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Karnataka Discovery

  • Hassan 1 night
  • Mysore 2 nights
  • Ooty 1 night
  • Nagerhole 2 nights
  • Tour Itinerary
  • South India
  • Indus Holidays Bestseller
Suitable for

Family / Couple

Duration

6 Nights 7 Days

Category

Wildlife / Hills

Package type

Customisable

Karnataka Discovery is a compact trip which offers an ideal mixture of famous spots and a great bag of diverse experiences to make a fascinating tour. From the mystique beauty of the Ooty hills, the thick forests of Nagarhole to the heritage town of Mysore, every moment will be worth reliving!

Starting from

20000

/person

Experience Highlights

  • Toy train
  • Palace
  • Safai
  • Spot wildlife at the fringe of the forest as you take a jeep safari through the jungle at Nagarhole
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Mysore city from the heights of the Chamundi hills
  • Experience bliss as you enjoy a scenic ride through the Blue Mountains on a heritage ‘Toy Train’
  • The walls paint history as you get amazed by the detailed stone work at the grand Hoysala Temples
  • A memorable evening at the magical fountains of Brindavan gardens is also on the cards

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Booked by 136 travellers in 2021

Tour Summary

  • 7 Days
  • 4 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 - Bangalore - Hassan
  • Day 2 - Hassan - Mysore
  • Day 3 - Explore Mysore
  • Day 4 - Mysore - Ooty
  • Day 5 - Ooty - Nagarhole
  • Day 6 - Explore Nagarhole
  • Day 7 - Departure Form Bangalore

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Bangalore to Hassan
  • 3.5 hrs
  • 185 kms

You will be welcomed at Bangalore International airport / rail station by our company representative. While modernity does push the boundaries of the city, the combined legacies of Haider Ali, Tipu sultan and the British still live on.

  • You may opt for a quick sight-seeing of Bangalore city if you wish to.
  • Explore the lovely garden like Lalbhag and cubbon Park and lovely Victorian era architecture as visible on the Vidhan Sauda -Which houses both the state legislature and Secretariat.
  • Depart by surface for Hassan, the base of the great Hoysala Empire in the 11th to 13th century.
  • check-in to your hotel and relax for the day.

Stay at Hassan

Hoysala Village Resort

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe cottage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Centuries ago, Bangalore was a small hilly region occupied by tribal community.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Bangalore

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Activity Add-ons

Day 2

  • Hassan to Mysore
  • 3 hrs
  • 150 kms

Today, visit the most celebrated temples of Belur and Halebid which together give the name ‘Southern Varanasi’ to the region. The strikingly beautiful 11th century Hoysala temples and Jain shrines will leave you spell-bound. Head over to Mysore for the night.

  • Visit the Channekeshava Temple, a marvel that took 100 years in the making.
  • This exquisite temple was built to immortalise the Hoysalas’ victory over the Cholas.
  • Be there for the lively pujas as this is the only Hoysala site still in daily use.
  • Explore Hoysaleshwar temple, yet another masterpiece of Hoysala architecture for which construction went on for more than 80 years.
  • Travel to Mysore and relax for the night.

Stay at Mysore

Rio Meredian

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Mysore is one of the first planned cities in Asia?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Mysore

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Activity Add-ons

Day 3

  • Explore Mysore
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Today, you get to explore this ancient city, its bustling markets, magnificent monuments and more. Shop around for premium silk, incense and sandalwood which are a speciality of Mysore. After exploring Chamundi hills during the day, a magical evening at Brindavan awaits you.

  • Morning is a great time to start a fine half-day excursion to Chamundi Hills. Experience the panoramic view overlooking the Mysore city and explore the marvellous temple.
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  • The 1000 stone steps laid out by the Maharaja in the 17th century and the majestic Nandi monolith is a compelling sight.
  • Built in indo-saracenic style with dome, arches and turrets, the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works from all over the world.
  • The jewels studded throne, majestic durbar hall with ornate ceilings and intricately carved doors make for a fascinating sight.
  • If you are lucky to be here on a Sunday or public holiday, the illuminated palace will be a spectacle to remember!
  • Also visit the Rajendra art gallery, which houses a remarkable collection of paintings form Raja Ravi Varma and other traditional Mysore styles.
  • Visit the magical Brindavan Gardens and witness the light and sound show.
  • Relax for the night.

Stay at Mysore

Rio Meredian

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that Mysore is one of the first planned cities in Asia?

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Mysore

View more tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 4

  • Mysore to Ooty
  • 3 hrs
  • 130 kms

Today, we depart by surface to Udhagamandalam (Ooty) and enjoy the ride up the hills. Get away from the plains and soak –in the beauty of the Blue Mountains. The stunning gardens, rolling hills, pine and eucalyptus forests have earned the name queen of hill stations for this place

  • Visit the famous Botanical garden built in 1847 which features a wide variety of exotic and ornamental plants.
  • The iconic, St Thomas church overlooks the lake where boating facilities are available.
  • You can also try horse-back riding around the lake.
  • Visit the highest peak – Doddabetta which offers a beautiful vista.
  • Relax for the night in your hill resort.

