Creation and administration of Protected areas in South India originated with the Maharajas of the Southern Princely States' private hunting grounds. The Mudumalai National Park, established in 1940, was the first modern Wildlife Sanctuary in South India.
Most of Kerala, whose native habitat consists of wet evergreen rain forests at lower elevations and highland deciduous and semi-evergreen forests in the east, is subject to a humid tropical climate. however, significant variations in terrain and elevation have resulted in a land whose biodiversity registers as among the world's most significant.
Important ecological regions of South India are the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, located at the conjunction of the borders of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the Nilgiri Hills and the Anamalai Hills in the Western Ghats. Bird sanctuaries including Vedanthangal, Ranganathittu, Kumarakom, Neelapattu and Pulicat are home to numerous migratory and local birds.
Lakshadweep has been declared a bird sanctuary by the Wildlife Institute of India. Other protected ecological sites include the mangrove forests of Pichavaram in Tamil Nadu, the backwaters of Pulicat lake in Tamil Nadu and Vembanad, Ashtamudi, Paravur and Kayamkulam lakes in Kerala. The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 10,500 km.sq of ocean, islands and the adjoining coastline including coral reefs, salt marshes and mangroves. It is home to Endangered aquatic species including dolphins, dugongs, whales and sea cucumbers.
The region is home to one of the largest populations of endangered Indian elephant and Bengal Tiger in India. Elephant populations are found in eight fragmented sites in South India; in northern Karnataka, along the Western Ghats, in Bhadra–Malnad, in Brahmagiri–Nilgiris–Eastern Ghats, in Nilambur–Silent Valley–Coimbatore, in Anamalai–Parambikulam, in Periyar–Srivilliputhur and Agasthyamalai. The region is home to one-third of the tiger population and more than half of the elephant population of India. There are 14 Project Tiger reserves and 11 Project Elephant reserves in the region. Other threatened and endangered species found in the region include grizzled giant squirrel, grey slender loris, sloth bear, nilgiri tahr, nilgiri langur, lion-tailed macaque, and Indian leopard.
Dates and Prices
Day 2, 3 AND 4
For three full days we will explore this region and enrich our bird list. Overnight at Thattekad.
Day 5 and 6 - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Day 7 and 8 Munnar
Day 09 at Ooty
Overnight at Ooty, another beautiful hill station.
Day 10 and 11 Masinagudi/ Mudumalai
Day 12 Mysore
Day 13 - Bangalore
Day 14 Departure
Day 01 - Arrive Kochi , Overnight at Kochi
Day 02 - Kochi - Sightseeingg visit Muttoncheery island, Cheinese fishing nets, Old Kochi and watch Kathakali dance show.
Day 03 - Kochi to Kumarakom and embark on backwater houseboat.....boat will cruise through the backwaters and sometimes come out in the open vembanad lake. Overnight on board the boat. A fabulous experience.
Day 04 - Disembark and drive to Kovalam , visit Padmanabh swami temple (The richets temple in the world)
Day 05 - At Kovalam , enjhoy beach and ayurveda
Day 06 - Kovalam to Kochi
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