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South Splendour India - Budget

1N Bangalore , 2N Mysore and 3N Ooty

Cosmopolitan Bengaluru is the number one city in the Indian deep south, blessed with a benevolent climate and a burgeoning drinking, dining and shopping scene.Mysore, the city of palaces, is a popular travel destination in South India. Also called Mysooroo. Ooty may be a bit hectic for some tastes, and the town centre is an ugly mess, but it doesn't take long to get up into the quieter, greener areas where tall pines rise above what could almost be English country lanes.

Accommodation

1 night(s) in Bangalore

Hotel Akshaya Residency or Similar

Room Type: Executive A/c Rooms

Meals Included: None

2 night(s) in Mysore

SK Elegance or Similar

Room Type: Deluxe Room

Meals Included: None

3 night(s) in Ooty

The Majestic Crown Hotel or Similar

Room Type: Superior Room

Meals Included: None

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Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival At Bangalore

  • Welcome at Bangalore airport/railway station & transfer to the Hotel. The center of India's high-tech industry, the city is also known for its green spaces and nightlife.
  • Later proceed for sightseeing by covering The Lalbagh Botanical Garden initially as a private garden in an area of 40 acres by Hyder Ali. Lalbagh, for its unique achievement in nurturing the concept of horticulture and aiding the development of horticulture, has earned a pride of place among the gardens of the world and it has come to be regarded as one of the best gardens in the East for its layout, maintenance, scientific treasure and scenic beauty.
  • Vidhana Soudha counts amongst the most impressive as well as the most magnificent buildings in Bangalore. Built in 1956, Vidhana Soudha boasts of exquisite Dravidian architecture constructed purely out of granite and porphyry.
  • Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2

Day 2: Bangalore To Mysore (150 Kms/approx 3.5 Hrs)

  • After Breakfast check out from hotel & proceed to Mysore.
  • En-route visit Srirangapatnam an island in the river Kaveri. The attractions in Srirangapatnam includes Dariya Daulat Palace (Summer Palace) that is set amidst beautiful gardens called Daria Daulat Bagh. The palace is built in the Indo-Sarcenic style in mostly made of teakwood.
  • Gumbaz is surrounded by the beautiful garden the Lalbagh. Inside the tomb Hyader Ali has been laid to rest in the middle and on either side are the tombs of his wife and son. Tippu's tiger stripes cover the walls of the Gumbaz.
  • Tippu Fort: It is is from the Fort that Tippu launched his attack against the British. There is an obelisk in the fort in the place where he died, after being betrayed by his own men. Inside the fort there is a mosque and the RanganathaswamyTemple.
  • The Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangapatna enshrines Lord Vishnu as Ranganatha. This enormous temple has fort like walls and an intricately carved gopuram. The architecture is a mixture of the Hoysala and Vijayanagar styles.
  • The Brindavan Gardens are located just a level below the KRS dam, often described as the best example of illuminated terrace gardens in the country. The overall design here displays an orientation of Mughal patterns-with garden paths and a shimmering necklace of fountains. Adding a touch of sanctity to the place is a beautiful sculpture of Goddess Cauvery at the foot of the dam.
  • Overnight Stay at Mysore.
Day 3

Day 3: Mysore Sightseeing

  • After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing by covering the Mysore Palace, an excellent combination of Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic, Oriental and Roman styles of architecture. The Maharaja's Palace 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. There are twelve temples inside the Palace complex dating from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries and have varying architectural styles. The Palace is set in a carefully laid out gardens.
  • Secondly visit Chamundi Hills, 3,489ft. above the sea levels visible almost from anywhere in the city center. The oldest temple in Mysore, The Chamundeshwari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills.
  • 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.
  • St. Philomena's Church in Mysore is one of the oldest churches in India. It is over 200 years old. The twin towers of the church stand majestically at 175 feet, the design is gothic and it is said to resemble the St. Patrick’s cathedral at New York and a church at Cologne.
  • Jaganmohan Palace is a art gallery. Built during rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1861 to celebrate the marriage of his daughter.
  • Mysuru Zoo was started by chamaraja Wodeyar X initially as a private Zoo. The Zoo has about 1500 animals, ranging from the opossum to orangutan. This Zoo houses a wide range of animals. Mysuru Zoo was the first in the country to obtain gorilla and penguin’s.
  • Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 4

Day 4: Mysore To Ooty (130 Kms/approx 3.5 Hrs)

