Arrival at Cochin airport. You will be met by your accompanying naturalist for two days. You will drive to Thrissur (55 km,1.25 hrs)
Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala is known for sacred sites and colorful festivals.
Afternoon visit Guruvayur temple city (20 km) of Lord Krishna temple (non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple). Later visit the Punnathur Kotta where there are about 60 Elephants in one campus. This Elephant sanctuary is maintained by the temple and is considered to be one of the largest Elephant yard in Asia. Participate in Elephants bathing and feeding.
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From Thrissur to Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
After early breakfast, you will drive to Chimmony wildlife sanctuary (01 hr). You will be briefed about the two days program and how this community based ecotourism program will benefit the local indigenous people, the Malayans. A one hour walk into the jungle will lead you to our camp. Go for a short walk with your naturalist while your hosts cook your food. Simple vegetarian meals will be cooked and served at the camp. In the afternoon, your naturalist will take you for a walk through lush tropical jungle to watch birds and butterflies. Learn to read animal signs and evidences. You will see some rare and endemic orchids flowering. There are chances of spotting wild animals too. Your eco-guides will identify the medicinal herbs they use. Your accommodation will be in tents. Sleeping bags are provided.
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At Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
Wake up at 5.30 with tea and snacks. Go for an early morning nature walk with our naturalist. After breakfast, a trek with your naturalist through the dense moist deciduous forests will help you learn more about the life in the jungle. Expect to see wild animals during the trek. At camp, you are at leisure in the afternoon. Perhaps you would like to relax under a cascade of the nearby mountain stream. After lunch visit a nearby Rainforest patch, watch birds. Back in the camp discuss with your hosts, over dinner, their role in preserving these jungles. Listen to their jungle lore, encounters with wild animal. Spend the night sleeping in tents and sleeping bags.
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From Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary to Cochin
Wake up at 5.30 with tea and snacks. An early morning birding trek will further lengthen your bird list including some rare endemics. After breakfast ,trek back to Chimmony and you bid farewell to the Malayan community and your naturalist for two days. Later drive to Cochin (95 km,2.5 hrs)
This afternoon you will meet up with your local guide and you will set on foot to explore Fort Cochin. The St Francis Church, the oldest European Church in India ,where Vasco de Gama the first European traveller to India was originally buried rnihere. Also visit the Chinese fishing nets believed to be brought to Kochi by the Chinese Traders. After Fort cochin , you will take a TUK TUK for a short ride to Mattancherry Dutch Palace (Friday closed) at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue (Saturday closed) at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. A walk through the jew street is a pleasing experience.
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In time transfer to Cochin Airport (01 hr) to connect flight back homeTest Content
|Day 1:||Arrival Cochin/Thrissur||Hotel Joy’s Palace|
|Day 2:||From Thrissur to Chimmony||Tented Camp|
|Day 3:||At Chimmony||Tented Camp|
|Day 4:||From Chommony to Cochin||Spice Fort|
|Day 5:||Departure from Cochin|
- Hotel accommodation bed & breakfast basis except Camp at Chimmony on full board basis
- Transfers, sightseeing by an air conditioned vehicle
- Accompanying naturalist from arrival Cochin till end of camp at Chimmony
- Meeting and assistance on arrivals and departures
- Entrance fees to all monuments as per program
- Private & exclusive sightseeing tours & activities as per program with services of an English speaking local guide
- 24 hour emergency contact
- International flights
- Personal expenses
- Any meals other than that mentioned in the program.
- Camera/video fees at various monuments
- Tips and gratuities