I am from Mumbai. Planning on a 3 day trip to Masinagudi and Kabini. My research leads me to believe that Coimbatore would be the closest airport to get to Masinagudi. Our tentative itinerary is as follows. Please advise if this is doable and the routes to be taken along with travel times.
Sep 13 - Drive from Coimbatore to Masinagudi. Stay 2 nights in Masinagudi.
Sep 15 - Drive from Masinagudi via Bandipur to Kabini. Stay 1 night in Kabini.
Sep 16 - Drive from Kabini to Coimbatore. Rest one night in Coimbatore.
Sep 17 - Flight to Mumbai
Does this itinerary look okay? Or should I fly back from Bangalore instead? Could you also let me know if the routes mentioned above pass through forest reserves. If the drive from Kabini to Coimbatore is a picturesque drive we don't mind the longer route.
Would also appreciate any help I can get selecting resorts. We would like unfenced resorts/some place where we can see animals from our resort. Preferably an eco friendly resort & one which is in harmony with nature & wildlife.