Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Coimbatore
Departure - Bangalore
Route :- Coimbatore - Ooty (2N) - Masinagudi (1N) - Mysore (2N) - Bangalore.
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Ooty arrival.
Day-2 In and around Ooty.
Day-3 Ooty - Masinagudi.
Day-4 Masinagudi - Mysore.
Day-5 Mysore and around.
Coimbatore to Ooty -86 kms (2.5 hrs)
Ooty to Masinagudi -32 kms (1 hrs)
Masinagudi to Mysore -97 kms (2.5 hrs)
Mysore to Bangalore -150 kms (3 hrs)
Destination Overview :-
Coimbatore - Coimbatore is the second largest city in state of Tamil Nadu and a major textile and engineering hub. The plantation areas Coonnor and Valparai and hill station of ooty and kodaikanal are accessible from here.
Bangalore - Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest Software and ITES (IT Enabled services) center in the world. Bangalore is unofficially now considered as one of the metro cities of India (Alongwith Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).
Ooty - Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial heritage feel, heritage train, tea plantations around it, a wonderful weather all through the year (especially in summer) and is home to quite a few renowned boarding schools.
Masinagudi - Mudumalai is a popular ex-Bangalore weekend getaway and is visited as a part of Karnataka / Tamilnadu itineraries. Mudumalai is excellent for a more nature centric stay.
Mysore - Mysore is a heritage destination and well visited for the Mysore Palace and located most centrally to visit a wide ranging destinations around it.
Arrive at Ooty (7000+ ft asl). Boating in lake in the evening is touristy but popular.
Sightseeing options closer to ooty to consider comprise Dodabetta Peak, Raj Bhawan, St Stephens Church, Rose garden, Botanical garden, Shooting point, Wax Museum.
Arrive at Masinagudi (Mudumalai) (32 kms - 1 hour). Enroute visit Pykara falls (25 kms from Ooty). In the afternoon opt for Bird watching / short walks in and around the lodge / resort. OR visit to Theppakadu Elephant Camp.
Early Morning trekking (Mountain Treks, Riverside Treks, Grassland Treks). Thereafter proceed to Mysore (100 kms - 2.5 hrs). Evening visit to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (Boat ride around bird nests) and Brindavan Garden OR Srirangapatnam and Ranganathaswany Temple.
Local sightseeing options include like Mysore Zoo, St. Philomena's Church, Mysore Palace, 150 years old Jaganmohan Palace. Evening visit Chamundi Hills and visit Nandi bull Temple. Temple offers excellent views of the area and considered one of the Shaktipeetha temples.
Depart for onward journey.