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Pulse of Karnataka 7D/6N

Karnataka, Bangalore
INR 14,025.00
Holiday Overview

India's most vibrant and modern city Bangalore is also the capital of Karnataka. It is the mecca of IT industries and is abuzz with energy and enthusiasm. The Iskon Temple, Tipu's Palace, Bull Temple, Museum and Cubbon Park are some of the major attractions worth visiting in Bangalore. You will drive to the enchanting city of Mysore on the next day which is a blend of culture and beauty mixed together. From Mysore, a drive to the botanical gardens of Ooty will amaze you as you admire its majestic beauty. You will end your wonderful trip at Kodaikanal, a picturesque hill station that will captivate you with its magical spell.

START POINT BANGALORE
END POINT BANGALORE
TRIP GRADE RELAXED
Holiday Highlights
  • Iskon Temple, Tipu's Palace, Bull Temple, Museum, Cubbon Park in Bangalore
  • Ranganathaswamy Temple,Gol Gumbaz,Mysore Palace & Brindavan Garden
  • Ooty Botanical Garden and Ooty Lake in Ooty
  • Dolphin Nose, Sim's Park in Coonoor
  • Pillar Rock,Silver Cascade, Bryant Park and Kodai Lake in Kodaikanal
Getting There
By Air

Bangalore is extremely well-connected by regular flights to major cities in India. The Bengaluru International Airport is located about 40 kilometres from the main city.

By Rail

Bangalore has two important railway stations - Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction. Both railway stations have regular trains running from major cities of India.

By Road

Bangalore is well-connected by a network of buses from major cities in India. While some of the buses are run by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, there are also a number of private bus operators who run inter-city buses to and from Bangalore.


Day 1
Bangalore Arrival & Sightseeing

On arrival at Bangalore Airport / Railway Station, you will be greeted by our Local representative who will transfer you to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and spend some time at leisure. Later proceed for local Bangalore Sightseeing. Visit Iskcon Temple, Sri Visvesvaraya Science Museum,Sri Venkatapa Art Gallery, Tipu's Palace, Bull Temple, Lalbagh, Bangalore Palace, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain. Overnight stay in Bangalore.

Meals - Dinner
Day 2
Bangalore-Mysore (Approx 144Kms/03Hrs)

This morning post breakfast check-out from the hotel and transfer to Mysore. Visit Srirangapattanam - Ranganathaswamy Temple. On arrival check into your hotel. Later after refreshing visit Dariya Daulat, Gumbuz, Sangam, Nimishabha Temple, Tipu’s Death Place, Captain Bailey’s Dungeon, St. Philomena’s Church, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Palace, Zoo, Rail Museum, Karanji Lake, Jaganmohan Palace, KRS Dam, Brindavan Garden - Overnight stay at Mysore.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3
Mysore-Ooty (Approx 126Kms/03Hrs)

This morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Ooty. Enroute visit the Cine shooting place. On arrival in Ooty, check-in at the hotel. Later visit Pyakara falls, Pyakara lake, Kalhatty waterfalls at Ooty. Overnight stay in Ooty.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 4
Ooty-Coonoor-Ooty (Day Excursion)

Post breakfast proceed for Coonoor sightseeing. Visit Lamb’s rock, Sim’s park, Dolphin nose and in the evening visit Dodabetta Peak, Ooty lake, Botanical Garden. Overnight stay in Ooty.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5
Ooty-Kodaikanal (Approx 252Kms/06:30Hrs)

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Kodaikanal. On arrival in Kodaikanal, check-in to the hotel. In the evening visit Silent Valley, Bryant park, Kodai lake. Overnight stay in Kodaikanal.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6
Kodaikanal Sightseeing

This morning post breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing of Kodaikanal. Visit Coaker’s walk, Pillar Rock, Bear Shola falls, Green Valley View, Dolphin nose. Overnight stay in Kodaikanal.

Meals - Breakfast & Dinner
Day 7
Kodaikanal-Bangalore Airport / Railway Station (Approx 171Kms/04Hrs)

Post breakfast check-out from the hotel and depart to Bangalore. Our local representative ensures you a punctual transfer to Bangalore Airport / Railway Station for your onward journey.

