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Best Birding Tours in Kerala

Kerala is South India's most serenely beautiful state. Kerala’s major allurement lies in its topography; where it is fringed by the azure blue Arabian Sea on its western side, the east is protected by the mighty and famed Western Ghats. It also enjoys a cordial relationship with some scenic destinations of the neighboring states offering the best birding tours in Kerala. Home to the age old science of Ayurveda, energetic and vibrant dance forms, ever so scenic backwaters, aromatic spices, pristine beaches, opulent wildlife, flavorsome food, scintillating rivers and rich history, the southern state of Kerala is a destination in India that truly makes one feel proud. A paradise for both, natives and travelers, this popular place of visit beckons a travel experience unlike any other. The main reasons to visit Kerala would be for its pristine beaches and long coastlines, thrilling snake boat races, surreal backwaters, rich wildlife, unique art and architecture, a variety of energetic dance forms, rejuvenating Ayurveda treatments, aromatic spices, a big and flavorsome multicourse meal which makes it an exotic honeymoon destination. Know more here about attractive tour packages of Kerala.  

An ideal holiday in Kerala would mean exploring the different colors and moods of the state. And what allures travelers in the state is its diversity. The way the topography drastically changes within a distance of 150 km is what leaves the tourists thrilled, also, how each landscape compliments the other is also quite exciting to witness. Kerala's beach and backwaters are accompanied by its lush and surreal hill stations, of which Munnar, Wayanad, and Vagamon are the best examples. Kerala is home to wild elephants, exotic birds and the odd tiger, while vibrant traditions such as Kathakali plays, temple festivals and snake boat races frequently bring even the smallest villages to life. Do not miss the opportunity to embark on the best birding tours in Kerala and truly experience the magic in 'God's Own Country'.

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    Kerala Wildlife with Houseboats
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    Cochin
    d5 Days n4 Nights

    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. 

    Good 3.0
    38 ratings
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    South Zone Birding Tour
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    Trivandrum
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    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.

    Good 3.0
    24 ratings
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    Magnificent Kerala
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    Kochi
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    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. 

    Good 3.0
    30 ratings
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    Kumarakom
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    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.

    Very Good 4.0
    28 ratings

    Starting from

    17000


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    Wayanad
    h8 Hours

    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.

    Very Good 4.0
    41 ratings

    Starting from

    45% OFF

    1500


    2750

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    Munnar
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity: 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. Transportation Types: Available at an extra cost Activities: Bird Watching Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Good 3.0
    34 ratings

    Starting from

    16% OFF

    2500


    3000

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    Kochi
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    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 Ernakulam (Kochi) Activities: Wildlife Safari Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Very Good 4.0
    27 ratings

    Starting from

    9% OFF

    5000


    5500

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    Kochi
    d8 Days n7 Nights

    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. Meal Types: 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 meal. Transportation Types:  Tata Winger accompanying the riders and 21 speed mountain bikes Activities: Cycling Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Very Good 4.0
    38 ratings

    Starting from

    25% OFF

    600


    800

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    Cochin
    d8 Days n7 Nights

    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. 

    Very Good 4.0
    24 ratings
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    Periyar
    d2 Days n1 Night

    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

    Good 3.0
    36 ratings

    Starting from

    7% OFF

    6000


    6500

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    Cochin
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    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”!

    Very Good 4.0
    34 ratings
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    Cochin
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    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. 

    Very Good 4.0
    32 ratings
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    Trivandrum
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    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.    

    Good 3.0
    24 ratings
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    Cochin
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    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.

    Very Good 4.0
    23 ratings
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    Cochin
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    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.

    Very Good 4.0
    25 ratings

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