11 Best Birding Tours in Cochin - 2019 (with 329 Reviews)

Popular Cochin Birding Tour Packages

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South Zone Birding Tour 6D/5N ₹ 0 3.0 star View Details
Kerala Wildlife with Houseboats 5D/4N ₹ 0 3.0 star View Details
Once in a Decade Tour Experience of Kerala 6D/5N ₹ 15000 4.0 star View Details
Stay at C G H Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom 3D/2N ₹ 17000 4.0 star View Details
Guided Trip to the Pakshipatahalam Caves in Wayanad 8H ₹ 1500 4.0 star View Details

The fact that this place offers the best birding tours in Cochin is no secret. From Periyar to Wayanad, the region is a favourite with birdwatchers and lovers of wildlife lovers. But did you know there are exclusive tourist packages meant to indulge the nature seeker in you. For instance, you can take a wonderful wildlife and birding Safari from Cochin to Alleppy through Periyar. Explore the famous backwaters, the exquisite tea estates, the rich jungle of Periyar, it’s flora and fauna, and of course the birds. Go boating or live out in rustic luxury of the houseboats. Take a nature tour to the Neyyar wildlife sanctuary, which has an abundance of exotic birds, and the rarest of animals. The colourful landscape of the deciduous region and the unforgettable woods will leave a lasting impact in your mind.

 

The region is also one of the biggest breeding water bird reserve and sees thousands of flocks in attendance every year. A 6-day, 5-night expedition to the South Zone is the ideal brief getaway.You can also make you way to Wayanad, and take a guided expedition trip to the Pakshipathalam Caves. Explore the beautiful and ancient rock systems, and the Thirunelly Temple, and go trekking along the habitat of exotic birds. What more can you ask for? An eight-hour round trip to this adventure might cost you Rs 1,500 per person. You can even opt for a Spices and Tea Tour from Cochin to Chinnakanal. See birds, trek through the mountains, stroll along the spice gardens of Vandanmedu, and rejuvenate all your senses. This trail is also one of the most ideal trekking haunts in Kerala, owing to its pleasant weather and scenic beauty and of course the natural aromatic therapy. The Western Ghats birding tours are also enchanting and one-of-a-kind. So, what are you waiting for? Pick the best birding tours in Cochin!

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South Zone Birding Tour Featured
South Zone Birding Tour

6D/5N

Trivandrum

South Zone or South Western Ghats offers unusual rambling plants and lush green lands on hills. These are the most enzootic regions of birds on earth. The paradise of wildlife lovers and nature gazers Neyyar wild life sanctuary is bounded by the Western Ghats. Pass through the brilliant and colorful landscapes, sheer pleasing birding tour is unforgettable. Do not forget to explore Peppara wildlife sanctuary where you can find versatile birds including ling Kobra and python. The deciduous forests are reached after crossing hilly and low slopes. Verdant in its flora and fauna, Mundanthurai is another sanctuary which rages from dry forests to evergreen woods. Move towards an outstanding sanctuary, Koonthankulam is maintained by the villagers. It is the hugest breeding water bird reserve which has attracted lakhs of birds every year.
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24 Ratings

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Kerala Wildlife with Houseboats Featured
Kerala Wildlife with Houseboats

5D/4N

Cochin

4N/5D : Cochin - Kumarakom - Periyar - Alleppey - Cochin What will you do : Wildlife Safari, Elephant Spotting, Bird Watching, Nature Tour, Houseboat Cruise What will you see : Animals, Birds, Backwaters, Artefacts, Spice Plantations Kerala is home to a diverse environment which lets the traveler experience a wildlife encounter and a pleasant backwater cruise in the same tour. On an engaging tea gardens and backwaters tour, experience the bliss of being cradled by nature. Visit the abounding jungles of Periyar and discover the enthrallment of Kerala’s wildlife. Go boating in a lake nestled amidst rich biodiversity to feel the grandeur of the backwaters. Explore the natural habitats of rare birds with a joyous excursion in a houseboat. 
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38 Ratings

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Once in a Decade Tour Experience of Kerala
Once in a Decade Tour Experience of Kerala

