Duration : 6 nights 7 days
Destination : Karnataka & Tamilnadu Tours
Bangalore (or Bengaluru) : Is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. The center of India's high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife. By Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha is a Neo-Dravidian legislative building. Former royal residences include 19th-century Bangalore Palace, modeled after England’s Windsor Castle, and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, an 18th-century teak structure. A bustling IT hub, this vibrant city is known by many names - Silicon Valley of India, Garden City, Pub City and the Pensioner’s Paradise are just some of them. Call it what you may, Bangalore is a city sure to enthrall you with its multifaceted charm. There are picturesque palaces, gardens, parks and boulevards in all parts of the city. Bangalore balances the old and the new in an incredibly good manner. From interesting historical structures to the most modernistic lifestyle, It is so aptly called the “ City of Gardens”.
Mysore (or Mysuru): Is a city in India's southwestern Karnataka state, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. Aptly called the “ city of palaces”, has in its center the opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. Mysore is also home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood. The Mysore Zoo, the Chamundeshwari Temple, the Mahabaleshwara temple, St. Philomena's Church, Brindavan Gardens, Jaganmohana Palace Art Gallery, the Lalitha MahalPalace, the Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, the Railway Museum, Karanji Lake, and Kukkarahalli Lake are some of the attractions in Mysore City. Tourist flock to Mysore to visit its nearby destinations too, as some of the destinations around Mysore are Srirangapatna, Nanjangud, Shivanasamudra Falls, Talakadu, Melkote, Somanathapura, Halebid, Belur, the Bandipur National Park, Shravanabelagola and Coorg/Kodagu.
Hampi (Hampe) is a village and temple town recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, (listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi, in northern Karnataka, India). It was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime. It is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, Hampi continued to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments belonging to the old city.
Day 1 - Bangalore
On arrival at Bangalore airport /railway station, meet our representative and check in to the hotel. Revel in Garden City Bengaluru with its numerous parks and lung spaces (the city boasts streets named Primrose Road, Margosa Road, Rose Garden etc for a reason!). Be a part of its contagious pub culture. And if fascinated by history, lose yourself in its palaces, forts, temples, old buildings and streets. The weather’s lovely here for most of the year and the city still jealously guards its green spaces. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 - Bangalore
Have your breakfast and proceed for sightseeing tour of Bangalore city. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Bangalore.
Day 3 - Bangalore - Mysore | 140 kms (3 hours approx)
After breakfast check out form the hotel & proceed to Mysore. En route, visit Srirangpattanam - the capital of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. Arrive into Mysore and check into your hotel. In the evening, visit to Brindavan Gardens. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4 - Mysore - Bandipur (90 kms / 1.5 hrs)
Morning check out & proceed to Bandipur. Check in to a wildlife resort. Afternoon we take you for jungle safari to Bandipur Tiger Reserve by jeeps.
Day 5 - Bandipur -Ooty (approx 50 kms / 1.5 hrs)
After breakfast, depart by surface to Ooty. Arrive & check-in. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 - Ooty
In the morning, enjoy a tour of the 'Queen of the Blue Mountains', that includes a visit to Dodabetta Peak for a spectacular view. Later, drive to Coonoor and visit Sims Park and 'Dolphin' Nose Point. In the afternoon, visit the Botanical Gardens and the popular Ooty lake. Return to the hotel after sightseeing and have a comfortable overnight stay.