Backwater Cruise & Coffee Estate Tour from Bangalore
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The private tour will begin with your arrival in Bengaluru the center of India's high-tech industry. The city is known for its gardens, nightlife & former royal residences. Drive to Mysore, a princely estate dotted with many palaces, temples & centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood. Enjoy boat cruise in most enchanting and vivacious backwaters formed by four rivers, and dotted by a little island in North Kerala. Drive to Coorg (Madikeri) a hill town framed by the Western Ghats mountain range, known for cascading Abbey Falls, surrounded by spice & coffee plantation. On way back to Bangalore visit Gommateshwara the world tallest monolithic statue.
Day 1: Arrive Bangalore
On arrival at Bangalore airport assistance & transfer to hotel. Rest time free to relax and personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Bangalore (B)
Visit Lal Bagh Garden which houses over 1800 species of flora including rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs. Cubbon Park a landmark area located within the heart of the city. The Bangalore Fort a living testimony of the notorious struggle of the Mysore Empire against the mighty Britishers. Tippu`s Summer Palace the magnificent accommodation of the valiant ruler of Mysore Tipu Sultan. Bangalore Palace an epitome of great architecture and beauty a mixture of Tudor & Scottish Gothic architecture. The Bull Temple one of the oldest temples in the city. Also drive pass the Government buildings Vidhana Soudha & the Secretariat. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Bangalore - Mysore (150kms) (B)
Drive to Mysore check in at hotel. Later city tour visit Mysore Palace built in the 1912 for the 24th Ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty and is counted amongst one of the biggest palaces in the country. Chamundi Hills, site of the Chamundeswari Temple, one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas located on the eastern edge at the height of 1000ft. The temple also has statues of Nandi Bull and Mahishasura the demon. City Palace which was re-built by Henry Irwin during 1897 in an indo-saracenic style. The palace contains astonishing wall paintings, authentic stained glass work and ornamented doors. St. Philomena`s Church the second tallest church of Asia built in Neo-Gothic style of architecture. Jaganmohan Palace that housed the royals before the construction of The Mysore palace, this structure displays various paintings of the past kings of Mysore and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Ranganathaswamy Temple a 10th century beautifully carved temple complex located in Srirangapatna. The temple has an imposing tower over the entrance gate and two large concentric rectangular enclosures around its perimeter. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Mysore - Lotus Backwater Cruise (225kms) (B,L,D)
Drive to Kasargod and check in at Lotus Backwater Cruise. Explore Northern Kerala’s palm-fringed tropical backwaters in ultimate comfort onboard the spacious and elegant Lotus houseboat; a symbol of purity and beauty. The houseboat has been designed to give guests the feeling of freedom and space, with a large sundeck and spacious indoor sitting and dining rooms. The two en-suite bedrooms each measure over 16 x 13 feet, have solid teak floors, large observation windows with insect proof screens, private verandahs and air conditioning. Overnight in houseboat.
Day 5: Lotus Backwater Cruise (B,L,D)
Venture ashore to explore the local culture, people and incredible natural beauty which surrounds the Keralan backwaters, rarely visited hidden villages, hidden temples and shrines. Overnight in houseboat.
Day 6: Lotus Backwater Cruise - Coorg (130kms) (B)
Drive to Coorg check in at hotel. A walk through the beautiful plantation estates is one of the most wonderful things to do in Coorg. The region is popular for several coffee, tea and spice plantations. It has acres and acres of green meadows where you can stroll and even help pick coffee and spices if the time is right. Next visit Abbey Falls, nestled within the lush greenery which is typical to the sceneries of Western Ghats. The water cascade coming down from the cliff from a height of 70 feet provides a spectacular scene to behold. There is an over-bridge that hangs opposite of the falls, from where the most picturesque scene of white foams gushing down the ridge can be seen, captured and remembered. Raja's Seat, a garden with beautiful flowering plants and skilfully designed artificial fountains, known for its seasonal bloom, panoramic view and picturesque location. Also visit Omkareshwara Temple, built in 1820 by King Lingarajendra as a dedication to Lord Shiva. The temple is built in the Muhammadan style of architecture. This element makes the temple resemble the style of a typical Muslim Dargah. A water tank in this temple houses many freshwater fish and adds to the beauty of this temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Coorg (B)
Visit the Madikeri Fort situated in the centre of the Madikeri town. The elevated structures of the fort provide panoramic views of the town, which is undoubtedly breathtaking and beautiful. This fort was first constructed in the 17th century by Muddu Raja, the ruler at the time, on the occasion of declaring Madikeri as the new capital of Coorg. The possession of this fort passed through various hands after it was captured by Tipu Sultan. Consequently, there occurred significant changes in the structure and design of the fort as well, the most major ones being made by the British. Presently, the Madikeri Fort houses the office of Madikeri's Deputy Commissioner, as well as other objects of interest to the visitors. These include life-sized elephants at the entrance, a museum, important artefacts and portraits. Next proceed to visit Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple, home to nearly 5,000 monks and nuns, the largest teaching centre of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The monastery stands within a large settlement of Tibetan refugees and has often been visited by Tibets spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. The monastery was established by the 11th throneholder of the Palyul lineage, Drubwang Padma Norbu Rinpoche in 1963, following his 1959 exit from Tibet as the second seat of the Palyul Monastery, one of the six great Nyingmapa Mother monasteries of Tibet prior to annexation. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Coorg - Bangalore (260kms) (B)
Drive to Bangalore enroute visit Shravanabelagola one of the most important Jain pilgrim enters. Visit Vindhyagiri Hill where a 17m high naked Lord Bahubali (Gommateshwara) the world tallest monolithic statue, is placed. And Chandragiri Hill which is also a seat of several ancient Jain centers, much older than Gommateshwara statue.
Day 9: Bangalore - Departure (Flight) (B)
As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
Assistance on arrival at airport.
8 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.
Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled drinking water in car.
Any flight tickets.
Camera charges at monuments.
Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.