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Detailed tour Itinerary 2 nights Coorg | 2 nights Ooty
Day 01: Bangalore to Coorg via -Hunsur-Periyapatna.
Upon arrival, the driver meets and greets you at Bangalore Airport, Railway station or any other location in Bangalore. Fresh up if required will be provided opposite Yeshwantpur railway station in a normal hotel. and then drive to Coorg. If you like to Visit Mysore on the way the places will be covered are else this will be skipped and bypass road via Srirangapatna will be taken.
- Ramanagaram: the silk city, also well known for Hindi movie Sholay, Ramgarh fame. If you are lover of dog a temple dedicated to Dog is popular in local Ramanagara town.
- Channapatna: famous for its Geographical indication tag “Channapatna Toys & Dolls” traditional handmade toys and dolls.
- Mandya: the sugar city famous sugar factories located and yummy jaggery are available. Mandya and around Mandya due to its fertile land the coconut produce is abundant and tastes great very good for thirst-quenching. Mandya sheep or Bannur Sheep breed is quite a popular meat, lamb and Mutton. If your are non-Vegetarian you can try these Dishes while return on the last day.
- Srirangapatna: the river island formed by River Kaveri: Ranganathaswamy temple the Adiranga and Srirangam being the antyaranga.
- Ganjam: a typical local village is known for rose flower production and yummy Gulkand made out of it.
- Tipu sultan summer Palace via Ganjam: with mural paintings still in good shape, and a Royal Garden.
- Sangama: three rivers namely Kaveri, Kabini & Hemavathi, rivers confluence.
- Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary: is the largest bird sanctuary in Karnataka, on the banks of the Kaveri river. Around 169 exotic birds can be seen here. Of these, the painted stork, Asian openbill stork, common spoonbill, woolly-necked stork, black-headed ibis, lesser whistling duck, Indian shag, stork-billed kingfisher, egret, cormorant, Oriental darter, and heron The great stone plover, river tern, large flock of streak-throated swallows. Mahadevapura bird sanctuary is also nearby if you are Bird watcher you can try this place also.
- Reach Mysore city check into the hotel after lunch proceeds to Mysore Must visit sightseeing.
- Amba Vilas Palace: The official residence of Wodeyars. this palace is the most visited tourist spot in India second only to TajMahal. Amba Villas aka Mysore palace is cutting edge masterpiece of building technology, mural paintings, Painting by Raja Ravi Varma, Sandalwood carvings, Thanjavur paintings, Ivory Carvings, Antique pieces, Durbar Hall. Mysore Palace light illumination is on Sundays and all public holidays in the evening. Sound and light programs are arranged on all days between 7 and 7:45, except on Sundays and public holidays.
- Inside premises of Mysore palace, there are 12 temples namely, Someshvara Temple, Lakshmi Ramana Temple, Shwetha Varahaswamy Temple, Sri Prasanna Krishna Swamy Temple, Sri Bhuvaneshwari Temple, Kodi Someshwara Swamy Temple, Sri Gayatri Temple, Sri Trineshwara temple and others. some are built-in the 14th Century. The Anthapura another Building beside Mysore palace houses the exclusive collections of Costumes and dress materials of the yesteryears kings and queens; this was built some 600 years ago.
- Mysore zoo: officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden houses over 168 species and spread over 157 acres and its near to Mysore palace. Entry fees Rs 40. and by vehicle Rs 120. per person.
- Philomena’s Church: Catholic church built in honor of St. Philomena, Neo-Gothic style constructed in 1936.
- Karanji lake:Houses the India’s biggest walk-through aviary (flight cages), Butterfly park, migratory birds like, Sandpipers, The Herons, Asian openbill storks, Brown Shrike, Egrets, Red-wattled Lapwing, Rose-ringed parakeet, Black Drongo, red-whiskered bulbul, Booted Warbler, Sunbirds, Greenish Warbler Paradise, Flycatchers can be seen here. The sarus crane, the tallest of the flying bird can be found here. Beware Don’t venture into bushy and uncrowded area SNAKES roam here freely.
- Sand Museum: one of the rare sand art museum. Entry Fees Rs 40. Per Person.
- Sri Chamundeshwari temple: As per Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya’s Astadasa Shakti peeta Stotram, Chamundi hills is one of the Astadasa Shakti peeta. one of the seven most sacred hills in South India. This place aka KraunchaPitham in Skanda Purana this place referred to as KraunchaPuri.
