Special Interest Tours
Kerala, part of the 34 'biodiversity centres' of the world is a lepidopterists dream destination. Kerala is home to 330 butterfly species, 37 of these endemic to the region. Comprising of the largest butterfly in India, the Southern or Western Ghats Birdwing (Troides minos) with a wingspan of about 25 cms to the smallest, the Grass Jewel (Zizula hylax) with only 1.5 to 2 cm wingspan, the Kerala butterfly fauna is rich, diverse and scientifically very interesting. Our butterfly tours cover the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkad, the Periyar Tiger Reserve, Munnar, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. That is not all - Kerala's beautiful countryside can boast of a vast and fascinating variety of butterflies - be it in the myriad plantation areas or your own backyard. To know more about these tours, please mail us.
Nearly 135 species of dragonflies have been discovered within the forests of Kerala and neighbouring states of Tamilnadu & Karnataka. The myriad eco systems of mist forests, mangroves, wetlands and paddy fields have helped sustain a thriving population of odonata. This abundance makes Kerala, especially Thattekkad, a very good destination for dragonfly watchers. Under the expert guidance of our naturalist Jijo Mathew, the tour is of 7 – 10 days duration and takes you through varied terrain and eco systems in search of dragon flies. To know more about these tours, please mail us.
We arrange special interest photography tours across South India, with special emphasis on nature photography of the Western Ghats. Having run highly successful photography wildlife & birding tours we are justifiably proud to be associated with top photographers across the globe. We have travelled across the land to seek out some of the best photographic locations in South India. We do not take you to the "regular" tourist locations, where you quickly take a few snapshots of and then jump back onto the car to the next ‘must see’ place on the tourist trail.Contact us for details for the following:
a) Bird photography tour with specialist birding guide (6 – 14 days tour)
b) Western Ghats Bio-Diversity Explorer Photography Tour with naturalist guide (10-day tour)
c) South India Culture Photography Tour (10-14 days tour)
d) Kerala Village Photography tour (10-days tour)
e) ‘Backwaters to the Sahyadris’ - Nature & Culture Tour (14-days tour)
f) South India History Tour
Price: Since these are tailor-made tours, please write to us for the itineraries & price details.
Departure: Any day of the week
MInimum number required to run a tour: Two
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We are located in Kerala, in South India