The cool charm of mountains in India can be experienced in the Western Ghats of south India during The Blue Mountains Tour. Covered in the misty aura of the hill station, this enchanting tour itinerary trail around the romantic setting Mysore and Ooty in Karnataka and Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. This rendezvous with the Western Ghats provides a great opportunity to romance the surreal setting of the Nilgiris.
Upon arrival in Bangalore, meet India Budget Tours representative who will assist the transfers to the hotel for overnight.
In the morning, visit Bull Temple, Tippu's Palace, Ulsoor Lake and Gardens of Lal Baghand Cubbon Park. Later visit the stately Vidhana Soudha. In the afternoon, drive to Mysore (143 km / 3 hrs). Enroute visit Srirangapatnam, the summer capital of Tipu Sultan, the erstwhile ruler of Mysore. Check into hotel.
Devote a day of sightseeing towards visiting Mysoreâ€™s attractions. Visit Mysore Palace, St. Philomena's Church, Shri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Chamundeshwari Temple, Krishna Raja Sagar Dam, Vrindavan Garden and Cauvery Fishing Camp etc. Overnight in Mysore.
In the morning, drive to Ooty (157 km / 4 hrs). Afternoon is free to explore the hill station of Ooty, the queen of Nilgiris or Blue Mountains. Upon arrival, spend the rest of the day in leisure spotting the nature in its best form. Overnight in Ooty.
Dedicate a day towards the beauty and enchanting appeal of Ooty. Visit Botanical Gardens, Doddabetta Par. It is the highest peak from where lovely scenery of Ooty can be seen. Other picturesque spots in the vicinity are Mukurti Peak, the Pykara Dam & Reservoir, Wenlock downs, Kalhatti Falls & Elk Hill. Overnight in Ooty.
Early morning, begin a drive towards Kodaikanal (268 km / 7 hrs). Upon arrival, check into hotel and spend another noon in leisure. Overnight in Kodaikanal.
Begin a sightseeing tour of Kodaikanal via trekking towards Perumal Peak, Bear Shola, Silver Cascade and Fairy fall. Later transfer to railway station to board train # 2638 Pandian Express dep. 21:20 hrs. Overnight on board.
Arrive Chennai at 05:45 hrs. Leave for sightseeing of the city visiting Fort St. George & St. Mary's Church, Gandhi Mandapam, High Court, Anna Square, Kapaleeswara Temple, Light House, Marina Beach & Aquarium, Parthasarathy Temple, San Thom Cathedral, Snake Park, Theosophical Society, Valluvar Kottam, Ripon Buildings and War Memorial Fort Museum, Govt. Museum & Art Gallery etc.
Cost Per Person -(on twin sharing - minimum 2 persons travelling together)
Sept 2018 -
US $ 660 per person *
* Please request rate for the period of X'Mas - New Year Period
Inclusions / Exclusions
- Room on twin sharing basis at each place as per itinerary for total 07 nights (01 Nights on train and 06 nights at hotels). Hotel check in / out 12:00 hrs.
- Daily buffet breakfast at hotel.
- Aircon Standard Car for all transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- English speaking guide during sightseeing tour.
- Train Tickets: 02 AC Sleeper Class Kodaikanal - Chennai
- All Taxes
- Expenses of personal nature
- Any Airfare
- Airport Tax
- Any monument entry fee (to be paid directly at the monument)
Hotel used will be as under or equivalent category
||Bangalore Gate / VT Paradise
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