Karnataka Special - 7 Days


Day 1

Welcome to Bangalore airport/railway station & proceed to Mysore, the city of palaces. The city was earlier the capital of the Wodeyar rulers. The Wodeyar rulers were great patrons of art and culture, which you can see in the rich heritage of the city. The city is also known for sandalwood products and the Dasara festival (Navaratri) held every year.
Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.
Later proceed to visit the Mysore Palace, an excellent combination of Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic, Oriental, and Roman styles of architecture. The Maharaja’s Palace is a beautiful three-storied stone building of fine gray granite and rich pink marble domes, overlooking this structure is a five-storied 145-foot tower whose domes are gilded in gold. There are twelve temples inside the Palace complex dating from the fourteenth to the twentieth century and have varying architectural styles. The Palace is set in carefully laid out gardens.
Mysuru Zoo was started by chamaraja Wodeyar X initially as a private Zoo. The Zoo has about 1500 animals, ranging from opossum to orangutan. This Zoo houses a wide range of animals. Mysuru Zoo was the first in the country to obtain gorillas and penguins.
Evening proceeds to visit the Brindavan Garden. The Brindavan Gardens are located just a level below the KRS dam, often described as the best example of illuminated terrace gardens in the country. The overall design here displays an orientation of Mughal patterns-with garden paths and a shimmering necklace of fountains. Adding a touch of sanctity to the place is a beautiful sculpture of Goddess Cauvery at the foot of the dam.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2
MYSORE TO OOTY ( 125 Kms/ approx 3 Hrs.)

After morning breakfast checkout and proceed to Ooty, En-route visit Bandipur National Forest & Madumali Forest. On arrival check in to the hotel. Visit Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, and Botanical Garden. Overnight stay at Ooty.

Day 3

After breakfast Proceed to Coonoor. Coonoor Sightseeing (Sim’s Park, Lam’s Rock, Dolphin Nose, and Ketti Valley – beautiful scenic views of the valley). Also visit the Tea factory, Tea Museum, and Doddabetta Peak – the highest peak of the Nilgiri mountain range. Overnight stay at Ooty.

Day 4
OOTY TO COORG ( 250Kms/approx 5Hrs.)

After Breakfast, checkout from the hotel & and proceed to Coorg, located in the southwest part of Karnataka bordering Kerala. Coorg is one of India’s famous travel destinations and has been called the Scotland of India by the British and also called the Kashmir of South India. Coorg’s natural beauty, the people, the culture and the food is the major attraction which draws people towards Coorg from all over the world.

En-route visit Tibetan Golden Temple near Bailkoppa. This Tibetan settlement is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. There are over 7,000 monks and students at the Tibetan monastery. After the Chinese took over Tibet, the refugees were settled at Bylkuppe near Kushalnagar and the Buddhist Monastery was re-established here in 1972. The 40 ft tall golden Buddha statues are the major attractions of Bailkoppa. The statues of Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus are the notable ones. The walls of the temples and the institutions are decorated with colorful paintings depicting gods and demons from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. The altar is decorated with flowers, candles, and incense sticks. Apart from the calm and peaceful surroundings, there are shopping centers near the temples where one can shop for traditional Tibetan items like costumes, statues, carpets, jewelry, etc.

Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.

Evening visit Raja’s Seat or the Seat of the King is a famous sunset point in Madikeri. It was once the platform from which the kings of Kodagu used to enjoy glorious sunsets. The spot got its name as it was the favorite recreational place for the kings. Raja’s seat stands inside a splendid garden of seasonal flowers and musical fountains. The garden becomes a colorful sight when the flowering plants are in full bloom. Today it is a famous destination of Madikeri that is visited by tourists throughout the year.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 5

Later proceed for sightseeing by covering some of the interesting places such as Talacauvery a holy pilgrimage for the Hindus. Located at the Brahmagiri hills and considered to be the origin of the river Kaveri, it is situated 1276m above sea level. At present, there is a tank at the place where Kaveri is believed to have originated. The river originates as a spring supplying water to this tank. This tank is considered to be a holy place to bathe on special days. Nearby there is also a small temple dedicated to Lord Agastheeswara and frequently visited by the pilgrims.

Sri Omkareshwara Temple built in 1741 by King Lingarajendra II, for exculpation against Brahma Hatya. Built-in the Mughal style, this temple involves Indo Islamic and Gothic architecture. There are not many Shiva temples in India that share similar architectural styles. Also, Shivalingas that go by the name of Omkareshwara, are also a rarity in India. The temple’s sanctum sanctorum and its entrance are not smaller as one would find in most temples across India. The temple in general occupies a vast and wide area.

The Madikeri Fort has an intriguing historical past. It was initially built of mud and later replaced with the present structure by Tipu Sultan. The grand monument houses an Anglican church, a temple, a prison, and a museum. Offering panoramic views of the city, the entrance of the fort is adorned by two fascinating mortar elephants. The fort also holds remnants of the erstwhile British era, including a vintage clock tower. Sunsets viewed from the fort are simply magical.

