The Splendid Land of South India Mysore

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DAY 01: ARRIVAL BENGALURU
  • Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check in at the hotel.
  • Arrive into Bengaluru, the garden city formerly known as Bangalore
  • Overnight stay at Bangalore.
 
DAY 02: BANGALORE – HASSAN VIA SRAVANABELAGOLA (APPROX. 183 KMS/3.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Hassan.
  • Hassan is a pleasant, picturesque town in the heart of Malnad. En route, visit Shravanabelagola. This was the legendary pilgrim centre and shrine of the Jains since early times Afternoon, visit Belur and Halebid. Belur, 34 km from Hassan is also known as the Dakshina ( southern) Varanasi.
  • The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Chennakeshava, belonging to 1117 AD. Halebid has several strikingly beautiful Hoysala temples and Jain shrines. Overnight stay at Hassan.
  • Check in at hotel upon arrival.
  • Overnight stay at Hassan.
 
DAY 03: HASSAN – MYSORE (APPROX. 120 KMS/2.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast, proceed to Mysore, the capital of a former princely state, Mysore is a city of palaces and gardens and is famous for its silk, sandalwood and jasmine. With many grand palaces like Mysore Palace adorning the face of the city, Mysore has come to be known as 'City of Palaces'. The name Mysore has its roots in Indian mythology. The legend has it that Goddess Chamundi killed Demon Mahishasura here. Thus the name Mysore. The city was once the capital of Wodeyar Dynasty till IndependenceEn route, visit Srirangapatna, around 15 Km from Mysore, a city surrounded by River Kaveri form all sides. The town gets its name from the famous Temple Ranganathaswamy Temple that dominates the landscape of the town. Srirangapatna once served as the capital of Mysore during the reign of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. The latter built Srirangapatna as his fortress.
  • Visit: - Mysore Palace Also known as the Mysore Maharaja Palace, it is the biggest thing that you will ever notice in Mysore! The palace is situated in the city’s center, so you know, it cannot be missed anyway. The architecture is up for appreciation as it is a fine mix of Hindu, Islam, Gothic and Rajput styles. The stunning interior displays intricate craftsmanship.
  • Chamundi Hills is the identifier of Mysore. It is famous for a temple that was built in the 11th century and has been renovated and turned into a tourist spot. The temple has a 5-meter tall statue that is said to have been sculptured out of a single rock. A flight of stairs with 1000 leads to Chamundi Hills that also offers spectacular vistas of the surroundings. Middle of the way, you shall also encounter the statue of Nandi the Bull.
  • Brindavan Gardens is a major tourist attraction near Mysore and is also regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in the state of Karnataka. The most exciting experience at this garden is the musical fountain show that is scheduled in the evenings.
  • Check in at hotel upon arrival.
  • Overnight stay at Mysore.
 
DAY 04: MYSORE – COORG (APPROX. 108 KMS/2.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Coorg
  • Enroute visit Tibetan Budhist settlement at Bylakuppe, Golden Temple is the main tourist attraction in Bylakuppe. Stepping inside the temple feels like walking into another world, and the noisy streets of South India suddenly seem to be very far away. Three beautiful golden Buddha statues each of 40 Feet namely Padmasambhava, Buddha and Amitayus look down at visitors above the altar.
  • Coorg Situated in the southwestern part of Karnataka, perched on the Western Ghats at an altitude of 1100 m above sea level. Dotted with beautiful coffee and tea plantations, alluring nature trails and splendid waterfalls, it's a place good enough to be visited again and again. Nestling at a height, the climate in Coorg throughout the year is perfect. The most magical place in Coorg is Madikeri which is also referred to as 'Scotland of India'.
  • Upon arrival check in to your resort.
  • Overnight stay at Coorg.
 
