Preferred Destinations for South India Tour from Bangalore (Part 01)

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

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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

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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

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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

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Ooty is one of the important and Interesting Tourist spots of Tamil Nadu.  This place has very cool and chill climate in summer season so it one of the best known hill resorts of India.  The other name of Ooty is Udagamandalam.  It is also called as the “Queen of Hills Stations”.  It is located at the tri junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. It is about 7500 feet above the sea level.   Ooty is endowed with extraordinary scenic beauty in the midst of Nilgiris. Nilgiris is also called as Blue Mountain because of its misty blue clouds with peaceful ranges.
Nilgris is a beautiful mountain range which is a part of Western Ghats. Totally there are three places to visit namely Kothagiri, Coonoor and Ooty. Among these three Ooty is given the primal importance because of its scenic beauty and excellent climate conditions. Nilgri Hills are older than the Great Himalayas. Like Icing on a cake Ooty adds Pride to this mountain range.

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

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Malampuzha Dam is the largest reservoir in Kerala, located near Palakkad in south India with the scenic hills of the Western Ghats in the background. It is a combination of a masonry dam with a length of 1,849 metres and an earthen dam with a length of 220 metres. The dam is 355 feet high and crosses the Malampuzha River, a tributary of Bharathappuzha, Kerala's second longest river. There is a network of two canal systems that serve the dam's reservoir of 42,090 hectares.
 
The dam project was begun in 1949 and completed in 1955. The total catchments area is 145 square kilometres, while the reservoir has a capacity of 8000 square meters of water. The canal systems serve to irrigate farm land while the reservoir provides drinking water to Palakkad and surrounding villages.

Important Attractions in Malampuzha

Malampuzha Dam & Reservoir, Malampuzha Garden, Lake, Boating, Rock Garden, Ropeway Ride, Western GhatView points, Japanese Garden, Hanging Bridge, Yakshi Statue & Amusement Park
 
Day 08: Palakkad or Coimbatore Drop
 
You can also visit Palakkad Fort and Chinmaya Mission Temple in Palakkad City and also go for Shopping in Jobbys Mall, Big Bazaar etc, if time permit.
 
Malampuzha is just 10 KM away from Palakkad City.
Palakkad Junction Railway Station is just 10 KM away from Palakkad City.
Coimbatore Airport is just 55 KM away from Palakkad City.
Palakkad to bangalore by Road is around 420 KM and my suggestion is you can avoid this unwanted journey by droping at Palakkad Junction Railway Station or Coimbatore Airport.
 
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