Meals - Breakfast
Dates
Tour Validity Valid From Valid Upto
Validity 01/05/2017 31/12/2018
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Prices
Season Price Category 2 pax 4 pax 6 pax Ex. Adult Child w. Bed Child w/o Bed Single
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Accommodation Options
Destination Standard Deluxe Luxury
Bangalore
  • Sharda Residency
  • Sovereign Grand or Similar
  • Ramanashree Comfort
  • The Bell
  • Maurya or Similar
  • Grand Magarth
  • JP Celestial
  • JP Cosmos or Similar
Mysore
  • Mayflower
  • Maurya Palace or Similar
  • Three Leaves
  • Sepoy Grande or Similar
  • Le Ruchi The Prince
  • Country Inn Suites or Similar
Ooty
  • Sapphire Paradise
  • Ooty gate or Similar
  • Sapphire Grand
  • MMR Inn or Similar
  • Sterling Fern Hill
  • Monarch or Similar
Kodaikanal
  • Spring Valley
  • SV International or Similar
  • Aarem Valley
  • Varaha Valley or Similar
  • Sterling by the Lake
  • Sparsa or Similar
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Whats Included
  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Hotel
  • Meals inclusive of Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transportation by Indigo/similar car for 02 -03 Pax & Xylo/Innova/similar for 04-06 Pax
  • All Sightseeing & Transportation as per the Itinerary, inclusive of all toll, taxes and driver allowances
Whats Excluded
  • Air fare / train fare.
  • Guide, camera charges & Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as meals, tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, Insurance etc.
  • Supplement will be applicable for Single occupancy.
  • Any other item not specified in the Package Inclusions.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation Received on or before 30 days, a 10% processing fee of the total package cost will be charged.
  • Cancellation before 10 days including the 10th Day-50% of Refund.
  • Cancellation less than 10 days of arrival OR no show-No Refund.
Terms and Conditions
  • Packages are valid up to 31st December, 2018
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Base category rooms are considered in these packages.
  • Govt. Service tax @ 9% will be applicable on the total bill.
  • For Standard Category, vehicle provided will be Non A/c Indica for 02 Pax and Non A/c Travera for 04 & 06 Pax.
  • For Deluxe Category, vehicle provided will be A/c Indica for 02 Pax and A/c Travera for 04 & 06 Pax.
  • For Premium Category, vehicle provided will be A/c Indigo / Dzire for 02 Pax and Innova for 04 & 06 Pax.
  • At the time of booking, if we do not get the accommodation in the same hotels, we will book an alternate hotel/category of room for which the supplement /reduction will be advised to you accordingly.
  • As per Govt norm Guests are required to present your photo ID Proof such as PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID or Driving License at the time of Check in at the hotel.
  • Supplementary charges will apply for booking falling during Long weekends, Public Holidays and Festival time such as Diwali, Christmas & New Year period.
  • Holidaymine and its suppliers will assist you to the best of their ability with any Query, clarification, changes or customizations – prior to conforming the booking.Your confirmation of this package and included hotels indicate that you have read and understood the following a) Itinerary and holiday plan an b) Holiday Inclusions & Exclusions c) Cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions d) Agree to the hotels offered and accepted their service quality..
  • In event of any changes done in Hotels or Room Categories or any Deviation is taken from the confirmed itinerary‚ By the Clients ; Any expenses incurred from such changes will have to be paid in full by clients directly.
Areas Covered

Bangalore - The capital city of the South India Bengaluru, or Bangalore as it was earlier called is one of India's most vibrant and modern cities. Bangalore is known as the "Silicon Valley of India" because of its role as the nation's leading information technology (IT) exporter. It is also the most sought after city in India, and is best known for making people all over the world feel at home.

Mysore - Mysore city with its rich historical past is the second largest city in the South Indian state of Karnataka. Famed for its silk and sandalwood, Mysore's captivating mix of history and commerce is sure to leave any visitor bewitched. It has an old-world charm and boasts of fabulous palaces, ancient temples and beautiful gardens.

