Also known as the City of Palaces, Mysore retains a quaint charm, that never fails to enchant. Bangalore City is one of India's most attractive cities with beautiful parks, avenues and impressive buildings for sightseeing and tour. Located amidst imposing mountains, dense forests, verdant valleys and challenging treks, Ooty is the place to be for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Bangalore And Transfer From Bangalore To Mysore Via Srirangapatna
"Welcome at Bangalore airport/railway station. Get assistance and transfer to Mysore (150km/3.5 hr), ""The City of Palaces"".
Enroute visit Srirangapatna also called Seringapatam during the British Raj located near the city of Mysore and is famous for its religious, cultural and historic importance . Later proceed for Tipu Fort - one of the prime attractions in Mysore built in the year 1537 , this magnificent fort is considered to be the second toughest fort of India .
Visit Daulat Bagh Palace - Dariya Daulat Palace (Summer Palace) that is set amidst beautiful gardens and is made out of Teakwood .
Later visit Gumbaz - The Gumbaz at Seringapatam is a Muslim mausoleum at the centre of a landscaped garden, holding the graves of Tippu Sultan, his father and his mother .
Then proceed to Mysore and visit Brindavan Garden and Krishna Raja Sagara Dam built over the River Cauvery near to the conjunction of three rivers namely, Cauvery, Hemavathi & Lakshmana Thirtha. Get mesmerised by colorful & stunning Brindavan Gardens known for its symmetric design and illuminated terrace gardens and for musical fountain show.
On arrival at Mysore check in to the hotel and relax . Overnight stay at Mysore hotel.
Day 2: Half Day Mysore Sightseeing - Transfer From Mysore To Bandipur
Post breakfast check out and proceed for half day Mysore sightseeing.
Visit the famous Chamundi Hills, 3489ft above the sea levels and highest peak of Mysore housing the Chamundeshwari Temple, known for its amazing architecture and spiritual essence. Get a bird's view of entire Mysore city from the top of these hills.
Visit Big Bull - about 16 feet in height and 24 feet long, this Nandi atop the Chamundi Hills is the third largest in India, carved in granite, black because of regular anointing with oil and other sacred waters.
Visit the beautiful Gothic architecture of St. Philomena’s Church. The twin towers of the church stand majestically at 175 feet, the design resembles St. Patrick’s cathedral at New York and Cologne Cathedral.
Later proceed to Bandipur National Park(80km/1.5hr) , an 874-sq.-km forested reserve once the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Mysore. The park harbors Indian elephants, spotted deer, gaurs (bison), antelopes and small population of tigers.
On arrival check in to your hotel or Jungle resort. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Bandipur
Travel from Mysore to Bandipur National Park
Day 3: Transfer From Bandipur To Ooty & Ooty Half Day Sightseeing
After breakfast , check out from the hotel & proceed to Ooty. Upon arrival check in to the hotel & start for half day Ooty sightseeing covering
Botanical Garden - When you enter you will see a vast expanse of lawn like a golf course, going steeply uphill with variety of trees and shrubs as well as some conservatories with exotic ferns and flowering plants . Timing 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Rose Garden- Government Rose Garden is the largest rose garden in India.it has 20000 varieties of roses . Timings - 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Ooty Lake - An artificially constructed lake with picturesque natural surroundings. Originally constructed for the purpose of fishing, the lake has become an important tourist landmark in Ooty. The lake offers boating which can be done at your own cost Timing 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Overnight stay at Ooty hotel.
Travel from Bandipur National Park to Ooty
Day Excursion To Coonoor
Post breakfast head straight to Coonor for full day sightseeing. Located around 25 km from Ooty, Coonoor is one of the largest hill stations after Ooty.
Visit Sim's Park - Located at a height of 1780 meters, Sim’s Park is a botanical garden which was established in 1874. It has more than 1000 species of flora including Queensland Karry Pine, Rudraksha (the bead tree) and Ornamental tree making it a place worth visiting. Take long peaceful walks through the lush greenery and colourful, vibrant flowers. Enjoy boating & photography.
Lamb's Rock - Located on the way to Dolphin’s Nose in Ooty, Lamb’s Rock is laos called as Echo Rock. A popular picnic spot, it offers an admirable view of Coimbatore Plains and surrounding lush greenery. Route to this place offers trekking opportunities too.
Dolphin’s Nose - Located 10 km at a distance from Coonoor, Dolphin’s Nose is a peak offering enchanting view of the Nilgiri Hills and the Catherine Falls. The peak of the hills resembles a nose of a dolphin hence the name.
Tea Garden - A tour to these tea plantations, walking through the lush greenery and refreshing aromas of tea is an experience worth trying.
Ketti Valley View - a popular vantage point situated on Ooty - Coonoor Road in Nilgiris. The view of Ketti from the viewpoint is majestic and often compared to views of Switzerland. There is also a telescope room to get a closer view of the valley and surroundings. his valley also houses a popular brand of the needle making industry, known as Pony Needles.
Return back to hotel. Evening free for own activity. Overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 5: Transfer From Ooty To Bangalore & Departure From Bangalore
Morning, after breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Bangalore Airport / Railway station for your onward journey. Tour ends with lifetime memories.