South India Tours Packages - Green hills, deep valleys and wild jungles; South India Tour offers you an enchanting and enthralling holidays. Bangalore, the IT hub of India dazzles with swanky malls, modern structures and beautiful gardens. Bangalore Tours which includes tour to one of the most modern cities of India enthralls the tourist. Ooty Tours offer a visit to Botanical gardens and boating in lovely lakes making it a perfect place to relax with loved ones.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Bangalore - Transfer To Mysore & Half Day Mysore Sightseeing
Welcome at Bangalore airport/railway station. Get assistance and transfer to Mysore (150km/3.5 hr) popularly known as "The City of Palaces". Check in to your hotel and relax. Later Proceed for half day local sightseeing at Mysore.
Visit the Mysore Zoo (closed on Tuesdays) - It was started by Chamaraja Wodeyar X initially as a private Zoo in 1892. It houses a wide range of animals and is one of the oldest zoos of the country. The Mysore zoo is the only zoo in India to have a Gorilla. The zoo is also a house to Chimpanzees and Orangutans. Other exotic animals found in Mysore zoo are Giraffes, Zebras, White Deer, African Elephants, Bears, Porcupines, Rhinoceros, Tapir, Otters etc.
Visit the famous Mysore Palace (or Maharaja's Palace). This historical, royal place of residence of the Wadiyars is a splendid architectural feat and houses artefacts from the historic times. The Palace is set in carefully laid out gardens. It is a beautiful three storied stone building of fine gray granite and rich pink marble domes, overlooking this structure is a five-storied 145 foot tower whose domes are gilded in gold. Entry to the palace is through "Gombe Thotti" or Doll's Pavillion with traditional dolls of different times displayed and a wooden elephant decorated with gold. The kingdom's motto, "never be terrified" is written in Sanskrit on the entrance gate and the arch.
Visit Jaganmohan Palace, an art gallery built during rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1861. It displays largest collections of artefacts in South India.
Evening free for own activity. Mysore is also a shopping destination. Take home Mysore silk saris, Mysore sandalwood artefacts & handicrafts, incense sticks, coffee, wooden toys and traditional Mysore paintings called Ganjifa paintings. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay at Mysore hotel.
Mysore Zoo is closed on Tuesdays.
Day 2: Transfer From Mysore To Ooty
Post breakfast checkout from hotel and and proceed to Ooty or Udhagamandalam (150Kms/ 4Hrs), famous hill station of Tamil Nadu. Drive pass Bandipur National Park & the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. On arrival visit Ooty Lake. Enjoy boating & horse riding. Return to hotel in evening. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Mysore to Ooty
Day 3: Full Day Ooty Local Sightseeing
Post breakfast get assistance and proceed for full day local sightseeing tour at Ooty covering Doddabetta Peak, Tea Museum, Botanical Garden, Rose Garden & Ooty Lake.
Doddabetta Peak - one of the highest mountains in the Nilgiris surrounded by a reserved forest and lush greenery. Get a bird’s eye view of Ooty from the peak. Visit the telescope house to get a good view of the surrounding valleys and hills including the “Chamundi Hills”.
Visit Tea Museum and learn about the origin of different kinds of tea leaves. Appreciate the method of tea processing by CTC (Cut, Twist and Curl) machines and buy specially crafted tea souvenirs. Proceed to Tea Estate View Point snap photographs and make it as a memorable moment in your lifetime.
Post lunch proceed to Botanical Garden - 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. Highlight of this park is the fossilized tree belonging to the pre-historic era, kept as natural exhibit. According to carbon dating findings, it is about 20 million-year-old.
Rose Garden- the largest rose garden in India which dispalys more than 20,000 varieties of roses collected from different parts of the world. Unusual colors of black and green roses are also found. Get a spectacular view of the entire Ooty from Rose Garden.
Visit the Shooting Point - featuring picturesque scenery often used by filmmakers and photographers. Climb a steep hill to reach the main viewpoint offering vistas of rolling green hills and tall trees. You can explore the surrounding are by foot or on horseback.
In the evening proceed to Ooty Lake - an artificial Lake & one of the famous tourist spots in Ooty. Enjoy boating, cycling, photography, mini toy train ride etc (on direct payment basis). Indulge in shopping around Ooty lake for chocolates, shawls, eucalyptus oil etc. Later proceed to hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Ooty hotel.
Day 4: Transfer From Ooty To Kodaikanal
After breakfast checkout from the hotel & proceed to Kodaikanal (250Kms/7Hrs), one of the most popular, serene and beautiful hill stations of Tamilnadu. On arrival check in to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Ooty to Kodaikanal
Day 5: Half Day Sightseeing In Kodaikanal
Post breakfast proceed for half day sight seeing at Kodaikanal covering Coakers Walk, Bryant's Park, Pillar’s Rocks & Kodai Lake.
Pillar Rocks are three vertical granite boulders, standing shoulder to shoulder amidst untouched packets of dense rainforest. Unique and visually stunning, these rocky pillars measure approximately 400 ft in height from the ground level. The surrounding forests, garden and spectacular cloud formations serve as ideal backdrops for perfect pictures.
Coaker's Walk which is a 1 kilometer paved pedestrian path running in parallel to the Club Road along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai. On a clear day one can view fantastic places of interest such as Dolphin's Nose in South, Valley of the Pambar river in South East, Bird's eye view of Periyakulam.
Bryant's Park is a sprawling botanical garden bejewelled with various species of plants and shrubs. One section of the park is dedicated to an exotic rose garden that prides itself on the unique and rare species grown there. There is also a greenhouse where plants from all around the world thrive.
Visit Kodai Lake, the man-made star shaped lake, which spreads out over sixty acres. Boating is a perfect recreational activity that you can engage in at Kodaikanal Lake. You can choose from various available options, Rowing boats, Pedalling boats etc. Cycling as well as Horse riding are also available on direct payment basis for a lively and energetic experience of the valleys.
Return back to hotel. Have a comfortable dinner & overnight stay at Kodaikanal hotel.
Day 6: Transfer From Kodaikanal To Coimbatore - Departure From Coimbatore
After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed towards Combatore airport / Railway station Hrs for your onward journey.