Point of Arrival & Departure: Bangalore (BLR), Karnataka, India
Destinations Covered: Bangalore-Kabini-Mysore-Bangalore
Highlights: Kabini Wildlife Reserve & Jungle Safari, Mysore Palace, Brindavan garden,
Duration: 4 Nights & 5 Days
Day 1: Bangalore-Kabini (150 K.ms, 3 hours drive)
You will be greeted and received by our representative at Bangalore airport on arrival and he will transfer you to Kabini by road. Check in to the hotel on reaching this popular destination with Kabini Wildlife Reserve. After freshen up from the hotel go on a wild life safari through the jungle and enjoy wildlife in close quarters. Evening back to the resort/lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Kabini with a naturally beautiful landscape and water brooks attracts visitors to this wildlife sanctuary. The Kabini Forest Reserve is 55 acres of land with dense forests, hills, lakes and streams. The safari here will give you the chance to spot huge herds of elephants, chitals, sambhars, barking deer, macaques, sloth bears, gaurs, panthers, crocodiles, tigers and wild dogs. Also Kabini has over 300 species of birds and is said to be a heaven for ornithologists. Other possible activities here are Nature walks, jungle treks, boat rides, cycling, bird watching, bonfire nights, and trips to local villages.
Shopping in Kabini:
Handicrafts made by tribal people are excellent souvenirs to take back home.
Day 2: Kabini-Mysore (35 K.ms, 45 minutes drive)
Today after a Karnatic breakfast drive to the old world charmed city of Mysore, the ‘Cultural Capital’ of Karnataka with majestic palaces, heritage mansions and well manicured gardens as well as ancient temples. Check in to the hotel, your driver will be ready outside for taking you out for local sightseeing & shopping.
Mysore (770 Meters above sea level):
Mysore is the second largest city in the South Indian state of Karnataka with its rich historical past. The city is blessed with fabulous palaces, ancient temples, heritage mansions and beautiful gardens. Mysore, the cleanest city in Karnataka is also known as ‘city of Palaces, ‘Ivory City’ and ‘City of Yoga’. Mysore is also famed for its silk and sandalwood.
Attractions in Mysore city includes the most visited (in India) Mysore Palace or the Amba Palace, Chamundeshwari Temple, Mahabaleshwara temple, St. Philomena’s Church, Brindavan Gardens, Jaganmohana Palace Art Gallery, Lalitha Mahal Palace, Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, Railway Museum, Karanji Lake & Kukkarahalli Lake and Mysore Zoo.
Shopping in Mysore:
The cleanest city of Mysore is well-known for its fine quality of silks, sandalwood, jasmine, rosewood items, tone carved statues, paintings, incense sticks and sweet Mysore Pak, a gram flour fudge. Mysore is renowned for its silks all over the world, Mysore silk saris are popular as they reflect the regal heritage and tradition of the city of Mysore. You can buy them from the showroom of the Government Silk Weaving Factory.
Interesting souvenir item you can buy from here are intricately carved artifacts. By using sandalwood, rosewood and teakwood the craftsmen make small gift items such as jewelry boxes and figures of Gods & Goddesses. Mysore paintings are another item to buy as they reflect the rich culture and tradition of Mysore. Visit Cauvery Arts and Crafts Emporium if you wish to buy sandalwood powder, sandalwood oil, sandalwood artifacts and scented incense sticks.
Day 4: Mysore-Bangalore (3 hours drive, 140 K.ms)
Today our driver cum guide will transfer you to Bangalore, previously known as ‘’Garden City of India’’ now became the ‘’Silicon Valley of India’’ for its current status in IT industry. The city is 3113 feet above sea level, so experiences a beautiful climate.
Bangalore (Bengaluru-949 Meters above sea level):
Attractions in Bangaluru includes16th century Bull Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva’s vehicle Nandi (which is belived to be growing), 120-hectare Cubbon Park in the heart of the city (said to be the ‘lungs of Bengaluru’), Lalbag Gardens, Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum, The neo-classical High court, neo-Dravidian Vidhana Soudha (houses the State Legislature), interactive Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum. Imposing Jama Masjid with the bustling & colourful market in its shadow, The Kempegowda Fort made of mud, The Bengaluru Palace of the Mysore Wodeyars, the ISKCON Temple (International Society for Krishna Consciousness).
Day 5: Bangalore Shopping
Today you spend time with the activities of your interests such as shopping etc.
Commercial Street of Bangalore is the best area for shopping in Bangalore, where you can buy ethnic western clothing to traditional & stunningly hand embroidered dazzling silk sarees of lustrous hues. If it is saree shopping visit Mysore Saree Udyog where you find amazing collection suits all budget. M.G Road in Bangalore also a good place lined with plenty of stores offers some great stuff. Bengaluru is also a good place to buy incense, silks, tribal jewelry, brass and copper ware, soapstone statues, aromatic sandal & rosewood carvings and lacquer work.
The Package Includes:
- Arrival assistance and transfer to hotel,
- 3 nights hotel Accommodations with Breakfast,
- 1 Accommodation with all meals,
- Intercity transfers and Sightseeing by A/c car,
- Sightseeing in Kabini, Mysore & Begaluru,
- Departure transfer to Airport/R.Station,
- And all taxes with service charges.
Price as per Request