6D/5N

Cochin

Kerala, “God’s Own Country” is the best place to explore the splendid beauty of nature. Lying on the Malabar Coast, Kerala boasts of its rich greenery and the tranquil backwaters. Due to this unending adventure of the beauty of nature, Kerala is also referred to as one of the must-see destinations for a lifetime and paradise on earth. Starting from the endless tea gardens to the spice plantations, the chains of tranquil river islands to elegant houseboats, Kerala is the perfect blend of beauty within folds of nature. And if you add to that the serene and colorful landscapes that only come to be once in every 10 years, the fun and adventure get multiplied by tenfolds.The beauty of the flowers of Neel Kurunji that grow on the hills of Munnar in the Eravikulam National Park add a surreal beauty to the land in two ways; the distinct blue color that make the hills look they are actually blue, and the fact that they are a phenomenon that occurs only once in a decade. The event of blossoming of these flowers happening right now makes this once in a decade chance to visit Kerala and see the place at its colorful best. Also famous are the indigenous species of Ibex, popularly known as the Nilgiri Tahr which are a rare sighting just adds to the charm of the entire set of this tour. The experience of rolling hills covered in Blue and spotting a rare species of Ibex in Munnar will become the highlight of your trip. And that is a lot to say given that there is a lot more in store that this package has.This 6 day 5 nights tour of Kerala starts from Cochin, takes you to Munnar to see the various attractions that make this place famous. After spending a wonderful day here looking at the beauty of nature, you would then leave for the natural destination of Thekkady which is famous for being the home to Periyar Lake and the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Spend some time exploring the spice plantations. From here, you would be going to see the backwaters of Alleppey where, after a long day of sightseeing, will check-in to the classic houseboats and enjoy the adventure of sailing and exploring the far reaches of Kerala. To give it all the perfect ending, you will also get to witness the most perfect sunset on the backwaters. You will then be transferred back to Kochin to bring the experience to an end.
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32 Ratings

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INR 15,000

Stay at C G H Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom
Stay at C G H Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom

3D/2N

Kumarakom

About the Experience:Kumarakom in Kerala is a famous houseboat tourism centre, the villages on the lakeside are brimming with the traditional lifestyle and lip-smacking cuisines of Kerala in its purity.Head to stay at Coconut Lagoon for three days which the package is offering you, where you would be reaching only through water.Cross the majestic Vembanad Lake via a clunky wooden boat and while you arrive at the resort, the lobby will welcome you with the reconstructed 19th century architectural style with a stone jetty attached to the mansion.Check in to your room at Coconut Lagoon which acts as the savior of harmony with the nature around.Enjoy walking through the butterfly garden, a little experiment, it is a space with natural moisture, sunlight and a profusion of wild flowers. In Coconut Lagoon, the heritage spirit reflects in every nook and corner from the carved woods of the ceilings to the brass work on the doors.Board a boat to relish the sunset views on the lake as well as indulge in a birding session to take a look at the multi colours of migratory birds arrive in Kumarakom every year.Make your steps according to the Kalarippayattu artists show their forte before your eyes and enjoy the soothing music of Tabla and other Indian musical instruments.Check-in by 02:00 pm and check-out by 11:00 am on the third day of your stay.
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28 Ratings

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28 Ratings

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INR 17,000

Guided Trip to the Pakshipatahalam Caves in Wayanad
Guided Trip to the Pakshipatahalam Caves in Wayanad

8H

Wayanad

About the activity: Unravel the hidden treasures of Wayanad, a land steeped in undaunted beauty with this challenging and equally trek to the enigmatic caves of Pakshipatahalam and witness the ancient Vishnu temple.The guided trip of around 8 exciting hours starts as early as 07:00 AM when you reach Thirunelly Temple, the beginning of the exciting trail.These deep rock cave systems are a habitat for a variety of birds. It is believed that even the ancient spirits have a refuge here.Your trek to the caves will expose you to the raw wilderness of Wayanad and you will get to explore the beautiful Tirunelly temple on your way back from this challenging and adventure-fueled trek. This ancient Vishnu temple is a great attraction because of its unique location in the centre of a dense forest and is surrounded by mountains on all four sides for you to explore.
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41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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INR 2,750

INR 1,500

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The Backwaters, Kerala
The Backwaters, Kerala

4D/3N

Cochin

3N/4D: Cochin – Kumarakam – Alleppey – Athirappilly – CochinWhat will you do: Rafting, Elephant Ride, Fishing, Houseboat Stays, and Bird WatchingWhat will you see: Kerala Backwater, Forts, Temples, National Parks, and Snake Boat RaceKerala is famous for its picturesque gorgeousness. Uniquely placed within the perfect eco-system, it remains the most loved and celebrated tourist destination in the country. With mesmerizing stretch of the glittering backwaters which are sure to capture your heart and soothe your soul, the warm hospitality of the locales will add to a blissful holiday experience. Come Kerala and know why it is known as God’s Own Country!
Superb

