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Bird Watching Holidays in Kerala & Western Ghats - 15 days tour package
Route:   Cochin – Thattekkad – Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary – Munnar -
             Meghamalai – Thekkady – Gavi – Kumarakom – Konni – Kovalam.

Focus:  Birds, Wildlife, Nature Walk, Eco Holidays, Tea Plantations,
             Estate Bungalows, Backwaters & Beaches.
Day Activity Approx.
Distance / Drive
Location Accommodation
01 Arrive Cochin int’l airport by morning, transfer to your hotel and later in the afternoon city sightseeing followed by a sunset cruise on the backwaters   Cochin Malabar Trinity
02 Drive to Thattekkad and later in the afternoon explore the Salim Ali bird sanctuary along with a naturalist. 70 km / 02 hrs Thattekkad Birds Lagoon Village Resort
03 Morning & afternoon bird watching tour along with a naturalist.   Thattekkad Birds Lagoon Village Resort
04 Morning after your bird watching tour in the sanctuary, drive to Mararyoor, check into your hotel and relax. 130 km / 03-04hrs Marayoor Chandana Royal Resort
05 After breakfast drive to Chinnar and meet your naturalist and the team of eco-guides. After a short briefing, you will be guided for a trek through the dry deciduous thorny scrub forests of Chinnar. Trek starts from Champakkad tribal settlement. A two hour long trek will end at Vasyappara.   Chinnar Basic Hut
06 Walk around your camp early in the morning with your naturalist. After breakfast, trek back to Champakkad. Take a dip in the river Pampar to cool your body. This program will give you a chance to watch Asiatic elephants and gaurs at a close distance and abundant birdlife. Further drive to Munnar, check into your hotel and relax. 60 km / 02 hrs Munnar Windermere Estate
07 After an early breakfast enjoy a full day trek along with a local guide insearch of endemic birds.   Munnar Windermere Estate
08 Morning explore the Rajamalai National Park, which houses the endangered species Nilgiri Ibex. Later drive to a tea bungalow located in a picturesque location. 90 km / 03 hrs Meghamalai The Cloud Mountain Bungalow
09 Morning enjoy a jeep safari and further visit the tea factory. Afternoon drive to Thekkady and relax. 55 km / 02 hrs Thekkady Green Woods Resort
10 Today our whole day will spend at picturesque Gavi. The two-hour jeep ride will take you past hills and valleys, tropical forests, sprawling grasslands, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantations. With more than 260 species of birds, Gavi is a haven for birdwatchers. 40 km / 02 hrs Thekkady Green Woods Resot
11 Morning explore the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary by 02-03 hrs walk though the forest. Later drive to Kumarakom, check into your hotel and relax. 140 km / 03 hrs Kumarakom Lake Song Resort
12 Early morning visit the nearby bird sanctuary, which is famous for its water birds. Later drive to Konni and enjoy a Half-day trek to the evergreen forests of Kurichi, Chavarpandy etc. 90 km / 03 hrs Konni Contour Jungle Resort
13 Morning visit to the Elephant training centre. Later drive to Kovalam, check into your beach hotel & relax. 100 km / 03-04 hrs Kovalam Surya Samudra Beach Garden
14 The day at leisure + Ayurvedic massage.   Kovalam Surya Samudra Beach Garden
15 Early morning transfer to  Trivandrum int’l airport to board your return flight.   Transit Transit
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