- Chamundi Hill Temple
- Mysore Palace
- Jagan Mohan Palace / Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
- St. Philomena’s Cathedral
- Brindavan Gardens
Chamundi Hill Temple
The Chamundeshwari Temple is a Hindu temple located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India. The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas, Chamundeshwari is called by the people of Karnataka as Naada Devathe which means State Goddess
The last palace, now known as the Old Palace or the Wooden Palace, was burnt into ashes during the 1896 Dasara festivities. Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and his mother Maharani Kempananjammanni Devi, commissioned the British architect Lord Henry Irwin to build a new palace.Ambavilas Palace, otherwise known as the Mysore Palace, is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore
Jagan Mohan Palace / Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore, in the princely city of Mysore, India. Its construction was completed in 1861 and was initially used by the Wodeyars,Kings Of Mysore as their home (when the present majestic Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace) was under construction after the old palace turned into ashes owing to a fire accident). It is now converted into an art gallery and a function hall. The palace is one of the seven palaces of the royal city of Mysore and one of the most beautiful contributions of the Wodeyar Kings of the city during their regime. The royal family has innumerable contributions not only to Mysore but also to some of the most important present metropolitans like Bangalore.
St. Philomena’s Cathedral
St. Philomena’s Church in Mysore is one of the greatest secular monuments built by the Wodeyar Maharajas of Mysore.St. Joseph’s Cathedral is a Catholic church that is the cathedral of the Diocese of Mysore, India. The full name is the Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Philomena. It is also known as St. Joseph’s Cathedral
The Brindavan Gardens is a Krishnaraja Sagar Dam setting an epic feat of engineering is located at the confluence of three rivers, the Cauvery, Hemavati and Lakshmanthritha. Built under the supervision of the eminent Chief Engineer, Mr. M.Visvesvaraya, the dam has been serving as a source of water for Mandya, Mysore and Bangalore. The immaculately maintained Brindavan garden is decked with varied fountains including cross channel fountains, umbrella fountain, inverted basket fountain and pyramid fountain.
Day 2: Start at 9 AM – Mysore Sightseeing
- Mysore Zoo / Jayachamarajendra Zoological Gardens
- Lalitha Mahal Palace
- Regional Museum Of Natural History
- Kukkarahalli Lake
Mysore Zoo / Jayachamarajendra Zoological Gardens
Mysore Zoo (Now Mysuru Zoo) (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 157-acre (64 ha) zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species (168). Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s most popular attractions
Lalitha Mahal Palace
The Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore. It is located near the Chamundi Hills, east of the city of Mysore in the Indian state of Karnataka. The palace was built in 1921 at the orders of His Highness Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore for the exclusive stay of the then Viceroy of India.
Regional Museum Of Natural History
The Regional Museum of Natural History at Mysore, was inaugurated on 20 May 1995. It was undertaken by the government of India, ministry of environment and forests. The museum is located on the banks of Karanji Lake, with the Chamundi Hills visible in the background. It is now a landmark in the city. The museum exhibits plants, animals and geology of the southern region of India. The galleries emphasize the conservation of nature and natural resources while depicting ecological interrelationship among plants and animals. Visually challenged students can feel the exhibits of animals on the premises. The museum provides an extracurricular activity for schools and promotes environmental awareness.
Karanji Lake is a lake located in the city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka, India. The lake is surrounded by a nature park consisting of a butterfly park and a walk-through aviary. This aviary is the biggest ‘walk-through aviary’ in India
Day 3: Start at 8 AM – Travel to Ooty & Ooty Sightseeing
- Ooty Lake & Boat Club
- Botanical Gardens
- Tea Factory & Museum
- Dodabetta Peak
Ooty Lake & Boat Club
Ooty lake is located in Ooty in the Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India. It covers an area of 65 acres. The Boat house situated by the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction in Ooty the Ooty Lake is a manmade lake formed in 1824 under the British. It features a boathouse which offers boating facilities to the visitors and is famous for hosting boat races during the summer month of May.
One of the major attractions of India is Government Botanical Garden, Ooty. Situated near Udhagamandalam in Ooty, Laid out in 1848, the government Botanical Gardens is located at the slopes of the Doddabetta peak. The terraced garden is maintained by the Tamil nadu horticultural society and covers an area of 22 hectares. The best time to visit the place is anytime except the monsoons. Now this place will be the first thing the people would mention when you visit ooty, and well, in my opinion it is pretty awesome.
