Overnight at Taj Garden Retreat, Madurai.
Day 4: Madurai city sight seeing. Includes temple visit with special attention to the influence of wild life in religion.
Day 5: Morning departure to Periyar by surface. Afternoon boat safari at the Wildlife Sanctuary. In the evening, an orientation on Periyar “Project Tiger”. Overnight at Hotel Spice Village.
Day 6: Optional visits at Periyar – Bird Watching, Trekking, Boat Safari, Lakeside hiking, Spice Plantation visit. Overnight at Spice Village.
Day 7: Morning departure to Kumarakom. A free afternoon which can be spent on bird watching by the lake, a visit to the Bird Sanctuary or having some relaxing Ayurvedic Massages. Overnight at Coconut Lagoon.
Day 8: Onward to Cochin and sight seeing of the city. Fly to Bangalore and drive to Mysore for overnight stay at Hotel Southern Star.
Day 9: Morning sight seeing of Palace and proceed to Kabini for an afternoon boat safari. Cicada Resorts.
Day 10: Kabini. Jeep and boat Safaris. Special interactive session with local tribes for understanding the Wildlife and its Conservation. Cicada Resorts.
Day 11: Jeep and boat safaris at Kabini. Optional hiking in countryside for birdwatching.
Day 12: On to Bandhipur National Park for Jeep Safari. Optional activities like village visit, pleasure ride on elephant if available. Cicada Resorts.
Day 13: At Bandhipur. Jeep safari and hiking. Visit to elephant training camp. An Orientation program on Elephant Training and on mahouts.
Day 14: Jeep Safari at Bandhipur and optional visit to Gopal Peta.
Day 15: By road to Ootacamund. Visit to Botanical Gardens. Option to play Golf. Stay at Taj Garden Retreat. Playing golf could be arranged at the 100 years old club.
Day 16: Drive downhill to Coimbatore airport. Fly to Chennai. Overnight at Hotel Taj Connemara.
Day 17: At Chennai, shopping and free for own activities and transfers to airport to connect to International Flights.
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