TIGER PARKS OF INDIA KABINI BLAK PANTHER LEOPARD TADOBA ANDHERI TIGER PARK

Information

Southern states of India have varied landscape and regions ranging from dry deciduous to open thorn forests, coastal mangroves to wet evergreen forests, also scrub, wetlands, grass lands, seas and agricultural habitats resulting in excellent bird life in the southern states.

A 10 day visit to the region easily fetches you 300 plus species. Our main asset in the region is our valued guides who knows the birding hot spots as they frequent the region and share their vast experience with all our values guests. More time spent in the region fetches more birds for sure.

Southern states are not only beautiful but also rich in flora and fauna and have a rich cultural diversity as well. Please have a read of our specialised bird program below and send us your queries.


Important

Important time of the year to run this program is September to March and it is must that you book the tour well in advance so we can block all the desired places to stay. THIS TOUR ALSO FOCUSES ON THE BEAUTIFUL ENDEMIC SPECIES OF THE REGION.

Dates and Prices

SEVERAL DEPARTURES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS TOUR FROM NOVEMBER TILL APRIL.

INDIVIDUAL DEPARTURES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS TOUR. PLEASE WRITE TO US FOR ATTRACTIVE PRICES.

Miscellaneous

Please write to us for all your questions and we will be very happy to answer them. Many country nationals can now get e-visa on arrival in India. Please visit this website for complete detail on tourist e-visa on arrival https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html





Itinerary

Click on a day below to see what will be taking place.

Day 01 - Arrive Bangalore

Arrive Bangalore with your international flight and upon arrival our office staff will receive you and take you to your hotel in the city. Bangalore is also referred to as the silicon valley of India as it is a big IT hub. Check in and overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 - Bangalore to Coorg

Breakfast and leave for Coorg and upon arrival check in to a resort in Ammathi. Rest and post lunch we will set out on our birding expedition with our expert naturalist.
Overnight at the hotel at Ammathi in Coorg.

Day 03 - Coorg

Full day birding at Coorg. OSme of the birds we can see here are as below.....

Non-passerines: Grebes • Shearwaters and petrels • Storm petrels • Tropicbirds • Boobies and gannets • Cormorants • Darters • Frigatebirds • Pelicans • Bitterns, herons and egrets • Ibises and spoonbills • Storks • Flamingos • Ducks, geese and swans • Osprey • Hawks, kites and eagles • Falcons • Pheasants and partridges • Cranes • Rails, crakes, gallinules and coots • Bustards • Buttonquails • Jacanas • Painted snipe • Oystercatchers • Avocets and stilts • Thick-knees • Pratincoles and coursers • Plovers and lapwings • Sandpipers and allies • Skuas • Gulls • Terns • Pigeons and doves • Parrots and allies • Cuckoos • Barn owls • Typical owls • Frogmouths • Nightjars • Swifts • Treeswifts • Trogons • Kingfishers • Bee-eaters • Typical rollers • Hoopoes • Hornbills • Barbets • Woodpeckers and allies

Passerines: Pittas • Larks • Swallows and martins • Wagtails and pipits • Cuckooshrikes • Woodshrikes • Monarch flycatchers • Fantails • Bulbuls • Ioras • Leafbirds • Shrikes • Thrushes and allies • Old World flycatchers • Babblers • Cisticolas and allies • Old World warblers • Titmice • Nuthatches • Sunbirds and spiderhunters • Flowerpeckers • White-eyes • Old World orioles • Fairy-bluebirds • Drongos • Woodswallows • Crows, jays, ravens and magpies • Starlings • Weavers and allies • Waxbills and allies • Buntings • Siskins, crossbills and allies • Sparrows


Day 04 - Coorg to Kabini

After pre breakfast birding session we leave for beautiful Kabini reservoir and stay at the fabulous Kabini River Lodge.

Kabini lies under Nagarhole National Park or (Rajiv Gandhi National park) and has a rich flora and fauna to showcase. We will spend two days here to explore its rich mammal and bird life. Kabini is famous for its leopard as well as tiger population and sightings.

