Uncover the cultural highlights and scenic beauty of southern India. Witness typical, tranquil villages, visit ancient temples and bustling markets and meander amid verdant coffee and spice plantations of the Cardamom hills. Gaze in awe at majestic monuments from bygone eras, expect close encounters with mischievous wildlife in Nagarhole, and top it off with a peaceful sojourn amid the coconut groves, paddy fields and backwaters of Neeleshwar.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3BangaloreThe Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya MuseumThe Leela Palace Bangalore, Taj West End
3 - 5MysoreMaharajahas Palace, Chamundi Hills, Vrindavan gardens, Ranganathittu Bird SanctuaryRoyal Orchid Metropole, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore
5 - 8NagarholeJungle Safaris, Elephants, Bisons, Relaxation, Village VisitsKabini River Lodges, The Serai Kabini
8 - 11CoorgCoffee Plantations, Green valleys, Bylakuppe Buddhist SettlementVivanta By Taj - Madikeri, Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate
11 - 16Neeleshwar KasaragodTrekking, Bird-Watching, Tranquil BackwatersNeeleshwar Hermitage
16 - 17BangaloreThe Bull Temple, Bangalore Palace, Vishwesharaiya MuseumTaj Airport Hotel, Bangalore

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Airport to Hotel

Bangalore

2 Days

Bengaluru, India’s answer to Silicon Valley, was ranked third in 2012 amongst the list of world’s top ten cities to visit by Lonely Planet! Formerly a ‘pensioners paradise’, the bustling city sits high above sea-level, and is blessed with pleasant weather all year round.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Bangalore
Experience historic landmarks amidst the cosmopolitan chic. Venture to 16th century blackened Dodda Ganeshana Gudi (Bull Temple) dedicated to the sacred bull Nandi. Venture to the imposing Vidhana Soudha, a Neo-Dravidian building that houses the seat of state legislature. Tour Bangalore Palace, still owned and inhabited by the erstwhile royal family of Mysore. Visit Bangalore’s British colonial gardens – Lal Bagh, which includes a Victorian glasshouse replica of London’s original Crystal Palace, and Cubbon Park. Explore Tipu Sultan’s Fort and Palace, and the Government Museum, one of the oldest museums in India and home to many artifacts from the Neolithic period.

Hotel Options

The Leela Palace Bangalore – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Taj West End – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Grand
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 3 - 5

Drive from Bangalore to Mysore via Srirangapatna (150 km, 3.5 hrs)

Mysore

2 Days

Mysore provides you with an opportunity to step back in time into a world of regal opulence, and is often described as the City of Palaces.

Included Activities

Day Trip To Tipu Sultan’s Srirangapatna
Discover Tipu Sultan’s historic city! En route to Mysore, embark on a tour of Srirangapatna, which was once the historic capital of a powerful empire and dates back to around 9th century The island fortress town offers plenty of attractions for history buffs, from temples and mosques, to palaces and cenotaphs (tombs). Explore the exquisite three-layered stone wall of the fort with its bastions and gates, which protected the rulers from many an invasion and is still an emblem of a glorious bygone era. Stop by the banks of Cauvery River and witness stunning views of the natural landscape.

Highlights Of Mysore
Return to the regal era at Mysore! Visit the Maharajah’s Palace which artistically blends Indo-Saracenic style with foreign elements such as Scottish steel and Victorian-Edwardian era furniture. Every Sunday, visitors gather to to see the palace brightly lit up. Drive up to the Chamundi Hills to be blessed alongside hundreds of jubilant pilgrims at the Chamundeshwari Temple. On your way back, visit Sri Nandi Temple to be blessed by Hindu God Lord Shiva’s faithful gatekeeper Nandi, the decorated bull. Guide your steps towards the Famous Jagmohan Palace where exquisite artwork awaits you at the Raja Ravi Verma Gallery. Tour the scenic Brindavan Gardens which is built alongside a dam on the Kaveri River. There is also opportunity to meet master weavers at a silk factory close at hand. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Mysore Palace is only light up at night on Sundays; Please bring socks as footwear is not permitted inside temples)

Hotel Options

Royal Orchid Metropole – Opt 1
RoomRoyal Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 5 - 8

Transfer from Mysore to Nagarhole

Nagarhole

3 Days

Nagahole National Park calls you into the wild! A haven for nature lovers, the park starts within the foothills of the Western Ghats, and heads into low undulating hills through to stretches of wild grass.

