First destination on this Mysore and Nilgiri Hills tour will be Bangalore, the IT powerhouse city. From Bangalore you will be driven to Mysore, the seat of power of Wodeyar Maharajas. The regal lineage and traditional painting, sandalwood and silk production are highlights of the region. On arrival in Mysore you will check into a hotel for overnight stay. In the afternoon visit the temple & the huge Nandi Bull on Chamaundi Hill.
This morning you will proceed to visit Mysore Palace. Designed by the well known British architect, Henry Irwin, the palace is the erstwhile residence of the Wodyars- the royal family of the region. The palace is a treasure house of the exquisite carvings & work of art from all over the world and is popularly known as the City of Palaces. Built in 14th century, the palace is donned primarily with Indo-Saracenic architecture which blends Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and Gothic styles of architecture. Explore various facades of the palace and then return to your hotel in the city for overnight stay.
Drive to Ooty will avail beauteous views of the verdant Nilgiri Hills. As you arrive at Ooty check-in the hotel booked for your overnight stay and then you can have rest of the day free to bask in the natural splendor of the region.
In the morning take an Ooty tour, offering the most scenic walk into the dense forest, pretty mountains trails & fabulous view points. The famous 'Queen of Hills', Ooty looks stunning with its British Raj era constructions and lush tea estates. The Botanical Gardens & the Ooty Lake are the other attractions of Ooty besides a stroll through the town itself.
A joy train to Coonoor will take you through enchanting vistas. At Coonoor visit various vantage points. The sightseeing tour of the region will introduce you to a picnic spot- Lamb's Rock, Lady Canning's seat- one of the loveliest of points located in the heart of the woods of Coonnoor & Dolphins Nose offers bird's eye views of the picturesque countryside of the region. At the day's end return to the hotel in Ooty booked for your overnight stay in the region.
You will be driven back to Bangalore from where you will continue your onward journey back home. Or else you can stay back for a little longer to enjoy fascinating