Stay at Ooty

Hotel Lakeview

(See our stay selections)

Luxury Cottage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Nilgiri Express travels through one of the steepest rail stretches in Asia between Ooty and Conoor.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Ooty

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Activity Add-ons

Day 5

  • Ooty to Nagarhole
  • 4.5 hrs
  • 170 kms

The day is at leisure to explore the hill station for the day and we head to Nagarhole by afternoon. Take a scenic ride on the toy train and cover the left over sightseeing destinations before leaving Ooty.

  • Enjoy a scenic ride on the world heritage Blue mountain railway. Ooty to Coonoor and back would be a good ride.(Optional)
  • Afternoon, depart by surface to Nagarhole.
  • On reaching your jungle resort, relax and enjoy the scenic environs.
  • Freshen up and enjoy a campfire experience in your resort and relax for the night.

Stay at Nagarhole

Kabini River Lodge

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Cottage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Nilgiri Express travels through one of the steepest rail stretches in Asia between Ooty and Conoor.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Ooty

View more tips

 

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 6

  • Explore Nagarhole
  • Full Day
  • In Town

Today you will be experiencing the best of wild experiences on offer in Nagarhole. Mild treks, boating, jungle jeep safari and more will make for a memorable day in the wild. This place is home to 60 tigers, leopard and animal sightings are really good here.

  • Keep your eyes peeled for action on the ground as elephants roam in wild herd and deers stare at you brazenly on your morning jeep safari.
  • On good days if you keep low profile while crossing, you will even spot leopards or watch families of deers on the road. The best part is that fewer visitors here make the whole wild experience a lot more exclusive.
  • If you are up for it, take up on the government organised boat rides in the afternoon which will be another chance to get up and close with the wild.
  • Relax for the night.

Stay at Nagarhole

Kabini River Lodge

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Cottage

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Nilgiri Express travels through one of the steepest rail stretches in Asia between Ooty and Conoor.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Nagarhole

View more tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 7

  • Departure from Bangalore
  • 5.5 hrs
  • 250 kms

Today will be the last day of your tour. Have a splendid breakfast at your resort and get ready for onward journey.

  • Check out from your resort and head to Bengaluru.
  • Drop back at Airport with memories to last for a life time.

Departure from Bangalore

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Centuries ago, Bangalore was a small hilly region occupied by tribal community.

All such local insider tips is here: Local's guide to Bangalore

View more tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Offers & Packages

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  • Hassan 1 night
  • Mysore 2 nights
  • Ooty 1 night
  • Nagerhole 2 nights

6 Nights Deluxe Package

Starting From

23000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

6 Nights Luxury Package

Starting From

30000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

6 Nights Honeymoon Package

Starting From

25000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

6 Nights Economy Package

Starting From

20000 / person

These are indicative Rates (per person). Subject to variation based on choice of stay, group size, activities, dates, routes, transportation and other price hikes.

We handle each booking individually to get best possible prices and inclusions. This means our negotiating power can often lower prices or get more inclusions than indicated here. Give us a try!

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Q & A for Karnataka Discovery (6 Nights) by Indus Holidays

Can I customise my itinerary with a few stays of my choice?

Answered by Prasanth Madhavan

Definitely! As we specialise in customised holiday planning to Kerala & South India for the last 20 years, we can offer almost any stay option. We have long-standing direct relationships with resorts, homestays & hotels in this region which allow us to deliver privilege services at unbeatable rates.

If you want to change the stay options in our offers, your trip designer will work with you till you are happy with the package. More importantly, our experts give you unbiased insights and highlights of each stay option from direct experience to help you make better choices.

What is the holiday booking procedure?

Answered by Nisha Vinod

You can submit an enquiry here anytime or contact our destination experts directly. One of Indus’ Trip Designers will call you back to understand your requirement and will make an offer within 2 hours. Our experts will also make suitable recommendations on stay options, day activities, itinerary options and transportation to assist you further in customising the holiday to your requirements. Once it is perfect, send a confirmation and we will take care of the rest.

What are the payment options you offer?

Answered by Goldin Syriac

We offer all major payment options including credit cards , debit cards , wire transfer, net banking and UPI. Service charges from the bank may be applicable on select payment methods.

Can my driver speak hindi? Do you offer taxi services only?

Answered by Divya Hrishikesh

Yes, our transportation team carefully chooses and trains our driver partners to deliver the high touch experiences we offer. They are highly co-operative, friendly and can speak in hindi and English. You will also find our cabs to be well maintained, safe and reliable.

When you book hotels, activities and taxi together with Indus, we will be able to offer you a better overall deal than what you get directly. Also you get the added benefit of Indus’ responsive customer relations team for on-tour support. So, currently our trained drivers are available only for our package customers.