Best Birding Tours in Kerala
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.
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.
5N/6D : Kochi – Thattekad – Munnar – Alleppey – Kochi
What will you do : Bird Watching, Excursion, Sight Seeing, Backwater Cruise, Houseboat Stay
What will you see : Rare Species of Birds, Mist Clad Mountains, Picturesque Valleys, Backwaters
Kerala, one of the finest tourist destination in the world, also hosts the richest bird habitat in peninsular India. The enchanting range of Kerala’s avifauna attracts numerous bird lovers from different corners of the globe.
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, named after the legendary ornithologist Dr Salim Ali, is one of the exquisite habitats of more than 280 different species of birds. A visit to this abode of the birds is an extreme delight to the eyes and is an important feature of this tour. Following this visit, a visit to Munnar enhances the beauty and essence of this tour. Before concluding the tour, cruising the backwaters will bring you closer to the rustic charm of Kerala and will surely answer all your calls for a blissful holiday.
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.
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.
Munnar is one off-beat destination that had never disappointed any kind
of traveler! Be it the scenic landscapes, tea estates or its rich variety of
flora and fauna this place has always put up a smile on all travelers from all
over the world.
For a bird lover, this place is certainly a paradise! Bird watching in
Munnar is one activity that no one would afford to miss. This slice of paradise
is a happy home to more than 100 species of resident and 40 species of migrant
birds. Enjoy these beautiful creatures flocking on the distnt hills- listen to
their sweet-unheard chirpings, click some of your best shots that you had been
waiting for so long.
View rare bird species like Nilgiri Wood pigeon, nilgiri Flycatcher,
Black and Orange Flycatcher, Nilgiri Pipit, Grey Breasted laughing thrush,
Painted Bush Coil, broad tailed Grass bird and various other equally beautiful
and rare bird species that you have just read about in book. Enthrall in this pristine
place with a delightful experience of Bird watching in Munnar.
Types: Available at an extra cost
About the Activity:Dr. Salim Ali
Bird Sanctuary located in Thakkekad earns the reputation of one of the best and
richest hot spot for bird watching in India.Home to more than
300 species of beautiful, colorful, known and rare bird species. Delight in
the frequent spotting of these stunning birds rampant to Western Ghats.This 3 day trip is a great opportunity to spot easy sighting as well as
some of the rare bird species like Nilgiri Tahrs, Nilgiri wood pigeons,
Mountain imperial pigeons, Nilgiri flycatcher, and Nilgiri Laughing.
Meal Types: Vegetarian - All meals
Accommodation Types: Jungle homestay on Triple
Sharing Basis (Accommodation on twin sharing available on request)
Transportation Types: Pickup Drop to and fro
Activities: Wildlife Safari
Difficulty Level: Moderate
About the Activity:
Enthrall in this
delightful cycling expedition through the lush-green thickets, rubber and
pineallple plantations to reach the beautiful Thattekad from fort Kochi.Delight in birding
experience under the guidance of an expertise while wandering through Salim Ali
bird sanctuary.Enjoy the
tangy-spice aroma while embarking in a guided spice plantation trail. Know more
about the spice plantation of this region.Explore beaches
lined with cantilevered Chinese fishing nets, the antique stores on Jew street, and the spices on Mattancherry.Enjoy traditional
Kathakali dance performance, lip smacking ‘Malayali Saadhya’ cuisine and rustic
countryside appeal while riding through this slice of paradise.
Buffet Breakfast (7): Typical buffet spread of cereal, muesli
and porridge. An egg dish usually completes the meal.Lunch (7): Lunch will be light, either out of local restaurants or homestays
where you can try the local home cooked cuisine and enjoy traditional “Chai’ya”
complemented by some snacks and cookies provided en-route on your bike ride.
Light meals spread over the day.Dinner/ Packed lunches (6): Local Kerala Cuisine and on some days you
can relish the delectable “Saadhya”. Fruit or a local dessert completes the
Transportation Types: Tata Winger accompanying the riders and 21 speed mountain bikes
Difficulty Level: Moderate
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.
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.
Types: Breakfast (1), Lunch (1), Dinner (1)
Types: Tented Accommodation
Activities: Trekking, Camping, Peddle Boating, Jeep Safari
3N/4D : Cochin – Kumarakam – Alleppey – Athirappilly – Cochin
What will you do : Rafting, Elephant Ride, Fishing, Houseboat Stays, and Bird Watching
What will you see : Kerala Backwater, Forts, Temples, National Parks, and Snake Boat Race
Kerala 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”!
Kerala, “God’s Own Country” is the best place to explore the splendid beauty of the nature. Lying on the Malabar Coast, Kerala boast of its rich greenery and the tranquil backwaters. Due to unending beauty of the nature, Kerala is also referred as one of the “50 Must See Destinations of a Lifetime” and “10 Paradises on the World”. 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.
This tour package starts from Cochin and heads towards Munnar. After exploring the beauty of Munnar, Periyar National Park and other significant locations, this tour gradually ends in Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala. This package has been designed in a way, so that almost all the corners of Kerala can be explored.
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.
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.
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.