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Munnar and Periyar

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kerala-eco-nature-toursDuration : 05 Nights 06 Days
Places Covered : Munnar, Periyar (Thekkady)

Day 01 & 2 – Munnar

Arrive Cochin – pick up from Air port/Railway station. Travel to Munnar,Mountain Trail at Munnar The program start at 3.30 Pm from Munnar by jeep to a place from where trekking start. Trekking starts 8 kilometers to basic camp .

Next day trek begins at 8. Am and ends on the highest peak (2545 MSL ) Third day program starts at 8 Am and trekking continue at 4 Pm and then camping and next day morning trek back for brase camp and back to Munnar by vehicle The program covers many valleys peaks the plantations and managed and natural forest are worth seeing . Wild animals and birds as well as plants are peculiar to this hills . among the wild animals , elephants basins Nilgiri lancore Nilgiri tar mongoose are common ones . Wild plants such as ‘Neelakurinji” (which flowers once in twelve years) Rhododendsons Orchids are the rare species which found only in Himalayas and Munnar hills . Birds and butterflies are very rich in this hills

Day 03 – Munnar – Thekkady (Periyar)
After break fast drive to Thekkady (Periyar) check in to the hotel after noon boating at Periyar Lake, evening free at leisure Overnight stay at Thekkady (Periyar). Boating at Periyar Lake The Periyar Lake formed by the construction of the dam across the Mullaperiyar River in 1895, the lake harbors within itself a unique aquatic ecosystem. The numerous little islets in the lake are witness to the intricate inherent interrelationship among the terrestrial aquatic and subterranean life forms. A boat cruise on the Lake is perhaps the best way to watch the wildlife in the reserve. Boating: 2 hrs programme.

Day 04- Thekkady (Periyar)
Trekking and Bamboo rafting (8am to 5pm) inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve Evening Aurvedic full body massage. Over night stay at Thekkady.Bamboorafting This is a dawn to dusk range hiking and rafting programme through some of the richest forest tracts of Periyar Tiger Reserve. Starting at 8 am from the boat landing, a mosaic of habitats will be traversed before the party gets into rafts made of bamboos. The forests are rich in bird life and arboreal animals like giant squirrel and Nilgiri langur. The rafting is for about three hours and one gets a panoramic view of forest-clad hills reflected on the lake. Animals like elephant, gaur and sambar are sighted keeping close to the edges of the lake. The team hitchhikes back to the boat landing by about 5 pm. An armed guard and 4 guides will accompany a maximum of 10 tourists. Tea, snacks and packed lunch will be served enroute.

Day 05- Thekkady – Gavi
after breakfast, Jungle safari by open Jeep, over night stay at Gavi.Gavi Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the richest tracts in Western Ghats rain forests. At a distance of 40 Km from Periyar sanctuary (Thekkady), there lies an Eco-System named GAVI with luxuriant forest, grassland and wild animals. Pampa Reservoir and a large tract of reserved forests fringe GAVI. There is a wide range of animals in Periyar Sanctuary such as Elephant, Sambar deer, Barking deer, Mouse deer, Bonnet macaque, Lion tailed macaque etc. The chief predators are Tiger, Panther and Wild dogs. The Reserve also supports a wide variety of birds and insects.

Day 06 – Departure

After break fast return from Gavi and proceed to Cochin airport / railway station..

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