Ooty - Hidden in the Nilgiri Hills and enveloped in blue mist, the lovely laid back hill station of Ooty exudes its own special charm. It is officially known as Tamil Nadu's most sought after holiday destination and is endearingly called the 'Queen of Hills'. The heady fragrance of spices and the bouquet of tea waft across the hills around Ooty and envelop the town.

Coonoor - Charming, pretty Coonoor is a quiet little hill station in the Nilgiris. The green hills of Coonoor are radiant with tea plantations, gardens and flowers. The whole hill station has an unpolluted, unhurried grace, making it quite the place for a peaceful sojourn.

Kodaikanal - Set 2100 metres above sea level, Kodaikanal is a popular hill station in South India. It is encompassed by verdant slopes that are punctuated by waterfalls and cascades and presents some awesome scenic views of the plains below. The famous Kodai Lake located in the heart of the Kodai town is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll or boat ride.

Shopping And Entertainment

Bangalore- Bangalore is a good place to pick up incense, silks, authentic tribal jewellery, brass and copper ware, soapstone statues, aromatic sandalwood, rosewood carvings and lacquer work. Brigade Road is every shopaholic's favorite destination. On your visit to this place, you are likely to find a number of handicraft emporiums selling ethnic printed fabrics, antique jewelry, wooden furniture etc. Apart from shops and boutiques, Brigade road houses malls like Fifth Avenue and Mota Royal Arcade, which are worth exploring.

Mysore- There is plethora of options for shopping in Mysore. The old city of Mysore is well-known for its fine quality of silks, sandalwood, jasmine, rosewood items; stone carved statues and Mysore paintings. Renowned for its silks all over the world, Mysore silk saris are the must-buys from here as they reflect the regal heritage and tradition of Mysore and you may buy them from the showroom of the Government Silk Weaving Factory. The key shopping areas in Mysore are around Krishnaraja Circle, Sayyaji Rao Road, Devaraja Urs Road, Dhanvantri Road and Ashoka Road.

Coorg- Shopping in Coorg can be fun and full of varieties as the town is well-known among tourists for spices, dry fruits, coffee, honey, chocolates, wine and cardamom. The spices are of exceptional quality; tourists from all over the globe buy spices from here. Coorg is renowned as one of the major coffee producers in India hence coffee should be on your must-buy list. You may also like to buy a special kind of liquor made from coconut palm. The Friday Market and the Kushal Nagar Market are the two popular shopping destinations in Coorg.

Ooty- Shopping in Ooty can be fun and exciting. The hill station is well-known for its aromatic tea leaves, honey, natural oil and fruits. Some of the interesting items that you may buy from Ooty includes embroidered Toda shawls, Toda silver jewellery and other locally made handicraft items that make for some great souvenirs to take back home. If you have a sweet tooth then you may also buy homemade chocolates from the local shops in Ooty. The main shopping areas of Ooty include The Municipal Market, Co-operative Super Market, Upper and Lower Bazaar Roads. Main bazaar is the primary shopping location from where you may buy different varieties of tea.

Money- The currency of India is Indian Rupees (INR). The currency exchange departments are present in almost every Indian city. You can also exchange your currency in 5 star and 4 star hotels, no other currency is valid except for Indian currency (INR).

Best time to Visit- The weather in Karnataka is pleasant between the months of November and April. This is also a good time for outdoor activities ranging from angling to trekking, as also visiting wildlife reserves in the state.** **

Travel Kit- Comfortable loose clothing is ideal for the climate of Karnataka.** **

Language- There are many languages in Karnataka but Kannada is the official language of the state.** **

Drugs- Heavy penalties including imprisonment for possession of narcotic drugs.

Temple Codes- It is advisable to dress conservatively in temples.

Smoking- Smoking is banned in public places.

Festivals and Fairs- Some of important festivals and fairs of Karnataka are as follows:

• Ugadi (March-April)
• Kali Poldu ( First week of September)
• Mysore Dasara (September/October)
• Kambala (November to February)
• Banashankari Devi Fair (January)
• Sri Vithappa Fair (September-October)
• Yellamma Devi Fair (November-December)

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