Madikeri, Ooty & Mysore/ Heritage and Nature Tour
- Itinerary Detail
|1||Bangalore-Madikeri||Overnight at Coorg|
|2||Madikeri||Nalknad Palace (last refuge of last king of Coorg, who suffered defeat in British hands),
Omkareshwara Templem dedicated to Lord Shiva has a beautiful complex, with rich architecture.
Raja’s seat (the kings of Coorg spent their evenings at this heritage halt, amid meadows, hills and tranquil surroundings).
Gaddige houses tombs of former kings Virarajendra, Lingarajendra and a priest from the royal court. Mercara Fort rebuilt by Tipu Sultan has two huge elephants made of mortar.
|3||Drive from Madikeri-Ooty||leisure|
|4||Ooty||Botanical Gardens colored with vibrant flowers, rare species. Dodabetta Peak is a marvelous viewpoint.|
|5||Ooty-Mysore||Brindavan Gardens (famous for floral collection and dancing fountains).
Mysore Palace, three-storied structure with dark pinkish domes.
A doll pavilion in the palace premises exhibit gold, silver, ivory antiques from different corners of the world.
Chamundi hills is auspicious for housing Chamundeshwari temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari
|6||Mysore-Bangalore, en-route Srirangapatna||Srirangapatna was Tipu Sultan’s capital and a must see heritage halt. Departure from Bangalore|
Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destination : Bangalore - Madikeri - Ooty - Mysore - Bangalore
Mysore in Karnataka is one of the beautiful cities in India. Vrindavan Garden’s floral collection and dancing fountains receive millions of tourists round-the-year. Enticing fragrance od coffee, cardamom and spices fill Madikeri. Ooty’s hills, calm lake, pleasant temperature, gardens make it a perfect hill retreat.
Day 1 Bangalore-Madikeri (249kms; 5-6hours drive approx.)
Our representative will pick you up from your mentioned location in Bangalore, in the morning. Drive to Coorg. On arrival you will check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Madikeri
Day 2 Madikeri
After breakfast you will proceed for full day visit of Madikeri - the headquarters of Coorg. Visit the Nalknad Palace, the Raja Seat, the Omkareshwara Temple, the Fort and the Gaddige or Rajas' tombs. Overnight in Madikeri.
Day 3 Madikeri-Ooty (234kms; 5-6hours drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Ooty; check in at a hotel and relax. Evening at leisure for your independent activities.
Overnight in Ooty
Day 4 Ooty
Today, proceed on a full-day sightseeing tour of Ooty, known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. Nestled in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is a feast for the eyes, with its lofty, eucalyptus covered mountains, dense forests, and acres and acres of tea estates. Enjoy a stroll around the Botanical Gardens, covering an area of 22 acres. The garden comprises varieties of tree species, grass carpet, ferns, multi-colored flowering plants, orchids, nurseries and flowerbeds laid out in Italian style. Visit Doddabetta Peak… the highest point (2623 meters) in the Nilgiris, at the junction of the Western and Eastern Ghats. The top of the peak offers beautiful vistas of the Nilgiri Hills. To conclude your tour, explore Raj Bhavan. Built in 1877 by the Duke of Buckingham, Government House or Raj Bhavan is a sprawling, cream-colored mansion, overlooking the Botanical Gardens.
Overnight in Ooty
Day 5 Ooty-Mysore (125kms; 3hours drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Mysore; on arrival you will proceed for half day visit of Mysore as follows:
Today, proceed on a half-day sightseeing tour of Mysore, known as the 'City Of Palaces'. Visit the Brindavan Gardens… spread over 150 acres, these beautiful gardens are laid out below the Krishnaraja Sagar dam built across the river Cauvery. The gardens are famous for the illuminated dancing fountains that come to life after sunset. Explore the Mysore Palace… built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the Palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. Next, visit Chamundi Hill. Half-way up to the top is Nandi, Lord Shiva's Bull- a majestic 4.8 metre monolith. At the top is the 12th century temple of Chamundeshwari, the patron goddess of the Wodeyars. The summit offers a panoramic view of Mysore's lakes, parks and palaces.
Later check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Mysore.
Day 6 Mysore-Bangalore (143kms; 3hours drive approx.) & exit
After breakfast drive to Bangalore en route visit Srirangapatna; upon arrival Bangalore you will be given drop at airport to board flight for onward destination; henceforth your journey ends with sweet memories.