On day 8 we will start with an early morning safari through Bandipur National Park, which used to be the private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of Mysore, before being inaugurated as a protected area in 1974. It covers 338 sq miles of a mainly forested biosphere, known as the Nilgiris. The type of wildlife roaming the park, are a small population of tigers and leopards, elephants, sambar and spotted deer, bison, macaques, langurs, antelope and over 200 different species of birds. On completion of the safari we will drive for approximately 2 hours to a tea estate*, where we will learn about the tea making process, from when the leaf is first plucked, to its arrival for rolling, drying and packaging. After our visit to the tea estate we will head to our hotel to check in and reconvene for dinner.
There are currently road works affecting this day which we expect to have been cleared by September when this tour runs, if not it will mean dropping the visit to the tea estate on this day but there is another opportunity to visit a tea estate in a couple of days.
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