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Elephant Park Visit

You can select this tour, or click here to ask us to design one that includes this park and/or other Wildlife Parks, as well as other destinations in India & Nepal. All visits are almost all-inclusive and include the best guided tours of local monuments and other places of interest.

Elephants abound in many parts of India and elephant safari's can be arranged at about half the Wildlife Parks. Jim Corbett National Park (listed under Tiger Parks) & Periyar National Park offer the best opportunities for viewing wild elephants in their natural habitat. Periyar is located around a scenic lake where the animals come for water; the park is unique for a number of reasons, including the fact that you can explore the Park on a boat, or observe the animals from one of the watchtowers. Unlike other parks, vehicle or elephant back safari's are not an option. However, just like all the other Parks, Periyar has an abundance of other wildlife everywhere you turn. Walks with forest officers and other unique wildlife viewing options abound.

This visit begins with a flight to Kochi (Cochin). It includes a day spent in and around the historic port there, exploring the ancient maritime city built around a beautiful natural harbor. Explore the Dutch Palace and the Jewish synagogue, both built in the middle of the 16th century. Spend time in the ancient temples and churches, immaculate beaches, and spectacular scenery of this land that was once referred to as the "Queen of the Arabian Sea".

This visit also includes a day spent on the famous backwaters of Kerala at Kottayam. Cruise on a traditional yet luxurious boat with your own staff that includes a chef. The myriad lakes and rivers that make up this idyllic land are fringed with palm trees, paddy fields, and rubber plantations. You will view a way of life that, in many ways, has barely changed over the last five centuries.