Bangalore, Mysore, Coorg 4 Days 3 Nights tour packages.
A nice combination of History and Nature. Mysore is known as the city of Palaces and a visit to the Maharaja’s Palace will give you a thinking towards the rich past of Indian Royal Kingdoms. Coorg is full of Nature and life. Many tribal settlements are there still in active life. Widespread Coffee Plantations are amazing. Tata Tea owns a beautiful Golf Centre and their British Bungalows are available for accommodations and small get togethers.
Things to do:
Guided tours through the historic Monuments
Visit to the local market, St. Philomina’s Church,
Chamundi Hills, Flower market etc
Guided Nature walk in Coorg
Coffee Plantation walk with interaction with labors
Local sightseeing of Madikeri Fort, Talakaveri and
Day 01 – Mysore
You will be picked up from Bangalore to drive to Mysore.(150 Kms/ 03 Hrs). On arrival in Mysore, check-into the hotel. Afternoon for sightseeing of Mysore. Mysore is known as the city of Palaces and the entire architecture and decorum of the place is in harmony with the Royal style for which Mysore is known. Today you will visit, Maharaja’s Palace, Chamundi Hills, Nandi Bull etc. Evening you may opt to go for a shopping. Mysore Silk is very popular and worth to have a look. Overnight at the Hotel.
Mysore, the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposingbuildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. There's an old world charm about the city that reaches out and leaves no one untouched.Visit the palace of the Maharaja built in 1911-12. The palace is of harmonious syntheses of the Hindu and Saracenic styles of architecture with archways, domes, turrets, colonnades and sculptures which are magnificent. Visit the Art Gallery; drive up to Chamundi hill to see Chamundeshwari Temple & a panoramic view of Mysore. On the way back, see the Nandi Bull. Mysore is known the world over for its exotic sandalwood and rich silks.Mysore, an undulating tableland, covered in parts by granite outcrops and fringed by verdant forests, offering several attractions ranging from the royal splendor of Mysore City and its fabulous Dasara Festival to exquisite temples, pilgrimage centres and scenic spots.
Maharaja’s Palace is a synonym for Mysore in the Tourist Map. Its built in Indo-Saracenic style with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades. The Palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. The walled Palace complex houses the Residential Museum, temples and shrines including Shwetha Varahaswamy Temple. The jewel studded golden throne, the pride of the Wodeyars and the symbol of their sovereignity, displayed here during Dussehra festival in October. The Palace will be lit with One Hundred Thousand electric bulbs on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Day 02:Mysore – Coorg (3 Hours Drive)
After breakfast drive to Coorg.. Upon arrival in Coorg check in to the hotel. Afternoon, you may opt to go for a sightseeing tour of Coorg visiting Madikeri Fort, Raja Seat. At Raja Seat enjoy the spectacular sunset which will refresh one’s mind. Over night stay at the hotel.
Madikeri Fort was first built as a mud fort by Mudduraja in the last quarter of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. It was eventually rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan who named the site as Jaffarabad. Madikeri Fort, built of brick and mortar, had witnessed several fierce battles. In 1790, Doddavira Rajendra took control of the fort. The palace was renovated by Lingarajendra Wodeyar II in 1812-1814.In the north-east corner at the entrance are two life size masonry elephants and a church is present in the south-east corner. The fort offers panoramic views of the city from its walls. This is a fort with archaeological value and a marvel of architecture. The centuries old Madikeri Fort with its stone ramparts houses the prison, a temple, a chapel, a small museum, and assorted government offices. Raja's Seat is a small pavilion with a garden surrounding it; offering a view of the green valley below. According to legend, the kings of Coorg spent their evenings here. The spectacular sunset and the far stretching blue mountains will take ones breath away.
Day 03: Coorg
Breakfast at the hotel. Today either you may opt to relax at the resort or go for a full day sightseeing tour in and around Madikeri visiting Talakkaveri, Nisargadhama, Tibetan Monastery and the Harangi Dam. Over night stay at the hotel.
Talakaveri - This is the origin of river Kaveri on the eastern slopes of Brahmagiri peak at 1350 metres altitude, about 8 km by road from Bhagamandala.An enclosure around the spring called Gundige is connected to a small pond beside. The water from the pond goes underground and comes out after about one kilometer down the hill. There are three shrines above the spring and birds eye view of west-coast from the hill range.
Tibetan Monastery: His Holiness, Pema Norbu Rinpoche, established Namdroling Monastery shortly after he came to India from Tibet. His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated the spot and bequeathed the name "Namdroling Monastery." Today the monastery is home to nearly 5000 monks and nuns, renowned as a center for the pure upholding of the teachings of the Buddha.Now, the Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the largest teaching center of Nyingmapa; a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The monastery is home to a sangha community of over five thousand monks and nuns, a religious college (or shedra) and hospital.The huge investment of time and energy made by Penor Rinpoche to build his monastery has borne abundant fruit. Among those who have studied, or are studying, at the monastery, are all the major lineage holding tulkus and lamas of the Palyul tradition, including the fifth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, the third Choktrul Rinpoche and the third Rago Choktrul. Their spiritual training is directed and guided by Penor Rinpoche himself.
Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe also has a retreat centre, opened in 1985, where thirty monks undergo an intensive three-year retreat. Penor Rinpoche personally instructs them in the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik cycle.Every autumn, according to the tradition of the Palyul Monastery, he gives instructions on Ngondro, Tsalung and Dzogchen from the Namcho cycle of Terton Mingyur Dorje. Students attend this one month retreat from the Institute, monks from the monastery and lay people. It was Penor Rinpoche's dream, and something he continues to emphasize, that students would be able to combine in-depth, intensive study with practice, and now the monastery offers the perfect setting in which to do this. It is a must visit for those interested in Buddhism and its philosophy or just in general to see the hub of the burgeoning of Buddhism in India.
Day 04 – Bangalore Departure
You will be dropped to Bangalore to connect your onward journey.