Bangalore - Ooty - Madurai - Mysore - Kodaikanal
Upon arrival at the Bangalore Airport our agent will cordially welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Afternoon, proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Bangalore City. Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, is known popularly as the city of Gardens. The city is today the Silicon Valley of India apart from being the principal administrative, commercial and industrial hub of Karnataka State. It lies at an altitude of 920 m above MSL. The present day Bangalore City was founded by Kempe Gowda, a chieftain under the Vijayanagara Empire, in 1537 A.D. With the support from king Achutaraya, he built a mud fort here and established petite towns inside the fort. Places of tourist interest here include the Lalbagh Gardens, Vidhana Soudha, Cubban Park and Museum, The Govt. Museum, Cariappa Memorial Park, Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Tippu’s Palace, The Fort, Bull Temple, Venkatappa Art Gallery. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Mysore; on arrival check-in into hotel. Afternoon, proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Mysore. Mysore, a calm and serene city, lies at a distance of 139 km from Bangalore. The city was the imperial capital of the erstwhile Mysore kingdom ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty. Places of tourist interest include the grand Mysore Palace, Chamarajendra Art Gallery, Mysore Zoo Gardens, St. Philomena’s Church, Temples, Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens and Bylakuppa. Overnight at the hotel.
Following a filling breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Coorg; on arrival check-in into hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to enjoy at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast proceed for an exciting sightseeing tour of Coorg. Kodagu or Coorg, known as the ‘Scotland of India’, is the most picturesque hill station of Karnataka. Located on the Western Ghats at an altitude of 4000 ft, Kodagu has dense forests, coffee and tea plantations, orange orchards and lush paddy fields dotting its terrain. The majority of the population here belongs to the Kodava community; an ancient martial race with distinct culture and traditions. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a refreshing breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Ooty; on arrival check-in into hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to enjoy at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Ooty. The beautiful hill station of Ooty is located on the Blue Mountains (Nilgiris) at an altitude of 2240 m above MSL. Ooty, known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, was once a favorite summer retreat for the Govt. of Madras. The landscape here is dotted with vast expanses of tea gardens, dense forests, sprawling grasslands and lofty mountains. Places of tourist interest here include the Botanical Gardens, Centenary Rose Park, Rose Garden, Lake, Government Museum, Deer Park and Doddabetta. Overnight at the hotel.
Depart for Kodaikanal after an early breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon, embark on a thrilling sightseeing tour of Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal, at a distance of 120 km from Madurai, lies on the southern crust of the Palani Hills. The town is centered-around the star shaped Kodai Lake spread over an area of sixty acres. Kodaikanal has thickly wooded slopes, well laid out stroll paths through picturesque landscapes, gorgeous waterfalls and steep rocky drops. Places of tourist interest include the Lake, Solar Physical Observatory, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Kurunji Andavar Temple, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks and Shembaganur Natural History Museum. Return for an overnight at the hotel.
After a refreshing breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed by road to Madurai; on arrival check-in into hotel. Rest of the day is at your disposal to expend at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Following breakfast, proceed for a local sightseeing tour of Madurai. The temple town of Madurai, situated on the banks of river Vaigai, is one of the most ancient cities in India with a history dating back to the pre-Christian times. It was the imperial capital of the Pandyan Empire in the 14th Century AD. Madurai was the seat of Tamil learning and the last of the Tamil Sangams (Academies) was held here nearly 2000 years ago. Places of tourist interest include the imposing Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Gandhi Museum, Vaigai Dam, Thirupparankundrum, Athisayam Water Theme Park, Azhagar Koil and the Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Madurai railway station for your onward journey.