Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, founded in 1537 by a local Chieftain Kempe Gowda. Bangalore is special in every respect - a Salubrious Climate, Beautiful parks, Avenues, Old and New Buildings, Museum, Theatre, above all the Cultured People - a standing testimony for Secular INDIA.
Proceed for half day city tour, visit Lalbagh - This expanse of greenery is one of India`s most beautiful botanical gardens. Bull temple - The gigantic image of the celestial bull, Nandi, which stands at 4.57 meters. in height, is a classic example of Dravidian architecture. Return to hotel and overnight Stay.
Coorg or Kodagu is a district in Karnataka and Madikeri is the district headquarters. At an altitude of 1525 meters on Western Ghats, it is also known as the Scotland of India. Coorg is the most famous hill station in Karnataka. According to Puranas, Kodava is the redefined name of Krodhadesa meaning Land of Anger, said to have been inhabited by the Kodava tribe. Some historians believe that it is named after the River Cauvery. Coorg was under the Gangas rule during 9th and 10th centuries and Cholas in the 11th century followed by Hoysalas. Later Coorg was relatively independent under Haleri Rajas until British occupied the region in 1834. Coorg was a separate state before its merger with Karnataka in the year 1956.
Coorg is the largest producer of Coffee in India. Also, it is one of the places with highest rainfall in India. The Kodagu district comprises different communities like Kodava, Tulu, Gowda and Moplah out of which the largest is the Kodava community, both economically and politically. The economy depends on agriculture, coffee plantations, forestry and tourism.
Later proceed to visit Abbey falls-Tucked away between private coffee and spice estates, Abbey Falls offers a splendid backdrop for picnics. Madikeri Fort - The 19th century Madikeri fort with its stone ramparts now houses the prison, a temple, a chapel, a small museum, and assorted government offices, Omkareshwara Temple-Just a stones throw away from the Madikeri Fort is the Omakareshwara Temple, built in 1820 and featuring a blend of red-tile roofed Kerela architecture and Islamic-style domes. Evening visit Raja Seat- is an enchanting picnic spot with a swathing in the natures lap. A visitor to this spot is sure to enjoy the marvelous sight of Sun set and gorgeous valley and mountain ranges. Musical fountain has been attracting a large number of visitors to the garden. Return to hotel and overnight.
Early breakfast proceed to Dubare elephant camp (to reach the place before 09.00Hrs) offer the 3 hour experience with Elephants consisting of elephant Grooming, feeding, elephant Ride & Coracle Ride, later visit Cauvery Nisargadhama - is an island formed by river Cauvery and is used as a picnic spot island, with lush foliage of thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees and surrounded by the Cauvery river. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge. Lunch at Kushalnagar and later visit Bylakuppe - largest Tibetan settlement in South India. A beautiful Monastery with three large and imposing Golden Buddha statues and in a serene setting beckons you. The temple has 62 feet Buddha statues covered with gold plates is a wonderful sight anytime. Back to Hotel. Overnight Stay.
Ootacamund or Ooty, the popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Located in the Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats, Ooty greets a tourist with lofty mountains, great lakes, dense forests, sprawling grasslands, miles of tea gardens and eucalyptus trees. The hill station itself is a land of picturesque picnic spots. It used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the British. Arrive in Ooty and check in to Hotel. Evening sightseeing of Ooty covering Botanical Garden & Boat ride in Ooty Lake (direct payment). Ooty Botanical Gardens, established in 1848, are living showcase of the natural flora of Nilgiris including the 20 million years old fossilized tree trunks. Ooty is a great place to shop for home-made chocolates and essential oils. Overnight in Ooty.
Early morning after breakfast, go for Ooty sightseeing. See the highest viewpoint of the Nilgiris, Doddabetta Peak (2633 m); St. Stephen’s Church the 1829 Church is perched above the town and has noticeable stained glass, huge beams hauled by elephants from the palace of Tipu Sultan and the slabs & plaques donated by churchgoers; Rose garden, one of the largest in India and; the Wax Museum that houses life-size wax statues of Indian personalities; Thread Garden where around 150 species of plants from around the world are recreated with hand-woven thread. Keep in mind, Ooty is a great place to stock up on home-made chocolates and essential oils. Overnight in Ooty.
Mysore (or Mysuru) was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399-1947. In its center is opulent Mysore Palace, former seat of the ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles, and is dramatically lit at night. Mysore is also home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood
Proceed for Sightseeing. Visit Chamundi Hills to pay your obeisance to Goddess Chamundeshwari. On the way back to city you will see Statue of Mahishasura and Nandi. Pay a visit to Lalith Mahal Palace Hotel. And later visit Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery. After lunch you will visit Mysore Palace, one of the largest palaces in the country and the beautiful St.Philomenas Church - the most majestic churches in India. Later drive to Brindavan Gardens a show garden that has botanical park with fountains as well as a musical fountain. Overnight stay at the hotel.