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7D 6N

Bangalore / Kudaikanal / Ooty / Coorg

Day 01 Airport/Bangalore (-)

Upon arrival at Bangalore airport, meet and greet our tour guide. Pick up and proceed to kodaikanal. Transfer to hotel. Check in, refresh and relax. Free and easy at own leisure. Strol around the nearby vicinity. Overnight in Kudaikanal. 

Day 02 Kudaikanal (B)

After breakfast, be prepared with a proper foot wear, a warm gardigan for the day. Proceed to the Kurinji Andar temple, a beautiful and a very serene temple. The main deity is Kurunji Andavar, there are also small temples inside for Ganapathi, Maha Vishnu and the Nava grahams. It is at the dead-end of the road, facing the road. Parking space is limited on both sides of the road at a walking distance from the temple.

Next, visit the Kodai Lake, was formed in 1983 by Sir Vere Henry Levinge, a former District Collector of Madurai who later settled in Kodaikanal during retirement. It is rich in a variety of flora and fauna with different species of fish and aquatic plants. Kurinji or Strobilanthes cynthiana, which blooms once in 12 years, is found in the catchment area of Kodai Lake. Flower shows in summer are yet another attraction of the place. 

Visit the Bear Shola Falls, a perfect picnic spot located at a distance of 2 km from Kodaikanal Lake in the Reserve Forest. It says that a bear used to frequent these falls to drink water; hence the name. The cascade comes to life in monsoons and presents a mesmerizing scenery as it gushes down the hill, traversing through lush greenery around.

Bryant Park, is famous for colourful flowering plants, annual ornamental horticultural show, Green roses, and demonstration center. 

Silver Cascade, is 180 feet high and overflows of Kodai Lake over a steep cliff. Frothy water coming down through piles of rocks creates a mesmerising picture which offers tourist with a refreshing break. The scenery around the fall and lush greenery adds on to the overall charm of the place. 

Dolphin’s Nose point height is approximately 6000M above the sea and is 8km off from Kodaikanal Lake. You can enjoy the visuals of Liril Falls and Vattakanal Waterfalls on the way. Upon nearing the trekking place, it is 2km to the top, and one must hike 4km around the whole trip. There is plenty of coffee and snacks shops available to refresh yourself. You can see the real mist around the Kodaikanal. See the movement of the clouds around you and will fully cover the trees and the ways even. You might have the water bottle handy with you for the best experience. 

Have lunch and continue to Coaker's Walk was constructed in the year 1972 by Lieutenant Coaker. It is a 1 km long stretch of paved path located in the southern hill stations of Kodaikanal with overlooking view is surrounded by hills, plateaus and rivers. Get a glimpse of the sunsets or sunrises. 

Pambar Falls, also called as the "Grand cascade", is a magnificent falls located at a distance of is 4kms from Kodaikanal. To reach the falls, one needs to trek through a steep and dangerous path behind Pambar house. The Pambar River flows down over serious of rock formation in a zigzag stream. 

Berijam Lake is a quaint reservoir located 22 km from Kodaikanal main stand. There are several activities like fishing, safari tours and bird watching. It is nature's unhindered beauty in the midst of a forest conservation area which facilitates the habitat of many animals such as Bison, Indian Elephant, Nilgiri Langur and Deer, and if you're lucky, you will also be able to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures. 

Enjoy boating at the serene Kodai Lake, sprawled over a vast area of 59 acres. Berijam Lake was formed as the result of the construction of a dam with sluice outlets and is part of a micro-watershed development project.  It is surrounded by acacia and pine trees which are so pristine that it has a haunting quality.

Pillar Rocks, is unique, visually stunning, and the rocky pillars measure approximately 400 ft in height from the ground level. Between the pillars, there is a dark chamber that is called the 'Devil's Kitchen'. The shady woods beneath the rocks serve as perfect picnic spot for locals as well as tourists. Have diner and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Kudaikanal.

Day 03 Kodaikanal to Ooty (B)

After breakfast, check out and proceed your journey to Ooty. Transfer to hotel, check in, refresh and relax awhile. Later, proceed for sightseeing. Visit the Ooty rose garden, situated in the heart of Ooty town and the garden has been beautifully laid out in terraces with rose tunnels, pergolas and bowers with rose creepers.

Ooty Lake, also known as the Ooty Boat House, is one of the major attractions of Ooty, the queen of Nilgiris. It was first constructed by John Sullivan way back in 1824, made with the water flowing down from the mountain streams in Ooty. It was initially made solely for fishing. However, in 1973, the lake was transformed into a tourist park and more attractions were built around it. 

Surrounded by groves of Eucalyptus and the Nilgiri ranges in the background, you can also spot some rare birds near the lake. There are also the fun activities for kids and adults alike are also a major crowd puller. Boating is a popular tourist activity at Ooty Lake. You can hire paddle boats, motorboats, and rowing boats from the boathouse and take a ride across the pretty lake. Kids can enjoy a joyful ride on the mini train and take a tour of the lake and the park. The amusement park that houses a haunted house, mirror house, and other fun activities like horse riding, is also loved by tourists that visit Ooty Lake. Have diner and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ooty.

