Bangalore – Ooty – Kodaikanal – Mysore
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.
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.
Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, it has a cooler climate than the plains below and is a popular holiday destination. The town centers around star-shaped, man-made Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest.
Check into the hotel, refresh and relax. Evening Visit Kodai lake where you can to the Boating. Overnight at Kodai.
Visit the Kodai Lake, a manmade lake which is the prime attraction of the hill station. Take a boat ride on the lake (direct payment). Also visit Byrant Park (a botanical garden) and Coakers walk (a 1-km of paved walk with awesome views on one side). Overnight at Kodai.
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.Philomena 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.