Essence Of South India
Duration : 06 Days
Destinations Covered : Arrival - Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty -
Embark on the tour of South India with
us. South India is renowned for its magnificent monuments and modern
structures, aromatic food and traditional lifestyle. The South Indians have
been liberal in embracing the paraphernalia of modernity, but on the same
time, they have maintained their conventional way of living. South India
produces some of the tastiest vegetarian dishes. Long coastline translates
into slew of beautiful beaches, all open for you for entertainment. The
region hosts some of the biggest towns in India such as Chennai, Bangalore
Day 01 : Bangalore
You arrive in Bangalore late evening. Our representative would escort you
to hotel. Following a leisurely breakfast we will proceed on a guided tour
of the city. Bangalore city has a number of tourist places. Apart from the
numerous gardens, it also has some historical sites and other places of
interest that are worth visiting and seeing. The Vidhan Sabha or the State
Secretariat, built in 1954, is the main attraction of this city. It is a
marvel of modern architecture and is a fine amalgamation of traditional
Dravidian and modern styles.
Day 02: Bangalore
Cubbon Park, the 120-hectare park located near the Vidhan Sabha has a
number of neo-classical styled government buildings. The Government Museum
of Bangalore (one of India's oldest museums) and the Visvesvaraya
Technological and Industrial Museum are important museums within the city.
The Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, which holds a number of flower shows,
especially during the Republic Day (26th January), is located on the
southern fringes of the city. The 18th-century Tipu Sultan's Fort and Palace
are other important places of interest to the traveler. Overnight at Radha
Day 03 : Bangalore - Mysore
This morning we drive to Mysore Upon arrival, check in to Regaalis.
Following rest and relaxation, we visit the extremely colorful Devaraja
Fruit and vegetable market where tropical fruits and vegetables are arranged
in fascinating heaps and shapes. Watch out for the amazing patterns in which
fruits and vegetables are heaped upwards as hills. The adjoining local
bazaar is also a very popular spot with local Indian shoppers where all
things needed for daily use can be found.
Day 04 : Mysore - Ooty
After breakfast, we proceed on a guided tour of the city. Mysore, an
important center for South Indian culture and learning. The city can also
boast of aroma of flowers like Jasmine, Musk, rose, sandalwood, etc. Mysore
is one of the major manufacturers of incense sticks through scores of family
owned factories. The city is also a crafts center of India. The city fringes
with verdant forests. Mysore is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues
and sacred temples. Lovers of classical music and dance can find a best host
for them as Mysore city.
Day 05 : Ooty
After breakfast, a half-day guided tour of Ooty Nestled among some of the
most spectacular mountains in Southern India, Ooty is a relic of the British
Raj. The town's general appearance is an unlikely combination of Southern
England and Australia, with single -storey stone cottages surrounded by
trees, fenced flower gardens scattered along leafy, and winding lanes with
tall eucalypti stands covering the otherwise barren hilltops.
The other main reminders of the British period are the stone Churches and
the huge boy's school with its landscaped gardens at the bottom of Ooty's
famous lake There is also the terraced and very English Botanical Gardens,
in which the Government House stands on the lower slopes of Doddabetta
(2623m), the highest peak in Tamil Nadu. From the top of Doddabeta you can
see Connor, Wellington, Coimbatore, Mettupalayam and, on a clear day, as far
as Mysore. Overnight at Taj Savoy - Best Available Former British Building
Day 06 : Bangalore
Have some of the exotic tastes from South Indian cuisine in your breakfast
and drive back to breakfast we drive back to Bangalore. Take your flight to
the onward journey and back to your home.
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