For the Love of Herping in the Western Ghats

For the Love of Herping in the Western Ghats
A vine snake in Agumbe, Karnataka, Photo Credit: Saurabh Sawant

Experience the wilds of the Western Ghats come to life this July-August as you go on a guided herping tour with the experts

OT Staff
May 23 , 2018
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This is for fans of herping and macro photography. Experience the wilds of the Western Ghats come to life this July-August, as Saurabh Sawant and his team takes you on a guided herping tour, combined with macro photography workshops, to four exciting destinations–Coorg, Amboli, Agumbe and Wayanad. 

A dancing frog

Saurabh Sawant, an award-winning naturalist and photographer, will guide you through these dense and beautiful rainforests and help you look for amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates–that range from common to rare and even endemic.

A Malabar pit viper

Herp enthusiasts, this is something right up your alley. The odds of spotting Malabar gliding frogs, wrinkled frogs, the endemic dancing frog, golden-backed frog, Malabar pit viper, keelback, butterflies and damselflies and many more species, are quite high in these regions.

The rain-soaked forests of the Western Ghats are also well-known for their many spectacular waterfalls, rivulets, wild flowers and endemic birds (if you are lucky enough to spot some, given the weather!)

A Malabar gliding frog

Each destination will have expeditions of three days and two nights, excluding the travel dates.

July 3-5 to Coorg, Karnataka
July 13-15 to Amboli, Maharashtra (1st batch)
July 20-22 to Amboli, Maharashtra (2nd batch)
July 27-29 to Agumbe, Karnataka
August 3-5 to Wayanad, Kerala

Register here to be a part of these exciting expeditions.

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