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Highlight: Western Ghat
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Day 1

Reach Cochin and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel
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Day 2
Drive on to Thattekad go for evening birding and stay at a luxury lodge.
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Day 3/4
At Thattekkad: - Visit Salem Ali Bird Sanctuary
Thattekkad (25 sq. km) is a bird paradise in Western Ghats. Around 270 species can be seen here. One can see the Nightjar, Frogmouths & Owls, Brown breasted flycatcher, Bulbuls and Wynad Laughing Thrush, Spot bellied eagle owl, Ceylon Frogmouth, Red Spur fowl, Babbler, malkohas, owlets, and other endemic species can be sighted.
Visit Orullathany for more bird watching near the river for Woodpeckers. Raptors, kite, owls, and babblers. Find Blue bearded Beeeaters, Grey Hornbill, Woodpeckers, Treepies and Munias. Stay at Hornbill Camp
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Day 5/6
Munnar
Munnar is at height of 1450m MSL. It is a mix of forest and grasslands a habitat for rare Nilgiri Tahr, birding yields Nilgiri Wood Pigeons, Laughing Thrush, Nilgiri Flycatchers and Black and Rufous Flycatcher, Short wings, Nilgiri Pipits and Painted Bush Quails.
There are evergreen "Sholas" on sides of the plateau of Nilgiri Hills in Rajamalai 8 km from Munnar inside Eravikulam NP. Accommodation at the Olive Brooke Resort.
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Day 7/8
Ooty Stop at Chinnar on way to Ooty which is a thorn forest in Western Ghat.
The birds to see are Quails, Large Grey Babbler, White bellied woodpeckers, Whitethroat and Jerdon's Baza, Shama, Piculet, Black Baza, Malkoha, Scops Owls, Eagle Owl, Streak throated Swallow and Laughing Thrushes.
At Ooty go for bird watching at the Cairn hill shoal. Night Accommodation at Regency Villa.
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Day 9
To Cochin, for sight seeing night in B&B.
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Day 10
Transfer to international airport.
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Tour Highlights
9 Nights in Hotels/lodges
Includes all meals
dedicated Birding guide
Airport pick up & drop

Transport
Dedicated air conditioned car with driver

Group Size
Approx. 1 to 12

Tour Staff
India Footprints Local guides.
Dedicated tour escort in groups
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