34 Ratings

4.0

34 Ratings

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Spices and Tea Tour, Kerala
Spices and Tea Tour, Kerala

8D/7N

Cochin

7D/8N : Cochin - Vandanmedu - Chinnakanal - Cochin What will you see : National Parks, Cardamom Plantations, Tea Gardens What will you do : Boat Rides, Mountain Safaris, Bird Watching, Trekking This journey to the hub of Spice and Tea Plantations-Vandanmedu and Chinnakanal is one of the most exciting journeys that you can enjoy in Kerala. Cloaked in lush green tea estates and aromatic spice plantations, these two regions are nothing but a brilliant treat to your senses. Vandanmedu is blessed with bountiful cardamom plantations and offers a refreshing experience to even the most insightful travellers. At Chinnakanal you will get an opportunity to visit some of the most amazing tea gardens that will rejuvenate your senses and revive your spirits. 
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24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

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South Zone Southern Western Ghats Birding Tour
South Zone Southern Western Ghats Birding Tour

6D/5N

Trivandrum

South Zone or South Western Ghats offers unusual rambling plants and lush green lands on hills. These are the most enzootic regions of birds on earth. The paradise of wildlife lovers and nature gazers Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is bounded by the Western Ghats. Pass through the brilliant and colorful landscapes, sheer pleasing birding tour is unforgettable. Do not forget to explore Peppara wildlife sanctuary where you can find versatile birds including ling Kobra and python. The deciduous forests are reached after crossing hilly and low slopes. Verdant in its flora and fauna, Mundanthurai is another sanctuary which rages from dry forests to evergreen woods. Move towards an outstanding sanctuary, Koonthankulam is maintained by the villagers. It is the hugest breeding water bird reserve which has attracted lakhs of birds every year.    
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24 Ratings

3.0

24 Ratings

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Kerala Backwater Tour
Kerala Backwater Tour

6D/5N

Cochin

5N/6D : Cochin – Kumarakom - Thekkady - Alleppey – Cochin What will you do : Boating, Trekking, Sightseeing, Elephant Spotting, Bird-Watching What will you see : Birdlife, Houseboats, Lake, Scenery, Spice Plantation, Elephants The enchanting backwaters of Kerala never ceases to amaze its visitors. Whether gliding over them or spending quality time in any of the houseboats over them, you will feel the same charm and allurement! On the other hand, while on a wildlife expedition in the lush and picturesque forests of Periyar, you can feel the charisma and appeal of their enchanting wildlife! One of the idyllic tourist destinations in the world, Kerala boasts of its many different natural bounties and add to the experience of a blissful holiday experience. A holiday amidst the heavenly settings of God’s Own Country is an affair of extreme fun, thrill and joy.
Superb

23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

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Camping with Jungle Jeep Safari in Periyar
Camping with Jungle Jeep Safari in Periyar

2D/1N

Periyar

About the Activity: Get ready to free yourself from all the cobwebs of the city and digital life while camping with jungle jeep safari in Periyar. Delight in the stunning beauty of Mother Nature that provides you with a best escapade experience away from the routine life – enjoy the beautiful greenery enveloping this entire region and clear blue sky. Delight in the stunning natural beauty of tea estate staple to this region. Witness the relishing aroma of various spice fields sprawling this slice of paradise on earth. While camping with jungle jeep safari in Periyar – brace yourself to view stunning evergreen forests that is a happy home to various exotic wildlife species sprawling in the region. The idyllic weather conditions and the luxuriant greenery is a happy home to various beautiful animal species – get ready to have close encounters with tiger, elephants, leopards, bears, Indian gaur, sambar, mouse deer and lion tailed macaque, Nilgiri Marten and lot more. Explore the wide diversity of flora and fauna available on the beautiful land of Gavi – enthrall in this amazing camping with jungle jeep safari in Periyar along with friends and family for a completely adventurous and blissful experience. Meal Types: Breakfast (1), Lunch (1), Dinner (1) Accommodation Types: Tented Accommodation Activities: Trekking, Camping, Peddle Boating, Jeep Safari Difficulty Level: Easy
Very Good

36 Ratings

3.0

36 Ratings

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INR 6,500

INR 6,000

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Birding Kerala Tour
Birding Kerala Tour

9D/8N

Cochin

Kerala is not just about the backwaters and the beaches. It is a destination to be enjoyed by bird watching enthusiasts as well. The diversity in flora of the destination attracts a lot of species of birds around the year. This Birding Kerala tour brings you the best of bird watching in Kerala.
Superb

25 Ratings

4.0

25 Ratings

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