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Birding Tour South India & Andaman Island

BANGALORE - CHENNAI - MUDUMALAI - MUNNAR - MYSORE - NAGARHOLE - OOTY - PORT BLAIR - THEKKADY

Highlight of Tour

With the impeccable diversity of flora and fauna found here, South India becomes an ultimate destination for a nature lover. We bring to you a complete itinerary to explore the colors of Southern India and observe different birding site that are present here. Experience the natural beauty of the charming South India.

The Andaman & Nicobar are a group of picturesque Islands, big and small, inhabited and uninhabited, a total of 572 islands, islets and rocks lying in the South Eastern Part of the Bay of Bengal. The isolation has helped evolve a large number of endemic birds on these islands.

On the Andaman Islands Endemic Birding Tour, we will be visiting the Andaman Island in search of these birds especially the endemics – total of 20 in number. The notable areas visited during the Andaman Endemic Birding Tour are Mount Harriet, Sippi Ghat, Chidia Tapu, Farar Ganj & Havelock. The endemics include four owls and other species such as Andaman Woodpecker, Andaman Crake and Andaman Serpent Eagle.

Cities We Cover

BANGALORE – CHENNAI – MUDUMALAI – MUNNAR – MYSORE – NAGARHOLE – OOTY – PORT BLAIR  –  THEKKADY

Highlights

  • Light and Sound Show in Cellular Jail and water sports, Port Blair
  • Enjoy Boat Cruise at Port Blair
  • Snorkeling, Scuba Diving and Swimming at Havelock Island
  • Enjoy Game Fishing in Andaman
  • Shopping at the local bazaar of Port Blair
  • See captivating life and live corals reefs
  • A large list of bird species
  • Endemic variety of birds, great birding
  • Sightseeing
  • Amazing landscape of Kerala
  • Comfortable lodging

Price Includes

  • 20 Night's accommodation at listed hotels.
  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Air Condition transportation for all Private Transfers & Sightseeing.
  • English speaking guide for sightseeing excursions in each city.
  • Assistance on arrival at each city.
  • Packed drinking water during the rides, tours & excursion.
  • All kind of taxes related to package.
  • 24/7 on-tour assistance in India.

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare & Domestic air fare and entrance fee to monuments.
  • Any kind of personal Expenses such as like tips, Porter, Laundry & phone calls & Video/Still.
  • Camera charges.
  • Travel insurance & Visa.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Bangalore

Arrive Bangalore, transfer to Hotel

Overnight.

Day 2RAMANAGARA / MYSORE.

After breakfast drive to Mysore, it is 90 Kms and takes about 2 hrs, lunch at hotel in Mysore.
In the evening proceed for bird watching.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 3MYSORE / NAGARHOLE

Early morning birding at Ranganatitu Bird Sanctuary, come back for breakfast at hotel and proceed to Nagarhole, it is about 3 Hrs drive.

After lunch at Kabini Resort proceed for game drive in the Nagarhole National Park.

Overnight at Kabini River Lodge.

Day 4NAGARHOLE

After an early tea, proceed for a Jeep safari to Nagarhole National park. Return to Kabini Lodge for Breakfast, free time for birding our self in the Hotel’s garden until lunch time, after lunch Jeep Safari again.

Overnight at Kabini River Lodge.

Day 5NAGARHOLE / MUDUMALAI

After breakfast at Kabini River Lodge, proceed to Mudumalai (5 to 6 Hours), on arrival check into hotel Jungle Hut.

After lunch proceed for birding in nearby area, overnight at Jungle Hut.

Day 6MUDUMALAI

After breakfast proceed to Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary to see variety of wildlife species, after lunch look for some endemics nearby area.

Overnight at Jungle Hut.

Day 7MUDUMALAI / OOTY

After breakfast at hotel proceed to Ooty, on arrival transfer to Hotel Sherlock.

Afternoon birding around Ooty.

Day 8OOTY

Breakfast & dinner at hotel.
Lunch outside.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 9OOTY

After Breakfast have short drive to Tiger Hill forest for birds & lunch at hotel, Afternoon visit Cairn hill forest Reserve for birding. 

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel Sherlock.

Day 10OOTY / TOP SLIP

Breakfast at hotel, get pack lunch and proceed to Top Slip, on arrival transfer to hotel. Top Slip’s outstanding rainforest patches hold a number of South Indian endemic birds. Some, such as the Waynad Laughing thrush, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, White-bellied Tree pie, Malabar Trogon. 