Tea Factory & Museum
Small and nice, tea factory that is frequented by tourists who visit ooty, although not much to do here, but it was quiet a new experience to me when I visited the place. You can smell the aroma of the fresh tea leaves as soon as you near the place. I love how machines process the fresh tea leaves and package it. There’s also a shop where you can buy the tea processed at the factory. They also provided tea prepared from the freshly processed leaves and it tastes amazingly fragrant. This is a good place to show to the kids as well and I’m sure they’d be delighted.
A visit to Doddabetta Peak was the reason I went to Ooty in the first place. I had heard a lot about the picturesque Nilgiris and the amazing views this place has to offer. The place stands at a height of around 8,650 feet and makes it the highest peaks in south India. This place offers amazing trek spots and plenty of quiet and picturesque locations to solitary wanderers like me. You might want to pack some really good pair of binoculars when you reach this place to enjoy it to the fullest. There is a small eatery placed here courtesy of the tourism department of Tamil nadu that offers some okay tasting food at a cheap price.
Day 4: Start at 8 AM – Ooty – Bandipur Sightseeing & Travel to Coorg
- Ketti Valley Viewpoint
- Kamaraj Sagar / Sandynalla Reservoir & Pine Forest
- Wenlock Downs
- Pykara Dam & Reservoir
- Pykara Falls
- Mini-bus Safari – Bandipur
Ketti Valley Viewpoint
Ketti is a small town nestled in a large valley of the same name. It is located in The Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu State, South India and is a Revenue Village of Coonoor Taluk. Upper Ketti is another village called Yellanahalli, which is located on the main Coonoor to Ooty road
Kamaraj Sagar / Sandynalla Reservoir & Pine Forest
Kamaraj sagar dam – Ooty Tourist spot. The Kamaraj Sagar Dam is in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu state in India.It is located at a distance of 10 km from the Ooty bus stand.It is a picnic spot and a film shooting spot.It is also known as Sandynalla reservoir.It gives a beautiful view to your eyes.The pine forest situated between Ooty and Thalakunda is a small downhill region where pine treesare arranged in
Wenlock Downs, Ooty. Wenlock Downs is popularly known as 9th and 6th mile as they are situated exactly at the 9th and 6th mile from Ooty. Innumerable movies have been shot here with the hero and the leading lady singing and dancing on the grassy meadows or walking downhill in between the pine trees.A grassland area near Sandynalla reservoir compared with Yorkshire Dales and is popular film shooting area.
Pykara Dam & Reservoir
There is a forest rest House at Pykara. A boat house by the Pykara falls and Dam is added attractions to the tourists.Pykara boasts of well protected fenced Sholas, Toda settlements, undistributed grassy meadows and also a good wildlife habitat. The Pykara Dam, Pykara falls and the reservoir attracts many tourists.A boat house on the Pykara reservoir is an added attraction for tourists and is maintained by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation.
Known as a sacred place for the Toda people, Pykara River flows through the plateau and form several cascades and waterfalls. The Pykara falls are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ooty and are famous for the shola trees, Toda settlements and wildlife.
Mini-bus Safari – Bandipur
Bandipur National Park, an 874-sq.-km forested reserve in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is known for its small population of tigers. Once the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Mysore, the park also harbors Indian elephants, spotted deer, gaurs (bison), antelopes and numerous other native species. The 14th-century Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple offers views from the park’s highest peak. In addition to this, the rare species found in the park are Gaur, Chital, Sambhar, Antelope, Wild Boar, Wild Dogs, Malabar Squirrel, etc.
Day 5: Start at 9 AM – Coorg Sightseeing
- Abbey Falls
- Talacauvery / Talakaveri
- Raja’s Seat
Located 7km from Madikeri, Abbey falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Coorg. Spice plantations, coffee estates, rich green plains and the Kaveri river posing as waterfalls falling over huge rocks, Abbey Falls is a hike to admire for a long time. If you visit right after the monsoons in November and December, this spot will be your favourite one to visit in Coorg.
