A fascinating journey through India’s iconic south; do experience the diversity in scenery, architecture, culture and most importantly the people. Karnataka is a tapestry of colours, cultures, flavours, landscapes, and timelessness. A place where vibrant worlds seamlessly melt into one another in every few hundred kilometres. Sedate plains suddenly rise to dizzying mist covered hilly heights, and then plunge with careless abandon in a white watered freefall to become languid rivers that flow past cities where time has stopped altogether, and cities where time rushes a relentless rush to keep up with the world
Day 1: Bangalore
Upon arrival at Bangalore airport, meet with Your Driver, followed by transfer to the hotel. Arrive and check-in. After some rest, proceed with an orientation tour of this Cosmopolitan city with its lovely parks, long avenues of blossomed trees and impressive Victorian-era architecture. Tipu Sultan’s Palace – a fine specimen of military architecture from 18th century, the Dravidian-style Bull Temple built in the 16th-century, the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens and the Cubbon Park, a sprawling 120-hectare garden, surrounded by wonderful colonial architecture, are of Interest. Dinner & Overnight Stay
Day 2: Bangalore – Mysore
After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, drive south to Mysore. Visit Srirangapatna (16km from Mysore) – the island fortress of Tipu Sultan and the early capital of the Mysore Wodiyars – Here you will find monuments such as Tipu’s mosque with its twin minarets built in 1787, Tipu’s Summer Palace – Daria Daulat Bagh, built completely on wood and converted into a museum that houses some fantastic artifacts and paintings related to Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, and in the Gumbaz where lie buried Tipu Sultan, Haider Ali and others of the royal family. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Free time to stroll around the city of Mysore. This evening ,those who fancy can do a heritage Tonga ride (horse-drawn chariots). These vehicles ruled the streets in their heyday and now are used to ferry people around the historical buildings and provides insights into the local culture. Dinner & overnight stay.
Day 3: Mysore
Breakfast at the Hotel. Drive uphill towards the Chamundi Temple, overlooking Mysore from the 1062 metre summit of Chamundi Hill. At the top of the 1,001 steps up, lies the 12th century temple that houses a golden statue of Chamundi – the Hindu goddess worshipped by the Maharajas. Later Proceed for a sightseeing tour of Mysore. Visit the Maharajah’s Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings in India. Inside, you will find a kaleidoscope of stained glass, beautiful carved wooden doors and mosaic floors. Also visit the colourful Devarajan Market. Rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Mysore – Coorg (100 Km / 3 hrs)
Morning after breakfast check-out, and drive to Coorg Drive for 3 hours through the scenic coffee and cardamom plantation to the verdant valleys and home of diminishing Kodavu community. This old-world charm station is filled with exotic coffee plantation, amazing food and amongst all a persistent living culture. Check-in at your stay located in a vast coffee plantations. Rest of the day free to Enjoy the pleasant weather, the tranquillity of space and also familiarises with your accommodation and activities. Tonight enjoy traditional Coorg delicacies for Dinner. Overnight stay. (Half-board)
Day 05: Coorg
Enjoy a relaxed morning in your hotel. Breakfast Experience a day do nothing or optional visit to Dubare Reserve Forest & Elephant Camp, where about 150 elephants are bred and trained undertaken by Naturalists. Later on get back to Coorg . Dinner Overnight stay at your hotel
Day 06: Coorg – Bangalore –(270 Kms / 6 hours)
Breakfast and check-out, drive to Bangalore Airport or Railway station for your homebound Journey.
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