- Sri Mahabaleshwara temple: Originally built in the 8th Century Dedicated to Lord Sri Shiva, winsome architecture of Hoysala, Ganga, Chola, Vijayanagar and other kings.
- Mahishasura statue: the Statue of Demon by which the current name of Mysore is derived.
- Nandi statue big bull: Third largest monolithic statue of Nandi in India carved out of Single black granite. Also panoramic view of Mysore City, Mysore palace, Lalitha mahal palace.
- Kukkarahalli lake, Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Jaganmohan Palace, Railway Museum and other places can also be covered if time permits.
- KRS dam: Krishna Raja Sagara is the main source of water for both irrigation and drinking water in Mysore, Mandya and most part of the Bangalore City. Construction started in 1924 the Ruler of Mysore Kingdom ShriKrishnarajawodeyar IV and The Chief Engineer and also Diwan of Mysore Sir MokshagundamVisvesvaraya, Together built the Asia’s biggest dam then. September 15th the Birthday of Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya is rightly Celebrated as Engineer’s day. Brindavan garden lights up in the evening light and music fountain garden.
- Mysore has much geographical indication: GI tags viz., Mysore-silks, ganjifa, Mysore-Banana, Mysore-Sandalwood, Mysore-mallige (Jasmine), Mysore- Agarbathi, and many more items, Scope for some shopping too.
- While traveling through Hunsur, Periyapatna You will come across many farm fields with strange plants, these are tobacco plants. This region is also one of the highest tobacco-producing regions in Karnataka.
- Bylakuppe Golden Temple: Namdroling Monastery well known as the golden temple, the little Tibet of India.
- Sera Jey Monastery: Peaceful and little known Monastery after Namdroling Monastery.
- Kaveri nisargadhama: is river island formed by River Kaveri, you get true deep jungle experience with safety, boating in the river Kaveri, Deer park, Rabbit park, and Elephant ride is possible here. Zipline at additional cost is available here. Kaveri nisargadhama some activities may not be available during some season, Entry to River is not possible in the rainy season. Entry fees Rs 10 per adult.
- Dubare Reserve Forest & Elephant Camp: is the base camp of Dasara Elephants, boating and whitewater rafting is possible here and prices additional depend on the rafting level you choose. a 7 kilometers thrilling white water Rafting Rs 700 per person. Still water rafting Rs 200 per person.
- Harangi Dam: Backwaters and peaceful scenic place.
Day 02: Coorg must-see sightseeing
- Bhagamandala Triveni sangama: a temple town at three rivers confluence namely Cauvery and its tributaries Kannike and sujyothi. Visit Sri Bhagandeshwara temple also known as Bhagandeshwara Kshetra is a famous Shiva temple.
- Talacauvery: the river Kaveri originates from here, Sri Agastheeswarar temple, Sri Vishnu Temple and very scenic place, panoramic view of Greater Talacauvery National park ( entry restricted).
- Raja seat: at the heart of Coorg town panoramic view Sahyadri mountain range, toy Train, beautiful garden.
- Madikeri fort and Palace: Built-in the 17th century, the Madikeri Fort was restructured. Muddu Raja built the fort initially; the king also built a palace inside the fort aka Jaffarabad was built using European architecture. It portrays the rich cultural heritage of the Kodagu region. old fort and the palace is now used as Govt offices. ( Entry is Free of cost)
- Omkareshwara temple: famous Shiva Temple in Coorg, The idol has its origins in Kashi /Varanasi.
- Abbey waterfalls: soft trek in the middle of coffee estate Leeds to this winsome waterfall. this is inside a private property.
- Mandalpatti: Misty, Windy, Scenic place reachable only by 4WD, additional jeep charges ( optional).
- Raja Gaddige: an enchanting park, The tomb of the Raja of Gaddige is a historic structure. Built-in the Indo-Saracenic style.
- Please note: or a different plan if you like trekking:
- Nalknad Palace: is often used as a base camp by trekkers. The palace is a two-storeyed structure.
- Chelavara waterfalls: Also known as Embepare, requires trekking few hundred meters, dangerous to get to the water.
