Day 1: 7th January 2021
We will leave from Cochin at around 10:30 a.m. and reach Thattekad after a road journey lasting around two hours. After checking in, we venture out on a birding trail near the camp after having lunch and afterwards enjoy a homely dinner before retiring for the night.
Day 2: 8th January 2021
We enjoy full-day’s guided birding in the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary looking for the prime attractions of the Tour. This effort offers a high chance of producing the sight of a frogmouth and Malabar Trogans. We will also spend sizeable time near the lodge and surrounding areas, where birds and opportunities are aplenty. Later in the evening we go in search of owl, nightjars & Loris. All the while, your Wild Steps tour leader will assist you in every way possible to ensure a productive time.
Day 3: 9th January 2021
Today, we start well before sunrise and drive out towards Munnar. Being at an altitude, Munnar hosts many species of the highlands and shola forests including White-bellied Blue Robin, Black-and-orange Flycatcher, Palani Laughingthrush and Nilgiri Pipit. We’ll spend the day around Munnar, returning to Thattekad late in the evening.
Day 4: 10th January 2021
After a last morning’s birding in Thattekad, we gather for a conclusive huddle and are transferred back to Cochin from where we depart for our abodes.