Astounding Birds and Mammals of South India and Andamans – A 2 Weeks Trip

South India

  • 17N/18D
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  • ending point:
    Cochin Airport
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Tour Details

This tour focuses on the birds of the Andaman Islands and South India, many of them endemic to the region. Apart from the pristine beaches and plethora of water activities, the Andamans are also a must-do for any birdwatcher or bird photographer visiting the islands. The islands are home to a vast variety of birds, with many of them being endemic to the islands. Here, you can observe winged beauties like the Andaman Woodpecker, the Andaman Bulbul, Andaman Coucal, Hume’s Hawk-Owl, and many many more. South India is known for its species richness, with a great variety of birds and mammals ranging from Asian elephants and Nilgiri Langurs to the rare Mouse Deer. Bird species found in South India include White-bellied Treepie, Rufous Babbler, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Wayanad, and Palani Laughingthrushes, Blue-winged Parakeet, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Mottled Wood Owl, Sri Lanka Bay Owl, Oriental Scops Owl, Brown Fish Owl, and Spot-bellied Eagle Owl. You should also be able to sight the Red Spurfowl, Grey Junglefowl, Indian Pitta, and the Grey-headed Fish Eagle.


Day 01: Arrive Chennai
Day 02: Chennai to Port Blair
Day 03: Port Blair
Day 04: Port Blair to Chidiya Tapu
Day 05: Chidiya Tapu
Day 06: Port Blair to Chennai to Bangalore to Mysore
Day 07: Mysore to Mudumalai
Day 08: Mudumalai
Day 09: Mudumalai to Ooty
Day 10: Ooty to Top Slip
Day 11: Topslip to Munnar
Day 12: Munnar
Day 13: Munnar​​​​​​​
Day 14: Munnar to Thattekkad
Day 15: Thattekkad​​​​​​​
Day 16: Thattekkad​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Day 17: Thattekkad​​​​​​​
Day 18: Thattekkad to Cochin and departure

  • Seafood delights
  • Sightseeing- Cellular Jail, Anthropological museum, fisheries, sawmill
  • The splendor of the Nilgiri Hills
  • Wildlife experience of Asian Elephant, Tiger, Gaur, Spotted Deer, Nilgiri Tahr, Sambar, Muntjac
  • The old British hill station of ‘Ooty’.
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a World Heritage Site
  • Traditional cuisine and a glimpse of the culture of Karnataka
  • Pristine forests
  • Amazing landscape
  • Excellent food
Services Included
  • Accommodation on a twin / single sharing basis
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Birding in Andamans as per the itinerary
  • Services of a birding guide in Andamans
  • Birding South India at all the places as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated Birding guide in South India
  • All park entrances
  • All ground transport services during the trip
  • All taxes
Services Not Included
  • Optional Tour, tips, laundry, drinks, bottled water, any monument entrance fee, camera fee
  • Airfare, visa, insurance, boat ride, elephant ride
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