Included Activities

Jeep Safari In Nagarhole (Kabini River Lodge)
On the trail of the tiger! Nagarhole National Park, located in the Kodagu district of Mysore, is a sprawling never-never land that is positively teeming with wildlife! Almost 300 species of birds, gaur, Indian bison, spotted deer, sambar, langur, fierce wild dogs, and a variety of big cats call Nagarhole home, which you can have fun spotting during your wildlife safari. You might see several hordes of grand Asiatic elephants ambling around. The crowning glory of Nagarhole? Its population of majestic and mysterious tigers! If you are lucky, with the help of your expert naturalist, you might witness one of these delightful creatures in their natural habitat during your morning and afternoon safaris.

Safari In Nagarhole (The Serai Kabini)
Go on the trail of the tiger! Nagarhole National Park, located in the Kodagu district of Mysore, is a sprawling never-never land that is positively teeming with wildlife! Almost 300 species of birds, gaur, Indian bison, spotted deer, sambar, langur, fierce wild dogs, and a variety of big cats call Nagarhole home, which you can have fun spotting during your wildlife safari. You might see several hordes of grand Asiatic elephants ambling around. The crowning glory of Nagarhole? Its population of majestic and mysterious tigers! If you are lucky, with the help of your expert naturalist, you might witness one of these delightful creatures in their natural habitat during your morning and afternoon safaris. Kindly note that these safaris are arranged using a canter.

Hotel Options

Kabini River Lodges – Opt 1
RoomCottage
MealsFull Board & Safari
StyleLodge
The Serai Kabini – Opt 2
RoomWaterfront Verandahs
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleResort
Day 8 - 11

Drive from Nagarhole to Coorg (80 km, 2 hrs)

Our complimentary laundry and valet service allows you to pack light, making it easier for you to travel with less luggage throughout ​our ​destinations. ​During the middle of your vacation, as a VIP guest you can send three sets of clothing to our valet.​

Coorg

3 Days

Coorg: Scotland of India! Often hailed as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg they say, will have you coming back for more.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Coorg
Visit the famous Raja’s Seat; tour the famous coffee plantations; explore the Bylakuppe Buddhist Settlement and be mesmerized by the scenic beauty surrounding the Iruppu and Abbey Falls.

Hotel Options

Vivanta By Taj - Madikeri – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Charm
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Evolve Back Chikkana Halli Estate – Opt 2
RoomLily Pool Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 11 - 16

Drive from Coorg to Neeleshwar (134 km, 3 hrs)

Neeleshwar Kasaragod

5 Days

Neeleshwar: Refreshingly different! Behind luxuriant coconut groves and paddy fields lies another Kerala, where a variety of festivals and rituals that bring the human world into harmony with itself and the Divine exist.

Hotel Options

Neeleshwar Hermitage – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Garden View Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 16 - 17

Drive from Neeleshwar to Mangalore (100 km, 3 hrs)

Flight from Mangalore to Bangalore

​​Enchanting Travels guarantee you have a pre-booked luggage facility so that you can carry ​up to an extra​15 kgs on all your domestic flights,. This ensures there is no discrepancy between your international and domestic flight allowance, giving you a smoother and hassle-free journey.

Bangalore

1 Day

Bengaluru, India’s answer to Silicon Valley, was ranked third in 2012 amongst the list of world’s top ten cities to visit by Lonely Planet! Formerly a ‘pensioners paradise’, the bustling city sits high above sea-level, and is blessed with pleasant weather all year round.

Hotel Options

Taj Airport Hotel, Bangalore – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 6,140 /person
  • Option 2 $ 6,365 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 17 days / 16 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Mangalore – Bangalore
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bangalore: Highlights of Bangalore
    • Mysore: Day Trip to Tippu Sultan’s Srirangapatna
    • Mysore: Highlights of Mysore
    • Nagarhole: Safari in Nagarhole (The Serai Kabini)
    • Nagarhole: Jeep Safari in Nagarhole (Kabini River Lodge)
    • Coorg: Highlights of Coorg
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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17 days $ 6,140 / person

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