01 Day: Arrival Bangalore
Welcome to the International Airport at Bangalore, our representative will assist and escort you by a car and transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. During your check in, all the required documents related to the tour, will be given to you and all your queries in concern to the tour and services will be explained. If you are arriving by early flight, after relaxation you can take a walk to have a glance of the city, visiting local markets and restaurants. Overnight at the hotel.
Bangalore: Capital of Karnataka State, Bangalore is famous as the city of gardens. It is one of the most attractive cities in India with its beautiful parks avenues and impressive buildings. Bangalore is renowned as much for its industrial plants as for its silk saris, and for the sprawling Cubbon Park, which lies at the heart of the city, as also its prestigious race course. It is now part of the great Silicone Valley, is a beautiful city filled with the tranquillity of its greenery. The Lalbagh garden is particularly beauliful and well laid out.
02 Day: Bangalore
Today morning after breafkast take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting ISKCON Temple, Hare Krishna Hill is the Hill on which this temple is situated. Lal Baugh– One of the main gardens in the city; Cubbon Park– a garden laid down by Lord Cubbon in 1864. The Bull Temple – The 4.57 m high and 6.10 meters long image is carved out of single granite rock. Later followed by visit to Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple– The temple is natural monolith carved cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also visit, Vishweshwaraiah Technological Museum, Vidhana Soudha. In the evening you can visit Ulsoor Lake. Overnight stay at the hotel.
03 Day: Bangalore – Coorg (250 kms: 6 hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Coorg, enroute visit Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary spread in a 57 acres area. The sanctuary is a small island on the banks of river Kaveri. It is a place of interest to all bird lovers. One can see species like the herons, egrets, and white ibis. Also little cormorants, dantes, open billed stork etc. are also some of the birds that can be seen in island when one takes a round by a boat. The best time of visit to the island is from June to October. After visit drive to Coorg, on arrival, transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Kodagu (formerly Coorg). Dubbed as the Scotland of India, Kodagu is the home of colorful, robust, martial race - the Kodavas, Said to be the descendants of the Greeks (Alexander's soldiers), the kodavas are fiercely independent. They were never conquered by either Tipu Sultan neither the British. And so to this day all kodavas retain the privilege of carrying firearms without a license.Madikeri is a great place to walk, winding lanes meander off the main street, Mountain trails promise visual delights. And the Tadiyandamol, the tallest peak in the area, stands patiently, waiting to be climbed.
04 Day: Coorg
After an early breakfast visit, The elephant camp lets the tourists enjoy the sight of elephants bathing, eating and doing other activities nearby. The tour would be like camping with the big giant elephants in their natural habitat. The interesting location of the elephant training camp on the banks of the River Cauvery is ideal to spend a day. The Bagamandala Temple at the confluence of the Cauvery-Sujyothi Rivers is built in the multi-roofed Kerala style architecture. Gaddige, Rajas’ tombs or the tombs of Dodda Virarjendra & Lingarajendra II is a significant historical monument in Coorg. Harangi dam is built across the tributary of river Kaveri near Kushalnagar. Bylakuppe near Kushalanagar is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in south India. It has several monasteries and the prominent among these are the Great Gompa of Sera Je and Sera Mey and the Namdroling monastery. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
05 Day: Coorg
After breakfast drive to Madikeri, known as Scotland of India. Madikeri Fort, The Palace of the erstwhile kings located inside the Fort, now houses the offices of the Deputy Commissioner. Abby Falls or the Abbi Water Falls is situated just 7-8 kilometers from Madikeri town 'Abbi' in coorgie means a waterfall. Talacauvery is located 44 km from Madikeri, on the slopes of Brahmagiri Hill. Besides being a pilgrimage center, Talacauvery is known for its natural beauty. The Omkareshwara Temple, dedicated to Shiva, is almost 200 years old and is a surprising blend of Islamic and Gothic styles. Nisargadhama is a breath taking and beautiful island off the state highway, Just 2 km from Kushalnagar town and around 30 kms from Madikeri. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.
06 Day: Coorg – Nagarhole (90 kms: 3 hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Nagarhole, on arrival transfer to the resort, Nagarhole / Kabini have been attracting Wildlife Photographers since early 1990s and continue to be one of the best managed parks in India." After relaxation, The Coracle Ride on the Kabini River is worth a try. Dinner and overnight stay at the resort.
Nagarhole ("Snake River") National Park, Bandipur's northern neighbor, extends 640 sq km north from the Kabini River, dammed in 1974 to form a picturesque artificial lake. Nagarhole National Park contains the habitat of several rare and endangered species, notably the tiger. Much of it has been protected from the ill effects of development because Indian royalty used the area as a hunting park. Nagarhole is part of the protected area complex that includes Bandipur National Park, Wynad Sanctuary and Mudumalai Sanctuary.