  • After breakfast check out and proceed to Ooty, "The Queen of Hill Stations'', mixes up Indian bustle and Hindu temples with lovely parks and gardens and charming Raj-era bungalows.
  • Upon arrival check in at hotel.
  • Later proceed for sightseeing by covering the Botanical Garden hub for nature lovers. Ooty Botanical Garden are divided into six areas, which includes the Lower Garden, New Garden, Italian Garden, Conservatory, Fountain Terrace and Nurseries. A riot of colours await you at the widely spreading flower beds that are an intrinsic part of Ooty Botanical Gardens. It also hosts an exhibition of rare plant species in May every year. It is also a popular haunt of the tourist, and offers a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. People come here to lounge in the lawns and walk among the shady trees and plants. One of the oldest botanical gardens in the country, it began life in the 1840s as a vegetable garden to supply veggies to Ooty’s residents. Trees and plants from all over the world were brought here over the years.
  • Secondly visit Ooty Lake where can go for boat riding for both pedal and motor boats. Adjacent to the lake there are a lot of activities such as Toy train ride, 3-D shows, Tora-tora ride & also ponnies are available for rides.
  • Centenary Rose Garden is laid on 10 acres of land. This garden has been beautifully laid out in terraces with rose tunnels, pergolas and bowers with rose creepers. Today this garden has the largest collections of roses in the country, around 3600 varieties of roses like Hybrid Tea Roses, miniature rose, Floribunda, Ramblers, roses of unusual colors like black, green and many more varieties of roses that will captivate your senses.
  • Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 5

Day 5: Ooty Sightseeing

  • After breakfast proceed to Coonoor to cover interesting places such as Sim's Park, Lamb's Rock, Dolphin Nose, Tea factory & Tea Gardens & Doddabetta Peak.
  • Sim’s Park is one of the main attractions covering an area of over 12 hectares, is park-cum-botanical garden, which was laid more than a hundred years ago. The garden is fully surrounded by the shrubs and creepers. Queensland Karry Pine, Rudraksha (the bead tree) and Handsome Ornamental tree are famous in Sim's park. One of the trees present in the garden is over 200 hundred years old and is a special attraction within the garden. On one side of the park is present the rose garden where several species of roses are planted side by side. There is also a glass house housing different ornamental plants and flowers.
  • Secondly visit Lamb’s Rock a view point named after the collector Captain Lamb. The view point was accessible by the effort & interest of Captain Lamb. Lamb's Rock, offers an amazing view of the lush green forests and the Hulical ravines. One can even go for trekking through the lush tree gardens.
  • Dolphin's nose is one of the most scenic view point. This is a huge rock a dolphin’s nose. Watching a sunset of sunrise from Dolphin's Nose is nothing less than an ethereal experience, for the sheer beauty of it all. Well, at 1000 feet above the sea level, you can't expect anything less than that, with hairpin turns and breath stopping narrow roads, the road to Dolphin's Nose is as fascinating as the place.
  • The Tea Factory a two storey building, has tea leaves driers on the second floor, while the walls are splattered with the history of tea and the art of tea making via paintings and more.
  • The Doddabetta Peak stands at an altitude of 2,623 meters. It is the highest point in the district, offering a bird's eye view of the whole of Coimbatore and the adjoining areas around it. One of the most remarkable things about Doddabetta is its flat summit, which makes you gape and wonder in amazement. The area around the peak is a reserved forest and is home to many endangered species of flora and fauna.
  • Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 6

Day 6: Ooty Sightseeing

  • After Breakfast proceed to to Pykara Lake and Pyakara Falls. The road goes through a beautifully forested stretch to reach here. You need to walk half-a-kilometre from the road head to reach the falls. The falls themselves do not conform to the usual notion of a vertically falling stream of water. The stream tumbles down a cascading tract of rocks, which is located in a bowl-shaped utterly green valley that will take your breath away.
  • Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Bangalore/coimbatore airport for departure, back to home with beautiful memories of a life time trip.

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Inclusions

Bangalore

  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
  • Half Day Sightseeing Tour with Pvt Transfers (The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Vidhana Soudha)

Mysore

  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
  • Full Day Sightseeing Tour with Pvt Transfers (Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Big Bull, St. Philomena's Church, Jaganmohan Palace, Mysuru Zoo)
  • Half Day Sightseeing Tour with Pvt Transfers (Dariya Daulat Palace, Gumbaz, Tippu Fort, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Brindavan Garden)

Ooty

  • Sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary
  • Full Day Sightseeing Tour with Pvt Transfers (Dolphin's Nose, Sims Park, The Tea Factory, Doddabetta Peak, Lamb’s Rock)
  • Half Day Sightseeing Tour with Pvt Transfers (Ooty Botanical Garden, Ooty Lake, Centenary Rose Garden)
  • Half Day Sightseeing Tour with Pvt Transfers (Pykara Lake and Pyakara Falls)

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