Preferred Destinations for South India Tour from Bangalore (Part 01)
We know that most of the tourists take Bangalore- Mysore- Ooty Tour Package for their South India Tour since long time. It is really good only as they can get awareness about Heritage Sites and Nature during the trip. But, my suggestion is, it will be more good, if they can add Coorg and Malampuzha in this same package as these amazing destinations are fastest growing tourist hot spots in South India and hence their trip will be more enjoyable and memorable due to less journey per day. This is suited for tourists coming from Goa / North / East / West / Central India and Abroad, who like to visit South India from Bangalore. Totally they have to travel 08 Days as per this plan.
Another suggestion is they can prefer Pick-Up Point at Bangalore Airport / Bangalore City Junction Railway Station / Yeshwantpur Junction Railway Station and Drop Point at Coimbatore Airport / Palakkad Junction Railway Station after the trip so that they can avoid unwanted 420 KM journey to Bangalore. Coimbatore Airport is well connected with Indian Cities.Palakkad Junction Railway Station is well connected with Indian Cities.
The tour will be as follows as per this suggestion.
Package: 08 Days & 07 Nights Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Kerala Tour (Part 01)
Destinations: Bangalore - Mysore- Coorg - Ooty - Coonoor- Malampuzha
01 Night in Bangalore, 01 Night in Mysore, 02 Nights in Coorg, 02 Nights in Ooty and 01 Night in Palakkad.
Pick-Up: Bangalore and Drop : Palakkad / Coimbatore
Day 01: Bangalore (Karnataka): City Tour
Bangalore, the capital of the Karnataka, is fifth largest city in India. The exact origin of Bangalore is not known, but it is believed that the city was founded somewhere in the 16th century. Bangalore lies at a distance of approximately 998 km from Mumbai and 562 km from Hyderabad. Situated at an altitude of approximately 920 m above sea level, it is also known as the 'Garden City of India'. The beautiful parks and gardens and tree-lined streets of Bengalooru make travel to the city a pure pleasure. The year 2000 saw the introduction of Information Technology in Bangalore and since then, the city has not looked back. It has reaped the most out of the IT Boom in India and boasts of the highest concentration of IT companies in the country. Today, Bangalore is known as 'The IT Capital of India' and "The Silicon Valley of India'. The Bangalore city is also very famous for its amazing nightlife. Some of the most happening discotheques and pubs of the country are in Bangalore, making it one of the most happening cities in India.
Important Attractions in Bangalore
Iskcon Temple, Tipu's Palace, Bull Temple, Vishweshwaraiah Museum, Kemp Fort & Outside view of Vidhana Saudha and High Court.
You can cover maximum of the above attractions in Bangalore within a Day & Night Tour.
Day 02: Mysore (Karnataka): Around 150 KM from Bangalore
Mysore is the second biggest city in the State of Karnataka. It lies 130 km's from the State Headquarters, Bangalore. It is the erstwhile capital of the Mysore Maharajas, who ruled Mysore State from this royal city. It is now the headquarters of Mysore District with a population of over seven lakhs. The chief language of the people, as in the State of Karnataka, is Kannada and original Kannada is spoken in this part of the area. It covers an area of more than 40 sq.km. and is administered by the Mysore City Corporation. Situated 763 meters above sea level surrounded by hill ranges from north to south, it is known as the 'Garden City' and the 'City of Palaces'. The famous Chamundi Hill, which is mythologically associated with the name of the city, is to its southeast.
Important Attractions in Mysore
Mysore Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Museum, Zoo , Chamundi Hills, St. Philomena's Church, Sand Museum & Brindavan Gardens in Mandya near Mysore.
You can cover maximum of the above attractions in Mysore within a Day & Night Tour.
Days 03 & 04: Coorg (Karnataka): Around 125 KM from Mysore
Kodagu or Coorg is derived from the local version “Kodavu” and the people of Kodagu Kodavas. According to Puranic versions the land of initial settlement was called Krodadesa which later became Kodavu. It is also said that Kodagu is derived from the word Kodava, Kod means ‘give’ and avva means ‘mother’, i.e mother Kaveri, the river Kaveri.Kodagu was included in the Kingdom of Gangas during 9th and 10th centuries and Cholas in the 11th century. Changalvas were feudatory to both the above dynasties but they were independent till 14th century since Hoysalas overthrew Cholas in the 12th century. Changalvas accepted the supremacy Of Hoysalas from 14th to 16th century. Then Nayakas who later paved the way to the Haleri Rajas of Kodagu ruled till 1834. Coorg is an emerging tourist destination in India. Known for its natural beauty, unique people, culture and food Coorg attracts a huge number of tourists from all over the world. Besides being a heaven for tourists Coorg is also a great place for adventure sport enthusiasts, photographers and foodies.
Important Attractions in Coorg
Tibetan Monastery / Golden Temple, Abbey Falls, Omkareshwara Temple, Raja Seat & Nisargadhama.
Most of the Coorg attractions will be far away from each other and hence you can cover the above attractions without hurry within 2 Days.
Days 05 & 06: Ooty (Tamil Nadu): Around 230 KM from Coorg
Important Attractions in Ooty
Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden, Sims Park Coonoor, Rose garden, Pykara Lake, Wax Museum & Shooting Point.
You can cover the above mentioned attractions within 02 Days. It will be difficult to travel after 06 PM in Ooty and Coonoor due to heavy mist especially during Winter and hence advice you to cover all the attractions before 06 PM.
Day 07: Malampuzha (Palakkad, Kerala): Around 150 KM from Ooty
Important Attractions in Malampuzha