Welcome to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, Periyar, also called Thekkady, encompasses 777 sq km and a 26-sq-km artificial lake created by the British in 1895. The vast region is home to bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, 900 to 1000 elephants and 35 to 40 hard-to-spot tigers. It's firmly established on both the Indian and foreigner tourist trails and has a typical boat cruise that doesn't scream 'wildlife... Read More

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6-Day Private Tour: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Backwater Houseboat Cruise in Kerala

Day 1: KochiUpon arrival to Kerala, our representative will greet you at the Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kochi, or your hotel in Kochi. You will be taken your hotel first for check-in. Kochi is one of few places in India that has managed to preserve the remnants of its colonial past with utmost care. The Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Jewish Synagogue and the Mattancherry Palace are just some of the things you'll see. In the evening, you will get an opportunity to witness the icon of Kerala’s culture – a Kathakali dance performance. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 2: Kochi - Munnar The day starts with breakfast at the hotel. With all its colorful landscape, breathtaking sights and mesmerizing view, Munnar is certainly a great destination to visit in God’s own country. The journey to Munnar is beautiful as the road stretches along the waterfalls. Upon arrival, you will check in to the hotel with your own personal time in the evening.Day 3: MunnarAfter breakfast at your hotel, you will start exploring Munnar by visiting the Eravikulam National Park, which is a famous habitat of the rare mountain goats called the Nilgiri Tahr. You will also visit Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point where you can see the lustrous green carpet of the tea garden. At the end of the day, you will return to the hotel for overnight rest.Day 4: Munnar - ThekaddyAfter breakfast, we will drive to Thekaddy. The most exciting part of this tour is a visit to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The special animals in this region include wild elephants, nilgiri langur monkeys, sambar deer, wild bison, and colorful birds. One of the main attractions is an optional boat ride at your own expense. Overnight stay at hotel or resort.Day 5: Thekaddy - Houseboat in KumarakomAfter breakfast, the day is dedicated to exploring the magical backwater of Kerala. We will take you on board a beautiful houseboat to glide over the enchanting backwaters of Kerala. The night will be spent in the comforts of the houseboat itself and all meals are included during your stay on the houseboat.Day 6: Houseboat in Kumarakom - KochiBreakfast at houseboat in the morning and check out. We will take you back to Cochin International Airport, Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kochi, or your hotel in Kochi.

$1440 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day South India Tour to Kochi from Trivandrum

Day 1 : TrivandrumPick up from your hotel in Trivandrum and transfer to our hotel for check in and breakfast. At 8:30am take a tour of the city visiting Napier Museum,Vizhinjam Lighthouse,Agasthya Mala,Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Pazhavangadi Temple. After lunchdrive to Kovalam Beach and see the setting sun. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.Day 2: Trivandrum - Poovar IslandAfter breakfast leave for the Poovar Island situated in the Arabian Sea. Check into a resort. Stroll around this lovelyisland. In the afternoon take a ferry to the Golden Sand Beach. Take a complimentary Ayurvedic massage. Dinner and overnight.Day 3: Poovar Island - Kanya Kumari - KovalamAfter an early breakfast take an excursion to Kanya Kumari ( Cape Comorin) . This beautiful place is the southernmost tip of PeninsularIndia and at the confluence of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. See Our Lady of Ransom Church, Mathur Aqueduct,Vivekanand Rock Memorial and Padmanabhapuram Palace. Take a walk on the beach. After sunset drive 90-km to Kovalam. Relax onit's magnificent beaches.Dinner and overnight at Kovalam.Day 4: Kovalam - AlleppeyAfter breakfast take a 5-hour drive to Alleppey and check into a houseboat. Cruise through the serene backwaters. Enjoy your leisurein the houseboat. Dinner and overnight in the houseboat.Day 5: Alleppey - ThekkadyAfter breakfast leave for Thekkady on a 3-hour journey. Check into our hotel. Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary,Spring Valley Mountain,Pandikuzhi and Abraham's Spice Garden. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.Day 6: Thekkady - MunnarAfter breakfast leave for Munnar, a lovely resort with tea plantations all around. Visit the Echo Point,Eravikulam National Park - home ofthe Nilgiri tahr mountain goats. Dinner and overnight.Day 7: Munnar - Kochi ( Cochin)After breakfast leave for Kochi - called queen of the Arabian Sea. Take a tour of the city visiting the Folklore Museum,the Jewish Synagogue,Ettumanoor Shiva Temple,Vallarpadam Church and Santa Cruz Basilica. Stroll in the colorful market of Cochinand drive through its beautiful coastline. Dinner before checking into your hotel.Free drop off at your hotel in Kochi after dinner. End of your tour at Kochi.

