Nature’s marvels and wilderness when merged turn out to be a perfect amalgamation offering enjoyment and enthrallment. Witnessing the beauty gifted by the Mother Nature along with coming across the wildlife in the middle of verdant woods syndicate to make the trip of a traveller remarkable and enchanting. South Indian Odyssey Tour, a package of 9 days and 8 nights which will offer you a chance to explore some of the most popular destinations of the southern region of India. During the tour, you will visit popular places such as Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty and Kodaikanal. You will enjoy visits to famous temples, palaces, viewpoints, gardens as well as other tourist spots. An added attraction on the tour is wildlife viewing. Kodaikanal Lake is a place that is bequeathed with lush and exotic environs. When the tour to this nature empyrean blends with that of natural paradise Ooty, the delight enlarges several folds. This itinerary is perfectly designed to cover Mysore and Ooty tour in a comprehensive and pleasing way. The key highlights of this tour are enjoying the lush green beauty of Karnataka, taking pleasure in the sightseeing tour of Ooty that incorporates Ooty Golf Course, Tea Museum, Doddabetta Peak, and Rose Garden. The tour will make the tourists drenched in memories of exploring natural exquisiteness and wildlife at the same time.
Tour Duration : ( 08 Nights / 09 Days )
Destinations Covered : Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Kodaikanal
Day 1: Arrival in Bangalore
Arrive at the Bangalore Airport, meet and transfer to your pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities- interact with the locals, explore the surroundings on foot, taste the local delicacies etc. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Bangalore
After breakfast, visit popular tourist attractions like LalBagh, Cubbon Park, Botanical Gardens, Venkatappa art gallery and museum, VidhanSoudha, Mahatma Gandhi road, Vishweshwaraya Museum and Ulsoor Lake. Overnight in Bangalore.
Day 3: Bangalore - Mysore (140 kms)
After breakfast, begin driving to Mysore. En- route, visit Srirangapatna- the capital of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. Visit Tipu's Palace that is now in ruins, Gumbaz- the burial chamber of Tipu Sultan, his father Haider Ali and mother Fatima Begum and lastly, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, known as DariyaDaulat Palace- built in the Indo-Sarcenic style. On arrival in Mysore, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. The evening is booked for visiting Brindavan Gardens- a beautiful garden with colorful musical fountains and KrishnarajaSagar dam in the evening. Stay Overnight.
Day 4: Mysore
Morning breakfast; explore the Maharaja Palace, also known as Mysore Palace or the Amba Vilas Palace - official residence of Wodeyars, the royal family of Mysore. Afterwards, visit the Nandi or Bull temple at the Chamundi Hills- a temple dedicated to Nandi (Bull), the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The next visit is to St. Philomena's Church – one of the oldest churches in India. Back to Mysore for visiting the Mysore Zoo.Overnight stay.
Day 5: Mysore - Ooty (160 kms)
Morning breakfast, begin driving to Ooty, known as ‘Queen of Hill Stations. On the way, visit Bandipur National Park, an extremely well-known wildlife reserve of the southern part of India. Explore the wildlife here. Later, visit the fresh tea gardens where you can enjoy a leisure walk. Proceed to your hotel for check-in. After some rest, continue with sightseeing covering Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake and Doddabetta- the highest peak in the Nilgiri hills. Overnight stay.
Day 6: Ooty
After breakfast, leave for an excursion to Coonoor to visit its tea gardens, Sim's Park- a 100-yr old garden housing a variety of trees, shrubs as well as creepers and Dolphin's Nose- a viewpoint situated over 1000 feet above sea level. Return to Ooty to visit popular film shooting locations. Overnight stay.
Day 7: Ooty - Kodaikanal (260 kms)
Have breakfast and hit the road to Kodaikanal. En-route visit Palani temples including PalaniMurugan, Avinankudi temple, Edumban temple, KurunjiAndavar temple and PeriyaNayagi Amman. On reaching Kodaikanal, complete the check -in formalities at your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure-explore the surroundings on foot, interact with the locals etc. Stay overnight.
Day 8: Kodaikanal
Day of the tour is for exploring Kodaikanal. Enjoy boating and fishing at the Kodaikanal Lake. Later, visit Coaker's Walk, Green Valley View, Golf Links, Pillar Rocks, Silver Cascade Falls and Bear Shola Falls. Overnight in Kodaikanal.
Day 9: Kodaikanal - Coimbatore drop(170kms)
Today is the last of the tour, get on-time transfer to the airport or railway station of Coimbatore for your onward journey.