. Take a tour of Chinese fishing Net. Visit the Jewish Synagogue. Enjoy the walking tour through the spice markets. Later, go to a theatre to witness the live performance of Kerala’s traditional Kathakali Dance.
In the morning, drive to Marari Beach. Arrive at Marai and check in to the beach resort. The remaining day is to enjoy the exotic Marai beaches. Enjoy the Ayurvedic treatments in the resort.
The whole day is free for leisure. Stay in the beach resort.
Today, transfer to Cochin international airport to embark the flight back to the home country. The tour ends.