Decorated temples, vast coffee and tea plantations, green luxuriant tropical forests and lagoons characterize this wonderful journey. Karnataka is a place where heritage meets with natural beauty. If you wish to visit a place which has a historical background and is full of natural beauty, then the state Karnataka is the right destination for you.
South India’s most alive city, there are no outsiders in Bangalore. A melting point of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, the hoi polloi of this city is charmingly mixed.
Coorg also called as Kodagu is derived from the local version Kodavu and the people of Kodagu. According to ancient scripts the land of initial settlement was called Krodadesa which later became Kodavu. Coorg is sometimes misspelled as “Koorg” and “Coorge”.
Once a private hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Mysore and the British viceroys, Kabini is located on the banks of the Kabini River. Presently it is considered to be one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, well-known for its stunning wildlife and bird life. It has easy accessibility, scenic green background surrounding a large charming lake, and unbelievable sightings of large herds of elephants and other wild animals.
Mysore: Drive to Mysore from Bangalore (145 kms / 3 hrs approx), Enroute, visiting Srirangapatnam, an island fortress-city of great religious, cultural and historic importance. It was Tipu Sultan’s capital. Arrive Mysore and check in to your hotel. Later, proceed for a half-day tour of Mysore. Visit Mysore Palace… it is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. Next, visit Chamundi Hill. Half-way up to the top is Nandi, Lord Shiva’s Bull- a majestic monolith. Overnight in Mysore..
Coorg: Drive to Coorg (121 kms / 2.5 hrs approx), enroute visiting Bylakuppe, a settlement for refugees from Tibet. Hundreds of Buddhist monks live here and there are richly painted and intricately decorated Tibetan Temples to be seen here. Arrive Coorg and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Coorg.
Coorg: Proceed for a full day tour of Coorg. Visit to Raja’s Seat, a small pavilion with a garden surrounding it, offering a view of the spectacular Blue Mountains around. Later, visit the Dubare Elephant Camp, where elephants are trained. A naturalist is at hand to explain the various aspects of Elephant history, ecology and biology. Overnight in Coorg.
Kabini: Drive to Kabini (110 kms / 2.5 hrs approx). Arrive Kabini and check in to your hotel. Kabini is one of the most popular wildlife destinations of Karnataka, probably because of its easy accessibility, lush green landscape, surrounding a large picturesque lake, and fantastic sightings of large herds of elephants. Situated on the banks of the River Kabini, this forest reserve is spread over 55 acres of forestland, steep valleys and water bodies. Optional In the afternoon, enjoy a jeep safari in the wildlife sanctuary. The forest reserve houses the single largest congregation of Asiatic elephants. Besides the elephant, you are likely to spot langurs, chitals, sambar, bison, sloth bear, pythons, and crocodile… if you are lucky, the tiger and leopard. Overnight in Kabini.
Kabini: Optional AM & PM Jungle Safari. Overnight in Kabini.