Making the most of a wildlife sanctuary(South India)

#1 Nov 27th, 2005, 20:25
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We want to spend several days (that's all time allows...) in wildlife sanctuaries in the South. Maybe time for one place, maybe two. Really what we'd like to do is spend time trekking around, staying within the park, and getting a good feel for the forest, the vegetation, and the way local people live, as well as see the wildlife. We thought perhaps something like a 3 days trek would be good + perhaps another short visit to a different park. Any ideas? More specifically, I found a website,, which offers what look like fantastic tours (e.g. though they are very expensive in Indian standards. Any thoughts what's the best option for us?

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#2 Nov 28th, 2005, 18:57
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Try the KTDC website at for further details and I am sure you will find something to your liking and for your budget too. They have a lot of different trips to the backwaters as well as other tourist attractions. And hotel bookings too. This is the official website of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation so you should not have any problems with them.

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#3 Nov 28th, 2005, 19:25
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That was an amazing site Balckcat, Thanks
Its going to make my husbands day. He's getting seriously hooked to birding.
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#4 Nov 28th, 2005, 20:15
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If you have time I would suggest wildlife and bird watching in Karnataka. The best place I found was called the Jungle Inn at the entrance of the Nagerhole (also called Rajiv Ghandhi) National Park, not far from Mysore. Also have a Tibetan refugee settlement near by which is real unique.

Jungle Inn knows how to cater to people. Food is fabalous, viewing is great depending on season of course, the staff very accomadating, and the rpices fairly reasonable. It is privately owned and run and so in my opinion far better than the government run operations.

I do beleive their contact information is listed here on IM, under Karnataka, Hotel Listings and Cabini area
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