India has always carried thousands of years of rich cultural and natural heritage, 86 national parks, 448 wildlife reserves, more than 2.4 million temples, mosques and churches, majestic forts and palaces, the Great Himalayas, vast coastline and many attractions including, one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Step into a world of splendid colors, wide-open spaces and exotic cultural treasures. We want to invite you to a dream vacation in India.
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Day 1: Arrival at Bangalore
Once you arrive at the Bangalore airport or railway station, you will get an assisted transfer to your hotel. After lunch, step out of your house to explore the Garden City of Bangalore. You may cover attractions like Lal Bagh, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore Palace etc. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Bangalore - Bannerghatta - Bangalore
After breakfast, leave for enjoying a wildlife safari at Bannerghatta National Park, popular for housing tigers and lions, rescued from circuses of India. During your safari, you are going to cover wild animals which will include tigers, lions, leopards, elephants, several species of deer and other animals too. Do not miss visiting the Children’s Corner, the Reptile House and the Snake Park. Back to Bangalore for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Bangalore - Mysore
After breakfast, begin your road journey towards for Mysore, referred to as the "Scotland of India." On reaching, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Later, leave for sightseeing that will include the Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, the Brindavan Gardens. During the evening the garden looks beautiful with musical fountains and colorful lights. Overnight stay.
Day 4: Mysore - Ranganathittu - Mysore
The 4th day of the tour is fixed for visiting the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Also referred to as Paksi Kashi of Karnataka, it is located on the banks of river Kaveri. Indulge in bird watching that will include both home and migratory birds. The avifauna species you can spot include storks, herons, cormorants, egrets, darters, kingfishers and more. Along with this, you will also see crocodiles and otters in action. Enjoy a boat ride along the river, Later, visit Balmurli Falls, a popular picnic spot. Return to Mysore for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Mysore - Nagarhole
After breakfast, hit the road to go to Nagarhole National Park, towards the south of Mysore. Also popular as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, it is known for a healthy tiger-predator ratio. After arrival, check- in at the jungle lodge. Have your lunch and later leave for nature walk, exploring the lush greenery around you. Overnight stay.
Day 6: Nagarhole National Park
6th day of the tour is fixed for the morning and, later, evening wildlife safaris to the park. You are going to spot a variety of animals and birds, include Gaur, deer, sambar, chital, elephants, leopard, monkeys, squirrels, Malabar grey hornbill, white cheeked barbet etc. Stay overnight.
Day 7: Nagarhole - Bandipur
Today, after breakfast, drive eastwards of Nagarhole towards Bandipur National Park, former private hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Mysore. In the year 1973, it was declared as a tiger reserve. On arrival, check into a lodge. Enjoy a nature walk around your lodge. Overnight stay.
Day 8: Bandipur
The 8th day is fixed for a wildlife safari into the Bandipur National Park, post-breakfast and post-lunch. During the safari, you are going to spot various species of animals such as Indian elephants, gaurs, tigers, sloth bears, chital, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrels and around 220 species of birds. Overnight stay.
Day 9: Bandipur - Ooty
Have your breakfast and hit the road to go to Ooty, a beautiful hill town in Tamil Nadu, referred to as ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. Complete the check-in formalities, once you arrive in. After lunch, leave for exploring the tourist spots like the Botanical garden, Doddabetta park and tea plantations. Stay overnight.
Day 10: Ooty
Day 10 is fixed for an excursion to a Toda Tribal village, inhabited by the Todas which is a pastoral community. Observe the daily lifestyle of people. Shop for their handicrafts and hand- woven shawls in bright colors such as red, white and black colors. If you want then you can visit the local Dairy Temple, made in a cone shape. Back to Ooty for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Ooty - Bangalore
Return to the Bangalore airport or railway station, for boarding a train or flight for your onward destination.