Reception and welcome at Bangalore airport followed by transfer to your hotel.
Drive to Mysore, visiting Somnathpur and Srirangapatna en route. Somnathpur, a tiny village east of Mysore, has one of the best preserved and only complete Hoysala Temples. At Srirangapatna, you will visit the remains of the fort and the Hindu Temples as well as the summer palace of Tipu Sultan. Overnight at Mysore.
Morning sightseeing tour of Mysore visiting the Maharaja’s Palace, also known as Amba Vilas, which harmoniously synthesizes the Hindu and the Saracenic styles of architecture. You will also visit Jaganmohan Palace, now converted into an art Gallery. This evening walk through the flower market of Mysore.
Drive to Coonoor, surrounded by picturesque hills covered with tea and coffee plantations. During the afternoon you can visit vantage points for stunning views. Overnight at Coonoor.
Enjoy the Toy train ride uphill to Ooty. This hill station developed by the British in the 19th century is surrounded by rolling hills and valleys, covered with pine and eucalyptus forests along with tea and coffee plantations. After an afternoon tour of Ooty you will be driven back to Coonoor.
Drive to Sultan’s Bathery. This is a beautiful area which encapsulates rural Kerala. Check in at Tranquile Homestay for 2 nights, a scheduled plantation hideway on the Kappamundi Coffee Estate in the Western Ghats. It is surrounded by rolling hills, tropical jungle and coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations.
Today you will enjoy local natural trails on the plantation or visit the caves at Edakkal near Ambalavayal. Stone Age pictorial writings on the walls are evidence of the civilizations that existed in the regions during the pre – historic times.
Drive to Nagarhole National Park, home to several rare and endangered species including the tiger and leopard. Overnight at Nagarhole.
Morning and afternoon game safaris at Nagarhole National Park.
Drive to Coorg to experience forests which are still home to wild elephants. The picturesque hills are covered by spice plantations and coffee estates, providing good trekking opportunities. Madikeri, the capital, is an attractive small town in a beautiful hilly setting surrounded by the forested slopes of the western Ghats. Overnight at Coorg.
Today is at leisure to enjoy the nature trails or visit the Golden Tibetan Monastery.
This morning drive to Neeleshwar, an oasis of tranquillity set on one of the finest, unspoilt beaches of Kerala with neighbouring fishing villages scattered along the coast. Stay for the next four nights at Neeleshwar Hermitage. B
Day at leisure to relax on the beach or enjoy the facilities of the hotel. B
Transfer to Mangalore airport for your flight to Bangalore. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. B
Free day for shopping. This evening you will be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.