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Duration

7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Unlimited

Languages

English

About this tour

Unveiling Southern Splendors: A 7-Day Journey

Embark on an enchanting 7-day escapade through the mesmerizing landscapes of Coorg, Ooty, and Mysore. Immerse yourself in the allure of nature, diverse cultures, and architectural wonders as you traverse the picturesque terrains of Southern India.

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Kindly send us your email to: bookings@directflights.com.au

Package expires at on 25th, October 2024

Highlights

  • Coorg 2 nights
  • Ooty 2 nights
  • Mysore 2 nights

Included/Excluded

  • Coorg: Stay for 2 nights at Woodstock Resorts Coorg - Standard Room (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • Ooty: Stay for 2 nights at Sterling Ooty Elk Hill - DOUBLE PREMIER (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Mysore: Stay for 2 nights at Sandesh The Prince - Executive Superior Room (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Optional enhancements like room or flight upgrades, or local camera or video fees
  • Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of the itinerary
  • Early check-in or late check-out from hotels (unless otherwise specified)
  • Breakfast, lunches, dinners and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), unless specified in the itinerary
  • Any international and/or domestic flights, unless explicitly mentioned as an inclusion
  • Excess baggage charges, and where applicable, baggage not included in your fare
  • Tips for services and experiences
  • Read useful information and terms for more on what is included and excluded

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Bangalore & Transfer to Coorg

Our representatives will be waiting for your arrival in Bangalore. Once you meet them, they will help with the process to drive you about 250km far to your hotel in Coorg for check-in. Coorg is famous for their coffee plantations and the generally tranquil atmosphere as it’s a remote location with beautiful waterfalls. It’s earned them the title of the Scotland of India. It’s also formally known as the hill area in Karnataka, Kodagu. Relax on your first day of arrival here as you enjoy the cooler temperature being more than 1500m above sea level on Western Ghats. Spend your evening with a relaxing walk around the area and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Room included: Standard Room in Woodstock Resorts Coorg

Day 2: Kushalnagara Full Day Sightseeing

  • Enjoy your breakfast early today as we’ll be heading our early. Elephant lovers are going to enjoy this next trip to the Dubare Elephant Camp where you can enjoy interaction with the elephant and we’ll arrive at 8.30AM. Elephants are beautiful, smart creatures and in this camp, they’re trained to join the famous Mysore Dasara. Visitors can have fun and interact with them while learning more about the beauty of these beasts.
  • Then we visit the Cauvery Nisargadhama which is about 29km from Madikeri and 7km from Bylakuppe. It is an island that was formed by the River Cauvery with fertile soil, rich in sandalwood trees and bamboo groves. Visitors come here to enjoy outdoor activities and being back in nature. There’s a hanging rope bridge, deer park, rabbit park, peacock park, and orchidarium. You can try boating across the river, or try the elephant ride at extra cost.
  • We continue driving and visit first the world’s second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet, Bylakuppe. This Tibetan settlement is about 80km from Mysore. The settlement began forming in 1960 before one settlement after another continued forming and making it one of the largest Tibetan settlements. It is now a small own with all the basic facilities such as a post office, schools, and lodges. You’ll love explore the gorgeous Tibetan architecture and artwork inside the Golden Temple, also known as the Namdroling Monastery, that was established in 1963. It’s known for the red doors with golden knockers, and intricate, ornate decorations on the temple tower and outer walls. The Golden Temple houses several 40-feet high golden statues of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Sakyamuni and Amityaus. There’s also a rich collection of paintings that depict Tibetan Buddhist mythology.
  • Once we’re done, we drive back to your hotel in Coorg for an overnight stay.

Room included: Standard Room at Woodstock Resorts Coorg

Day 3: Transfer from Coorg to Ooty

After breakfast check out from the hotel and proceed to Ooty (224km/6hr). On arrival check in to the hotel and relax. Ooty has been rightly titled as “The Queen of Hills” in South India and is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway that connects Ooty with Mettupalayam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight stay at Ooty hotel.

