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Wild & Serene

 
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Wild & Serene

Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destinations Covered : Bangalore-Mysore-Nagerhole-Waynad-Bekal-Mangalore-Bangalore

 

Day 01 : Arrive Bangalore by International flight
Assistance and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight.
 
Day 02 : Bangalore-Mysore drive, 130 km
Drive to Mysore visiting en-route Srirangapattana.
Srirangapattana, 12 km from Mysore known for its Fort .  It is from here that Tippu charged at the British soldiers with his legendry sword.  Within the Fort  is Ranganathaswamy Temple, one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in South India built in 9th century dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Daria Daulat Bagh, built in 1784, this Summer Palace was one of Tipu's favourite retreats. The Bagh is situated on the banks of Cauvery river has treasured the paintings, engraving, arms that depict the valiant victories and Struggles of Tipu Sultan. Museum showcases painting, pencil sketches, coins, medals made of bronze, copper and silver.   Masjid-E-Ala or Jamia Masjid  : The  mosque situated near the Bangalore Gate of the fort built by Tipu Sultan has an inscription mentioning the ninety-nine names of Allah and another records the date of its construction by Tipu in 1787 A.D. 

Check-in at the hotel.

Rest of the day free.

Day 03 :  Mysore
Morning city sightseeing tour.
The imperial city was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyars.  It lies 770 m above sea level.   The  legend takes its name from a famous demon called Mahishasur, a great warrior who ruled as a tyrant until he was killed by the goddess Chamundeshwari.  A temple dedicated to the goddess, believed to be 2000 years is perched on a hilltop.  Nandi Bull, half day to the ill is a 4.8 meter monolith. Mysore is most famous for the imposing Royal Palace with a magnificent Durbar Hall, particularly splendid during the Dussehra Festival when the Maharaja’s   jewellery studded gold throne (weighing 200 kg) is on display and the entire palace is decorated with lights.  Chamundeshwari temple perched on a hilltop is 2000 years old, Nandi Bull half way to the hill is a 4.8 metre monolith. 

Afternoon visit Somnathpur Temple

Somnathpur, Built in 1268 AD is located 45 km from Mysore. The temple is best known for its Hoysala architecture.  Seated on a star shaped base, set on a chiselled plinth and guarded at internals by miniature elephants.  The temple wall depicts scenes from Ramayana, Mahabharta and Bhagvata, the three holy religious books of Hindus.

Day 04 :  Mysore-Nagerhole, 80 km
Morning drive to Nagerhole.

The Nagarhole National Park with its green world rich in forests, little streams undulating valleys and fascinating waterfalls, a perfect get-away for nature-lovers.  Deriving its name from Kannada, ‘Naga’ meaning snake and ‘hole’ referring to streams - Nagarhole is truly a delightful spot, bubbling with the activity of some of the most magnificent animals and trees.  Rosewood, teak, sandal, silver oak… are among the trees found here.   The animals that are found here – Elephant, Tiger, Panther, Chital, Sambar, Sloth Bear, Jungle Fowl, Patridge, four horned antelope, warblers, spotted deer, mouse deer, pangolin, panther, gaur, giant flying squirrel…

The Park has about 250 species of birds and the Malabar trogan, the Malabar pied hornbill, the great black woodpecker, the Indian pitta and the green imperial pigeon are part of its avian variety.

Day 05 : Nagerhole

Jungle activities to view wildlife that include jeep safari, Coracle ride, nature walk, short elephant safari (subject to availability) and evening cultural/wildlife film show.

Overnight at the lodge.

Day 06 : Nagerhole-Waynad, 150 km

Morning drive to Waynad via Sultan Battery.  There lies a watch Tower built by Tippu Sultan, the great warrior. The watch towers is shaped like a mini fortress, was meant for surveillance and keep a check on warship entering Arabian Ocean.  

On arrival, check-in at the resort.

Wayanad, the green paradise is nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats on the southern top of the Deccan plateau in north Kerala.  Waynad hills are full of plantations, forests and wildlife contiguous to Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Bandipur in Karnataka, thus forming a vast land mass for the wildlife to move about in their most natural habitat.

There are endless options for a perfect holiday for nature lovers, trekkers, hikers.  The area gets highest rainfall in Kerala during monsoon and is clean, serene and green. 

This sanctuary is located very near to the Karnataka border. Wild forests covering an area of 345 sq.mts. form Muthunga Wildlife Sanctuary, the biggest abode of wild animals in the entire Malabar region, Elephants, Spotted Deers, Bisons, Tigers, Wild Bears… etc. are all sighted here. 

Day 07 : Waynad-Bekal drive, 150 km
Morning drive to Bekal.  On arrival, check-in at luxury sea resort.
Rest of the day free
 
Day 08 : Bekal
Morning visit Kasargod, Known as land of the Gods, Forts, rivers, hills and beautiful beaches, it is one of the fast emerging tourist destination.  It is also very important art centre for the magical and vibrant “Theyyam’’ – performed by families for generations on occasion of temple festivals held here.  To the south, 16 km lies one of the best preserved forts of Kerala. The watch Tower at the Fort provides magnificent view of the Arabian sea.  

Afternoon at leisure.

Day 09 : Bekal-Mangalore-Bangalore
Morning at leisure.

Drive to Mangalore airport in time for flight to Bangalore/Mumbai.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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