Quest for the Lion-tailed Macaque

Wildlife of Valparai

2018 Dates To be announced

Wildlife of Valparai  | Quest for the Lion-tailed Macaque

Limited to 5 participants

The Lion-tailed Macaque is perhaps one of India's most spectacular monkeys. 


Perhaps the best place to photograph this endangered primate is Valparai. Highly endangered, small groups live in the Western and Eastern Ghats. However, Valparai is also know for the Nilgiri Langur, the Western Ghats squirrel, the Nilgiri Thar and the Great Indian Hornbill. Close to Coimbatore and on the other side of Munnar. Here in the remaining pockets of forest nestling amidst the tea plantations, groups of Lion-tailed macaques co-exist with the human population.

What's in it for you?

Whilst the Lion-tailed macaque will be our focus and our target species we will also aim to photograph the Nilgiri Langur, the Great Indian Hornbill and the Western Ghats Squirrel.

We have superb accommodation in a plantation bungalow.

Tour will be guided by AB Apana.

In-the-field instructions on photography, presentations, and image reviews. 


This course is ideal for those with digital SLRs who want to take their nature and wildlife photography to the NEXT level.
We also rent out PRO-equipment & high focal length lenses.
Non-photographers can jump in too to experience the wilderness at its best. 


Day 1 - Fly to Coimbatore early morning, a short hop from Bangalore and transfer to Valparai by Innova / Xylo. En route we shall try for Nilgiri Thar as we begin our ascent to the Annamalais. We immediately start our quest for the Lion-tailed macaque.

Day 2 - We concentrate on the Lion-tailed macaque and the Western Ghats squirrel. In the afternoon we attempt to photograph the Nilgiri langur.

Day 3 - Provided we have photographed our main target species, we will try for the Great Indian Hornbill. 

Day 4 - After a morning macaque foray, we leave for Coimbatore post-lunch.


Transportation from Coimbatore and return in an Innova / Xylo
3 nights - 4 days accommodation on twin sharing basis.

All meals from check-in to check-out.

In-the-field instructions on photography, presentations, and image reviews.


Airfare to Coimbatore.

All items of a personal nature, tips, gratuities, medication, telephone expenses, alcohol, room extras and any item not included in the Inclusions above.


Rs 27,000 Ex-Coimbatore

Single supplementary charges extra.

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