Extended Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty(7 Nights)

Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Coimbatore

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner

Holiday Overview

Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty Lake
Wenlock Downs
Wenlock Downs
Night View of the Mysore Palace (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Giraffe at the Mysore Zoo (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Chennakesava Temple Somnathpura (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Chamundeshwari Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Nandi Bull Temple
St Philomenas Church (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Mysore Palace by the Day
Rangnathittu Boating
Brindaban Garden
Ulsoor Lake
Big Banyan Tree (Photo Courtesy: BostonMA)
Govt Museum (Photo Courtesy: PP Yoonus)
Cubbon Park (Photo Courtesy: Nvvchar)

Extended Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty is an extended variant of a popular Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty itinerary covering heritage temples such as Halebid, Belur, Somnathpura etc.


Bangalore(1) - Mysore(3) - Ooty(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Bangalore
  • Day-2 Bangalore - Mysore. Enroute visit Srirangapatna
  • Day-3 Mysore Sightseeing
  • Day-4 Mysore Excursions
  • Day-5 Mysore - Ooty
  • Day-6 Ooty Sightseeing
  • Day-7 Ooty Excursions
  • Day-8 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Bangalore - Lalbagh Botanical Garden (3.40 kms), Bangalore Palace (4.70 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), Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan (15.00 kms), Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (16.00 kms), Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (18.00 kms), Brindavan Gardens (19.00 kms), Chennakesava Temple Somnathpura (50.00 kms), Himvad Gopalaswamy Temple (75.00 kms), Sravanbelagola (81.00 kms)

Ooty - Ooty Botanical Gardens (1.00 kms), Government Rose Garden (3.00 kms), Wax Museum (3.00 kms), Raj Bhavan Ooty (3.00 kms), Ooty Lake (3.60 kms), St Stephens Church (5.00 kms), Doddabetta Peak (9.00 kms), Kalhatty Waterfalls (13.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bangalore Departure - Coimbatore
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

A night in Bandipur is a popular extension offering guests a chance to spot wildlife.

  • Bangalore to Mysore -150 kms (3 hrs)
  • Mysore to Ooty -125 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Coimbatore -86 kms (2.5 hrs)

Bangalore(1) - Mysore(3) - Ooty(3) - Coimbatore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Bangalore Arrival to Bangalore. Relax for the rest of the day OR If time permits can opt for local sightseeing like Park, Bangalore Palace, Cubbon Park, Lalbaug Botonical gardens, Tippus Palace, Vidhana Soudha, etc

Day-2 Bangalore - Mysore. Enroute visit Srirangapatna Proceed to Mysore (150 kms - 3 hrs) enroute visiting Srirangapatnam (Tipu Sultan's Residence and Museum), Ranganathaswamy Temple. Arrive at Mysore and later in the evening time permitting visit Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (Boat ride around bird nests) and Brindavan Garden.

Day-3 Mysore Sightseeing During the day visit Mysore Palace (2 hours), Mysore Zoo, St. Philomena's Church, Railway Museum, Chamundi Hills (Shaktipeetha Temple), 150 years old Jaganmohan Palace.

Day-4 Mysore Excursions Excursion to Somnathpura Temple (50 kms) and Talakadu Backwaters area (visited alongwith Somnathpura OR Full day excursion to Hassan (Halebid and Belur Temples) and Sravanbelagoda (Jain Pilgrim centre).

Day-5 Mysore - Ooty Travel to Ooty (7000 ft asl) (125 kms - 3.5 hrs) via Bandipur / Mudumalai Forest area. Enroute visit Himvad Gopalaswamy Temple and / OR Elephant Camp Theppakadu.

Day-6 Ooty Sightseeing During the day sightseeing options closer to ooty comprise Dodabetta Peak, Raj Bhawan, St Stephens Church, Rose garden, Botanical garden, Shooting point, Wax Museum. Boating in lake in the evening is touristy but popular.

Day-7 Ooty Excursions Half day excursion to Pykara Falls (24 kms), Kalhatty Falls (13 kms) and Kalhatty view point (25 kms). Hang gliding is organised at Kalhatty in summer. OR Understake an excursion to plantation areas of Coonoor (25 kms).

