Long Breaks

Bird Endemics & More

A focused bird-watching trip to find all of south India's endemic birds among a list of over 350 species; more...

Kerala Birds

A short trip exploring south India's most productive birding locations; more...

Megafauna & Endemics

Explore south India's best wildlife locations for megafauna, endemic mammals and birds; more...

Wildlife, Nilgiris & Top Slip

A condensed trip to explore south India's most productive wildlife destinations for megafauna, endemic mammals & birds; more...

Extended Weekend Tours

Bandipur

(2 nights/3 days): Explore south India's best wildlife locations for megafauna & peninsular birds; more...

KMTR-Kuduraivetti

(2 nights/3 days): Explore the rainforest flora & fauna in the upper hills of the sub-continent's southernmost Tiger Reserve; more...

Pampadum Shola

(2 nights/3 days): Explore a fine patch of 'shola' - a rare and distinctive forest type in higher elevations of the Western Ghats of south India; more...

The Anamalais

(3 nights/4 days): Mirrors the diversity of habitats, flora and fauna that occur throughout the Western Ghats of south India offering an excellent opportunity to observe several of the specialities of the ecoregion; more...

Agumbe

(3 nights/4 days): Explore among the wettest forests in south India - home to the world's only (proposed) King Cobra Sanctuary - from the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station; more...

Rajamalai & Rhodo Valley

(3 nights/4 days): Camp and trek in the high altitude shola-grasslands around Munnar as we look for Nilgiri Tahr and endemic birds; more...

Periyar & Gavi

(3 nights/4 days): The biodiverse moist deciduous and evergreen forests of these locations have excellent potential for wildlife & birds, including a chunk of the specialities of the ecoregion; more...

Point Calimere

(5 nights ex-Chennai): A birding expedition to a globally recognized wetland (RAMSAR site); more...

Ghermalam

(2 nights/ 3 days): Albeit nested in an exciting natural history location, between the Eastern and Western Ghats, Ghermalam is rather "off the beaten track";more...

Kabini

(2 nights/ 3 days): Seasonal animal congregations on the scenic backwaters of the Kabini River; among the prime locations for wildlife spectacles in south India; more...

B R Hills

(2 nights/ 3 days): Mature hill forests in the Eastern Ghats adjacent to the Nilgiris. Ideal for birding, wildlife and floristic diversity; more...

 
 
 
WILDLIFE & NATURAL HISTORY TOURS
Western Ghats

The Western Ghats range of mountains runs parallel to India's west coast, almost uninterrupted from the southern tip of India to north of Mumbai (Bombay). The monsoon forests of these mountains - where upto 10 meters of rain are known to fall in some years - are incredibly rich in biodiversity and high in endemism, especially among flowering plants, reptiles, amphibians and fishes. These forests are also very rich in birdlife - considered an Endemic Bird Area by Birdlife International, with over 400 species and over 15 endemics - and 140 mammal species, with 14 endemics.

Among these groups, the ecoregion harbours a mix of charismatic megafauna and global rarities including Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Tahr, Great Hornbill, King Cobra, Tiger and Asiatic Elephant to name a few. Sheer cliffs, rolling grasslands, lush forests and river valleys make for incredibly scenic landscapes throughout these mountains.

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