The tour begins at Bangalore, where after arrival, you will be taken to visit its various beautiful gardens and architectural marvels including the Vidhana Soudha, a magnificent post-independence structure housing the State legislature & Secretariat. The next day visit Tipu Sultan palace and then drive to Mysore a city which enchants with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, and beautifully laid-out gardens. You will visit Nagarhole National Park, famous for the elusive black-striped Royal Bengal Tiger, besides other resident wildlife of the Nilgiri hills: Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, bison, and leopard. The next destination will be the Bandipur National park in Ooty, driving past verdant vegetation, gurgling streams & tea gardens to see more tigers and other wildlife.
Bangalore – Mysore – Nagarhole – BR Hills – Bandipur – Ooty Munnar – Periyar – Kumarakom – Kovalam
Day – 1 (Arrive in Bangalore)
Arrive Bangalore by international flight, after a traditional ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check-in. Bangalore , the garden city. The spacious city has many imposing structures full of historic & modern architecture. The majestic Vidhana Soudha, a magnificent post-independence structure housing the State legislature & Secretariat, stands in the center of the city with its attractive dome & galleries
Day – 2 (Bangalore – Mysore (135 km – 03 hr))
Today we take a guided tour of Bangalore, visiting Tipu Sultan’s Palace; the layout of the palace gives the idea of the ethnic Mughal lifestyle. The fort & its remains present the history of the era in which it was built. The construction of the Tipu palace was started by Haider Ali & completed by Tipu Sultan, it is now a museum. Also visit ISKCON Temple, harmonious blend of the Dravidian & modern architecture. The building has some of the modern facilities along with Vedic preaching library.
Next we visit the Lal Bagh Garden, name Lal Bagh has been given to it for the wonderfully bloomed red roses that remain blooming all through the year. Haider Ali started building this garden in 1760.
Later we drive to Mysore, capital city of the Wodeyars kingdom. It has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad avenues & sacred temples. There’s an old world charm about the city that reaches out to everyone.
Day – 3 (Mysore – Nagarhole National Park)
Today we take a tour of Mysore, we visit the Srirangapatnam, the historic capital of Tipu Sultan known for his struggle against British rule. Several monuments relating to his rule are sprinkled across the island. Later we visit Darya Daulat, commonly known as Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan is situated amidst scenic surroundings on an island formed by two branches of the River Cauvery. We also visit Maharaja Palace, designed by British architect Henry Irwin, the Amba Villas Palace as it is also known, was completed in 1912. Chamundi Hill, which is topped with a 12th century temple of Durga with the magnificent 5m tall Nandi, Carved from single piece of granite in 1659, its one of largest in India.
Day – 4 (Nagarhole National Park)
Nagarhole National Park , famous for the tawny, black-striped Royal Bengal Tiger, elusive & stealthy, noble & regal. Established in the year 1955 as a wildlife sanctuary, it was designated a national park twenty years later. The park today stretches in a series of gentle hills & valleys, north of the river Kabini. The park is centered on a perennial water reservoir formed in 1974, when the Kabini River was dammed. It has all the resident wildlife of the Nilgiri hills: Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, bison, leopard, Asian elephant, wild boar, deer, dhole (wild dog) & porcupine, besides tigers. A high canopy of trees- up to thirty meters tall in some places- harbors rare birds such as the endangered Malabar trogon, the Malabar pied hornbill & the crested hawk-eagle.
Early morning wildlife tours & bird screening in the park or a Coracle ride on the Kabini River are the engagements. Enjoy an evening jeep ride or an Elephant ride Into the Nagarhole jungle.
Day – 5 (Nagarhole National Park – BR Hills (100 km – 02 hr))
Today we will drive to BR Hills, Biligirirangana range of hills are picturesquely situated between the Cauvery & Kapila rivers. At a height of 5,091 feet above sea level, this hill stretches from north to south for about 16 Kms. All round are deciduous trees. And roaming amidst the long grass & tall trees are animals. Plenty of them! So if you’re looking for a cool time with a little bit of wild excitement thrown in, welcome to BR Hills. Wake up to the chirping of birds & humming of bees. Breathe in fresh, clean air. Take a stroll through the sylvan surroundings. And let the cool breeze blow your cares away.
Day – 6 (BR Hills)
Morning & evening wildlife viewing & strenuous bird watching. An overnight stay in the tents follows suit to round up the day’s activities.
Day – 7 (BR Hills – Bandipur National Park)
Today we drive to Bandipur. Bandipur National park is one the many reserves located within the forest belt between the Western Ghats & the Nilgiri Mountains. Most of these reserves are demarcated more by political boundaries than by truly physical ones. Bandipur lies in the southern state of Karnataka & covers a forest area of 865 square kilometers. It was declared a National Park in 1974 & is one of the original 9 tiger reserves under the watchful eye of “Project Tiger”.
Day – 8 (Bandipur National Park)
Today we explore the Jungle & games viewing twice in a day.
Day – 9 (Bandipur National Park-Ooty)
Today we drive to Ooty (Udagamandalam), Queen of hill stations & the capital of Nilgiri district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. Nilgiri means Blue Mountains. It is a land of picturesque picnic spots. It was a very popular summer & weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. An added attraction for the tourists is the mountain train journey on a ratchet & pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam & wends its way through many hair-raising curves & fearful tunnels & chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams & tea gardens.