Day-8 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Bangalore :

  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden - lalbagh is a 240-acre botanical garden houses some over 1,000 species of plants including some 100-year-old trees. Rock formation here is believed to be old of the oldest dating back to some hundreds of millions of years. Regular flower shows etc. are held here. Its a very popular tourist visit option in Bangalore.

  • Bangalore Palace - Bangalore Palace is one of the largest and best known Royal residences in India. Built by Royal Family of Mysore in late 1800s, the mansion has a 42000 sq ft area surrounded by 454 acres of greenery. The palace was built in Tudor style architecture with fortified towers, battlements and turrets. The interiors were decorated with elegant wood carvings, floral motifs, cornices and relief paintings on the ceiling. The furniture,is neo-classical, Victorian and Edwardian in style. Palace grounds (area around Palace) has been venue for rock concerts and many events.

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.

  • Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan - Srirangapatna is home to summer palace of Tipu Sultan which has number of artefacts of Tipu Sultan display including his armory and his attire. Visited by guests enroute Brindavan gardens in evening.

  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is located on an island in the river Kaveri. The temple is one of a set of three major temples that are built on three different islands on the Kaveri and are dedicated to lord Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu). The temples is one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in South India. It is built in 9th century, later improved by the Hoysala and Vijayanagar kings

  • 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

  • Chennakesava Temple Somnathpura - The Chennakesava Temple is a 13th Century Lord Vishnu temple at Somanathapura near Mysore and is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The temple is housed inside an impressive high wall and the entrance to the complex is through a porch with tall lathe-turned pillars. Somnathpura is an attraction for the travellers on the heritage circuit covering Mysore.

  • Himvad Gopalaswamy Temple - Himvad Gopalaswamy Temple is an ancient 13th century Lord Krishna temple situated on a hilltop (3000+ ft asl) which is referred to as Himvad Gopalaswamy Betta near Bandipur National Park. Morning visits often are greeted with elephant / gaur herds and the hilltop offers excellent views of the forests around.

  • 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.

Ooty :

  • Ooty Botanical Gardens - The Botanical Garden is spread over 22-acres and is in existance since mid 1800s. A flower show is held every May. The Gardens have around a thousand species of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants.

  • Government Rose Garden - The Government rose garden is the largest rose garden in India with more than 20,000 varieties of roses

  • Wax Museum - A wax museum on ooty Coonoor road, that houses life-size wax statues of Indian personalities.

  • Raj Bhavan Ooty - Raj Bhavan Ooty is the Summer residence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Gardens here consists of ornamental gardens in an area of about 9 acres, a rich lawn on 3 acres, four rosaries, two lily ponds, a sunken garden, two green houses, a vegetable garden and a nursery.

  • Ooty Lake - Ooty lake is spread over 60 acres offers boating to tourists and is a major tourist.

  • St Stephens Church - St. Stephens Church on Mysore road is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris area dated back to the 19th century

  • Doddabetta Peak - A view point surrounded by dense shola forests from where one can have a panoramic view of the area.

  • Kalhatty Waterfalls - Kalahatty waterfalls is a popular tourist spot off Mysore road enroute to Kalahatty

Destination Overview

Coimbatore - Coimbatore is the second largest city in state of Tamil Nadu and a major textile and engineering hub. The plantation areas Coonnor and Valparai and hill station of ooty and kodaikanal are accessible from here.

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).

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.

Ooty - Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial heritage feel, heritage train, tea plantations around it, a wonderful weather all through the year (especially in summer) and is home to quite a few renowned boarding schools.

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  • Bangalore to Mysore -150 kms (3 hrs)
  • Mysore to Ooty -125 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Coimbatore -86 kms (2.5 hrs)

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  • Bangalore to Mysore -150 kms (3 hrs)
  • Mysore to Ooty -125 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Coimbatore -86 kms (2.5 hrs)

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Extended Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty itinerary can be done in shorter variant by having a night less in Mysore. A longer variant could be in cases where Bangalore arrival time does not permit sightseeing on day 1, requiring an additional day at Bangalore. Guests looking to avoid traffic and issues typical to a metropolis like Bangalore may skip Bangalore part all together and head straight for Mysore.

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