Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Location: Andaman Island and South India – Kerala
Best season:Mid October to Mid March
Category:Cultural, Nature and Birding Holiday Tour
Covering:: Chennai > Port Blair > Mount Harriet National Park > Havelock Islands > Fort Cochin > Thattekkad > Periyar Tiger Reserve > Alleppey backwaters ( Overnight on traditional houseboats on backwaters) and Back to Cochin
You can take it:As a private, personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice).
Special about the tour:
The Birding tour to Andaman Island and south India, covering Kerala Birding tour covers some of the richest bird habitat of India. A paragon of beauty, the Andamans and Nicobar islands present a landscape of scenic and picturesque extravaganza, shimmering like emeralds in the Bay of Bengal ( INDIA). Thickly wooded with rain forest and tropical trees, edged by mangrove swamps and pristine, palm- fringed, white sand beaches, the Sparkling clear water with clean isolated beaches, make it one of the best destination for Bird watcher and ornithologists because of its rich, unique and endemic biodiversity. There are about 270 species and sub species are reported from these islands,106 of them are endemic species( 19) or semi species ( 87) to these islands. You would be able to spot the mixture of Indian and South Asian bird species on this Birding tour to Andaman.
Later the tour continues covering some of the most famous Birding sights in Kerala in South India, where you will visit Thekkady Tiger Reserve, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary and will visit Alleppey, known as the ‘Venice of the East’, famous for its backwaters full of immense natural beauty—where you will stay on the traditional wooden houseboats. Overnight experience on these houseboats will fascinate you and will provide you to see the local people from much closer. Enjoy walking through the forest, spotting the endemic birds, butterflies, small mammals and the occasional reptile, Flocks of Parrots, Brahminy Kites, Hornbills, Sea Eagles and Herons will delight the birdwatchers and are the highlights of the tour.
The tour finishes in Fort Cochin ( Kochi), also known as the “Queen of Arabian Sea”, which is the vibrant city and considered as the most important city on the west coast of India,has been drawing traders and explorers to its shores for over 600 years. No where else in India could you find such an intriguing mix: giant fishing nets from China, a 400-year-old synagogue, ancient mosques, oldest church of India, Portuguese houses and the crumbling remains of the British Raj all together grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast of India.
Brief Itinerary: Chennai ( 01 Night) > Port Blair ( 05 Nights) > Havelock Islands ( 02 Nights) > Fort Cochin ( 02 Nights) > Thattekkad ( 01 Night) > Thekkady /Periyar Tiger Reserve ( 02 Nights) Alleppey backwaters ( Overnight on traditional houseboats on backwaters 01 Night).
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Please Note-: We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements and any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation as per your available time.