$489 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days Kerala to Kanyakumari with Backwater Cruise and wildlife Private Tour

Day 1 – Cochin – Munnar Morning picks up between 07:00AM– 13:30PM from Cochin airport, Hotel or Ernakulam Railway station meet and greet with our Representative & drive to Munnar. During the way to Munnar stop at a waterfall for photography later drive and enjoy the natural beauty of Kerala. On arrival Munnar Hotel. Check In, day free for relaxation evening dinner at the Hotel (own expense). After dinner get retired for the night. Day 2 – Munnar (B) Morning After breakfast, guided sightseeing tour of Munnar visiting the Mattupetty Dam, Eco point, Tea estates, Tea Museum and back to the Hotel. Evening enjoys Dinner at the Hotel (own expense). Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 3 – Munnar – Periyar (Thekkady) (B) After breakfast, check out from hotel sharp 08:00 AM. Drive to Thekkady (Periyar) on the arrival visit Spice plantation and Check into the hotel, later enjoy 2 Hour Boat ride at Periyar Lake, Its includes Periyar wildlife sanctuary where you can see wild elephants, boar, deer and more. Evening dinner at Hotel (own expense). Overnight stay at Hotel. Day 4 –Periyar – Kumarakom (L,D,B) The Morning after breakfast and check out from Hotel and drive to Kumarakom , on arrival Kumarakom Check in Houseboat , on board enjoy a welcome drink, later explore the beauty of backwater and the surrounding area, Lunch and evening dinner at Houseboat .. Overnight at Houseboat. (AC will be operated after 9 PM) Day 5 –Kumarakom – Kovalam (B) The Morning after breakfast, check out from the Houseboat and drive to Kovalam, on arrival Check in Hotel, evening free for beach enjoyment, dinner at the Hotel (own expenses), and overnight at Hotel Day 6 – Kovalam (B) The Morning after breakfast, day free for enjoying at white water beach and relax, dinner at the hotel (own expenses) overnight at a hotel. Day 7 – Kanyakumari (B) Morning after breakfast, check out of a hotel and drive to Kanyakumari , on arrival Check In Hotel, Later Visit Vivekanand Rock memorial by ferry, evening at Sunset point, back to the Hotel, dinner at Hotel. (Own expense) Overnight at Hotel.                         Day 8 – Kanyakumari – Trivandrum (B) Morning sunrise Visit at sunset point, back to Hotel have breakfast and drop back to Trivandrum Airport and the railway station as per your choice.

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Best of Southern India

From calm Kerala backwaters and spice plantations to incredible temples and searching for tigers in the wild, have your camera ready as you experience the highlights of Southern India. This 2-week adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time to explore on your own. Travelling by train, bus, rickshaw, and country boats will bring you closer to the locals and is a fascinating way to gain insight into the peaceful backwaters of Kerala and stunning temples of Tamilnadu.

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India Encompassed

From the beautiful symmetry of the Taj Mahal to the unforgettable backwaters of Kerala, this comprehensive Indian journey is a photographer's delight. Sail along the sacred Ganges River in Varanasi and explore Abhaneri’s carved stepwells in the North before flying south to search for tigers in the wild and exotic spices in relaxed hill stations. With an intriguing combination of included activities and free time, city streets and rural spirit, you're sure to gain an understanding of the people and some insight into this fascinating land.


Incredible India

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