DAY 05: COORG
  • Morning after breakfast, proceed to visit:-
  • Abbey Falls is the part of the early reaches of the river Kaveri. Flow is much higher during the monsoon season. The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines. A hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls. 
  • Talacauvery The place of origin of the Cauvery River from the Brahmagiri Hills, Talacauvery is extremely sacred and hence attracts many tourists and devotees.
  • Namdroling Monastery is situated just 6 Kms from the town of Kushalnagar and 35 Kms from the Madikeri. It belongs to the Sangha community. The temple is termed "golden" because of the golden work done on every painting. It is a typical Tibetan monastery. The monastery is presided over by an 18m-high gold-plated Buddha. Children are also taught outside the temple. The paintings inside the temple describe the gods, demons, culture and also some of the phases of Buddha's life.
  • Drive back to the hotel
  • Overnight stay at Coorg.
 
DAY 06: COORG – KABINI (APPROX. 110 KMS/2.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Kabini
  • Nestled in the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park, the Kabini River Lodge is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. The breathtaking locale with the tranquil backwaters of the River Kabini presents an ideal setting for a long-awaited vacation. Once the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja Gaur, Chital, Sambar and Barking Deer, Sloth Bears and Langur. Crocodiles and over a hundred species of birds and the elusive Cats, the Leopard and Tiger.
  • Reach in time for lunch and later proceed for a jungle safari to see the wildlife (if time permits).
  • Overnight stay at Kabini.
 
DAY 07: KABINI – WAYANAD (APPROX. 101 KMS/ 2.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast drive to Wayanad
  • Upon arrival check in to your resort. 
  • Wayanad located in the north east of Kerala state and the most sought after tourist destination in Asia. Kerala the terrain of immense natural beauty is pertinently known as the "ecstasy of travelers". From the imposing heights of the Western Ghats the country swells westward presenting a panorama of silent valleys clothed in the richest green. Kerala - is the land of Rivers and backwaters, hundred percent literacy, peaceful and pristine, one of India's cleanest state.
  • Wayanad promises a variety of wildlife, ayurveda, plantation resorts and spas with a distinct culture and a tradition of its own, is a perfect get away place for a unforgettable perfect holiday. The distinctive ecological and geographical features of Waynad, provide a unique charm and an enchanting challenge for hikers, trekkers and nature lovers. Wayanad's unique geographical features lend a peculiar charm and a delightful challenge to trekkers and nature freaks. Its fascinating scenery and wonderful climate creates an unforgettable experience.
  • Later Visit to Edakkal Caves considered being one of the earliest centres of human habitation. Inside the cave you will find ancient stone scripts, pictorial wall inscriptions of human and animal figures with peculiar headdresses, the swastik form, symbols and cave drawings of human figures, wheels, bows, knives, trees and so on.
  • Overnight at the resort in Wayanad.
 
 
DAY 08: WAYANAD – GURUVAYUR (APPROX. 180 KMS/ 5.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and  drive to Guruvayur
  • After breakfast check out and drive to Guruvayur a small town situated around 24 km fromThrissur. It derives its name from the ancient Guruvayur temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and one of the most important temples of south India. A famous pilgrimage and cultural centre.
  • Non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.
  • Overnight stay at Guruvayur.
 
DAY 09: GURUVAYUR – COCHIN (APPROX. 100 KMS/3 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and  drive to Cochin
  • After an early breakfast, check out and proceed to visit the famous Elephant Sanctuary (Punnathur kotta) near the Guruvayur temple. It houses more than 60 elephants. All these elephants were offerings to the deity and are used for temple purposes.
  • Proceed to Cochin, the financial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala. Check in to your hotel at Cochin. By evening witness the world famous Kathakali dance at a local theatre, a traditional art form of kerala and one among the national dances of India.
  • Overnight at hotel in Cochin.
 
DAY 10: COCHIN FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING
  • Morning after breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Cochin covering –
  • The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town
  • The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese.
  • The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese trade.
  • Venture into the busy markets of Cochin for a shopping experience, an ideal place to find curios, souveniers, spices, textiles etc.
  • Overnight at Cochin.
 
DAY 11: DEPARTURE
  • Morning after breakfast, Checkout from hotel you will be transfer to the airport for onwards journey.
 
                                                                   End of Tour
 
 

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DAY 01: ARRIVAL BENGALURU
  • Upon arrival you will…

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DAY 01: ARRIVAL BENGALURU
  • Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check in at the hotel.
  • Arrive into Bengaluru, the garden city formerly known as Bangalore
  • Overnight stay at Bangalore.
 
