Karnataka presents you a buffet of some quintessential South Indian experiences, whether it is sifting through lush, tropical greenery, or visiting ancient seats of power. Add to it the energy of a state on the rise, and what you get is a journey that captures your heart and imagination.
Welcome to Bangalore Airport/Railway Station! Check-in, and set out on an afternoon tour of the city. Start at Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, followed by Cubbon Park. Visiting Dodda Ganeshana Gudi Temple is a serene experience too. After a look at the legendary Vidhan Soudha building, sample more history at the magnificent Tipu’s Palace and Bangalore Fort. Wrap up the day with a visit to Ulsoor Lake. Dinner is served on return. Overnight stay in Bangalore.
Post breakfast, set off for Mysore. Check-in to hotel on arrival. In the evening, lose yourself in the 150 acre expanse of the Brindavan Gardens and its fabulous light show. Return to a filling dinner. Overnight stay in Mysore.
Grab breakfast, before embarking on day of sightseeing. Visit the legendary Mysore Palace, the official seat of the rulers of Mysore. Very different and very beautiful is the St. Philomena’s Church, which we visit next, with its neo-gothic architecture. If that whet your appetite for history, satiate it at Folk Lore Museum, with its collection of ancient artefacts. Enjoy the sight of synchronized fountains at Government Buildings. Return to a great dinner. Overnight stay in Mysore.
With breakfast done, it’s time to check-out and drive to Ooty. We have stops on the way, to admire the Chamundeshwari Temple on top of Chamundi Hill, which also provides a breathtaking view of Mysore. Check-in to hotel on arrival, before taking the evening off for relaxation and shopping. Enjoy dinner on your return. Overnight stay in Ooty.
Enjoy breakfast and commence your sight seeing tour of Ooty at Botanical Garden, where you can revel in a picturesque green space. Ooty Lake is as dreamy, perfect for a little boat ride. Take a trip to Lamb’s Rock, from where vast vistas of undulating greenery open up before your eyes. Kodanadu has its share of majestic sights too. Complete your tour on top of misty Doddabetta peak. Return to a great dinner. Overnight stay in Ooty.
Post breakfast, it’s time to depart for Connoor and its carpet of green. Get an up close look at its legendary tea plantations, before heading off to Sim’s Park, which is a unique exhibition of the native array of birds and flowers. Also awaiting your indulgence is the dizzying Dolphin Point, from where you command an uninhibited view of peaks and valleys that surround Connoor. Return to dinner and an overnight stay in Ooty.
With a final breakfast, time to pack and leave. A drive to Bangalore or Coimbatore is available, in time for your journey home.