This tour is a 7-day, 6-night tour available all year round except July and August but the price stated is only valid between 1 September 2018 to 30 june 2019. To book the tour during other times, please email us.
B-Breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner [i.e. BL represent Breakfast and lunch are included but not dinner.]
Pax – Adults
CWB – Child with bed
CNB – Child no bed
SRS – Single room supplement [i.e. If 3 people are going on a tour and wants a triple room sharing, no additional cost. If 3 people are going on a tour with one double room and one single room, there is an additional charge for single room supplement and this cost will be added to the tour)
In the booking form, “Tour Date” refers to the date of the start of the the tour and “Number of Persons” refers to strictly adult. To book for children, please add the number to either the CWB or CNB section.
Day 01: ARRIVAL AT BANGALORE [yD ]
Upon arrival at Bangalore Airport, our Odyssey Manager will cordially welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay at your Hotel.
Day 02: DRIVE TO HASSAN [ 182 km, 3.5 hours drive BLD]
After having breakfast at the hotel, start driving to Hassan. It is located ideally close to historical places like Belur, Halebid and Shravanbelagola. Nothing much is known about the history of Hassan, except that it was under the rule of the great Hoysala Empire between 11th and the 14th century. En route, visit the 17m-high statue of Lord Gomateshvara atop the Indragiri Hill at Sravanabelogola. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel for freshening up and get relaxed. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: BELUR & HALEBEDU EXCURSION [BLD]
The temples at Belur & Halebeed are the mute testimony to the highest peak of Sculpting skills, man has ever achieved. Drive 21 km to visit Halebeedu, great example of temple architecture the twin temples of Hoysaleshwara, Kedareshwara built by Vishnuvardhana and Ballala-II at Halabeed. Sequences from Ramayana, Mahabharatha & Bhagavatha are depicted on the outer walls of these temples. The efficiency and experience of the sculpture, who had carved these stories in stone is bewitching. On completion drive another 20 Km to reach the next destination of Belur. After lunch, proceed with the visit of Belur Temple, situated on the banks of river Yagachi, 38 km from Hassan. Afternoon return to Hassan for overnight stay.
Day 04: HASSAN – NAMDROLIING MONASTERY – KODAGU (COORG) [111 km 3.5 hours + Visit BLD]
After a refreshing breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Coorg now known as Kadagu en-route visiting Namdroling monastery, located amidst the sandal groves, Namdroling was established by His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche shortly after he came to India from Tibet. Located on the Western Ghats at an altitude of 4000 ft, Kodagu has dense forests, coffee and tea plantations, orange orchards and lush paddy fields dotting its terrain. The majority of the population here belongs to the Kodava community; an ancient martial race with distinct culture and traditions. After lunch enjoy walk around coffee plantations where you can see the most popular type of coffee grown here—coffee Robusta. The harvest season is in the first week of November, and in case, you would like to see and experience the processing of coffee, this is a good time to visit. Unlike tea plantations, coffee does not grow as disciplined and well-trimmed.
Day 05: KODAGU (COORG) – MYSORE [107 km, 3 hours drive BLD]
After having breakfast drive to Dubare Elephant camp is a project undertaken by forest department and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. This camp has plenty of elephants which are trained under naturalists. A trained Naturalist is at hand to explain the various aspects of Elephant history, ecology and biology. The visitor can not only observe and learn but also participate in various activities involving Elephants. You may opt to visit few of the left-over places of interest in and around Coorg before you set off to the next destination of Mysore. Kodagu or Coorg, known as the ‘Scotland of India’, is the most picturesque hill station of Karnataka.
Day 06: MYSORE [ BLD]
In the morning after breakfast visit Chamandi Hill and Mysore Palace. The Mysore Palace, once the residence of the Wodeyars, is one of the largest palaces of its kind in India, and one of the most splendid. Built in Indo-Saracenic style with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades, the Palace is often compared with the Buckingham Palace of Britain because of its grandeur. Henry Irwin, the British consultant architect of Madras state, designed it. The palace was built by the twenty-fourth Wodeyar Raja in 1912 on the site of the old wooden palace that was gutted in the year 1897. The palace has now been converted into a museum, which treasures the souvenirs, paintings, jewellery, royal costumes and other items, which were once possessed by the Wodeyars. The palace looks even more grand and beautiful on Sunday evenings and on festivals when it is illuminated by thousands of light bulbs.
Day 07: MYSORE – BANGALORE [150 km, 3.5 hours BLD]
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Bangalore to visit Srirangapatna Fort, built by the Timmanna Nayaka in 1454. The fort came to prominence during the rule of Tipu Sultan. The fort was fully fortified and the architecture was modified with the help of French architects to meet the growing needs of protection against invaders. The river Kaveri surrounds the fort in one of the sides. The fort is protected in the West and Northern directions by river Cauvery. The fort had Lal Mahal and Tipu’s palace, which were demolished during the British capture of 1799. There are seven outlets and two dungeons. Upon arrival, visit Tipu’s summer Palace, to the south was started by Haidar Ali and completed by his son Tipu Sultan in 1789. The structure has a substantial amount of wood with walls and ceiling painted in brilliant colors with beautiful carvings.
Day 08: FULL DAY AT BANGALORE. FLY TO SINGAPORE [ BL]
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to enjoy sightseeing in Bangalore City. Bangalore’s reputation as a Garden city includes Lalbagh, the superb botanical garden laid out by Haidar Ali in 1760. The Tipu sultan added a wealth of plants and tree from many countries. In the Bull Temple, the Monolithic Nandi Bull, which is made of grey granite, is believed to have grown in size and now measures nearly 5m in height and over 6m in length. You can opt to visit Vidhan Saudha, Karnataka Legislative building as well. In the evening walk around famous Mahatma Gandhi road. In time transfer to Bangalore Airport to board your flight back to Singapore.
|Economy||Hoopers Stop||Hotel Mayura International||Treebo Vrindavan Coorg||Parkland Hotel|
|Standard||Lemontree Ulsoor Lake||Southern Star||Coorg International||Windflower Resort|
|Superior||Le Meridien||Hassan Ashok||Windflower Resort & Spa||Radisson Blu Plaza|
|Land Tour Cost Includes||Land Tour Cost Excludes|
|1. Airport transfers and all transport costs in chartered transport as per the itinerary.
2. Hotels as indicated in the itinerary with all meals and all applicable taxes as per the hotels selected.
3. Entrance charges to the places of interest as mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Arrangement of walk around coffee plantation at Coorg.
5. One mobile phone with Rs. 100 value for group use.
6. 1000 ml of bottled water per person per day.
7. Odyssey Manager* from airport to airport.
|1. All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tipping, telephone calls etc.
2. And any other expenses paid due to any change in dates and itinerary.
3. Travel, medical & evacuation insurance or any expenses associated with medical and evacuation expenses if any.
|Hotels||6 Par and Above Pax||3 - 5 Pax||2 Pax||1 Pax||CWB||CNB||SRS|