Kerala Wildlife and Bird Watching Tour

7 Nights From £720.00 per person, 2 sharing


Kerala is home to many indigenous species of bird as well as the many visiting migrant birds to the area making this trip a must for bird watching enthusiasts. You will also have ample opportunity to see the multitude of wildlife that makes Kerala their home including elephants and tigers. There will also be a visit to Thattekad bird sanctuary. This tour is therefore perfect for all nature lovers.


Day 1:  You will be met at the airport and taken to your Cochin accommodation for the night, leaving you free to explore this vibrant harbour city.

Day 2-3: In the morning you will be picked up for the journey to Thekkady in the foothills of the Western Ghats, you can visit the Periyar Tiger Reserve and take the boat trip on the large inland lake where you may be lucky enough to see elephants and other wildlife drinking at the waters edge. The birds to spot could include Oriental Honey Buzzard, Black Baza, Thick Billed Warbler and the Asian Fairy Blue. Whilst in the area you can join early morning or evening wildlife walks to make the most of the experience.

Day 4-5: Your driver will collect you for the drive up into the Western Ghats Hills to Munnar, with stops en route to view the local birdlife, you could sight the Black Eagle, Common or Large Grey Babbler, Grey Francolin, Yellow Throated Bulbul or the Short Toed Snake Eagle amongst many species found locally. During your two night stay you may wish to visit a local tea plantation or explore the elevated position of Munnar, take a jeep safari or enjoy one of the many walks.

Day 6-7: Today you will travel to the forest and the Bird Sanctuary at Thattekad where you will have a wildlife guide to assist you. This area is stunningly beautiful and one of the best areas for bird watching due to its diverse habit. The Rufous Babbler, White Bellied Blue Flycatcher Oriental Scopes Owl, Grey Fishing Eagle and the Malabar Parakeet are all possible sightings in this area along with many more. There will be time to explore this diverse and fascinating area during your two nights in tented accommodation.

Day 8: You will be collected from your hotel and driven back to the airport in time for your homeward flight or you may wish to extend your Kerala stay, we can assist you with suggestions of locations and accommodations.

Your tour will include:

  • All accommodation (4* and 5*) with breakfast
  • Luxury car with personal English speaking driver to escort you throughout your trip.
  • Full board Houseboat Cruise.
  • Entrance to all excursions.
  • TTA guarantee (Travel Trust Association)
  • Our professional services from enquiry to your return.

All of our tours can be tailored to your individual requirements, we are always happy to arrange a bespoke tour.

*Flights not included.

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Sightseeing throughout your Kerala Moments tour

  • Cochin

    The ancient capital of Kerala and known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, with its large natural harbour it was the hub of the Eastern spice trade.  The folk-law museum covers the fascinating history of Kerala, go and see the Chinese fishing nets at Port Kochi or Mattancherry Dutch Palace in Ernakulam built c1545. The options are many dependant on your time in Kochi. Go and watch the traditional Kathakali dancers, arrive early to see them prepare and put on their exotic make up.  It is a vibrant and historic part of Kerala’s past and a perfect start to your holiday in Kerala.

  • Thekkady

    Discover Thekkady, tucked between the towering Western Ghats and the Savannah grasslands, there are many activities to be explore. Visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, take a boat ride on the Periyar lake and watch the wild life on the shore line, you may be lucky to catch sight of heard of elephant taking a drink at the waters edge.  Visit one of spice plantations of the area or you can take a jeep safari or join a walking tour taking in the wildlife, lush scenery, and revitalising clean air of the region.

  • Munnar

    Visit the Western Ghats Mountain Hill Ranges, the upper hill region of Munnar was formally a resort for the British Raj and benefitting of cooler clean air. The hill sides are covered with working tea plantations, many that you can visit and learn about the tea making processes.  Explore Eravikulam National Park the home to the beautiful Lakkam Waterfalls.  The many hiking trails have walks suitable for both novice and experienced walkers, you can join a Jeep Safari or hire a cycle to explore the region.

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