Rising above the sweltering tropical plains of Tamil Nadu are the pleasant and dreamy Nilgiri Hills. Patronized by the colonial masters in the centuries gone by, resort towns that dot these green mountainsides have retained the old-world charm. The winding roads, the quaint houses and old establishments, all share a symbiotic relationship with the transcendent views of hilly panoramas. And where the sweep of nature stops, there are tea plantations, with their rich aromas.
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. 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. 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. Retire to a leisurely evening. Overnight stay in Ooty.
With breakfast, it’s time to bid a goodbye to Ooty. The drive to Kodaikanal takes about 7 hours. Check-in to the hotel upon arrival and take the day off to explore on your own. Overnight stay in Kodaikanal.
After breakfast, take a morning walk on the winding Coaker’s Walk. The reverie needn’t end at Bryant Park next, another example of sublime gardening. Kodai Solar Observatory guarantees you sights that are literally out-of-this-world! A slew of nature sights complete the day, like the gushing Bear Shola Falls, Silver Cascade Falls and Fairy Falls. Also check out Green Valley View, which lives up to its name spectacularly. Return to a relaxing evening. Overnight stay in Kodaikanal.
With a final breakfast, time to pack and leave. A pick-up and drop service to Coimbatore is available to ferry you to the departure point for your journey home.