We will experience the afternoon safari in the Kabini Jungle and spend the night at Kabini River Lodge

Day 05 - At Kabini

In the morning we will take the Kabini river boat ride and in the afternoon visit the jungle again in open vehicle safari and experience its rich flora and fauna.
Overnigh at Kabini River Lodge

Day 06 - Kabini to Masinagudi

Post breakfast leave for Masinagudi and upon arrival transfer to the lodge. Masinagudi is a premium birding area and we will spend two days here and see the beautiful bird life of this region.

Today morning drive is long but extremely picturesque drive through the plateau towards South east section of Nilgiri bio reserve, where Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai Tiger Reserves are located. The route is through Nugu reservoir and enroute depends on climate and time we will visit Gopalswamypet, a hillock in Bandipur National Park for landscape photography and birding. Upon arrival at Masinagudi rest and evening birding and look for the owls.

Day 07 - At Masinagudi

Birding at masinagudi and cover Zingara and Moyar areas and later in the day visit Bandipur National Park for afternoon safari.

Day 08 - Masinagudi to Ooty

A very picturesque drive from 800 Metres to 2000 metres today. You will notice the difference in the vegetation and change of habitat will bring us many different bird species. WE will stop on the way at birding spots and also once we arrive at Ooty we will visit birding spots and later visit the famous Botanical Gardens as well.

Day 09 - At Ooty

Birding and walking in Ooty.....fabulous beauty on the his famous hill of south india.

Some of the birds that we will see here in Ooty are as follows :-

Purple Sunbird, Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Pied Bushchat, Black and Orange Flycatcher, White-spotted Fantail, Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Nilgiri Flycatcher, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Square-tailed Bulbul, Greenish Warbler, Common Tailorbird, Blue-capped Rock Thrush, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Great Tit, Striated Heron, Eurasian Coot, Common Sandpiper, Grey Heron, White-breasted Waterhen, Great Cormorant, Little Cormorant, Grey Wagtail, Indian Pond Heron, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Cattle Egret, White-cheeked Barbet, Black Drongo, Indian Blackbird, Spotted Fantail, Nilgiri Laughingthrush, Oriental White-eye, Oriental Magpie Robin,Red-whiskered Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, House Sparrow, Common Mynah, Jungle Mynah, Spotted Dove, Grey Junglefowl, Tickell's Leaf Warbler, Blyth's Reed Warbler

Day 10 - Ooty to Valparai

After breakfast we leave for Valparai and upon arrival transfer to the accommodation here. Later we spend time birding.

A bio diversity hotspot and houses the rare Lion Tailed Macaque apart from Gaurs, Elephants, Leopards, Wild Boars, Exotic bird life, deers, giant squirrels and not to forget the most beautiful " Great Hornbill"

Day 11 - At Valparai

Excursions to nearby areas for rich birding experience.

Day 12 - Valparai to Coimbatore and fly out

After breakfast leave for Coimbatore for flight out

GALLERY

TOUR PLACES

Below are the places that are visited on this specific tour

EXTENSION TOUR

We highly recommend the following extension tour to the above program as this will further enrich your visit to south india

Day 12 - Valparai to Munnar
Leave for the beautiful hill station of Munnar and check into one of the resorts here.

Day 13 - Visit the tea plantation and tea factory and also visit to see the Nilgiri Tahr and the sunset point

Day 14 - Full Day Birding at Munnar and experience its numerous endemic species

Day 15 - Munnar to Thekkady
After Breakfast leave for Periyar Tiger Reserve and upon arrival at Thekkady check into the hotel. Later in the day experience spice plantation tour

Day 16 - At Periyar
Boat ride and Jungle walk today

Day 17 - Thekkady to Kochi airport transfer for flight out.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Please get in touch with us for your requirement and we will be happy to assist you and design a program as per your need and provide all tour related services from your arrival to Departure. Arrival/Departure assistance, hotel and jungle resort booking, inland transport and transfers, Jungle safaris, guides, drivers, entry fees, specialist naturalists, particular specie target, highly professional services will be provided. Our team has an experience of over hundred years collectively in client service and we enjoy very high reputation.
 

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