The former capital of the state of Mysore, and the seat of the Wodeyar Kings, Mysore is Karnataka's Jewel, its cultural capital, a city resplendent with history - both colonial and royal. It is Karnataka's second largest city, and abounds in natural beauty and architectural beauty, with tree lined boulevards and historical buildings.
Mysore is famous for its relaxed atmosphere, so relaxed in fact that it is hard to believe that such a sleepy town could have been the heart of a kingdom. It is also hard to believe that this Overview of the city has yet to mention the Mysore Palace. Famous across India, the Mysore Palace is the picture of gilded opulence! Mysore is also famous for its manufacture of incense sticks, which come in many fragrances, as well as for its sandalwood. Mysore is a pleasant change from the stereotypical image of modernized cities. From the moment you set foot in Mysore, it begins to reveal delicious secrets which make it a must see.
Nestled in the heart of the Palani Hills in south Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal, a charming little hill station is a picture perfect postcard with its spectacular greenery, waterfalls, cliffs and blossoms. Long for a cool break this summer? Kodaikanal is where you need to be!
The main street-Annasalai is the beating pulse of the hills. Bhajji (fritters) stalls brimming with mouth-watering delights, evening joggers, couples walking hand in hand - no environment could be as laidback and relaxing. Buy a glass of sweet, Masala Chai (tea) and enjoy the scene. Virtually everything revolves around the feeling of goodness and getting in touch with your inner side. Cycle around the magnificent Kodai Lake early in the morning and lose yourself in the chill, misty state of calm.
Kodaikanal is the only hill station that was set up by American missionaries back in the 20th century. Trekkers will love a visit to Pillar Rocks, three massive stone faces that provide a stunning, panoramic view of the valley. Those who want to rest their feet will love sitting in the shade and enjoying a small picnic and snacks. Dolphin's Nose (a cliff), the Bear Shola Falls, Bryant Park and the Pambar Falls are great alternative options too.
Retire into a puffy leather couch in the well-stocked library of the Kodai Club. The old English aura of the bar is truly remarkable and evokes old memories with its all yesteryear English decor. Kodaikanal revels in the simple pleasures of life. No matter what kind of a break you are seeking, it makes sure you feel at home; the soft winds, the scented fragrance of eucalyptus trees and tea, the sprawling plum orchards and the delightful aroma of homemade chocolates will seduce you completely. It is difficult to say goodbye.
Century-old English architecture, a rich yet equally confusing Anglican tradition, gabled cottages set amidst mystifying blue hills, Ooty is perhaps the only hill station that has refused to keep fair-weather friends. So much so, at some point, it was called Snooty Ooty' even by the early Madras government, for its notorious snobbishness tells it from the rest of Tamil Nadu. Guarding its warbled British, Anglo-Indian, and native heritage while slowly giving in to commercialisation, Ooty or Ootacamund still manages to lure those in need of low-key rest and relaxation.
Walk the length of Commercial Road, spend a day strolling by the misty Ooty Lake, or gorge on some hot Bondas and a cup of Cardamom Tea from a tea stall. It is hard not to fall in love with its temperament. Calm, cool and collected are not just keywords here, but a way of life.
Soak in the beauty of the hills from the toy train (the Nilgiri Mountain Railway) as it chugs along the hillside just as it did hundreds of years ago, ever so often stopping for no rhyme or reason. Get a snapshot of the 20 million year old fossil tree stump at the Botanical Gardens where it is overshadowed by a thousand other rare plants. Sink into the crumbling, torn seat at the Assembly Rooms theatre and watch a movie that probably released years ago. Lick on a puffy pink swirl of cotton candy as you skim through second hand book stalls that still sell obsolete prints. Taste Anglo-Indian delights at the stately British Fern Hills Palace, the former summer retreat of the Mysore Maharaja and let the sounds of the piano gently lull you to sleep soon after.
Run across the untouched wilderness of Avalanche Reservoir, and try your hand at Trout fishing in the ramshackle Wilson Fish Farm nearby. Squint and swipe with your lucky hand at the 100 year old Ootacamund Golf Course or mumble a prayer at the century-old St. Stephen's Church as the last rays of sun illuminate the altar through beautifully glass-painted windows. Enjoy a late evening walk as the last strains of the choir waft in the breeze onto town. There is simply no denying that Ooty remains regal, ravishing and royal no matter when you visit. See for yourself.
Package Includes :
Round trip airfare on economy class
1 night accommodation in Mysore
2 nights' accommodation in Kodaikanal
2 nights' accommodation in Ooty
A/C Car for 5 nights and 6 days
City to city transfer and sightseeing as per the itinerary
Day 1: Bangalore - Mysore
On arrival at the Bangalore Airport, you will received by our representative and driven to Mysore. On your way, visit Srirangapatana, the capital city of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. On arrival, check in to the hotel, and later, go for a visit to the famous Mysore Palace, Chamundi Devi Hills and Brindavan Gardens. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Mysore.
Day 2: Mysore- Kodaikanal
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Kodaikanal. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Later, go out to enjoy boating at the beautiful Kodai Lake and return back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3: Kodaikanal
After breakfast, visit Green Valley view point. This place provides beautiful views of Kodaikanal. Also visit Pillar Rocks, an impressive creation of nature and one of the most famous attractions of Kodaikanal. Later, visit Pine forest and Corkers Walk and then return back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 4: Kodaikanal - Ooty
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and begin your journey to blue Nilgiri hills. On arrival, check in to the hotel, and go for a visit to Botanical Gardens. Enjoy boating on the Ooty Lake and return back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 5: Ooty
After breakfast, go for a sightseeing tour and visit Rose Garden and Doddabetta View Point (Highest Peak in Tamil Nadu). In the afternoon, drive to Conoor and visit Dolphin Nose. Enjoy beautiful views of St. Catherine Falls as you visit Valley View. Also cover Sims Park and Lamb's Rock. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Ooty.
Day 6: Ooty- Bangalore Departure
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Bangalore. Take a drop at the Bangalore airport for your onward journey.
Package Terms & Conditions :
Per person rates (in Rs.) - applicable on 2 persons staying together sharing the same room Service Tax extra (as applicable) Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal)The package does not include guide services. These can be availed at an additional costPackage rates are subject to change without prior notice Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner The package cannot be combined with any other offer Refund on cancellation depends upon concerned hotel's cancellation policy The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals, long weekends and New Year
Krishna Air Travel
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