Wildlife Tour of South India

Duration : 11 Nights/ 12 Days
Destinations Covered : Bangalore - Bannerghatta - Mysore – Ranganathittu- Nagarhole - Bandipur - Ooty – Bangalore

India has a splendid diversity of flora and fauna spread all cross the country. Southern part of the country is well gifted with all natural resources as well as many national and wildlife parks. This tour enthralls you as some of the destinations covered are really praiseworthy. It covers Bangalore the city of gardens, Mysore famous for the Palace. Wildlife parks like Nagarhole, Bannerghata and National parks of Nagarhole and Bandipur will excite you with its flora and fauna.
Day 01 : Arrival Bangalore
Welcome to the city of gardens, Bangalore. Also referred as Silicon Valley due to many thriving information technology industry. At airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your pre booked hotel.

Day 02 : Bangalore - Bannerghatta - Bangalore 22 Km
Bannerghatta National Park is about 22 Km from Bangalore. It houses one of the richest zoological reserves. It is a habitat of white tigers, lions and other mammals. Besides these animals it also have elephant, bonnet macaque, cheetal, muntjac , slow Loris, wild boar, fox and three striped palm squirrel. After spending some delighted moments return to hotel for Night stay.

Day 03 : Bangalore Sightseeing - Mysore 140 Km / 03 Hrs
The city sightseeing of Bangalore will include Tipu’s Palace made of complete wood was summer retreat of Tipu Sultan. Later visit 16th century Bull temple which is carved of single granite block. Visit the Botanical garden Lalbag and later drive past Vidhan Souda. Later continue your drive to Mysore en route visiting Srirangpatnam, once the capital of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, on arrival check in hotel.

Day 04 : Mysore - Ranganathittu - Mysore
After breakfast drive to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary which is about 20 Kilometers from the city. The idea of making this sanctuary was incorporated by Salim Ali the great ornithologist. He proposed the Maharaja of Mysore to declare it as a protected area. Nagarhole wildlife sanctuary It is near to the Cauvery River. It is a residence to the numerous varieties of birds and reptiles. It also has many migratory birds. The species which can be spotted are cormorants, darters, white ibis, and spoon billed storks, open billed storks, painted storks, white neck storks, kingfisher and many more. You can also spot crocodiles in the Cauvery River. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Day 05 : Mysore – Nagarhole (94 kms / 02 hrs).
Morning leave for Mysore sightseeing visit Chamundi hills, Mysore Palace whose architecture is in Indo Saracenic style. The entire Palace is exquisitely carved and very fine art of work is done. Visit St.Philomena’s church built in gothic style. Later continue your drive to Nagarhole.Nagarhole served as an exclusive hunting ground for the rulers of Mysore. On arrival check in resort for overnight stay.

Day 06 : Nagarhole
In the morning leave for Jungle safari.Nagarhole is rich in flora and fauna. It hosts a big number of elephants. The other animals which you can encounter in good numbers are tigers, leopards, wild dogs, and Sloth bear. Also found are gaur, sambar deer, chital, four horned antelope and wild boar. Nagarhole has mixed deciduous forests. Later in the afternoon return to hotel.

Day 07 : Nagarhole - Bandipur National Park 100 Km / 02 Hrs
Morning leave for Bandipur National Park. It was the creation of Maharaja of Mysore in the year 1931 AD. The massive area of Bandipur owes to its connectivity to Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary in Kerala.Bandipur National parkThe National Park is nurtured by three rivers the Moyar, the Kabini and the Nagur. Bandipur offers numerous activities to its guest like boating, fishing, bird watching and trekking. The vegetation is very thick and has varieties of flora and fauna also.
Day 08 : Bandipur National park
Today morning leave for jungle safari with naturalist. Bandipur is famous for Tigers. It also has a large number of elephants which can be seen roaming in their natural habitat. Other animals which can be spotted are leopard, sloth bear, chevrotain, Sambar, Chital, Wild boar, barking deer, Dhole, Hyena, Gaur and four horned antelope. Bird watchers will also be not disappointed one can see Kingfisher, wood pecker, common vabbler, drongo and many more. After spending your time in jungle return to resort.
Day 09 : Bandipur - Ooty 80 kms / 02 hrs
Morning leave for one of the adorable hill station of Tamil Nadu, Ooty. It is cradling in the blue mountains of Nilgris. There are many tourist attractions in and around Ooty. Check in hotel and rest of the day free to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 : Ooty sightseeing
Morning enjoy your breakfast in the resort and later leave to explore Ooty and its vicinity. Visit Rose Garden which has nearly 2000 varieties of roses covering an area of 10 acres. Also see the artificial Ooty Lake which was made by John Sullivan in 1824 AD. Do not miss the highest point of Nilgris Doddabetta.Another interesting place to be seen is St.Stephen’s church constructed in 1829 AD. In the late afternoon return to hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the serene ambience of your resort.
Day 11 : Ooty - Bangalore 290 kms / 06 hrs.
Today morning head for Bangalore. On arrival check in hotel. Rest of the day relax in the hotel after a long journey. Night stay at hotel.

Day 12 : Leave Bangalore
In time our representative will provide you assisted transfer to the Bangalore International airport to board your flight back to home / next destination.