Abbey falls is one of the most amazing attractions in the Coorg. . The picturesque view of the fall will surely take your breath away and also provide you with quite a few Kodak moments. The waterfall comes down from a height of 70 feet and provides a superb vista. You will also find a hanging bridge across the gorge from which an exceptional view of this waterfall is a sight to remember.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 6
COORG TO BANGLORE ( 250Kms/ 5 Hrs.)

After breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in Coorg and return back to Bangalore. Overnight at Banglore Hotel.

Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka state of India. Situated in southern India on the Deccan Plateau, at an altitude of about 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, the city is acknowledged for its pleasant climate all over the year.

Day 7

In the morning after breakfast, we will proceed for Bangalore’s local sightseeing tour. In our day tour, we will visit some of the major attractions of the city and have a lifetime experience. Some of the places we will be having in our Bangalore day tour include Vidhan Sabha, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, a government edifice built in Neo Dravidian style, Tipu’s Palace, Bangalore Palace, etc. later in the evening Drop to Banglore Airport.


  • • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in above mentioned hotels.
  • • Meals: Daily buffet breakfast and Dinner in hotel's own restaurant.
  • • Complimentary use of the hotel's any recreation facility as per hotel's terms & conditions.
  • • All Transfers and sightseeing by AC SWIFT DEZIRE/ETIOS pickup & Drop at BANGLORE.
  • • Driver allowance, Border tax, Toll Tax, Parking Charges, and entry charges.


  • • Any Airfare / Train fare.
  • • Any expenses of personal like tips, phone calls, fax, Room heaters, any other.
  • • Pony/Horse Rides, Boat Rides, Rafting charges, Skiing/Skating, and Cable Car/Ropeway Rides, etc.
  • • Extra Food Ordered or taken in the hotel.
  • • Entrance Fees at any Monument and Guide charges, wherever applicable.
  • • Additional Sightseeing tours and excursions.

• Karnataka produces the largest amount of coffee. It is the largest exporter of coffee in India.
• The Jog Falls aka Gersoppa is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India. Located in Sagar taluk of Shimoga district
• The magnificent ruins of the Vijayanagara Kingdom still stand tall. The kingdom ruled a little longer than the Mughals and left behind the historic and famous Hampi ruins, a grand 14th-century city. It’s currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• This statue of Bahubali is 58 feet tall and is the largest monolith statue in the world. Carved out from a single block of granite, it is visible from almost 30 km away
• The hilly region of Ramanagara is the village of the legendary villain “Gabbar Singh” from the movie ‘Sholay.’ Ramnagara is located just 60 km away from Bangalore and is just a short road trip away.
• The historical district of Bijapur, known for ‘Gol Gumbaz’ is fascinatingly the land of 5 rivers as well.
• Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha or KKGSS is the only division in the whole country with the permission to sew and supply the ‘Flag of India.’ It is located in In Bengeri in Hubli city.
• The Mysore Palace is the second most-visited place in India after the Taj Mahal.
• Karnataka has the most number of waterfalls in India. The state is known to have more than 35 waterfalls spread across.
• The 10-day Mysuru Dasara in Mysore is quite famous for its festival triumph. Thousands of people visit here from around the world to witness the magical celebration. It is also known as “Nadahabba” or the state festival of Karnataka.
• Bangalore is the IT hub of India and Most IT companies have their offices in Bangalore.

Karnataka Climate

The post-monsoon (period of retreating) and winter seasons are generally pleasant over the entire state. The months April and May are hot, very dry, and generally uncomfortable. The weather tends to be oppressive during June due to high humidity and temperature.
Summer lasts from March to May, when maximum temperatures may reach 38 °C Its hot & humid
June to September: Temperatures range from 24 to 28 °C. Moderate to heavy rainfall.
Post Monsoon: October to December Temperature ranges from 20 to 29 °C. Pleasant.
January to February. Temperature ranges from 15 to 26 °C. Cold. Hill areas maybe chili.

Best Time to Visit

October through April is the best time to visit Karnataka and South India. Due to the location of the state in South India, the climate of Karnataka remains on the warmer side throughout the year. Winters are mild, summer is hot and humid, and monsoon arrives early in Karnataka.

Local Languages

Kannada, one of the classical languages of India, is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. Other minority languages spoken include Urdu, Konkani, Marathi, Tulu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kodava, and Beary. English is spoken in the cities and tourist places.


The women of Karnataka usually dress in sarees, while men usually prefer to wear the dhoti and Kurta. The majority of India’s silk production hails from five Indian states, of which Karnataka is the major hub. The majority of the women of Karnataka wear sarees woven with silk. Now, most of the women in cities are wearing Salwar Kameez, Jeans, and Pants. Men are wearing T-shirts, Cotton shirts and lungi.
Tourists visiting religious places please check the dress code before entering & the restricted areas in the temples as some temples do not allow tourists other than Hindus.

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