Day 04 Ooty sightseeing (B)

After breakfast, visit the Doddabetta Peak, translates to “Big Mountain” where Dodda means Big and Betta means mountain and is amidst majestic hills with misty clouds. It is the fourth highest peak of South India next to Anamudi, Mannamalai, and Meesapulimala, the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills at an astonishing height of 2,637 meters or 8652 feet.You can view the entire Nilgiri mountains from this picturesque peak because of its strategic location between Eastern and the Western Ghats, with access by both foot and vehicle to the summit, the viewpoint is covered with dense flora of colorful rhododendron trees and herbs. On the top of the peak, there is a Telescope House from where you can observe the skyline of Ooty and panoramic forests of Bandipur National Park and and grassy plains of Coimbatore and Mysore during summers when the sky is clear.

Visit this 14-year old tea factory Doddabetta Tea Factory which offers you a marvelous taste of freshly grown tea. Enjoy a steaming cup of tea here while soaking in the natural beauty of the highest mountain of Nilgiri Hills. You can also buy some tea samplers as souvenirs or gifts.

Ooty botanical garden, is more than 160 years old, lies on the lower slopes of the Doddabetta peak which greets with astounding colourful natural beauty from the moment they pass through the gates. Admire the stunning variety of flowers, ferns, and orchids present here. Another highlight of the Botanical Garden is the Toda hill, known as the Toda mund, which gives the visitors an insight into the lives and culture of Todas (a tribe of the Nilgiris).

Wax world Ooty Museum is one of the top places to visit which houses in a 130 years old charming colonial mansion with full depiction of the life of a rural household. There are sites where you can see Indian potters and villagers doing pottery and farming, cultivating etc.; all carved out in wax. It has magnificent wax statues of famous political leaders, prominent personalities and Indian Freedom Fighters. The most popular idols in the Wax Museum include Mahatma Gandhi, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Schwarzenegger and American president Obama; and social figures which include Mother Teresa and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam etc. 

Ooty stone House, is one of the most important historic monuments of Ooty. Unofficially it was from the Ooty Stone House that the modernization of Ooty began. This is the first house to be constructed in Ooty, begins when the Collector of Coimbatore, John Sullivan, commissioned Keys and Mc Mahon, to survey and explore the place, he built the first English house in Ooty which is known as the Stone House and even today, it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Ooty.

Pykara lake rises from the Mukurthi peak, north of Ooty, gives birth to a series of fine waterfalls and the large Pykara Lake. While the drive towards the lake is an idyllic experience in itself, the boating inside is no less joyful. It was formed as a result of the dam and power plant constructed on the river. A few hundred meters north of the lake, the river tumbles down the rocks to form the famed Pykara Falls.

The Boat Club (or Boat House, as popularly called) in the vicinity, adds to the charm of this little panoramic tourist complex among the hills housing a small cafeteria, has several motorboats ranging from 8-seaters to 15-seaters.

Kamraj sagar dam also known as the Sandynallah Reservoir, a favorite for the tourists and a wonderful picnic spot. Get a glimpse of the different species of birds that come to the reservoir for water and also food in the form of fish. There are many different varieties of fish in the reservoir. But mainly found types of fish are the trouts. 

In winter season, the mist settles on the top of the water, with the mountains and forests in the back drop. Additionally the chirping of birds from inside the forest makes a perfect mystic setting which you will definitely enjoy. Have diner and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ooty. 

Day 05 Ooty to Coorg (B)

After breakfast, check out and head on to Coorg. Transfer to hotel. Check in, refresh and relax. Free and easy at own leisure. Overnight in Coorg. 

Day 06 Coorg sightseeing (B)

After breakfast, tour the Kashmir of Karnataka, Coorg, the land of coffee and awe stricking nature, is the home for some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state. the Abbey Falls, one of the worth visiting sightseeing places in Coorg, located near Madikeri. It is also one of the most sought tourism place with our Coorg honeymoon packages. The sight of water falling from a cliff with a height of 70 feet, surrounded by lush greenery is indeed a sight that will behold everyone’s attention.

The waterfall is a combination of many streams that come together and fall into a pool of water that flows and merge into River Kaveri. The scenic grandeur of Abbey Falls increases by many folds in monsoon. During Monsoon, the stream of water becomes thicker with louder roar.

Nestled between the coffee and spice plantations, the waterfalls is opposite to a hanging bridge. The view from the hanging bridge is one of the major attraction, and also there is a small temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali. 

Brahmagiri Hills is the beauty of nature, a paradise on earth, enliven your spirit and relax your soul for your true encounter with nature of the Western Ghats, stand at an elevation of 5276 feet and the views from atop are truly stunning. 

