Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival – Coimbatore
Departure - Bangalore
Route:- Coimbatore - Ooty (2N) - Wayanad (Kalpetta) (2N) - Mysore (2N) - Bangalore.
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Ooty arrival
Day-2 In and around Ooty
Day-3 Ooty - Wayanad
Day-4 Wayanad Local
Day-5 Ooty - Mysore. Evening visit to Brindavan gardens or Srirangapatnam
Day-6 Mysore and around
Coimbatore to Ooty -86 kms (2.5 hrs).
Ooty to Wayanad (Kalpetta) -116 kms (3.5 hrs).
Wayanad (Kalpetta) to Mysore -140 kms (3.5 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.
Wayanad (Kalpetta) - Kalpetta (2800 ft) is the main town in Wayanad region of North Kerala. Kalpetta is where most moderately priced stays are found in the area and is central to most sightseeing areas.
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.
Proceed to Wayand (Kalpetta) (116 kms - 3.5 hrs). The road passes through plantations, thick forests and rivulets offering stunning views. This is the same area where Virappan, a dreaded local dacoit and sandlewood smuggler was operative till early 2000s before he was killed. Evening visit to Banasurasagar Dam (18 kms).
Explore sightseeing around Wayanad such as Edakkal Caves, Pookode Lake / Boating, Soochipara Waterfalls, Ancient Jain Temple.
Proceed to Mysore (140 kms - 3 hrs). Post lunch visit Railway Muesum. 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.