Splendid South India Wildlife Photography Tour
Day 1 : Arrival Bangalore & Straight Stive to Shivamoga (visit Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Reserve) – 310 kms (around 7-8 hrs drive):
Welcome to Pleasant india! On arrival Bangalore airport and you will be pickup and straight drive to Shivamoga, On arrival and check into hotel rest at hotel.
Overnight at Shivamoga hotel
Day 2 : Shivamoga visit Mandagadde & Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, Sakrebyle Elephant Camp/ Shivamoga:
Morning after breakfast, Shimoga proceed to visit the beautiful waterfalls in the region. Jog Falls, Barkana Falls, Jogigundi Falls and Dabbe Falls are among the prominent ones and make for some fascinating pictures. Besides these, the views from Gajanur Dam and the picnic spot at Tyavarekoppa are sure to impress you. Many visit the Elephant Training Camp in Sakrebayalu and also experience the Tiger and Lion Safari in Tyavarekoppa. Some sites in Shimoga such as Koodli is regarded as one of the holiest in Southern India.
You enjoy to taking part in adventure activities such as rafting through the Sita Nadi River. The bird lovers are in for a treat at the Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary and the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary. The Linganamakki Dam and Keladi Village will offer you with some remarkable experiences. You can round off your trip to Shimoga with a visit to the Shivappa Nayaka Palace Museum and some shopping around Shimoga. Stay night at resort.
Day 3 : Shivamoga – Lakkavalli (50 kms - 1.5 hrs drive):
Morning early breakfast drive to Lakkavalli, there check in to Jundle Lodge at Lakkavalli, after check in and relaxed, After lunch, we have a welcome session where we go through a round of introductions about the Jungle Safari and lodge, It is then time for the first safari of the tour. We get into the vehicle allotted by us and move out the jungle for the evening safari of Bhadra Tiger Reserve: is home to lush green forests throughout the year. Mammals encountered here include Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Asian Elephant, Gaur, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Grey Langurs and Malabar Giant Squirrels. We’ll explore this rich forest photographing not only the wildlife we encounter, but also the magnificence of nature’s theatre. After the safari, we gather for a session on wildlife photography followed by reviews of all the photographs clicked on the evening drive back to Jungle Lodge. After dinner & Stay night at Jungle resort.
Day 4 : Lakkavalli (Bhandra Wildlife sanctuary):
Morning after breakfast, go out for a nature trail around the Jungle Lodge. The islands on which River Tern Lodge is located are thickly forested, offering us a chance to see some beautiful birds and interesting life in the undergrowth. On this walk, we’ll look for the various forms of wildlife – big and small – around us and get practical exposure to field tips like relationship between wildlife and habitat, circle of comfort, quality of light and specialized techniques.
After lunch, It’s time for the third safari. and another safari by boat, this time to experience the reservoir in the evening. And another opportunity to capture the River Terns and Small Pratincoles in action as they get busy looking for supper before nightfall. The setting sun plays out an elaborate drama over the reservoir and we’ll photograph different perspectives of the forest at sunset. After the safari, we have a discussion about the observations of the past two days Jungle Safari Lodge Experience, Night Stay at resort.
Day 5 : Lakkavalli - Mysore (250 kms - 5 hrs drive):
Morning leisure breakfast at your hotel room, and day out for explore the nature scenic views. After that drive to Mysore. On arrival and check into hotel. Free for own activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6 : Mysore (Sightseeing Tour):
Morning sightseeing tour of Mysore city visiting the Mysore Palace & Mysore Zoo with other popular attractions of Mysore.
Day 7 : Mysore - Nagarhole (Kabini) 80 kms (2 hrs drive):
Morning after breakfast that drive to Nagarhole Kabini from Mysore with a fun filled ride enjoying scenic beauty en route. Arrival at Kabini you will check into one of the best resort where you can enjoy your stay with complete peace. Evening enjoy the campfire dinner and overnight at resort.
Kabini Dame: The picturesque surroundings lined with trees and crystal clear waters flowing gently, make this reservoir ideal picnic spot with friends and family. You’re also sure to spot vibrant flora, birds fluttering around, and animals walking in the forests beyond as you immerse yourself in a memorable experience!
Day 8 : Morning & Evening Kabini Jungle Safari:
Morning coffee or tea will be served at 05.30 hrs. Proceed for wildlife safari or for coracle ride (local boat ride) return to camp at 10.00 hrs. leisure breakfast at resort camp around 10:30 am, free for leisure activities and After buffet lunch. At 03:00 pm proceed to forest for wildlife Jungle Safari normally seen here are bears, elephants, tigers, deer, gaurs, lions, the rare sambar, and the rarest of them all, the bison. Return to lodge- at 07 pm, the Witness wildlife film and swap tales with the jungle warden. Evening enjoy the campfire dinner and overnight at resort.
Day 9 : Kabini - Masinagudi (190 kms -5 hrs drive):
Morning leisure breakfast and drive to Masinagudi, A very rich diversity of flora and fauna, some endemic to this region, attract wildlife enthusiasts from across the globe. Masinagudi has a natural charm in itself that attracts nature lovers and wildlife lovers. On Arrival you can enjoy the scenic views of natural beauties. If you interested visit the Wildlife National Park with Jeep Safari. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Masinagudi - Ooty (40 kms -1 hrs drive):
Morning after breakfast drive to Ooty, on arrival and check into hotel, then after proceed to Ooty local sightseeing covering Doddabeta Peak (which is the highest peak of Ooty), Botanical Garden and Ooty Lake and evening visit Coonoor. You can explore Ooty in your own way. Overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 11 : Ooty – Coimbatore (90 kms – 3 hrs drive):
Morning after breakfast you will drive to Coimbatore to visiting the lush green. Arrival Coimbatore, and check into hotel, after some rest, proceeds to sightseeing tour of Coimbatore. Evening return back to hotel. Overnight stay at Coimbatore.
Day 12 : Coimbatore (Departure by Flight):
Early morning breakfast and cover the remaining sightseeing and on time transferred to Coimbatore airport or railway station for your onward journey…. End of Services!!!!
- Personal Assistance at Airport on Arrival.
- Private Air-conditioned car with driver
- All sightseeing with private local guides (As per requirements)
- Driver allowances & fuel charges.
- Personal care and attention.
- Hotels Room as your requirements
- All currently applicable taxes.
- Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc.
- Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
- Does not include any meals unless and otherwise specifically mentioned.
- Camera Fee & Entrance Fees to Monuments. Optional, suggested or unspecified activities.
- Visa, Insurance and Medi claim.
- Any other service not specified above.
Any type of Tips and porter charges.
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