Room included: Double Premier at Sterling Ooty Elk Hill

Day 4: Full Day Ooty Sightseeing - Lakes & Valleys

  • Post breakfast proceed your full day Ooty sightseeing covering Avalanche LakeEmerald Lake.
  • Avalanche Lake – At a distance of 26 kilometres from Ooty, it is one of the most beautiful lake’s in Ooty. The lake is surrounded by a rolling landscape with blooming flowers like magnolias, orchids and rhododendrons. Apart from enjoying the picturesque views and the tranquillity in the vicinity, the place also has ample opportunities for fun and enjoyment for adventure freaks. After the Avalanche Check Point, it is mandatory to ride in government forest vehicles (INR 150 per person) to reach the lake.
  • Emerald Lake – The lake is a part of the Silent Valley National Park in the Nilgiris District. Witness the sunset and sunrise in the Emerald Lake which is a must see. Tourists usually flock here for the picturesque scenic beauty of the lake, and the green Nilgiri slopes and tea plantations surrounding it. Shop for the best quality Nilgiri Tea.
  • Ketti Valley View – a popular vantage point situated on Ooty – Coonoor Road in Nilgiris. The view of Ketti from the viewpoint is majestic and often compared to views of Switzerland. There is also a telescope room to get a closer view of the valley and surroundings. his valley also houses a popular brand of the needle making industry, known as Pony Needles.
  • Return back to hotel. Evening free for own activity. Overnight stay at Ooty.

Room included: Double Premier at Sterling Ooty Elk Hill

Day 5: Transfer from Ooty to Mysore - enroute Visit Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Post breakfast and depart to Mysore enroute pass the beautiful forests of Bandipur National Park & the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Get a mini wildlife safari experience (at additional cost to be booked on your own) with sighting of deers, monkeys, langurs, peacocks and elephants. This drive through lush dense forests, tall pines trees and a string of tea estates will leave you mesmerised. Arrive at Mysore and Check into Hotel. Overnight at Mysore hotel.

Room included: Executive Superior Room at Sandesh The Prince

Day 6: Full Day Sightseeing at Mysore with Brindavan Gardens

  • Enjoy your breakfast today before we set off for a full-day sightseeing of Mysore, the capital of Karnataka known for its rich culture and old architecture. Nerd minds and history buffs alike will love exploring this city that is filled with stories of times bygone as old buildings stand as silent witnesses to those times, not to mention the unapparelled views and shrines that exudes reverence.
  • Starts with the Mysore Zoo, a 157-acre zoo that houses a wide range of wildlife and animals. As you head to the place, you’ll notice Chamundi Hills next to it that compliments the view of one of the oldest zoos in the country. It is the only zoo in India that has a gorilla, aside from orang utans and chimpanzees, and is a popular destination in Mysore for it. Families love spending quality, educational time here with the kids, introducing them to animals like giraffes, zebras, African elephants, bears, white deer, tapirs, otters, and more.
  • From the zoo, we head next to the Mysore Palace, also known as the Maharaja’s Palace, a historical site that used to be the residence of the Wadiyars. It’s one of the most visited monuments in Mysore, featuring some incredible architectural feats and where some incredible artifacts from times bygone are kept safe. The palace is surrounded by greenery and is made of mostly fine grey granite stones and pink marble domes. There’s a 145-foot gilded gold tower that overlooks this structure, a five-story beloved home of the Wadiyars.
  • We won’t stray far and head to Chamundi Hills known for its height and where the Chamundeshwari Temple was built. At almost the elevation of 3,500ft, one can enjoy the most incredible sight of Mysore city from above and naturally, cooler breeze and refreshing air. About 13kms away from the city, the Chamundeshwari Temple is a famous Shakti Peetha, known as the Krouncha Pitha where Sati’s hair fell. One can worship Shakti in the form of Chamundeshwari, which is her fierce form. It was originally said to have been built in the 12th century and the tower was added later in the 17th century.
  • While we’re on the hills, let’s not miss visiting the famous Big Bull, a giant image of the Nandi or the vahana bull of Krishna. This remains as one of the oldest and most iconic landmarks in Mysore as it’s a 350-year-old Nandi statue. The Nandi of Mysore is about 16ft tall and 24ft long, an image commissioned by Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar in mid 1600s.
  • Moving on, the Gothic architecture of St. Philomena’s Church is one to behold. The construction of this Catholic church mimics that of the famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. It was built in 1936 and is now one of the tallest
  • Then head to the Jaganmohan Palace, a royal mansion that is equipped with an auditorium and arts museum that showcases the artifacts and works of the past. Jaganmohan Palace was built in 1861 by Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar as a retreat for the royal family. Since it was converted into a museum, it has the largest collections of artifacts in South India.
  • It’ll be evening when we visit Krishna Raja Sagara Dam that was constructed on the conjunctions of three rivers, the Cauvery, Hemavathi, & Lakshmana Thirtha. Built in 1932, it is the main source of water for Mysore since it was built by Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV Maharaja of Mysore. Together with the dam, the Brindavan Gardens, a gorgeous space where you can enjoy a relaxing walk and enjoy the view of the rivers from here. It has over 2 million visitors annually, a free-entry garden with three terraces that are decorated with flowering plants, water fountains, and lush greenery. Don’t miss out the timing for the fountain shows that are synchronized with laser sights and songs.
  • After the garden, spend your evening looking around at the local market and shopping districts. Take a dip in looking around what Mysore has to offer, from silk saris, sandalwood artifacts & handicrafts, incense sticks, coffee, wooden toys, and Ganjifa paintings, which is a kind of traditional Mysore paintings. Then we’ll head back to the hotel after the tour for an overnight stay in Mysore.