DAY 02: BANGALORE – HASSAN VIA SRAVANABELAGOLA (APPROX. 183 KMS/3.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Hassan.
  • Hassan is a pleasant, picturesque town in the heart of Malnad. En route, visit Shravanabelagola. This was the legendary pilgrim centre and shrine of the Jains since early times Afternoon, visit Belur and Halebid. Belur, 34 km from Hassan is also known as the Dakshina ( southern) Varanasi.
  • The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Chennakeshava, belonging to 1117 AD. Halebid has several strikingly beautiful Hoysala temples and Jain shrines. Overnight stay at Hassan.
  • Check in at hotel upon arrival.
  • Overnight stay at Hassan.
 
DAY 03: HASSAN – MYSORE (APPROX. 120 KMS/2.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast, proceed to Mysore, the capital of a former princely state, Mysore is a city of palaces and gardens and is famous for its silk, sandalwood and jasmine. With many grand palaces like Mysore Palace adorning the face of the city, Mysore has come to be known as 'City of Palaces'. The name Mysore has its roots in Indian mythology. The legend has it that Goddess Chamundi killed Demon Mahishasura here. Thus the name Mysore. The city was once the capital of Wodeyar Dynasty till IndependenceEn route, visit Srirangapatna, around 15 Km from Mysore, a city surrounded by River Kaveri form all sides. The town gets its name from the famous Temple Ranganathaswamy Temple that dominates the landscape of the town. Srirangapatna once served as the capital of Mysore during the reign of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. The latter built Srirangapatna as his fortress.
  • Visit: - Mysore Palace Also known as the Mysore Maharaja Palace, it is the biggest thing that you will ever notice in Mysore! The palace is situated in the city’s center, so you know, it cannot be missed anyway. The architecture is up for appreciation as it is a fine mix of Hindu, Islam, Gothic and Rajput styles. The stunning interior displays intricate craftsmanship.
  • Chamundi Hills is the identifier of Mysore. It is famous for a temple that was built in the 11th century and has been renovated and turned into a tourist spot. The temple has a 5-meter tall statue that is said to have been sculptured out of a single rock. A flight of stairs with 1000 leads to Chamundi Hills that also offers spectacular vistas of the surroundings. Middle of the way, you shall also encounter the statue of Nandi the Bull.
  • Brindavan Gardens is a major tourist attraction near Mysore and is also regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in the state of Karnataka. The most exciting experience at this garden is the musical fountain show that is scheduled in the evenings.
  • Check in at hotel upon arrival.
  • Overnight stay at Mysore.
 
DAY 04: MYSORE – COORG (APPROX. 108 KMS/2.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Coorg
  • Enroute visit Tibetan Budhist settlement at Bylakuppe, Golden Temple is the main tourist attraction in Bylakuppe. Stepping inside the temple feels like walking into another world, and the noisy streets of South India suddenly seem to be very far away. Three beautiful golden Buddha statues each of 40 Feet namely Padmasambhava, Buddha and Amitayus look down at visitors above the altar.
  • Coorg Situated in the southwestern part of Karnataka, perched on the Western Ghats at an altitude of 1100 m above sea level. Dotted with beautiful coffee and tea plantations, alluring nature trails and splendid waterfalls, it's a place good enough to be visited again and again. Nestling at a height, the climate in Coorg throughout the year is perfect. The most magical place in Coorg is Madikeri which is also referred to as 'Scotland of India'.
  • Upon arrival check in to your resort.
  • Overnight stay at Coorg.
 
DAY 05: COORG
  • Morning after breakfast, proceed to visit:-
  • Abbey Falls is the part of the early reaches of the river Kaveri. Flow is much higher during the monsoon season. The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines. A hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls. 
  • Talacauvery The place of origin of the Cauvery River from the Brahmagiri Hills, Talacauvery is extremely sacred and hence attracts many tourists and devotees.
  • Namdroling Monastery is situated just 6 Kms from the town of Kushalnagar and 35 Kms from the Madikeri. It belongs to the Sangha community. The temple is termed "golden" because of the golden work done on every painting. It is a typical Tibetan monastery. The monastery is presided over by an 18m-high gold-plated Buddha. Children are also taught outside the temple. The paintings inside the temple describe the gods, demons, culture and also some of the phases of Buddha's life.
  • Drive back to the hotel
  • Overnight stay at Coorg.
 
