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Night View of the Mysore Palace (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Nandi Bull Temple
St Philomenas Church (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Mysore Palace by the Day
Brindaban Garden
Elephant Camp
Spotted Deer
On a boat Safari
Coracle Ride
Abbey Falls
Driving aroudn in Coorg
Views from Galibeedu

This is a hugely popular short break that covers three popular destinations in Karnataka i.e. Coorg (Plantations), Nagarhole (Wildlife) and Mysore (Heritage).

Route

Coorg (Madikeri)(3) - Nagarhole(1) - Mysore(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Coorg. Possible visits enroute.
  • Day-2 Driving around Coorg
  • Day-3 Excursions / Adventure / Experiences in Coorg
  • Day-4 Coorg - Nagarhole. Evening Safari
  • Day-5 Morning Safari. Proceed to Mysore. Afternoon visit to Mysore Palace.
  • Day-6 Sightseeing and Excursions In around Mysore
  • Day-7 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Coorg (Madikeri) - Omkareshwar Temple Coorg (1.00 kms), Madikeri Fort (1.00 kms), Abbey Falls (8.00 kms), Dubare Elephant Camp (28.00 kms), Cauvery Nisargdhama (30.00 kms), Neverland Adventure park (34.00 kms), Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple (40.00 kms), Talacauvery (48.00 kms)

Mysore - Mysore Palace (1.00 kms), Rail Museum Mysore (1.00 kms), St Philomenas Church (2.00 kms), Jaganmohan Palace (2.60 kms), Mysore Zoo (3.00 kms), Chamundeshwari Temple (13.00 kms), Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (18.00 kms), Brindavan Gardens (19.00 kms), Sravanbelagola (81.00 kms)

Nagarhole - Nagarhole National Park (0.50 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bangalore Departure - Bangalore
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests with greater interest in Wildlife and Bird watching may opt to stay for another night at Nagarhole.

Distances
  • Bangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -270 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Nagarhole -138 kms (4 hrs)
  • Nagarhole to Mysore -80 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Mysore to Bangalore -150 kms (3 hrs)
Route

Bangalore - Coorg (Madikeri)(3) - Nagarhole(1) - Mysore(2) - Bangalore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Coorg. Possible visits enroute. Arrrive at Bangalore. Proceed to Coorg (2500-3500 ft asl - 250 - 6 hours). Coorg is renowned for its Coffee Plantations, Luxury Resorts / Homestays and salibrious climate all round the year. Enroute visit Tibetan Monastery, Dubare Elephant camp and Cauvery Nisargadhama, time permitting.

Day-2 Driving around Coorg Sightseeing options around include Omkareshwar Temple, Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort etc. Driving around in Coorg is a recommended experience for plantation views and nature photography.

Day-3 Excursions / Adventure / Experiences in Coorg Excursion to Talcauvery (44 kms from Madikeri), origin of Cauvery river and a local pilgrim centre. Leisure profile guests may just relax and explore local markets and enjoy plantation views. Adventure oriented guests can opt for walk / trek.or visit Now or Neverland Adventure park in West Coorg. Experiential travellers may opt for a Plantation Lunch.

Day-4 Coorg - Nagarhole. Evening Safari Proceed to Nagarhole (120 kms - 4 hrs). Nagarhole (Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park or Kabini) is one of the best parks in India for a safari experience. Evening Safari.

Day-5 Morning Safari. Proceed to Mysore. Afternoon visit to Mysore Palace. Morning Safari in Nagarhole. travel to Mysore (80 kms - 2.5 hours). Mysore is a renowned tourist destination and popular with heritage travellers with Mysore Palace being the main attraction. Sightseeing tour of Mysore visiting Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Nandi Bull Temple, 150 years old Jaganmohan Palace.

Day-6 Sightseeing and Excursions In around Mysore Proceed for full day excursion to Sravanbelagola (84 kms - 2.5 hours one way) Jain temple atop of the hill with five hundred steps OR proceed for local sightseeing like Mysore Zoo, St. Philomena's Church, Railway Museum, Brindavan Garden & Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (Boat ride around bird nests).

Day-7 Departure Depart to Bangalore (150 kms - 3 hours) for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Coorg (Madikeri) :

  • Omkareshwar Temple Coorg - Omkareshwar temple in Coorg (built in 1820) overlooks a water tank and is located on outskirts of Madikeri, represents a mix of Islamic and Gothic style of architecture.

  • Madikeri Fort - Madikeri Fort was first built in the last quarter of the 17th century and was later rebuilt and renovated by Tipu Sultan and the British respectively in 18th and 19th Century. The fort is a tourist visit option today at Coorg. There is a museum as well.

  • Abbey Falls - Abbey Falls are a set of waterfalls located at 8 kms from Madikeri One has to walk through plantations to access this. A popular tourist visit place.