Room included: Executive Superior Room at Sandesh The Prince

Day 7: Half day Mysore Sightseeing and Transfer to Bangalore for Departure

  • Enjoy your breakfast today before we set off for a half-day leisure tour in Mysore, the capital of Karnataka known for its rich culture and old architecture. Nerd minds and history buffs alike will love exploring this city that is filled with stories of times bygone as old buildings stand as silent witnesses to those times, not to mention the unapparelled views and shrines that exudes reverence.
  • We first head to Chamundi Hills known for its height and where the Chamundeshwari Temple was built. At almost the elevation of 3,500ft, one can enjoy the most incredible sight of Mysore city from above and naturally, cooler breeze and refreshing air. About 13kms away from the city, the Chamundeshwari Temple is a famous Shakti Peetha, known as the Krouncha Pitha where Sati’s hair fell. One can worship Shakti in the form of Chamundeshwari, which is her fierce form. It was originally said to have been built in the 12th century and the tower was added later in the 17th century.
  • While we’re on the hills, let’s not miss visiting the famous Big Bull, a giant image of the Nandi or the vahana bull of Krishna. This remains as one of the oldest and most iconic landmarks in Mysore as it’s a 350-year-old Nandi statue. The Nandi of Mysore is about 16ft tall and 24ft long, an image commissioned by Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar in mid 1600s.
  • Moving on, the Gothic architecture of St. Philomena’s Church is one to behold. The construction of this Catholic church mimics that of the famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. It was built in 1936 and is now one of the tallest churches in Asia at 175ft with some of the most gorgeous Neo-gothic architecture.
  • After the church, spend your evening looking around at the local market and shopping districts. Take a dip in looking around what Mysore has to offer, from silk saris, sandalwood artifacts & handicrafts, incense sticks, coffee.
  • We’ll hop on our ride and head to Bangalore. Upon arrival, we’ll directly transfer you to the Bangalore Airport for your departure.
  • Note: This tour can be only conducted if the flight is late evening or night.

Durations

7 Days 6 Nights

Languages

English

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  1. Any ticket to attractions, museums, train, cable car, ferries, rides, safari, etc. are not included unless explicitly mentioned as an inclusion.
  2. For queries regarding cancellations and refunds, please refer to our Cancellation Policy.
  3. We reserve the right to issue a full refund in case we believe that we are unable to fulfill the services for any technical reasons.

