- Bangalore: The Fort, Silicon Valley and IT capital of India.
- Bandipur: Wildlife Sanctuary, India’s biggest biosphere reserve.
- Nagarhole National park which has a large elephant and bison population and hosts a variety of animal species and about 250 species of birds.
- Kabini: rated among the top five wildlife resorts in the world.
- Coorg: recognized as the Coffee Bowl of India, and the Tibetitan Refugee resettlement.
- Mysore Palace, the seat of the maharajas.
On arrival at Bangalore’s International Airport you will be met by our representative in the arrival area of the airport and transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast proceed on a city tour of Bangalore. Visit The Fort, built in an oval shape, a fine example of 18th century Indian military architecture, and Lall Bagh, a 240 acre artistically landscaped park of flowering glory which has a rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical trees, plants and herbs. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Bangalore.
Bangalore / Bandipur (B/L/D)
This morning depart on a 4 hour drive to Bandipur and check in to hotel.
Located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka, the Bandipur National Park is at a distance of about 50 miles from Mysore and Ooty and 133 miles from Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. In 1973, the Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as one of the nine tiger reserves of India under the famous Project Tiger Plan and in 1974 attained the status of a National Park.
In the evening proceed for Park visit. Lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel in Bandipur.
Bandipur / Kabini (B/L/D)
The legend and romance of Kabini plays out in a theatre called Nagarhole, and revolves around a pristine river called Kabini that snakes its way through the Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka, and forms an aqueous boundary with the Bandipur National Park. Together, this area constitutes the largest contiguous forest cover in this part of the world and is part of the Nilgiri biosphere, which is home to the largest concentration of herbivores in Asia. At Nagarhole, one can witness the congregation of Asiatic Elephants, and these majestic mammals rule the roost here. After lunch some time to relax. Late afternoon, visit Nagarhole National Park which is counted among India’s best wildlife parks. It has a large elephant and bison population and hosts a variety of animal species along with approximately 250 species of birds. On its northern confines is the Kabini River and on its southern fringes is the Bandipur National park. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kabini.
Awaken to a thousand birds singing. Watch green magic weave a spell for miles and enjoy the experiences that go beyond any other. What’s more, a team of naturalists shed light on wildlife and take a warm and personal interest in every guest. Jungle lodges goes all out to treat you like royalty with its high standard and caring staff. Come, watch the clouds drift by and see twilight drop her curtain and pin it with a star. Kabini is the perfect get-away for nature lovers.
The day is spent enjoying visits to the park and other activities organized by the lodge. Lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel in Kabini.
Kabini / Coorg (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive about 5 hours to Coorg. Upon arrival check in to your hotel.
After lunch visit the coffee and spice plantation. Bordered by the legendary river Cauvery and surrounded by virginal forests, this 300 acre working plantation resort gives you the most luxurious introduction yet, into the deepest secrets of this mystic mountain. Come, allow the spirit of the land to infuse your very being, and coax you gently on a personal voyage of discovery.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Today you will have a guided visit to Dubare Elephant Camp, a project undertaken by forest department and jungle lodges and resorts. This camp has plenty of elephants which are trained under naturalists. A trained Naturalist is at hand to explain the various aspects of Elephant history, ecology and biology. The visitor can not only observe and learn but also participate in various activities involving Elephants. After lunch (packed lunch) visit Bylekuppe Monastery – the Tibetitan Refugee re-settlement which make up a population of about 10,000. It consists of a number of small camps/agricultural settlements close to each other, and has a number of monasteries, nunneries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Most notable among them are the educational monastic institution Sera, the Tashilunpo monastery and Namdroling monastery and the spectacular Golden Temple which is also a major tourist spot in the area.
Later return for dinner and overnight at hotel in Coorg.
Coorg / Mysore (B)
Drive to Mysore (approximately 3 hours) and on arrival check in to hotel.
In the morning tour Mysore Palace, also known as the Amba Vilas Palace. The beautiful profile of this walled Indo Saracenic palace, the seat of the maharajas of Mysore, graces the city’s skyline. Inside it is a kaleidoscope of stained glass, mirrors, gilt and gaudy colors.
Overnight at hotel in Mysore.
Mysore / Bangalore – Departure (B)
After breakfast depart by surface to Bangalore (3 to 4 hours). Upon arrival in Bangalore you will be transferred to the international airport to board your flight for onward journey.
- Meet and greet on arrival at Airport.
- Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
- Entrance fees where applicable.
- Tours as indicated in the itinerary.
- Professional English-speaking guide/driver guide.
- Travel Protection is offered on all packages at an additional cost.