Experiencing fusion; with flavors of Urbanized Garden City - Bangalore, Majestic Palaces and grandeur - Mysore and the Queen of hill station - Ooty. Three different concepts packaged for a refreshing trip filled with excitement at each destination.
Day 1: Arrival At Bangalore & Half Day Garden Tour
Arrive at Bangalore Airport or Railway Station. Meet & Greet. Get transferred to hotel and relax. Bangalore is also known as "The Garden City". Visit the famous sites of this vibrant city to experience the electric mix of ancient and modern.
Lal Bagh- This botanical garden covers an area 240 acres in the heart of the city and has nearly 1,854 species of plants, a delight for photographers, also consists of the famous glass house where an annual flower show is held every year and is also a home to an aquarium and a lake.
Cubbon Park - Located in the heart of city and close to important administrative buildings like Central Public Library, Government Museum, Sir Vishweshwariah Industrial and Technological Museum, the Karnataka High Court, Venkatappa Art Gallery etc. Cubbon Park is home to more than 6,000 trees that support a vibrant ecosystem. Visit The Bangalore Aquarium, which is the second largest aquarium in India. Other major attractions include the lotus pond, Ringwood Circle, the bamboo groove nook and Dancing Fountain. The Toy Train at Cubbon Park in Bangalore is a wonderful way to explore the park.
Ulsoor Lake - Enjoy boating at one of the largest lakes in Bangalore, sit back and relax in the tranquil ambience of this place.
Return to hotel in evening. Overnight stay at Bangalore hotel.
Day 2: Transfer From Bangalore To Mysore Via Srirangapatna
Post breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Mysore (150Kms/3.5Hrs), popularly known as "The City of Palaces".
En route visit Srirangapatna located 18 km from Mysore. Srirangapatna is a small island formed by the river Cauvery and its tributaries. It was once the capital of the Mysore state under the legendary king Tipu Sultan and since then famous for its religious, cultural and historic importance. Prime attractions are Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Daria Daulat (Palace of Tipu Sultan) and Gumbaz (Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan).
Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple: A mesmerizing example of Hoysala and Vijayanagar architectural style, this temple was first built in 894 AD. It is one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in South India.This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This idol is supposed to be the biggest statue of Vishnu in the reclining form (Adidesha) in Karnataka.
Tipu's Summer Palace: Also known as Daria Daulat Bagh. Tipu Sultan built this palace in 1784 and ruled Mysore from here for a short time after his father Hyder Ali wrested power from the Wodeyars in the middle of the 18th century. The palace is built in the Indo-Sarcenic style and in mostly made of teakwood. Its surrounded by a lush gardens on the southern bank of the river. The Daria Daulat Bagh palace is now converted in a museum and houses sketches, drawings, paintings along with block prints and Tipu's clothes.
Srirangapatna Fort: Known for its historical significance and architectural brilliance, this fort was originally built in 1454 AD. This Fort has four main entrances and has a double wall defence system, which is what makes it one of the toughest forts.
Gumbuz: Gumbaz is the Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan, his father Hider Ali and mother Fakr-Un-Nisa. Built in Persian style of architecture, Surrounded by beautiful garden named as Lalbagh, the imposing structure of Gumbaz is seen in the middle on an elevated platform.
On arrival at Mysore check in to your hotel and relax. In the evening visit 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. The main attraction at the Brindavan Gardens is the beautiful array of musical fountains. Coupled with laser lights, these fountains are synchronised to music and go live at the time when the garden is lit up.
Mysore is also a shopping destination. Explore shopping at the local market. 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.
Day 3: Transfer From Mysore To Ooty & Half Day Ooty Sightseeing
After breakfast today, check out from your hotel and get ready for a comfortable transfer to Ooty (150 kms/4 hrs). On arrival in Ooty, check in to the hotel and get comfortable. Later, set out on a half-day sightseeing tour of Ooty.
Visit the famous Botanical Garden- a vast expanse of lawn going steeply uphill with variety of trees, 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.
Next visit Rose Garden, it displays more than 20,000 varieties of roses collected from different parts of the world. Unusual colours of black and green roses are also found. Relish a spectacular view of entire Ooty from Rose Garden.
In the evening, make your way to Ooty Lake - an artifical lake & one of the famous tourist spots in Ooty. Enjoy boating, cycling, photography and a mini toy train ride. Indulge in shopping around Ooty lake for chocolates, local handicraft, shawls, eucalyptus oil etc.
Return to your hotel in the evening. Overnight stay in Ooty.
Boating at Ooty Lake is available on all days 10:00 am – 6:30 pm. One can choose from various options - Row Boat / Paddle Boat / Motor Boat
Day 4: Full Day Sightseeing Of Ooty & Coonoor
Post breakfast enjoy a full day tour to Ooty & Coonoor, the jewels of fascinating Nilgiri Hills. These two hill stations are located merely 20km from each other and can be visited in the same day.
Morning 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. Enjoy long peaceful walks through the lush greenery and colourful, vibrant flowers, 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.
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 displays 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.
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 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.