Karnataka Eco tour - Coffee, Tropical Forests and Tigers

Karnataka Eco tour - Coffee, Tropical Forests and Tigers

Tour Duration:  10 days

Destinations Covered: 

Bangalore -- Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary -- Coorg -- Chickmagalur -- Aagumbe -- Shimoga -- Bangalore

Day 1
Begins with a 4.5 hours Journey towards, Rajiv Gandhi Wild life Sanctuary – Nagarahole. Wild Life Safari in Jeeps with accompanying naturalists and forest guards in each vehicle along with a Long distance visual Equipments. We get to interact with the Local Forest officer with a briefing session before the safari. Wild life movies belonging to the same forest along with a Trible dance and campfire in the evening in the evening.

Day 2
Visit Moorkal Elephant camp and move on to Iruppu falls and proceed to Coorg Stay in A Home stay.

Day 3 and Day 4 at a traditional home stay

Visit the Sacred Grooves and understand its importance in the native ecology and experience its Bio diversity Coorg Cuisine – pork preparations essentially and Local food like Puttu kadla…. With a peep through into the kitchen and culinary – basically usage of spices – freshly grounded.

Arabica and Robusta Coffees exploration with a tint of history.
Visit places like Chomakundu (short trek) and Chelavaram / Palace estate falls and Thadiantemolu (long trek).
Campfire and traditional Kodava Dance performance.
Little light on worship of ancestral spirits by the Host.
Story of Coffee honey and taste (Seasonal).

Day 5
Visit Bagamandala and Interaction with the legendry Dr Kushalappa with and deep insight into the forestry of Coorg and effect on life line of Karnataka “The River Kaveri – How is she more than a river” with a brief about his ancestral legacy.

Day 6
Visit  Cardamom estate,  Sheshamma trust – medicinal garden @ puttur  and reach Chickmagalur traditional akki ubbu rotti and gravies. Stay of Namma mane sort of a traditional home stay.

Day 7
Explore Babudangiri and Hebbe falls / visit Halebidu and Belur for the heritage touch.

Day 8
Visit to nature camp in the Evergreen belt with experience of macro and micro Ecology stay at Theerthahalli, Agumbe sunset and visit to ARRS king cobra research center.

Day 9
Visit Man made Islands and launch at Sigandur – camping experience small boat cruise with life jackets.

Day 10 
Back to Bangalore

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