Bengaluru – Wayanad – Masinagudi – Kabini – Bengaluru

Older than the Himalaya mountains, the mountain chain of the Western Ghats represents geomorphic features of immense importance with unique biophysical and ecological processes. The site’s high montane forest ecosystems influence the Indian monsoon weather pattern, moderating the tropical climate of the region and presents one of the best examples of the monsoon system on the planet. It also has an exceptionally high level of biological diversity and endemism and is recognized as one of the world’s eight ‘hottest hotspots’ of biological diversity. The forests include some of the best representatives of non-equatorial tropical evergreen forests anywhere and are home to at least 325 globally threatened flora, fauna, bird, amphibian, reptile and fish species.

This is the reason why in 2012 the Western Ghats, along with the adjoining Nilgiri Biosphere, was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this itinerary you explore parts of the Western Ghats and Nilgiri Biosphere. The region is spread over the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. In our adventure we shall be exploring Wayanad in Kerala, Masinagudi in Tamil Nadu and Kabini in Karnataka. We have planned this adventure so that you can get introduced to the rainforests in and around Wayanad, the Nilgiri & Shola hills of Tamil Nadu and the backwaters and deciduous forests of Kabini.

Travelling Naturalist: On this itinerary it is highly recommended that you opt for a travelling naturalist to accompany you as there are many experiences conducted outside parks and for the sake of consistency of experience. There are lodge naturalists available, however, and those on a tighter budget can travel without a naturalist.

Best Time to travel: October – March

Restrictions on some activities: There is an age restriction of 12 and above on some of the walks in Wayanad and Masinagudi.


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