  • Dubare Elephant Camp - Dubare elephant camp is set across Cauvery river (A short boat ride required to access) near Kushalnagar. Here guests arrive for an elephant interaction (Bathing an elephant is most enjoyable for kids and adults) and enjoy elephant ride & coracle ride. There is a full day elephant interaction programme guest can opt for or just it can be just a visit.

  • Cauvery Nisargdhama - Cauvery Nisargadhama is a 64 acre nature park having anmals in its nature habitat and is visited as a picnic spot. Elephant rides and feeding deers are an attraction for kids.

  • Neverland Adventure park - Neverland Adventure Park in West Coorg is one of the most popular day outing options for travellers to Coorg with a bit of interest in Adventure and activities.

  • Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple - Bylakuppe is a tibetan settlement where an impressive monastery has been setup besides number of other monasteries, nunneries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Bylakuppe also has many buddhist universities for advanced buddhist practices.

  • Talacauvery - Talacauveri is the the origin of the river Cauvery. There are several temples around here and is a popular pilgrimage centre visited by tourists and pilgrims all round the year. Actual river origin is only visible in Monsoon.

Mysore :

  • Mysore Palace - Mysore palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after Taj Mahal with more than 2.7 million visitors. The architectural style of the palace is commonly described as Indo-Saracenic but it is a blend of many other architectural styles. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. The palace is 3 storied and entry fee is required to enter. Tourists are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace. Every autumn, the Palace is the venue for the famous Mysore Dasara festival with the elephant procession on Dussera day being the most sought after event.

  • Rail Museum Mysore - Rail museum is located near the Mysore Railway station and is the second one of its kind established in India (First one is in Delhi). This museum exhibits ancient locomotives and carriages some of which are in working condition.

  • St Philomenas Church - St. Philomenas church in Mysore was constructed in 1936 using a Neo Gothic style and its architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It still remains a tourist attraction.

  • Jaganmohan Palace - Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore (1861) and was initially used by the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore as their home before the grand Mysore Palace came up. It is now converted into an art gallery and a function hall. The art gallery contains one of the largest collection of artefacts in South India (2000+). Some of the paintings are those by Raja Ravi Varma. Paintings different Indian styles of painting such as Mysore, Mughal and Shantiniketan.

  • Mysore Zoo - Mysore Zoo (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 245-acre zoo located near the palace in Mysore. It was established under royal patronage in 1892 making it one of the oldest zoos in the world. It is home to a wide range of species and one of the major tourist attractions.

  • Chamundeshwari Temple - The Chamundeshwari Temple is an ancient Devi temple (12th - 17th Century) located on the top of Chamundi Hills. The temple is impressive from an architectural sense and considered a pilgrimage destination being considered one of the 18 main Shaktipeetha temples.

  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary - Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary is set on a a lake and is a major breeding site for several bird species including the Painted Stork, Open-billed Stork, Black-headed Ibis, River Tern, Great Stone Plover and Indian Shag. The boat ride is touristy but can be interesting for a bird watcher especially in Winter (Oct - March).

  • Brindavan Gardens - Brindavan Garden is a large garden next to the Dam built on cauvery and a major tourist attraction. The main attraction of the park is the musical fountain in which bursts of water are synchronised to the music of songs. There is also a lake within the garden with boating facilities available for visitors

  • Sravanbelagola - Shravanabelagola is home to statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali and is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Jainism, The statue is set on a hill and requires climbing several hundred steps.

Nagarhole :

  • Nagarhole National Park - Nagarhole (popularly known as Kabini") represents one of the best park experiences in India. Coracle ride, elephant training camp visit & elephant ride, boat ride, Jeep safaris comprise some of the activities in and around the park area.

Destination Overview

Bangalore - Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest Software and ITES (IT Enabled services) center in the world. Bangalore is unofficially now considered as one of the metro cities of India (Alongwith Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).

Coorg (Madikeri) - Madikeri (3500 ft asl) is the district headquarters of the Coorg region and also the highest point in the area. Madikeri offers guests nature centric experience and is a base point to explore the area.

Nagarhole - Nagarhole (Or Rajiv Gandhi National Park) at 80 kms from Mysore is one of the best-managed parks in South India offering a very good park experience.

Mysore - Mysore is a heritage destination and well visited for the Mysore Palace and located most centrally to visit a wide ranging destinations around it.

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Distances
  • Bangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -270 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Nagarhole -138 kms (4 hrs)
  • Nagarhole to Mysore -80 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Mysore to Bangalore -150 kms (3 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Coorg Getaway

Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a region in South-West of Karnataka known for its Coffee and Spice more

Mysore Break

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Distances
  • Bangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -270 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Nagarhole -138 kms (4 hrs)
  • Nagarhole to Mysore -80 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Mysore to Bangalore -150 kms (3 hrs)

Expert Speak

Mysore is something most guests have visited earlier and therefore could be replaced with Hassan (Halebid / Belur), especially for guests arriving from Bangalore.

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