- Bangalore is the capital of
Karnataka. It is called the Garden City for it's delicate blossoms
and greenery that impart a unique beauty to this lovely city. The
weather is the city's best feature, with pleasant summers and
bearable winters. Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city, where different
cultures and customs exist. Kempe Gowda founded the city in 1537 -
today it is a bustling and diverse city, with ancient arts that
flourish alongside the Silicon Plateau of India
- This morning
you will be given the city tour of Bangalore.
- Later leave
Bangalore for Mysore by road
- Mysore is a city of palaces,
gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples and retains some of the
charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate
Carnatic Classical music and dance. Mysore was the political capital
of the Wodeyar dynasty which ruled the state of Karnataka for some
150 years till the independence of the country from the British.
These kings were great patrons of art and culture and Mysore was the
cultural capital of the south under the rule of the Wodeyars. The
Wodeyars made the Dasara festival an event.
- Overnight at the
at the hotel
- The Jewel Crown of Karnataka The capital city of
great Wodeyars, legendary Kings, is a dream city where a rich
culture is preserved to this day in its magnificent palaces.
Beautifully laid out gardens, imposing buildings, broad avenues and
exquisite temples. The Palace dominates the center of the city and
is indeed fairytale spectacle. An extraordinary amalgam of styles
from India and around the world crowds the lavish interior, along
with a gallery of European and Indian objects.
- Marvel at the
4,8m tall monolith, Nandi, a celestial bull at the 12th century.
Chamundeshwari temple atop the Chamundi Hill, in the mythological
books there is a reference of Mahishasur or the Buffalo headed demon
King who is believed to have lived here, Goddess Chamundeshwari of -
- - Chamundi hills killed this demon there.
- Overnight at the
Leave Mysore for Ooty by road.
- Ooty or Udagamandalam (the
Tamil version of the original name) rightly described as "Queen
of Hill Stations" by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, now sprawls over
an area of 36 sq km with a number of tall buildings cluttering its
hill slopes. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea
level. Ooty still woos people from all over India as well as foreign
countries right through summer, and sometimes in the winter months
too. An added attraction for the tourists to Udagamandalam is the
mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences
from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many
hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep
ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens
Arrive ooty and check in at the hotel.
- Overnight at the hotel.DAY-04
- Breakfast at the hotel.
Leave ooty for Coimbatore by road. Arrive Coimbatore and you will be
transferred to the airport/railway station