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Relaxing Karanataka

DURATION : 8 Nights / 9 Days

DESTINATIONS : Bangalore - Mysore - Nagarhole - Ooty - Coonoor - Coimbatore

Tour Highlights

Destinations  Places to visit
Bangalore  Lal Bagh Garden, Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore Palace, Bull or Nadi Temple, ISKCON and Nrityagram Dance Village, 
Mysore Tipu Sultan Palace, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna Island, Ranganathaswamy temple, Daria Daulat and Gumbaz
Nagarhole Kabini River, Nagerhole sanctuary
Ooty Botanical garden, Ooty Lake, Rose Garden and UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Coonoor Tea Estate, Droog Fort, Law’s Falls, Botanical Garden and  Dolphine's Nose Peak

Short Description

Karnataka is a tapestry of colours, cultures, flavours, landscapes, timelessness and heart stopping beauty. It’s a place where vibrant worlds seamlessly meld into one another every few hundred kilometers. Sedate plains suddenly rise to dizzying mist covered hilly heights, and then plunge with careless abandon in a white-watered freefall to become languid rivers that flow past cities where time has stopped altogether. And cities where time rushes a relentless rush to keep up with the world; cities that sometimes escape into the deep quietude of thick forests and sometimes, stretches their arms wide open to embrace the sea. Host to some of India's largest and most powerful dynasties, the state has across the centuries, carried a legacy of art and culture. Its geography - making it, by all means, a 191,791 square kilometre trail of whimsy.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive Bangalore (By Flight@ TBA)

Arrive in Bangalore Airport. Our representative will assist you. Transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Check In and relax. Excursion to Lal Bagh Garden. This expanse of greenery, which was laid out by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan in the 18th century, is one of India's most beautiful botanical gardens. Within the Gardens there is a beautiful lake with water spread over an area of 1.5 sq km. Late evening visit to Ulsoor Lake.

Day 2: Bangalore Sightseeing

Begin your day with The Bangalore Palace. Built way back in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar, the Bangalore Palace is inspired by the Windsor Castle. Drive to Bull or Nadi Temple. Among the oldest temples in the city, this is dedicated to Nandi, the wagon of Lord Shiva and ISKCON - Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra Mandir that attracts devotees and patrons from different parts of the world, especially those seeking spiritual learning. Afternoon visit to Nrityagram Dance Village just 35 from Bangalore, the award-winning Nrityagram Dance Village makes for a good day trip. The village offers regular dancing demonstrations, offering you a taste of Indian culture. Return to the city. Evening will be free for shopping.

Day 3: Bangalore – Mysore ( 145 km - 4 Hours )

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. En route visit to Tipu Sultan Palace, built between 1781 and 1791. Emperor referred to it as the 'Rash-e-Jannat', meaning abode of happiness and envy of heaven. Arrive in Mysore late afternoon. Check in the hotel and relax. Evening will be free at leisure.

Day 4: Mysore Sightseeing

Post breakfast excursion to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary also known as Paksi Kashi of Karnataka is small but a popular destination. Afterwards drive to Srirangapatna Island located some 15 km northwest of Mysore at Bangalore-Mysore highway. There are many attractions in Srirangapatna including the Ranganathaswamy temple, after which the island is named, Srirangapatna Fort built by Tippu Sultan, Daria Daulat the summer residence of Tippu Sultan, Gumbaz, the mausoleum of Tippu and a large number of historic sites scattered all round the island. Return to hotel. Evening will be free time for shopping.

Day 5: Mysore - Nagarhole ( 100 km - 3 Hours )

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Enjoy Coracle Ride (round native boat) on Kabini River. In the afternoon, visit Nagerhole sanctuary. Enjoy an elephant jeep safari in the jungle that will acquaint you closely with the flora and fauna of Nagarhole along with the other activities like camping, bonfire and nature walk.

Day 6: Nagarhole – Ooty ( 180 km - 4 Hours )

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination. Arrive in Ooty or Udagamandalam. Check into the hotel and relax. Evening proceed for the Botanical garden.  Botanical Garden one of the best tourist attraction places which attract the tourist from all over the world. This garden was laid out in 1847 by the Marquis of Tweedale and is spread over 22 hectares ascending the slopes on the hill at an elevation of 2,400 meters above Main Sea Level. Later proceed for Ooty Lake and Rose GardenOoty Lake is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824. The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake. The lake became empty on three occasions when it breached its bund.

Day 7: Ooty Sightseeing

Enjoy the ride at UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, the Nilgiri Railways. Built by the British in 1908 and was initially operated by the Madras Railway. Return to Ooty, shop at some of the famous markets.

Day 8: Ooty - Coonoor ( 20 km - 25 min )

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your next destination, Coonoor. A picturesque hill station is a favorite hunt for the trekkers and hikers. It also boasts many attractions like lush green Tea Estate, Droog Fort, Law’s Falls, Botanical Garden and the "Dolphine's Nose" Peak.

Day 9: Coonoor - Coimbatore ( 70 km - 1.5 Hours )

Post breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Coimbatore Airport or Railway Station for your onward journey.here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per program.
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Arrival/Departure with assistance.
  • AC transport as per program.
  • English Speaking Local Guide as per Program.
  • One bottle of water per person per day.
  • All fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances.
  • All applicable taxes (Excluding Govt. Service Tax 4.50%).

The Price Excludes:

  •  Any airfare / visa / insurance
  •  Any meals except mentioned in the column cost includes.
  •  Any Monument Entrance Fees.
  •  Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography, video fee, etc.
  •  Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.

Route Map

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