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South Explorer

  • Mysore 2 nights
  • Ooty 2 nights
  • Kodaikanal 2 nights
  • Tour Itinerary
  • South India
  • Indus Holidays Bestseller
Suitable for

Family / Couple

Duration

6 Nights 7 Days

Category

Heritage / Hills

Package type

Customisable

This trip through the contrasting towns, wildlife parks and hill stations of the Western Ghats will give you a flavour of all that's best about the south.South Explorer puts together three prime destinations of South India in a perfect family/group holiday.

Starting from

15000

/person

Experience Highlights

  • Toy train
  • Tea garden
  • Palace
  • Take a morning walk along the amazing 'Coakers walk' in Kodaikanal which will offer vistas to die for
  • Chill out at the hilly town of Ooty, one of India's most-loved holiday retreats
  • Let the stories of times of yore during the pre-colonial times unfold slowly at Mysore City Palace - India's most beautiful building.
  • Experience bliss as you enjoy a scenic ride through the Blue Mountains
  • A memorable evening at the magical fountains of Brindavan gardens

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Tour Summary

  • 6 Days
  • 3 Destinations
  • Short daily travel
  • Day 1 - Bangalore - Mysore
  • Day 2 - Explore Mysore
  • Day 3 - Mysore - Ooty
  • Day 4 - Explore Ooty
  • Day 5 - Ooty - Kodaikanal
  • Day 6 - Departure from Kodaikanal

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

  • Bangalore to Mysore
  • 3 hrs
  • 150 kms

You will be welcomed at Bangalore International airport / rail station by our company representative. Today, we travel to one of South India’s most vibrant cities – Mysore. The grand palaces, silk, sandalwood and incense production give an iconic status to this destination. You may also consider visiting Srirangapatna- the summer palace on the way to Mysore.

  • Visit Srirangapatna, the fortress of the ‘Tiger of Mysore’, This was the summer palace and de facto capital from where Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan ruled in their glory days.
  • Visit the Maharaja’s Palace, an architectural marvel which is the icon of Mysore.
  • 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.
  • Relax for the night after dinner.

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 2

  • 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.
  • The 1000 stone steps laid out by the Maharaja in the 17th century and the majestic Nandi monolith is a compelling sight.
  • Enjoy shopping around for local specialities at the Devaraja Market.
  • Spend the evening at the Brindavan Gardens and witness the dancing fountains where coloured lights transform the place into a magical fairyland.
  • Relax for the night at your resort.

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 3

  • 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

  • The journey through the Mudumalai jungles will be thrilling as you spot wild elephants by the roadside.
  • It gets better as you take the scenic 36 hairpin bends from the plains to the blue mountains or Nilgiris.
  • Once at Ooty check-in to the resort and relax for a while.
  • Consider visiting the local market and shop around for honey and organic produce harvested by locals. Cottage cheese, spices, home-made chocolates and organic tea are other items to consider (Optional)
  • Relax after a quiet dinner in your resort.

Stay at Ooty

Hotel Lakeview

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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

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Activity Add-ons

Day 4

  • Explore Ooty
  • Full Day
  • In Town

The day is at leisure to explore the hill station. Spend your day at the view points, lakes or just sipping tea at your hill resort. For those chasing the atmosphere of the British Raj, it just lingers around the clubs and heritage hotels.

  • 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

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 Kodaikanal
  • 6 hrs
  • 200 kms

The day is at leisure to explore the hill station for the day and we head to Kodaikanal 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 Kodaikanal.
  • Enroute, Spend time learning tea manufacturing to tasting at the high field tea estate.
  • Explore famous spots like Sim’s park, lamb’s rock and Dolphin’s Nose on your way to Kodaikanal.
  • On reaching your resort, relax and enjoy the scenic environs.
  • Enjoy your dinner and relax for the night.

Stay at Kodaikanal

Kodai Resort

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that the very popular Lake of Kodaikanal is manmade that too not by an Indian but an Irish man?.

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

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Activity Add-ons

Day 6

  • Explore Kodai
  • Full Day
  • In Town

The day is at leisure to explore the hill station. Kodai is a special destination which manages to retain its charm of a more relaxed and intimate hill station despite its growing popularity. But if you choose to explore its delights, it has all the trappings of an ideal getaway.

  • Start your day with stroll along Coaker's walk - a beautiful pedestrian path cut along steep slopes.
  • If it isn't a day cloaked in opaque mist, this 5-minute walk affords you panoramic views of the plains 2000 m below.
  • After breakfast, do a local tour of Kodai starting with Bryant Park - landscaped and stocked by the British officer after whom it is named.
  • Later today head to Pillar rocks, three towering boulders offering jaw-dropping views. There is a cave on the far side of the pillars which was earlier named Devil's Kitchen because of the mist which mysteriously appeared to emanate from it.
  • Visit Green Valley viewpoint and the numerous falls in town.
  • Activity likers will find the simple pleasures of adventure infused trails of Kodai to be exciting.
  • While in Kodai, try out cafe Cariappa - a caffeine addict's dream. The wood panelled cafe crats fantastic brews of its locally grown organic coffee. Also try homemade carrot cake, sandwiches and crepes.
  • Relax after a quiet dinner.

Stay at Kodai

Kodai Resort

(See our stay selections)

Deluxe Room

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Did you know that the very popular Lake of Kodaikanal is manmade that too not by an Indian but an Irish man?.

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

View more tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Add-ons

Day 7

  • Departure from Coimbotore
  • 2.5 hrs
  • 90 kms

Today is the last day of your tour. Have an enjoyable breakfast and head to Coimbatore.

  • Indulge in some shopping if you wish to.
  • We drop you at the airport / railway station, from where you can take your flight/train for onward journey with memories to last for a lifetime.

     

Departure from Coimbotore

Insider Tips by Indus Indus Holidays

Coimbatore is known for Isha Yoga centre, a sacred place consecrated by Sadhguru

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

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Activity Add-ons

Offers & Packages

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  • Mysore 2 nights
  • Ooty 2 nights
  • Kodaikanal 2 nights

6 Nights Deluxe Package

Starting From

15000 / 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

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 Premium 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 Package For Groups

Starting From

12000 / 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 South Explorer (5 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.