Omkareshwara Temple, lying in the Western Ghats of Karnataka also knowns as Kodagu hill station was built in 19th century, in 1820, by King Lingarajendra II as act of penance, in the Muhammadan style of architecture consisting of a dome in center. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Madiker fort, was first built in the last quarter of the 17th century by Mudduraja. There was a palace built inside the fort as well. It was rebuilt into a fort of stone and bricks by Tipu Sultan, who gave it the name of Jaffarabad.In 1814, the fort was built with mortar and bricks by the Lingarajendra Wodeyar II and many other rulers. The british removed the hindu god and replaced it with Anglican Church in its place. There are other buildings as well inside the fort including Mahatma Gandhi Public Library, the Kote Maha Ganapathi temple and the district prison. Kote Maha Ganapathi temple which compete for the Madikeri Dasara festival.

Raja Seat, literally means “Seat of the Kings”, located in the town of Madikeri. It is called as Raja’s Seat because it was the place where Coorg’s kings used to visit and enjoy the scenic beauty around and the mesmerising view sunset and sunrise.

The Gandhi Mantap nearby is the place where remains of Mahatma Gandhi have been kept. The children’s amusement toy train which goes around the raja seat attracts not just children but adults as well.Inside the train, along with having a look at the beauty around, one can also enjoy delicious snacks.

Dubare elephant camp, located on the banks of River Cauvery, which boasts of plenty of elephants and offers tourists with an exceptional opportunity to be close to them and spend some memorable moments with them. It is the place where elephants used to be trained for Mysore Dussehra. However, now these animals are used for jungle rides. These elephants are trained under naturalists and offer tourists with details on Elephant history, ecology and biology.

Enjoy Elephant ride or participate in various activities involving elephants, 45 minute bath in the River Cauvery where tourists can give bath to elephants, feeding them with ragi, jaggery, sugarcane, banana and coconuts and a 45 minute elephant ride into the jungle makes your visit at the Camp a memorable one. Please note that the place gets crowded with people waiting for boat rides and hence it is advisable to reach early. River rafting is also available in the river beside the camp at nominal fee. This is still-water rafting and can be enjoyed after your visit to the camp.

Kaveri Nisargadhama Forest Park, established in 1989 is a forest resort on an island formed by the main river of the region, River Kaveri. It is surrounded by dense forest. Tourists can admire the sight of River Kaveri flowing gloriously through the dense forest, hear birds chirping, look at the star-studded clear sky at night and wake up with soft rays of sun in the morning. There is also a deer park and rabbit park that one can visit. The water in the river here is quite shallow, hence, if interested tourists can even cross the river on foot, letting its cold fresh water refresh them.

Bhagamandala talacauvery, is said to be the source of River Cauvery, which holds high religious importance as well and thus attracts hordes of religious tourists. River Cauvery is one of the seven sacred rivers of Sapta Sindhus belonging to the Hindu scriptures.

At a height of 1276 m above sea level, it has small temple as well that is visited often by pilgrims. The temple here has been recently renovated by the state government.

There is a small spring called as a tirtha kundike or Brahma kundike. It is believed that the river originates from this spring. This spring apparently flow underground and emerges after a short distance. Near the kundike, there is a shrine. In front of the shrine, a huge tank has been built where pilgrims take bath and offer prayers at the two temples, one dedicated to Lord Shiva and has an ancient Shiva Linga, another temple is of Lord Ganesha. You will find a holy Ashwantha tree. According to legend, Lords-Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh gave the glimpses of their holy avatars to sage Agastya. Have dinner and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Coorg. 

Day 07 Coorg/Mysore/Banglore (B)

After breakfast,  check out and proceed to Mysore. Visit the Chamundi hills, and the Chamundeshwari Temple dedicated to and named after goddess Durga. The temple also has statues of Nandi and Mahishasura, the demon. Being one of the oldest and is one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas. The view from the temple is stunning, you can see many significant structures of the city including the Lalitha Mahal Palace. 

Mysore palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, a living exemplary of Mysore kingdom and undying spirit of its people. Mysore Maharaja Palace, still stands majestically, captivating every visitor with its incomparable beauty and undefeatable strength, and the palace is said to be one of the largest palaces in India. It is the official residence of Wadiyars, the royal family of Mysore, which goes back to 14th century. It has four entrance, Main entrance is called “Jaya Maarthaanda” to east, “Jayarama” to North,”Balarama” to South, “Varaha” to west. Public Entry is from Varaha Gate.

During the Dussera Festival, the Palace is lit with more than 96,000 lights for two months, which add an incomparable charm to the grand palace of Mysore. Along with festival, another best time to visit the place is on the nights of Sundays and public holidays from 7 PM to 7.45 PM, when the palace is illuminated. 

Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, is often called as KRS Dam, named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore, built during the rule of Wodeyar's in 1932. This dam is built over the River Cauvery/Kaveri, near to the conjunction of three rivers namely, Cauvery, Hemavathi & Lakshmana Thirtha, has an impressive height of 130 feet and 152 sluice gates. It is a major source of drinking water for Mysore and Bangalore city, and is also one of the main sources of irrigation water for Mandya and Mysore. Along with this, it's major purpose is to ensure power supply to the Shivanasamudra hydroelectric power station. With a length of 3 km, this dam also boasts of being the first irrigation dam of India. Another popular sightseeing place in Mysore, Brindavan Gardens, if time favours. Have dinner, transfer to the Bangalore airport for your onward destination.

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