Southern Hill Halts
- Itinerary Detail
|1||Bangalore-Madikeri||Overnight at Coorg|
|2||Madikeri||Nalknad Palace (last refuge of last king of Coorg, who suffered defeat in British hands),
Omkareshwara Templem dedicated to Lord Shiva has a beautiful complex, with rich architecture.
Raja’s seat (the kings of Coorg spent their evenings at this heritage halt, amid meadows, hills and tranquil surroundings).
Gaddige houses tombs of former kings Virarajendra, Lingarajendra and a priest from the royal court.
Mercara Fort rebuilt by Tipu Sultan has two huge elephants made of mortar.
|3||Drive from Madikeri-Ooty||Leisure|
|4||Ooty||Botanical Gardens colored with vibrant flowers, rare species. Dodabetta Peak is a marvelous viewpoint.|
Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
Destination : Bangalore - Madikeri - Ooty - Bangalore
Coorg and Ooty are tranquil hill stations of south India which attract scores of holiday-seekers from India and abroad. Heritage buildings, lakes, gardens, temples and soaring hills provide an unplugged view of the valley and surroundings.
Day 1 Bangalore-Madikeri (249kms; 5-6hours drive approx.)
Our representative will pick you up from your mentioned location in Bangalore, in the morning. Drive to Coorg. On arrival you will check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Coorg
Day 2 Madikeri
After breakfast you will proceed for full day visit of Madikeri - the headquarters of Coorg. Visit the Nalknad Palace, the Raja Seat, the Omkareshwara Temple, the Fort and the Gaddige or Rajas' tombs. Overnight in Madikeri.
Day 3 Madikeri-Ooty (234kms; 5-6hours drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Ooty; check in at a hotel and relax. Evening at leisure for your independent activities.
Overnight in Ooty.
Day 4 Ooty
Today, proceed on a full-day sightseeing tour of Ooty, known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. Nestled in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is a feast for the eyes, with its lofty, eucalyptus covered mountains, dense forests, and acres and acres of tea estates. Enjoy a stroll around the Botanical Gardens, covering an area of 22 acres. The garden comprises varieties of tree species, grass carpet, ferns, multi-colored flowering plants, orchids, nurseries and flowerbeds laid out in Italian style. Visit Doddabetta Peak… the highest point (2623 meters) in the Nilgiris, at the junction of the Western and Eastern Ghats. The top of the peak offers beautiful vistas of the Nilgiri Hills. To conclude your tour, explore Raj Bhavan. Built in 1877 by the Duke of Buckingham, Government House or Raj Bhavan is a sprawling, cream-colored mansion, overlooking the Botanical Gardens.
Overnight in Ooty
Day 5 Ooty-Bangalore (265kms; 5-6hours drive approx.) & exit
After breakfast you will drive to Bangalore and you will be given drop at your desired location; henceforth your journey ends with sweet memories.