Magnificent Nilgiris

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

 
  • In Mysore, Light & Sound show at Mysore Palace
  • Excursion to Coonoor and stay in Ooty – Queen of Hills
  • In Kodaikanal, visit Bryant Park, Coaker's walk, Pillar Rock, Suicide point and Kodai Lake
  • Trip to Eravikulam National Park, Tea Plantation & Museum, Munnar
  • Sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start From Bangalore and End in Cochin



ITINERARY:

Day 01

Arrival in Bangalore | Drive to Mysore (140 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

Meet our representative upon arrival in Bangalore and drive towards Mysore - An ancient city with more than 600 glorious years of legacy, Mysore is one of the most flamboyant places in India. Known for its glittering royal heritage, bustling markets, magnificent monuments, cosmopolitan culture and a friendly populace, it is also a thriving centre for the production of premium silk, sandalwood and incense. After reaching, check-in at hotel and visit Mysore Palace - The interior of Mysore Palace is richly carved, intricate, colorful and architecturally thrilling. It is from this palace the erstwhile rulers, the Wodeyars, ruled the Mysore Kingdom. A Sound & Light show which narrates the palace's history with effects of illumination is a must-watch for palace. Overnight stay in Mysore.

 

Day 02

Drive from Mysore to Ooty (120 kms / approx. 3.5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Ooty – also called ‘Queen of hill stations’, capital of Nilgiris district, used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. Lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens made this place so popular in southern India. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 03

Sightseeing in Ooty

After breakfast, enjoy a tour to Dodabetta Peak for a spectacular view. Later, drive to Coonoor and visit Sims Park and 'Dolphin' Nose Point. In the afternoon, visit the Botanical Gardens and the popular Ooty Lake. Return to the hotel after sightseeing and have a comfortable overnight stay.

 

Day 04

Drive from Ooty – Kodaikanal (250 kms / approx. 7 hours)

After breakfast, drive towards Kodaikanal – Centered on a very pretty lake, Kodai rambles up and down hillsides with patches of shola forest, unique to the Western Ghats in South India, and evergreen broadleaf trees such as magnolia, mahogany, myrtle and rhododendron. Another plant specialty around here is the kurinji shrub, whose lilac-blue blossoms only appear every 12 years: next due date 2018. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival, for overnight stay.

 

Day 05

Sightseeing in Kodaikanal

After breakfast proceed for local tour of Kodaikanal covering - Bryant Park, Coaker's walk, Pillar Rock and Suicide point. In evening, visit Kodai Lake, the man-made star shaped lake, which spreads out over sixty acres.  Evening return back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 06

Drive from Kodaikanal – Munnar (160 kms / approx 4.5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Munnar - derived its name from the confluence of the three rivers around which the town grew. Today, it offers beautiful vistas, cardamom and spice plantations, aromatic oil factories, sights of several endangered species and the purple-blue of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom every 12 years. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 07

Sightseeing in Munnar

Explore Eravikulam National Park, home to various elusive and endangered species. It is a great place to enjoy trekking and offers mind-blowing views of the tea plantations. Later, proceed towards Tea Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an insight to the history of tea plantations of this region. Later visit Mattupetty Dam, Eco Point and Flower Garden. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 08

Drive from Munnar – Cochin (130 kms / approx. 4.5 hours)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cochin airport for return flight back home.

End of Services.

•  7 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned below hotels or equivalent

•  Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle

•  Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

•  Air tickets and airport taxes

•  Guide service as per the itinerary

•  Entrance fee at Monuments as per the itinerary

•  Light & Sound show at Mysore Palace

•  Special activities as per the itinerary

•  Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.

•  Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments