Wild Southern India

Bandipur National Park
January 8, 2017
17 Days
Overland Adventure
14 Guests
From $11,980
Wild Southern India

Expedition Highlights

  • Join ornithologist, Mark Brazil, on an overland adventure that reveals southern India’s amazing wealth of birds and wildlife, plus a good dose of local culture.
  • Explore three national parks—Periyar, Bandipur, and Nagarhole—which protect many endangered species, including the Asiatic leopard, gaur, and sloth bear.
  • Spend two nights aboard the luxurious Oberoi Houseboat and enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Kerala backwaters to observe the rhythms of daily life.
  • Stroll through Kochi’s ancient streets to observe grand colonial edifices and savor the sights and smells of the bustling market. 
  • Visit charming Ooty, the "Queen of Hill Stations" surrounded by lush forest and tea plantations.

Expedition Team

Trip Preparation: Gear Up!

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