Also known as the City of Palaces, Mysore retains a quaint charm, that never fails to enchant. Kodaikanal and Ooty is one of the very popular and most sought after Honeymoon and holiday destination and hill resorts in South India. Kodaikanal is also popularly known as the princes of Hill Stations.
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 Ooty
Post breakfast check out from your hotel and proceed for half day local sightseeing at Mysore.
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 Ooty (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 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 4: Transfer From Ooty To Kodaikanal & Kodaikanal Sightseeing
Post breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Kodaikanal (250Kms/6Hrs), one of the most popular and serene hill stations of Tamilnadu with cloud-capped mountains, scenic waterfalls, clear lakes and beautiful valleys.
Next visit Kodai Lake - a star shaped lake located centrally in Kodaikanal with Palani hills in the backdrop. Its a man made lake and major touist landmark. Enjoy boating, horse riding, cycling etc. (on direct payment basis). Check in to your hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Travel from Ooty to Kodaikanal
Day 5: Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Best Of Kodaikanal
After Breakfast proceed for full day sight seeing. Visit Pillar’s Rocks, Guna Caves, Pine Forests & Moir Point. Spend your day admiring the unique beauty and serene atmosphere of Kodaikanal.
Pine Forests are famous shooting point in Kodaikanal. With its enchanting beauty of densely grown Pine trees forming a perfect background, this place is must visit for everyone. Spend a few relaxed moments amid the massive Pine trees, a fine example of nature’s charm. Go for long walks or horse riding and click photographs to capture these moments for lifetime.
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.
Between these pillars rocks there is a dark chamber called the 'Devil's Kitchen", popularly known as the Guna Caves. It is one of the most interesting, yet dangerous, attractions of Kodaikanal. There are unusual rock formations, deep chambers between the rocks and even deeper falls from erosion of soil from cliffs. It's an ideal place for nature and wildlife photography for the animals and birds that can be spotted.
Moir Point is one of the most popular view points present in Kodaikanal. This calm and serene place offers spectacular views of surrounding valleys.
Post lunch visit Shenbaganur Museum (closed on Thursdays), founded in 1895. This museum presents excellent opportunity to have a close look at various artefacts of ancient Paliyans tribes, and an exceptional collection of more than 300 exotic orchid species. The main highlight of the museum is its incredible taxidermy collection that includes over 500 species of animals, birds and insects.
Kurinji Andavar Temple is devoted to the Hindu deity “Lord Murugan”. This temple features unique Kurinji flowers which blossoms once in twelve years. Tourists can witness scenic views of Palani hill and Vaigai dam from the temple.
Evening free for own activity. Shop for various medicinal oils like Citronella oil, neem oil, pain balms, and winter green oil at affordable rates. Kodaikanal is also popular for organic stuff like home-made cheese, wild honey, herbal tea and home-made chocolates.
Return to hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.
Shenbaganur Museum Timings: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Remains closed on Thursdays
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.
Gorishola Road, Next to tea factory Ooty 643001, Ooty
Sterling Kodai Lake Resorts and Hotels (4 star)
44, Gymkhana Road, Lake View - 624101, Kodaikanal
Air Fare / Train fare.Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), porterage.
Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.Entrance Fees & Guide charges. Night Driver Bata and Extra Kms Betweek 2200 Hrs to 0006 Hrs.Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes) etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.Room Heater Charges. Service Tax. Insurance.
Anything which is not included in the inclusion.Indian Govt Service Tax 3.09%
Cancellation as per hotel policy.
Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.