White-bellied Blue Flycatcher and Black-throated Munia are best seen here. Other key birds include a large breeding population of Great Hornbills, Malabar Grey Hornbill, and Red Spur fowl, Grey Jungle fowl, Malabar Parakeet, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Oriental Bay Owl, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Indian Swiftlet, Brown-backed Needletail, Rufous Babbler, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Greater Racket Tailed Drongo, Great Eared Nightjar and Large-billed Warbler.

Many of these birds can be seen on the 1km track from the edge of Karian Shola to the watchtower overlooking a reservoir.

Dinner & Overnight at hotel Wood House/Tree House

Day 11TOP SLIP

Full day bird watching at Top Slip,

Overnight at same hotel.

Day 12TOP SLIP / MUNNAR

Breakfast at hotel, get some food on the way for lunch and  proceed to Puttotham (80kms) from Top slip for Lion-tailed Macaque if we want. We will have to go about 60 km one way extra road to Puttotham, then proceed to Munnar by surface (4 Hrs. from Top slip to Munar plus extra road to rare Macaque).

On arrival check-in to Hotel Copper Castle.

Munnar – 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.

Evening enjoy visit Old Munnar town, Tea plantations, Tea museum & local market etc..

Overnight at hotel.

Day 13MUNNAR / THEKKADY

Breakfast at hotel, proceed to visit to Eravikulam National Park (Raja Malai) for couple of hours, later drive to Thekkady [3 hrs] through the plantations and small villages simplicity of the state can felt while, driving all round would be scenic beauty, lunch on the way, upon arrival transfer to hotel Aranya Niwas.

Thekkady is one of India’s most fascinating natural wildlife sanctuaries, where you can watch wildlife at close quarters. The vegetation, the flora and fauna and the birds of Thekkady are uniquely rich, vast and varied that it does not bear resemblance to any other wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

If time permits then in evening enjoy little birding in Periyar National Park around the Hotel garden.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 14THEKKADY

After breakfast proceed for a nature trek through Periyar Lake – wildlife sanctuary. You can visit rare species of plants and animals and this is an unforgettable experience.

After lunch at hotel proceed to visit spice plantation like cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, tea, estates etc on your way back to the hotel, you could stop at local market pick some fragrant spices.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 15THEKKADY / MADURAI / CHENNAI

Breakfast at hotel, get pack lunch, drive to Madurai airport, fly to Chennai.

Depart: Madurai         Indigo (6E # 7198)        06:10 Hrs.

Arrive : Chennai                                                  19:40 Hrs.

On arrival check into hotel. Overnight a hotel.

Day 16CHENNAI

Breakfast at hotel. Day free for own activities.

Dinner & Overnight a hotel.

Day 17CHENNAI / PORT BLAIR

Breakfast at hotel, Transfer to airport, fly to Port Blair.

Depart: Chennai          UK 833       10:55 Hrs.
Arrive: Portblair                                13:30 Hrs.

Meeting on arrival & transfer to hotel Fortune Bay Resort.

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a veritable Garden of Eden and a naturalist’s heaven. The clean environment, roads, greenery as well as unpolluted fresh air attract all nature lovers. The tropical rain forests and waters of Bay of Bengal are the home of a vast collection of plant, animal and marine life. Topographically the islands are hilly in places fringed with coconut palm, covered with tropical jungle and interspersed with flat stretches of crescent shaped beaches. Adventure tourism like trekking, Island camping, snorkeling, SCUBA diving etc. and other water sports are the real attractions. A marvelous mix of nature’s most precious delights, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a once in a lifetime holiday experience.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 18PORT BLAIR

Breakfast at hotel.

Full day bird watching tour, overnight at Fortune Bay Resort.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 19PORT BLAIR

Breakfast at hotel.

Full day bird watching tour, overnight at hotel Fortune Bay Resort.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 20PORT BLAIR

Breakfast at hotel.

Full day bird watching tour, overnight at hotel Fortune Bay Resort

Day 21PORT BLAIR / CHENNAI

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport, fly back to Chennai.

Depart: Port Blair          Air India         08:00 Hrs
Arrivel: Chennnai                                   10:10 Hrs.

On arrival in Chennai, our services end, you can depart for onward destination with sweet memories of India.

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