  1. At the time of check-in to your hotel, hotel may ask you to make an advance/security deposit (amount depends upon hotel policy). This amount is refunded at the time of check-out, minus the cost of any items taken from the mini-bar or other charges (like late check-out or any damages done to the accommodation).

  • Airline seats and hotel rooms are subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
  • In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, arrangement for an alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.
  • There will be no refund for unused nights or early check-out (In case of Medical condition it completely depends on hotel policy).
  • Check-in and check-out times at hotels would be as per hotel policies. Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • The price does not include expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage, camera fees etc.
  • We reserves the right to modify the itinerary at any point, due to reasons including but not limited to: Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights, closure of / entry restrictions at a place of visit, etc. While we will do our best to make suitable alternate arrangements, we would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.
  • In case a flight gets cancelled, we will not be liable to provide any alternate flights within the same cost, any additional cost incurred for the same shall be borne by the traveler.
  • If your stay falls on special dates (like 24th December, 31st December, 14th February, etc.) when hotel organize gala dinner, then there may be mandatory Gala Dinner Charges additional that you need to pay at the hotel directly.
  • Country guidelines may change without notice, hence do check travel rules and your eligibility for travel on the regulatory website of the respective country/state, before booking your travel.

  • We are holiday organizers only. We inspect and select the services to be provided to you. However, we do not own, operate or control any airline, shipping company, coach or coach company, hotel, transport, restaurant, kitchen caravan or any other facility or provider etc. that is engaged to provide you services during the course of your tour. Therefore, please carefully note that:
  • You will need to adhere to the conditions, rules and regulations of each service provider. For instance, you will need to check the baggage rules of the airline, you will need to check the hotel rules to check what the mealtimes are, at which you should make yourself available. The company is not responsible / liable for the consequences if you breach such rules and regulations.
  • If you cause any injury or damage affecting the service provider, then you may be liable to the service provider and if the service provider recovers any monies from us for such injury or damages, we shall separately charge you for the same.
  • We cannot be held responsible / liable for any delay, deficiency, injury, death, loss or damage etc. occasioned due to act or default of such service providers, their employees or agents.

  • Hotel cancellation will be as per the hotel cancellation policy. If the hotels are non-refundable, you will not get any refund for hotels in the event of cancellation.
  • Any transfers or activities included in the trip will be non-refundable if cancelled within 3 days of the travel start date, unless otherwise specified during the quotation stage in the “Points to Note” section. Some services handle different cancellation policies and they must be respected accordingly.
  • Entrance tickets of any kind are non-refundable from the moment of booking, unless specified otherwise
  • There will be also a service charge of 5% on total value in case of cancellation of Land and 5% on total value for any amendments.
  • Any transfers or activities included in the trip will be non-refundable if cancelled within 3 days of the travel start date.

  • You can pay using credit cards, debit cards, net banking, PayPal, NEFT, IMPS, RTGS, SWIFT or deposit cash Rs 1,99,000/- in adhereance to Income Tax ACT.
  • We charge non-refundable financing fees for overdue amounts: 1. Financing charges: 1% per day of pending amount, compounding per day 2. Processing charges for financing: 5% per week of pending amount or INR 10,000 per week, whichever is lower; from 2nd week.
  • We reserve the right to cancel your trip without notice after due date. Any cancellation costs will be borne by you.
  • If the above-mentioned payment terms are not followed, we will not be held responsible for any change made in the package itinerary due to non-availability of flights, Hotels, Ferry etc.
  • There might be an increase in total package cost offered at the time of bookings in case the payments are not received by us as per the terms mentioned and the extra cost need to be borne by the guest.
  • We will never ask you to pay in a personal account. Please always pay using our website or in our company bank account.

  • If you wish to amend or change your booking, you have to communicate your request to us in writing to deepinder@directflights.com.au. Such requests for change or amendment will be accepted subject to availability. Please note that the amended or changed booking will be regarded as a new booking. In case the amendment is carried out within the cancellation period, then a cancellation charge shall apply as if a cancellation was made on the date the request for amendment or change is made. Please note the cancellation charges will be as per the airline and hotel policies.

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