Bhagandeshwara Temple the imperial temple dedicated to Lord Shiva as Bhagandeshwara, to experience its magnificent layout and traditional architecture. Named after the Bhagnda Muni who installed the Linga, the temple is located at the convergence of the 3 sacred rivers Cauvery, Sujyothi, and Kanike.The Executively carved wooden ceilings, granite walls ornamented with floral motifs and pillars with ancient mythological stories provide an insight into the age old beliefs and traditions.
Talacauvery / Talakaveri
A Prominent Religious spot the Talakavery is situated at a distance of 44 km from Madikeri and has a square tank called Cauvery Kundike or Brahma Kundike that can be visited River Kaveri Originates from this Kundike as a perennial spring and then disappears underground. The river emerges again at Nagathirtha and perennially flows further to unite with the other holy rivers at Triveni Sangam.Adjoining the kundike is a small temple dedicated to goddess Kaveriamma. The Birthplace of River Kaveri is located in the Brahmagiri hill and offers magical experience with the most dramatic visual spectacles surrounding the place.
Madikeri is home to Raja’s Seat, which is one of the most picturesque points of Coorg. Raja’s Seat is a sunset point with an incomparable view of the hills and valleys, coupled with musical fountains, periodic flowers inside a charming garden that make it such a popular tourist location of Coorg. Early mornings and evenings are the best time to visit Raja’s Seat in order to be able to observe the mesmeric view.
Day 6: Start at 8 AM – Coorg Sightseeing & Travel to Bangalore
- Omkareswara Temple
- Dubare Elephant Camp
- Cauvery Nisargadhama
- Golden Temple / Tibetan Monastery – Bylakuppe
The Omkareshwara Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated in the town of Madikeri in Coorg, Karnataka. The speciality of the temple is that its construction reflects a mix of Gothic and Islamic styles. It is a popular religious destination of Coorg.The Auspicious place located in Madikeri and dedicated to Lord Shiva has the sacred Linga installed near the entrance door. Built by Linga Rajendra II in 1820, the impressive temple houses a water tank with a mantapa in the centre. The temple reveals a grand combination of Islamic and Gothic architecture with a grand dome and four turrets.
Dubare Elephant Camp
Dubare Elephant camp offers an ethical experience of meeting the wonderful animal in their own natural environment. Visitors especially kids would enjoy the experience of feeding the elephants with jaggery, ragi, sugarcane, and bananas.The Camp maintained by the Forest Department, trains the gentle giants. Few of these Elephants will have the privilege to be a part of the famed Dussehra event in Mysore. The environs of the magnificent camp are most inviting offering ample activities including elephant rides, bird watching and river rafting.
Experience the alluring lush foliage at Kaveri Nisargadhama forest park spreading across 64 acres of land The island formed by river Kaveri is covered with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. Walking across the hanging bridge to reach the forest park offers an enthralling experience.The Kaveri Nisargadhama or simply Nisargadhama is a beautiful island that couples as a famous tourist attraction in the Coorg region of Karnataka. The island has been formed by the extensive KaveriRiver, the main water source of the region.
Golden Temple / Tibetan Monastery – Bylakuppe
Coorg is not only rich in nature, but it also boasts of a deep culture, which can be witnessed at Bylakuppe, the second biggest Tibetan settlement located in India. The Namdroling Monastery at Bylakuppe is built with the typical Tibetan way of architecture. Bylakuppe is a spot of Coorg that should surely be visited during the Losar celebrations, which is the Tibetan New Year so that a tourist can explore the rich heritage of Tibet. Bylakuppe is aTibetan refugee settlement area established by Lugsum Samdupling in 1961 and Dickyi Larsoe in 1969 and is situated to the west of Mysore district
- Accommodation in selected category hotel (NA for Day Trips)
- Breakfast, except on Check-in Date (NA for Day Trips & Budget Accommodation)
- Sightseeing as per Itinerary by Private Cab
- Parking & Toll Charges
- Driver Allowance
- Inter-state Entry Tax, if applicable
- Pickup & Drop from Your Origin City (Optional)
- Total fare includes GST
- Lunch, Dinner, Snacks & Beverages
- Entry Fees & Guide Charges
- Activity Fees
- Hotel Early Check-in / Late Check-out Charges, if applicable
- Other items not mentioned in Inclusions