Kerala is bestowed with crystalline rivers, backwaters, lakes, majestic mountains and is one of the main hubs for wildlife. The state is shrouded with forest area of 11, 125 sq. km, it means it has covered 29 % of the total area of Kerala. Kerala is the home of 13 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 National Park. All these sanctuaries and national park are noticeable because of the lovely natural beauty and wealth. Tourist from all over the world visit the Kerala Wildlife Tours.
The major national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Shenduruni Wildlife Sanctuary, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Idduki Wildlife Sanctuary, Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Muthunga wildlife Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Eravikulam National Park and Silent Valley National Park. The main fauna in the forests of Kerala are Gaur, Elephants, Deer, Jungle cats, Wild Dogs, Tigers, Sloth Bears, Malabar Squirrel, Langurm Nilgiri Tahrs, Panthers, Spotted Deer, Star Tortoises, Hanuman Langurs, Wild Dogs, Atlas moth, Loris, Macaques, Foxen, Mongoose, Pangolins, Barking Deer, Bears, Bison and many more.
Apart from these fauna, it is also a home for several varieties of reptile species such as bi-colored frogs, Viper, Cobra, Cane Turtles, Chameleons, Crocodiles, Bi-Colored Frogs, Vine Snakes, Rat Snakes, Green back Snakes, Monitor Lizards, Pythons and many more. You will also observe migratory birds such as Water Fowl, Heron, Cuckoo, Water Duck, Owl, Siberian Duck, Laughing thrushes, Mynas, Jungle Fowls, Black Bulbuls, Woodpeckers, Peafowls, Stork, Hornbill, Cormorant, Darter, Raptor, Malabar Trogons, Common Snipes, Indian rollers, Baya Sparrows, Robins, Indian Hill Mynas, Sunbirds, Jungle babblers, Bee-eaters, Fishing Eagles, Shrikes, Night Herons, Fairy Bluebirds, Black Kites and many species of migrant birds. The Wildlife of Kerala also includes various species of flowering plants (1800), Grass Species (171), Orchid Species (143) and many more. For instance it includes Teak, Karimaruthi, Teak, Ventek, Rosewood, Chadachi, Vengal, Sandal, Nanjanathi, Vaka, Dendrocalamous, Bamboo, Mulluvenka and many more.
Kerala Wildlife Tours :
Duration : 3 Nights and 4 Days.
Destinations Covered : Kochi - Thattekad - Thekkady - Periyar
Day 01 - Arrival at Kochi -Thattekkad (Bird Sanctuary) :
Arrive at Kochi Airport. Our representative will guide you to the entire tour of Kerala’s Wildlife. On reaching Kochi, drive to Thattekkad, where all staying facilities are arranged. Thattekkad (Bird Sanctuary) is situated in the district of Ernakulam on the northern part of Periyar Lake. This place is home for most of the varied birds often seen in the Bird Sanctuary. It was named in the memory of Dr. Salim Ali, the well known ornithologist of Kerala. Later in the afternoon, you are set to tour in the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. Here you are going to see various resident and migratory birds and also few species of Indian birds.
After your Bird touring in Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary enjoy Trekking, Boating, and Mountain Biking. Do visit Elephant Training Centre; explore the sanctuary via Jee Safari and many more. Overnight staying facilities are arranged in the Thattekad resort.
Day 02 - Thattekkad to Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary) :
After your breakfast, visit the bird tour again at Thattekkad. If you are lucky enough, you can observe rare bird species in the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. Return to the hotel. Drive to Thekkady located at a distance of about 140 km from Thattekad. Check in arrangements are already done by our representatives. You are allowed to take rest in your private rooms booked by us. As the journey from Thattekkad to Thekkady is quite long, so we request you to take rest once you reach the resort. One can take a leisure walk in the evening to the nearby area of Thekkady.
Day 03 - Thekkady :
On the 3rd day you will visit entire hooks and places of Thekkady. After having morning breakfast, you can set for touring at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is also popular as Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary is dotted with Deer, Elephants, Bison, Gaurs, Sambarsm Nilgiri Langurs and Macaques with Lion tailed. You will spot a few rare species of birds’ unseen in other sanctuaries such as Kingfishers, Herons, Dartersm Grey Horbill, Egrets and many more. One can also see reptiles for instance Kraits, Cobras, Monster Lizards, Vipers and Pythons in the sanctuary. Explore the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary through Boat riding on the Lake Periyar.
Later in the afternoon visit Tea and Spice plantations. One can also shop for various spices in the nearby shopping centers. Relax your mind and inner soul by experiencing the Ayurveda Therapy at the Hotel Thekkady Massage centre. Enjoy the delicacies that include amazing Kerala dishes prepared in coconut oil. Spend the night at the Thekkady resort.
Day 04 - Periyar to Kochi :
After your breakfast at Thekkady hotel, drive to Kochi. Onward destiny to Kochi, you will come across many breathtaking views filled with Hill Mountains and various spice and tea plantations. One can also shop at Kochi; explore various markets filled with amazing architectural work and off course shopping of various fresh spices that are quite expensive in other states. Make your way towards Kochi railway station or airport as per your convenient. Fly back to your home with sweet memories spend during Kerala Wildlife Tour.