South - Coffee, Wildlife and Tea tour
South - Coffee, Wildlife and Tea tour

Highlights: Bangalore - Chikmangalur - Mysore - Kabini - Ooty - Cochin

Coffeee, Wildlife & Tea tour is a masterpiece of Nature, and it holds within it, some of the most soul-stirring experiences possible. We have strung together a 12-night itinerary to 6 of this region's most stunning sights. From the high lights of Bangalore to the heritage spots around Chikmagalur, Capture colourful images of the royal city of Mysore, cultural fest and palaces to the wildlife at Kabini, from the tea plantations and forested hills of Ooty. Complete your tour in the Historic city of Cochin

Hotels featured or similar:
Bangalore - Chancery Pavilion
Chikmangalur - The Serai Hotel
Mysore - Sandesh The Prince
Kabini - The Serai Hotel
Ooty - Gem Park Hotel
Cochin - Dream Hotel

Itinerary:

This tour offers a taste of not only two of the world’s most popular drinks, but of a land of
stunning beauty and natural wonders. This exciting tour touches on six of the regions most stunning sights. From the highlights of Bangalore to the heritage spots around Chikmagalur, you will capture colourful images of the royal city of Mysore, vibrant cultures, stunning palaces and wildlife at
Kabini, as well as feeling the gentle allure of the various plantations and forested hills of Ooty. You will complete your tour in the Historic city of Cochin.


Day 1: Arrive Bangalore. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Once checked in you will enjoy a short tour of Bangalore visiting The Bull Temple, Vidhan Soudha, Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens and Gavipuram Cave Temple. Overnight in Bangalore.


Day 2: Bangalore - Chikmagalur. Leave Bangalore’s glass citadels behind on ever narrowing roads to hit the hills of Chikmagalur, a forested hilly region set against a mountainous backdrop of the Western Ghats, and now famous for its coffee plantations. Upon arrival at Chikmagalur you will check in at your hotel. After lunch visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Belur and Halebid.
Overnight in Chikmagalur.


Day 3: Chikmagalur – Shravenabelagola - Chikmagalur Enjoy a day trip to Shravanabelagola, a noted place of pilgrimage for Jains. The statue of the Lord Gommateshwara, or Bahubali the world’s largest monolithic statue at 17 metres high, is situated here. Chikmagalur is known as Coffee
Country, being the place that coffee was first grown in India. Today you will enjoy a tour of a local coffee plantation. Overnight in Chikmagalur.


Day 4-5: Chikmagalur - Mysore. Today you will travel to Mysore, the cultural capital of Karnataka. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a 2 night stay. Spend some time visiting the Mysore Palace, one of the most visited palaces in the world, formerly the official residence of the Royal Family of Mysore. Later explore the beautiful Brindavan Gardens, a botanical park, enriched with
innumerable fountains decorated with coloured lighting. Overnight in Mysore.


Day 6: Mysore - Kabini. After breakfast travel to Kabini, an extended part of the Western Ghats and Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, home to thousands of large mammals including tiger, leopard and Asia’s largest herd of elephants, crocodiles, reptiles and almost 300 species of birds. Our resort unfurls on the banks of the Kabini reservoir, and offers great views of the mountains as well as interesting rides out by boat. Enjoy a wildlife safari at Nagarhole National Park, followed by pampering at The Serai – its spa, restaurants and bar overlooking the river/ mountains. Overnight in Kabini.


Day 7: Kabini. This morning get up close and personal with nature through a guided nature walk with our trained professional naturalists, and get acquainted with various plants, and spoor of animals. This afternoon enjoy the enchanting wildlife safari once again.
Overnight in Kabini.


Day 8: Kabini - Ooty. Ooty, the erstwhile summer headquarters of the British government - lush green valleys, terraced plantations and a pleasant climate makes Ooty one of South India’s most popular hill stations. Overnight in Ooty.


Day 9: Ooty - Coonoor - Ooty. This morning board the Nilgiri Mountain Railway toy train to Coonoor, travelling across plantations and forest clad hills with breathtaking views. You will return to Ooty via road to enjoy the sights of this lovely hill station. Overnight in Ooty.


Day 10-11: Ooty - Coimbatore - Cochin. Drive to Coimbatore in time to board your train to Cochin. On arrival at Ernakulam railway station, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a 2nts stay. Overnight in Cochin.


Day 12: Cochin. This morning enjoy a city tour visiting the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, and elegant Chinese fishing nets that line the tip of Fort Cochin. In the evening you will attend a Kathakali dance show - a popular art form of Kerala with elaborate costumes, ornaments and facial make-up. Overnight in Cochin.


Day 13: Depart Cochin. Tour ends.
Transfer to Kochi Airport for your onward flight.



Offer Includes

  • 10 nights accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
  • 2 nights accommodation on full board basis at Kabini
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Services of local English speaking Guide
  • 2 games drives at Kabini National Park by shared open vehicle
  • 1 Jungle safari at Kabini National Park in an open vehicle
  • Toy train joy ride Ooty to Coonoor
  • Train fare for the sector Coimbatore to Ernakulam (air-conditioned chair car)

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary