Cultural trip through wilderness (2 nights and 3 days)

Day 1: Arrive Chinnar Forest station by afternoon and meet your naturalist/local escort and the team of eco-guides. After a short briefing, you will be guided for a trek through the dry deciduous thorny scrub forests of Chinnar. A one hour trek will end at the campsite near river Pambar. You will be staying a log hut. Trek around your camp with your naturalist for more wildlife viewing. These forests are home to one of the most endangered mammals of India, the Grizzled Giant Squirrel. The dry deciduous forest of Chinnar gives you an excellent opportunity to watch wildlife at close quarters. Stay overnight at camp.

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Day 2: Walk around your camp early in the morning with your naturalist. After breakfast (cooked and served at camp), trek to Champakkad. Take a dip in the river Pampar to cool your body. A two hour long trek will end at Vasyappara. Camp in a traditional thatched hut on a ledge at the top of this hill – an ideal place for wildlife viewing and star gazing. For lunch and dinner, simple vegetarian food is cooked and served by your hosts at camp. Stay overnight in the hut.

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Day 3: Wake up early in the morning and move around the camp with your naturalist. Look for the animal signs like pug marks on the nearby trek path and watch birds and animals without disturbing them. After breakfast, Walk back to the Forest station with your guides and naturalist and bid adieu to Chinnar.