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Wildlife and Coffee of Karnataka

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India is a continent in itself and it takes a lifetime to explore it all. Not as known as other states of South India, Karnataka is a state worth visiting! If the Arabian Sea coastlines or the vibrant nightlife of Bengaluru are a must do, Shanti Travel here takes you to wild part of South India.

First, with the Bandipur National Park, considered one of the most beautiful national parks of India with its Western Ghat Mountains and the highest tiger population in India. Park is the part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve making it largest protected area in Southern India and largest habitat of wild elephants in South Asia. With four safaris, you encounters numerous iconic animals of mother India.

Later on, you reach Chikmagalur in the middle of high hills and misty weather. There, you explore the coffee estate and lean more about the drink we can't live without. You also explore the breathtaking surrounding and discover its abundant birdlife. 

Duration
6 days
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£915
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A wonderful trip to immerge yourseld in the nature and wonders of Karnataka and explore South India.

Your tailor-made trip

Bengaluru - Bandipur
Day 1
Bengaluru - Bandipur

On the forest road

Pick up at Bengaluru airport and drive to Dhole's Den, a piece of heaven in Bandipur national park, largest protected area in Southern India and largest habitat of wild elephants in South Asia. During a first safari you can try to spot the tiger, most famous inhabitant of the reserve.


Bandipur national park
Day 2
Bandipur national park

Insight of the wildlife

Today you enjoy two jeep safaris in Bandipur National Park The reserve has the second highest tiger population (more than 380!) in India but in between the leaves, with patience and focus, you can also spot leopards, dholes, sambars, loth bears, chitals and many more animals and birds.


Bandipur National park - Chikmagalur
Day 3
Bandipur National park - Chikmagalur

Sravanabelagola visit

You wake up at dawn for a last encounter with elephants. Then, you hit the road to Sravanabelagola, place of worship with numerous temple. You visit the 12th century Gomteshwara temple and its unique Buddha statue as well as Bhandaribasadi temple. Night in Chikmagalur.


Chikmagalur
Day 4
Chikmagalur

Waterfalls hunt

A beautiful day to explore the surroundings of Flameback Lodges. You trek to Devaramane valley to admire its 1000 years old temple and explore spectacular waterfalls like Manikyadhara or Kallathigiri. Between fod and blue sky, the mystic athmosphere of highlands and coffee plantations is the perfect background for unique photagraphs.


Chikmagalur
Day 5
Chikmagalur

The pleasures of coffee

In the morning, you enjoy the view of the coffee plantations and learn more about the making of this nectar. In the afternoon, you can climb Mullayanagiri, the tallest peak in Karnataka, or go for a safari in Kudremukh national park. 


Chikmagalur - Bengaluru
Day 6
Chikmagalur - Bengaluru

Last moments of peace

Depending of the time of your flight, you enjoy your last moments of peace. Late sleep or safari in Bhadra wildlife sanctuary, your pick! Your driver takes you back to Bengaluru airport throught breathtaking landscapes.


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Price includes

  • 24/7 assistance from your travel expert.
  • Transport by AC Vehicule with an English speaking driver
  • 4 safaris in Bandipur national park
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program in a double / twin room (with twin beds where possible)
  • Full board fro the dinner on D1 to the breakfast of D6
  • Government taxes and service taxes.

Price does not include

  • Domestic flights or train tickets to reach Bengaluru (we can take care of it! Contact us)
  • Meals other than mentionned in the inclusions
  • Drinks, tips and other personal expenses.
  • Entry fees for temples, monuments and activities at the Flamenback Lodges.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Anything not listed in the "Prices includes" section.

Details

  • From £915 per person based on 2 adults and 2 children
  • Quotation is subject to change according to availability, exchange rates and government tax rise. All the rates mentioned are based on current best available rate and can be modified at the moment of the booking.

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