Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Coorg


Day 01: Bangalore
Arrive in Bangalore & meet our representative who will escort you to your vehicle. Proceed to your hotel in Bangalore. Bangalore, India’s sixth largest city, is known as the Garden City because of its countless parks and tree-lined avenues. It was founded in 1537 by a local chieftain called Kempe Gowda and later extended by Tippu Sultan, the Wodeyars of Mysore and the British. Set at an altitude of over 1000 m, the climate adds to the attractions of this city, now famous as the Silicon Valley of India.

Afternoon proceed for half-day city tour of Bangalore covering the Lal Bagh, which has a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces and an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs. Also, see the Peninsular Gneissic Complex that is home to a 2500-2600 year old rock. You will also visit the brilliantly painted and carved summer palace of Tippu Sultan, the Bull Temple with its monolithic bull statue and drive past the government buildings.

Overnight: Bangalore.

Day 02: Bangalore – Mysore (149 Kms – 3H 19Min)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Mysore. Mysore, once the capital of the Wodeyar kingdom, is today the second-largest city in Karnataka and one of the finest in southern India. Small, easygoing, and famous for its silks and sandalwood, it is a city of fine gardens, tree-lined boulevards, art galleries and an intriguing palace. Mysore’s ten-day Dasara festival / Vijayadashmi in September-October is still celebrated with medieval pageantry. On arrival check into the hotel & relax and relish some exotic Karnataka cuisine.

In the afternoon proceed for half-day city tour of Mysore visiting Maharaja’s palace built in 1911-12. The palace harmoniously synthesizes the Hindu and the Saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures, which are truly magnificent. Visit the art gallery and drive up to the 1062 m high Chamundi hill to see the Chamundeshwari temple with a panoramic view of Mysore. On your way back, see the 5 m high Nandi Bull carved out of solid rock in 1659. In the evening visit BrindavanGardens, the world famous terrace gardens to view the famous fountain show(optional).

Overnight: Mysore.

Day 03: Mysore – Ooty (126 Kms – 3H 7Min)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Ooty. On arrival check in at the hotel. Ooty is popularly known as the “Queen of the Blue Mountains”. Ooty is famous for its rolling hills covered in pine and eucalyptus forests and its coffee and tea plantation. Arrive and check in to the hotel.

Overnight: Ooty.

Day 04: Ooty
After breakfast proceed for a city tour of Ooty including the Government Botanical Garden which has a total of 1000 varieties of plants, shrubs and trees including orchids, ferns, alpines and medicinal plants among beautiful lawns. Visit Ooty Lake built in 1825, with beautiful surroundings. Visit Raj Bhavan & Doddabatta, the big mountain reaches 2638m, the second highest in the Western Ghats. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Coimbatore plain and Mysore plateau. Back to the hotel.

Overnight: Ooty.

Day 05: Ooty – Coorg (236 Kms – 5H 36Min)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Coorg. The cool bracing wind whips the hair about your face as you ramble along the streets that dip and rise delightfully. Breathtaking views surprise you from pretty cottages as you sniff appreciatively the heady fragrance of coffee blossoms.A picturesque charming town situated at an elevation of over 5,000 ft (1,525 m) above sea level. On arrival check in your hotel.

Alternatively you can continue with Madurai – Rameshwaram tour.

Overnight: Coorg.

Day 06: Coorg
In the morning, after breakfast, take an excursion to Dubare Elephant Camp. A visit to the Dubare Elephant Camp across the river Cauvery is a half-day programme. Visitors can participate in bathing and feeding the elephants. A specialist in the field provides visitors with more insight into the life of these fascinating animals. The visit ends with an elephant ride through the forest to a nearby waterhole(optional). Later proceed to Madikeri. This is the district headquarters of Coorg. Sightseeing options in and around this picture-postcard town include Raja’s Seat, Abbey Water Falls, Omkareshwara Temple and Talacauvery – the birthplace of River Cauvery (optional).

Overnight: Coorg.

Day 07: Coorg – Bangalore (264 Kms – 5H 24Min)
After breakfast check out from the hotel drive to Bangalore and drop at Airport/ Railway Station to return back to home.