WILDLIFE AND BACKWATERS OF KERELA
The princely capitals of the Maharaja's with their magnificent remains of once powerful Hindu Kingdoms, contrast dramatically with the wildlife all these and more told from the sight of the forts, welcome to Karnataka. Once the golden cities of the south, that was ruled by the mighty Tipu and known as Deccan. After relinquishing in the history of Karnataka, go on to live and explore the spice villages and the tranquil backwaters of Kerala!
The scenic backwaters of Kerala comprise serene stretches of lakes, canals and lagoons located parallel to the coast of the Arabian Sea. The backwater regions of Kerala are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The tranquil backwater cruises are a once in a lifetime experience. Alappuzha, known as the 'Venice of the East', is especially popular for its houseboat cruises where you can soak in nature at its finest form.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is among the most popular bird watching spots in the country. Spread out over 14 hectares, one comes across numerous rare avian species in these parts. Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake in Kottayam, One gets to see a variety of migratory birds that flock in thousands, ranging from places like THE HIMALAYAS TO SIBERIA in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 01: Bangalore
Day 02: Bangalore – Mysore (150 Kms – 3½ Hrs)
Day 03: Mysore
Day 04: Mysore – Kabini (72 Kms – 2 Hrs)
Day 05: Kabini – Bandipur (105 Kms – 2½ Hrs)
Day 06: Bandipur – Wayanad (105 Kms – 2½ Hrs)
Day 07: Wayanad
Day 08: Wayanad – Guruvayur (185 Kms – 5½ Hrs)
Day 09: Guruvayur – Munnar (185 Kms – 5½ Hrs)
Day 10: Munnar – Periyar (90 Kms – 3 Hrs)
Day 11: Periyar – Alleppey (145 Kms – 4 Hrs)
Day 12: Alleppey – Kumarakom (15 Kms – ½ Hr)
Day 13: Kumarakom
Day 14: Kumarakom – Cochin (40 Kms – 01 Hr)
Day 15: Cochin