DAY 06: COORG – KABINI (APPROX. 110 KMS/2.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Kabini
  • Nestled in the southern fringes of the Nagarahole National Park, the Kabini River Lodge is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. The breathtaking locale with the tranquil backwaters of the River Kabini presents an ideal setting for a long-awaited vacation. Once the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Maharaja Gaur, Chital, Sambar and Barking Deer, Sloth Bears and Langur. Crocodiles and over a hundred species of birds and the elusive Cats, the Leopard and Tiger.
  • Reach in time for lunch and later proceed for a jungle safari to see the wildlife (if time permits).
  • Overnight stay at Kabini.
 
DAY 07: KABINI – WAYANAD (APPROX. 101 KMS/ 2.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast drive to Wayanad
  • Upon arrival check in to your resort. 
  • Wayanad located in the north east of Kerala state and the most sought after tourist destination in Asia. Kerala the terrain of immense natural beauty is pertinently known as the "ecstasy of travelers". From the imposing heights of the Western Ghats the country swells westward presenting a panorama of silent valleys clothed in the richest green. Kerala - is the land of Rivers and backwaters, hundred percent literacy, peaceful and pristine, one of India's cleanest state.
  • Wayanad promises a variety of wildlife, ayurveda, plantation resorts and spas with a distinct culture and a tradition of its own, is a perfect get away place for a unforgettable perfect holiday. The distinctive ecological and geographical features of Waynad, provide a unique charm and an enchanting challenge for hikers, trekkers and nature lovers. Wayanad's unique geographical features lend a peculiar charm and a delightful challenge to trekkers and nature freaks. Its fascinating scenery and wonderful climate creates an unforgettable experience.
  • Later Visit to Edakkal Caves considered being one of the earliest centres of human habitation. Inside the cave you will find ancient stone scripts, pictorial wall inscriptions of human and animal figures with peculiar headdresses, the swastik form, symbols and cave drawings of human figures, wheels, bows, knives, trees and so on.
  • Overnight at the resort in Wayanad.
 
 
DAY 08: WAYANAD – GURUVAYUR (APPROX. 180 KMS/ 5.5 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and  drive to Guruvayur
  • After breakfast check out and drive to Guruvayur a small town situated around 24 km fromThrissur. It derives its name from the ancient Guruvayur temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and one of the most important temples of south India. A famous pilgrimage and cultural centre.
  • Non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.
  • Overnight stay at Guruvayur.
 
DAY 09: GURUVAYUR – COCHIN (APPROX. 100 KMS/3 HRS.)
  • Morning after breakfast, checkout from the hotel and  drive to Cochin
  • After an early breakfast, check out and proceed to visit the famous Elephant Sanctuary (Punnathur kotta) near the Guruvayur temple. It houses more than 60 elephants. All these elephants were offerings to the deity and are used for temple purposes.
  • Proceed to Cochin, the financial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala. Check in to your hotel at Cochin. By evening witness the world famous Kathakali dance at a local theatre, a traditional art form of kerala and one among the national dances of India.
  • Overnight at hotel in Cochin.
 
DAY 10: COCHIN FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING
  • Morning after breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Cochin covering –
  • The Dutch Palace at Mattancherry is renowned for its wall murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana. The Jewish Synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town
  • The St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The Santa Cruz Basilica originally built in 1557 by the Portuguese.
  • The Chinese fishing nets are huge cantilevered fishing nets believed to have brought to Kochi by Chinese trade.
  • Venture into the busy markets of Cochin for a shopping experience, an ideal place to find curios, souveniers, spices, textiles etc.
  • Overnight at Cochin.
 
DAY 11: DEPARTURE
  • Morning after breakfast, Checkout from hotel you will be transfer to the airport for onwards journey.
 
                                                                   End of Tour
 
 

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