- Tadiandamol: is the second highest peak in Karnataka and this peak is an active location for trekkers. Shoes are must and with a proper guide this can be climbed. all trekking programs possible only for groups.
- also, the itinerary can be customized to visit Mallalli Falls, Pushpagiri Hill trekking, Barapole River rafting, Camping, Brahmagiri Hill trekking, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, NishaniMotte trekking, Kumara Parvatha trekking, Nagarhole National Park, Iruppu Falls, and other places.
- Coorg is famous for coffee, spices, honey, and homemade wines some shopping in town.
- Drive back to the hotel and overnight stay in the Coorg.
Day 03: Coorg to Ooty via NH 766 and NH 181 260 km 7-9 hours journey approx:
After breakfast by 8:00 am, drive to Ooty via Mysore on the way visiting sightseeing places,
- Nanjangud: Sri Nanjundeshwara Temple aka Srikanteshwara Temple on the banks of river Kapila, this is 1000-year-old Temple. In Nanjangud town also famous for GI tag Banana the “Nanjangud rasabale” do not miss this in season between March to July.
- Gudalur: can be called Gateway to Ooty, Wayanad and the last big town on Karnataka border also famous for the 10th century Vijayanarayana Temple.
- Himavad Gopala Swamy betta: At a height of 4757 feet MSL highest peak in the Bandipur National Park in the core area. Dense fog predominates and covers the hills around. private vehicles not allowed.
- Bandipur National Park: Jungle Jeep safari is possible, timings 6 am to 9.30am. Bandipur National park is the first national park in India to use drone to track poachers. Deers, Elephants, Bison, Black-faced money and other wild animals Rome freely on the road itself. if you like to take jungle jeep safari for sighting Tiger, you have to check out Mysore by 5:30 am.
- Mudumalai National Park: Jungle safari is possible up to 10 am. from here two routes to Ooty one via Masinagudi and other is via Gudalur we take the Gudalur route.
- Gudalur: After a hectic journey of a couple of hours through the deep jungle in Bandipur and Mudumalai national park time for a Tea Break. and now you have entered The Nilgiris, Where the Western ghats meet Eastern ghats.
- Frog Hill View Point: one of the marvelous hillocks on the way to Ooty. the shape looks like a frog, hence the name frog Hill.
- Needle Rock viewpoint: Windy, Cloudy, amazing 360-degree view.
- Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls: Boating is optional here, Pykara village is scenic and you can see the step farming, cabbage, Ooty-carrot. Ooty-apple cultivation here.
- Reach Udhagamandalam, abbreviated as Udhagai and Ooty, Check into the hotel and after some rest. drive to
- Ooty Lake & Boathouse: The Boathouse offers Paddle boats, Rowboats, and Motorboats. This is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in year 1824, additional charges.
- The Government Rose Garden: is the largest rose garden in India, situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill close to Ooty town.
- Late in the evening free time for shopping and overnight stay in Ooty.
Day 04: Ooty Sightseeing.
After breakfast by 8:00 is drive to Ooty sightseeing:
- The Government Botanical Garden: covers an area of 22 hectares, is one of the major attractions in Ooty.
- Doddabetta Tea Factory and Chocolate Museum: Know all about tea processing, chocolate manufacturing.
- Doddabetta peak: At an elevation of 8652 feet, it is the fourth highest peak in South India and highest in the Nilgiris range. Panoramic 360-degree view of Ooty, Mettupalayam/Coimbatore, avalanche dam, Mukurthi Peak.
- Kotagiri: is the oldest hill station of Nilgiris, famous for Tea estates, Catherine Falls, Kodanad View Point, and Longwood Shola.
- Coonoor: Famous for Nilgiri Tea production, Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose, Lamb’s rock can also be visited if you are interested.
- Nilgiri Mountain Railway: Built-in 1908 relies on its fleet of steam locomotives. UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the World Heritage Site. Diesel locomotives have taken over from steam on the section between Coonoor and Udhagamandalam.
- Evening free for shopping. Overnight stay in Ooty.
Day 05: Ooty to Bangalore 300 km approx 9-12 hrs journey.
After breakfast, Check from the hotel and drive back to Bengaluru and drop at your desired location, Airport/Bus Station / Railway station and tour concludes with happy memories. Please note that there will be heavy traffic on Sundays please advise your Return journey details well in advance so that we can plan the drop timings accordingly.