Glimpses of Karnataka
Duration06 Nights / 07 Days
Destination CoveredBangalore – Srirangapatnam – Mysore – Ooty – Bangalore
01 Day: Arrival Bangalore
You will be greeted with a warm welcome at the Bengaluru International Airport. You will find our representative waiting to greet you and guide you to the pre-booked hotel by a private independent car. Once the check in process is complete, you will get all the required documents related to your tour plan. Our representative will even explain the places and areas to be covered each day along with the time. All your queries and feedback about the tour plan will also be resolved. If you arrive in the morning, you can relax for sometime in the hotel and take a short tour of the garden city. On the other hand, if you come late afternoon or evening, you can take rest and spend overnight at the hotel.
02 Day: Bangalore
The day will start with a hearty breakfast freshly served at the hotel. Following this, you will go for a complete tour of the historical part of the city. The tour will give you the opportunity to visit different places like Lal Baugh, which is renowned as one of the beautiful gardens in the city. The Red roses that bloom here contribute to the name of the garden. On completing this garden, you will cover Cubbon Park. This is also a garden, which was builtf by Lord Cubbon in 1864. Even in the midst of the city, the presence of a large park reduces the hustles and bustles of the city life. The Bull Temple is another attraction with a length of 6.10 meters and height of 4.57 m image exclusively carved from single rock of granite. When you visit the Vidhan Soudha, you can see the state legislative assembly of Karnataka state government. A visit to the Bangalore Palace is also a must, which was built in a Tudor architectural style. It largely got the inspiration from the Windsor palace. Tipu’s Palace is renowned as the summer palace of Tipu Sultan. On completing these prominent places, you will visit the Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple - The main feature is the natural monolith. This was carved from a cave, which is highly impressive. In the latter half of the evening, you can take a trip to the Ulsoor Lake and get back to the hotel at night.
03 Day: Bangalore – Srirangapatnam – Mysore (140 kms: 4 hrs)
You will checkout from the hotel early morning and drive towards Mysore. On the way, visit the Sri Ranganathaswami Temple and Srirangapatnam Fort and. Following this, you will continue driving to Mysore. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Take some rest, and go for a sightseeing tour of the Maharaja Palace. The palace constructed in 1911-1912 reflects the harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and saracenic style of architecture. It comprises of domes, archways, colonnades, turrets, and sculptures. Each of these is huge. In the evening, pay a visit to the Brindavan Gardens along with the musical fountains. In the later part of the evening, drive up to Chamundi Hill for visiting the Chamundeshwari temple and getting a panoramic view of the Mysore city. On your way back, see the Nandi Bull. Stay at the hotel overnight.
04 Day: Mysore – Ooty (170 kms: 4 hrs)
Check out from the hotel after breakfast, and drive to Ooty. On the way, experience the forest areas of Bandipur & Mudumalai Sanctuaries. On arriving to Ooty, you will be transferred to the hotel. Relax for a while and enjoy the beauty of the mysterious hill station. Known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations', it is located in the heart of the Nilgiris. The sparkling waterfalls, the gurgling brooks, the undulating hills, and lush green tea gardens make this place greatly serene. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing and walking beside the lake. Spend the night at the hotel.
05 Day: Ooty
Following breakfast, start the day with an Ooty sightseeing tour. Visit the famous Botanical Garden with well maintained lawns, and some rare tree species. These include the paper bark tree, the cork tree, and the monkey puzzle tree, where monkeys cannot climb the tree. You will also see an Italian-style garden, a 20 million year old fossilized tree, along with plethora of flowering bushes and plants. Even the fern house has large numbers of ferns and orchids making them the major highlights of the garden. On completing a tour of the garden, you can enjoy various viewpoints like Kodanadu and Dodabetta Peak. It is the highest point in the district at a height of 2623 meters. If the day is clear, you can expect to the plains of Coimbatore and the Mysore plateau, as well. This will be followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.
06 Day: Ooty – Coonoor – Ooty (30 kms: 1 hr drive)
The day will start with a hearty breakfast served at the hotel. Following this, you will take a ride on the famous toy train, Blue Mountain Express and reach Conoor. Reaching Coonoor, you will get an opportunity to visit the Sim's Park. In this park, you will witness large numbers of unique tree specimens. The combination of these plantations gives a special appeal to the entire park. A visit to the Dolphin's Nose is also a must. The Nose is a rock that resembles the nose of a Dolphin. Even the Lamb's Rock is famous, which will give a great view of the Plains of Coimbatore. You will visit the Laws Falls, which is a heaven for the lovers of Nature. If you are passionate about trekking, you should visit The Droog, which is located at a height of 6,000 feet, and it overlooks the plains. The entire trekking is about 3 km walk. In the latter half of the day, you will get back to your hotel and stay overnight.
07 Day: Ooty – Bangalore (290 kms: 6 hrs) – Onward Destination Flight
Right after finishing the breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and drive towards the Bangalore airport. This is the end of your trip, whereby you will board your scheduled flight for getting back to your Destination.