07 Day: Nagarhole
After breakfast, proceed for wildlife safari and watch hoards of elephants, bison etc., in their natural pristine surroundings. Rameshwara temple, this temple located on the banks of the Lakshman Tirtha River, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Iruppu Falls, Originating from the Lakshmana Tirtha River, a tributary of Cauvery, these waterfalls have mythological significance. Monsoons are ideal to visit Iruppu Falls as it provides a great view of the gushing waters. The Rameshwara Temple is located near these falls. Dinner and overnight stay at the resort.
08 Day: Nagarhole – Bandipur (90 kms: 3 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Bandipur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Afterwards visit Bandipur National Park for wildlife safari, the national park was brought under Project Tiger in 1973 and is most famous for its tigers and elephants. The main attraction at Bandipur is the forest where one can enter the jungle for a safari or a trek to the Nilgiri mountains. Dinner and overnight at the jungle resort in Bandipur.
Bandipur, established in 1931, is a wonderful wildlife centre. Tourists visit this place to admire the breathtaking beauty of nature and also to enjoy a quiet vacation far from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is located in the district of Chamarajanagar. Situated in the Nilgiris, Bandipur is flanked by the Kabini, Moyar and Nugu Rivers which drain the area. Besides the rivers, there are many seasonal streams flowing through the region. This place is under Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is also the first Biosphere Reserve of the country.
09 Day: Bandipur – Ooty (40 kms: 2 hrs)
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Ooty, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After refreshment take a sightseeing tour of this picturesque hill station visiting Botanical Gardens, a wealth of variety of plants that include different types of roses, imported shrubs, rare flowering plants, eucalyptus trees, several old trees and even a fossilized tree trunk that is 20 million years old, followed by boat rides and fishing, Ooty Lake : is surrounded by green hills and huge trees. The Fern hill Palace: was the erstwhile summer residence of the Maharaja of Mysore. Ooty Golf Links: The golf course is set at an altitude of 7200 feet. Dodabetta Peak: highest point in South India, Pine Forest: a scenic canvas to the valleys and the vast landscapes of the Nilgiris. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Ooty: Known as the queen of hills and the most popular hill station in the South India. It is located in the Nilgiri hills at 2286 meter above sea level. With its rolling lawns and salubrious climate it became the important hill station in South India and the summer capital of the former Madras presidency. Ooty still has the touch of the Raj about it, with its cottages and pretty gardens and stone churches that stands among the groves of pine. Old summer palaces of maharajas are now hotels and set in their beautiful parks.
10 Day: Ooty – Conoor – Ooty (17 kms: 1 ½ hrs)
Today morning after breakfast, take the toy train from Ooty to Coonoor- this train runs between Metupalaiyam-Udagamandalam (Ooty), via Coonoor, in the Nilgiri Hills. The track is 46 kilometers (28.5 miles) long, and passes over 26 viaducts, and through 16 tunnels and tall girder bridges. This railway is particularly picturesque because of the surrounding rocky terrain, tea plantations, and forested hills. Coonoor, with its worldly famous tea, is a tourist destination in itself. On arrival explore the surrounding places: Ketti Valley –the second largest valley in the world is best viewed if you walk in the railway tracks from Ketti to Aravangadu, Coonoor Golf Links, Wellington Army Barracks (Need Prior Permission for a full tour), SIMS Park, a 12-hectare park exhibiting over 1000 species of plants, visit Lambs nose followed by Dolphins Nose (10 km. away from Coonoor) offering an excellent view. It encompasses the Catherine Falls (250 feet). Afterwards return back to Ooty by car. Evening is free to enjoy the natural surroundings of the hill stations. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Coonoor, surrounded by the tea plantations, and at an altitude of 1850 m, Coonoor is the first of the three Nilgiri hill station-Udhagamandalam (Ooty ), Kotagiri and Coonoor - that you come to when leaving behind the southern plains. Like Ooty, it's on the toy train line from Mettupalayam. While Kotagiri had the Kotas, and Ooty the Todas, so Coonoor was home to the Coon hill tribe. ( The suffix, 'oor', means village. ) This now bustling town appears rather squashed between the hills and it's only after climbing up out of the busy market area with the bus and train terminals that you'll get a sense of what hill stations were originally all about.
11 Day: Ooty – Bangalore (275 kms: 6 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Bangalore. On arrival, transfer to the International Airport to board the scheduled flight for home town. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories.
Since the precise cost of a customized tour is subject to specific accommodation choices, travel period (date/month/year), nos of pax travelling together and other custom preferences. However, to enable you to chalk out your holiday plan, we suggest following budget guidelines (minimum 2 people are travelling together & sharing one double room) for a customized tour: