Cool Coorg & Mystical Mysore - 04 Days / 03 Nights
Kodagu also known as Coorg, is an administrative district in Karnataka, India. It occupies an area of 4,102 square kilometres (1,584 sq mi) in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka. In 2001 its population was 548,561, 13.74% of which resided in the district’s urban centres, making it the least populous of the 30 districts in Karnataka. The district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada district to the northwest, Hassan district to the north, Mysore district to the east, Kannur district of Kerala to the southwest, and the Wayanad district of Kerala to the south. Agriculture is the most important factor that upholds the economy of Kodagu and the main crops cultivated in this region are rice and coffee. Coorg is rich in natural resources which included timber and spices. Madikeri (English: Mercara) is the headquarters of Kodagu.
Coorg is a tourist attraction, known for its coffee and its ethnic warrior people. The dominant group are its indigenous (Kodavas) and other ethnic groups (Arabasha and Kodava subgroups). Kodavas (freehold farmers, rulers and miltiamen), and offlate arabasha (farmers) from Sullia region also, who were freeholder farmers in sulia (a part of Kodagu in the 17th and 18th centuries) moved towords Kodagu after the massacare of kodavas (Through Treachery by Tippu and Hyder ali)in Somavaerpet, Bagamandala, Kushalnaga and parts of Piryapatna (Presentday mysore region founded and ruled by a kodava paryaraja,Parya meaning elder in kodava)for agricultural activities in kodagu due to wars with Tippu and Hyderali before there death in recent past. The chief languages presently spoken in Kodagu are Kodava, Are Bhashe,kannada, Kasaragod Malayalam, Yerava, Kuruba, Konkani, Urdu, Tulu and English. Kodagu is home to the native speakers of the Kodava language.
Mysuru, also known as Mysore, is the third largest city in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42 km2 (50 sq mi) .According to the provisional results of the 2011 national census of India, the population of Mysore is 887,446. Mysore City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city, which is also the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division.
The Kingdom of Mysore was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty, except for a brief period in the late 18th century when Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan were in power. Patrons of art and culture, the Wodeyars contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the city. The cultural ambience and achievements of Mysore earned it the sobriquet Cultural capital of South Karnataka. Mysore is noted for its palaces, including the Mysore Palace, and for the festivities that take place during the Dasara festival when the city receives a large number of tourists. It lends its name to the Mysore style of painting, the sweet dish Mysore Pak, the Mysore Peta (a traditional silk turban) and the garment known as the Mysore silk saree. Tourism is the major industry, while information technology has emerged as a major employer alongside the traditional industries. Mysore depends mainly on rail and bus transport for inter-city connections. It also has an Airport serving the city, also known as Mandakalli Airport. The city was the location of the first private radio station in India. Mysore houses Mysore University, which has produced several notable authors, particularly in the field of Kannada literature. Cricket is the most popular sport in the city, however it has many other sport facilities.
Day 1:- Bangalore – Coorg (270Kms – 7 Hrs)
Welcome to Bangalore, from here you will proceed to Coorg. Visit the spectacular Abbi Falls which is a must visit tourist spot anyone visiting Coorg. Proceed to the Raj’s Seat from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the misty Coorg valley. Night halt at the hotel.
Day 2:- Coorg
In the morning, after breakfast you will proceed to Talcauvry (the source of the River Cauvery) and Bhagamandala (the point where Cauvery assumes the shape of a river). Here see the divine place as it is worshipped as a pure spot. Later visit the ancient temple and in the evening, go to Madikeri town and enjoy shopping for honey, coffee and spices as souvenirs of yourtravel to Coorg. Gandhi Mantap, Over-night will be stay at hotel.
Day 3- Coorg – Mysore (120 km – 3 hrs)
Post a sumptuous breakfast, proceed to Mysore. Reach hotel and freshen up for an exciting tour. Today evening you will visit the enthralling Vrindavan Gardens where most of the Bollywood numbers have been shot in past. Overnight stay in Mysore
Day 4:- Mysore – Bangalore
Post breakfast leave for a city tour in Mysore where you will Visit Mysore palace, Mysore Zoo, art gallery & do some shopping for your loved ones. Drop at Bangalore Airport / Railway Station
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis on Breakfast at Mysore & Breakfast + Dinner at Coorg by default plan stated above.
- All transfers and sightseeing arrangements by A/c Vehicle as per itinerary.
- Vehicle at your disposal as per the itinerary.
- Services of an English-speaking driver.
- Driver Allowance, toll, parking fee, Night halt charges, inter- state permit and govt. applicable service tax.
- Child below 5 years on Complimentary basis.
- Any other services or meals which are not mentioned in the above “Includes” section.
- 4.50% GST
- Expense of personal nature such as tips, laundry, telephones, beverages etc.
- Entry fee for all monuments and places of interest if any
- Airfares and Train ticket charges if any
The above rates are valid through Jan 2017.