16th - 31st January 2017
In January 2016 we enjoyed our first fabulous visit to this wonderfully wildlife-rich corner of India. With the help of our fabulous and very knowledgable Indian guide we managed to find well over 300 species of bird including all the endemics and 11 species of owl, some incredible mammals such as Indian Elephant, Nilgiri Tahr, Lion-tailed Macaque, Brown & Striped-necked Mongoose not to mention the astonishing array of fauna and flora.
It is only right we return in 2017...
Could it be your first-ever view of the elegant White-bellied Treepie, White-bellied Blue Robin or perhaps a striking Black-and-Orange Flycatcher? The diverse tropical forests at Thattekkad (also known as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary) hold a huge range of fantastic species including Indian Pitta, Black Baza, Oriental Bay Owl, Nilgiri Thrush and the wonderfully cryptic Sri Lanka Frogmouth, which can be very easily missed without the help of your sharp-eyed wildlife guide.
At Periyar Tiger Reserve and elsewhere you may see fascinating mammals such as Asian Elephant, Indian Bison, Indian Giant Squirrel and the blond-headed Nilgiri Langur. Bengal Tigers are there, but sadly difficult to see in this part of Southern India.
Add in some fabulous butterflies, spectacular scenery, a colourful culture and truly fabulous cuisine, this all makes for a very memorable holiday...
..NOT TO BE MISSED!
3 nights - Thattekkad, 2 nights - Periyar, 2 nights - Munnar, night at Valparai, night at Ooty, 3 nights - Mudumalai, night at Mysore