Experience the low land to the high land Rainforests of Westernghats in this unique adventure holiday.
- Biking past long stretches of irrigation canals.
- Kayaking along the Periyar river in the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary.
- Tea-plantations and spice plantation walks.
- Trek to Meesapulimala – The Second highest peak in the western ghats.
- Mathikkettan Shola Rainforest Trek
- Endemic flora&fauna
Day 1: Thattekad
Leaving Fort Kochi early we surprise you to a spot north-east, a hamlet called ‘Cherukunnam’. This little village is interspersed with canals in all directions. We bike along one of these canal bund roads amid lush green paddy fields, numerous coconut trees and lonely villages leading you to the Edamalayar forests. The Edamalayar forests and the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary are famed for the many species of birds. The birds, the air and the calm breeze boost and rejuvenate your body & mind. End your day with Kayaking on the longest river in Kerala followed by plantation walks.
Spread around an area of 25 sq km, this sanctuary has more than 200 varieties of birds including the large falcon, grey jungle fowl, white breasted water hen, hornbill etc. Another attraction we head to is the Bhoothathankettu; a scenic dam site. Through this extraordinary experience, you will stay at exquisite resorts/camps basking in the natural and effortless splendor of Kerala.
Cycling Distance : ~ 30 Kms // Hotel : Hornbill Camp // Meals : – / L / D
Day 2: Munnar
Today you wake up early morning for the 2 hour transfer to Munnar’s Photo point from where you start your biking deep into Munnar. You’ll pass a few dams, many tea estates before turning into the highest road South of the Himalayas. On the fringes of the the Pampadum Shola National Park to take a final strenuous climb to Top Station. You will pass tea plantations, vegetable farms , national parks and shola forests. What better way to revel in nature!
Cycling Distance : ~ 50 Kms // Hotel : Kaivalyam Retreat // Meals : B / L / D
Day 3: Meesapulimala
Today you will be transferred to Silent Valley, the trek start point, 26 km’s from Munnar Town. We will be starting the trek from an altitude of 1500 metres. You will gradually ascend to a height of 2640 metres, through a trekking path consisting of the high altitude rain forests characteristic of this area. Meesapulima is the second highest peak of South India. This is quite a challenging yet exciting trek. This trek involves navigating through the high altitude cloud forests and grasslands to get to the top. As you make your way, you will get a chance to spot a few endemic bird species and a bit of wildlife. After a brief stop to feast your eyes on a brilliant view of forests and tea estates down in the valleys below, you will begin your descend to Kolukkumalai. From Kolukkumalai, you will be transferred on Jeeps to Anaerangal camp for overnight stay.
Trekking Distance : ~ 16 Kms // Hotel : Anaerangal Lake // Meals : B / L / D
Day 4: Mathikettan Shola
Today the trekking takes you through the Mathikettan Shola National Park. This National Park is home to the Asian Elephants and Nilgiri Langurs and also to a lot of endemic fauna and flora. Set amidst cardamom spice plantations, Santhanpara has earned the name of being the capital of Spice cultivation that has made Kerala famous and lured traders from all over the world.
Trekking Distance : ~ 14 Kms // Hotel : Spice Villa // Meals : B / L / D
Day 5: Depart
Packing bags our tour leader and driver transfer you to Kochi only to depart with a bag full of happy and fun filled memories.
Meals : B / – / –