Coorg Holidays

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Bull Temple

Day 1: Bangalore

Welcome to India! Upon your arrival in Bangalore, we will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free and at your leisure. Overnight at The Chancerry Hotel

Bangalore city view

Day 2: Bangalore - Hassan

Today we drive from Bangalore to Hassan (about 200 kms/06 hours drive) Arrive and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hoysala Village

Day 3: Hassan - Chikmagalur

Today on our way to Chikmaglur we visit Belur, Halebidu home to one of the best examples of Hoysala architecture in the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples . Later we visit Sravanbelgola famous for the statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali at Śravaṇa Beḷgoḷa is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Jainism. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Honeyvale Homestay

Day 4: Chikmagalur

Today car at yourdisposal to explore Chikmaglur You can visit plantations, Mulyangiri hills and Hebbe Falls. Overnight at Honeyvale Homestay

Day 5: Chikmagalur - Mangalore

Today drive to Mangalore (200 kms/4 hrs 30 mins drive) Afternoon with car at disposal Consider visiting Light Hill and Port with driver. Overnight at Taj Gateway hotel

Day 6: Mangalore - Coorg

After breakfast we drive to Coorg.The area is reknowned for its agriculture; typically, rice fields are found on the valley floors, with plantation crops under tree cover in the surrounding hills. On arrival check in and remaining day at leisure. Overnight at Amanvana Resort

Day 7: Coorg

Day to explore Coorg with car at disposal. we recommned to visit one of many intersting sites around such as Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Dubare Elephant camp, Omkareshwara temple and Bylakuppe tibetian monastery. Overnight at Amanvana Resort

Day 8: Coorg - Wayanad

Drive to Wayanad today (about 130 kms/3 hours drive) Rest of the day at leisure with car at disposal. Overnight at Vythri Resorts

Day 9: Wayanad

Day to explore Wayanad with car at disposal You can opt to visit Edakkal caves,Meenumutty waterfalls,Banasura sagar dam. Overnight at Vythri Resorts

Day 10: Wayanad - Ooty

After breakfast we drive to famous hill station Ooty located in the Nilgiri Hills (about 125 kms/ 03 hours drive) Rest of the day at leisure with car at disposal. Overnight at Taj Savoy

Day 11: Ooty

This morning enjoy a city tour of Ooty. Also known as Udhagamandalam, Ooty is the "Queen of hill stations" and the capital of Nilgiris district. You also enjoy train ride on famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Overnight at Taj Savoy

Day 12: Ooty - Mysore

After breakfast we drive to Mysore (165 kms/ 04 hours drive). Arrive and check in at your hotel Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mysore visiting Palace, Chamundi Hills, Brindavan gardens and Srirangapatna. Hotel Regaalis

Day 13: Mysore - Bangalore

Say goodbye to Mysore and get ready for Bangalore. After breakfast you'll head to this vibrant lively city, and enjoy a sightseeing tour in the afternoon including Lalbagh, Bull temple, Tipu Palace, ISKCON Temple and Vidhansoudha. Overnight at The Chancerry Hotel

Cubbon Park flowers

Day 14: Bangalore - Colombo

Transfer to airport for flight to Colombo. Welcome to Sri Lanka and the start of your holiday! Arrive Colombo, included transfer to hotel. This evening at leisure. Overnight at Pegasus Reef

Day 15: Colombo - Giritale

Departing Colombo, drive to Giritale and check into hotel before an afternoon visit to Polonnaruwa - an 11th century city of compact size. Polonnaruwa features 12th-century stone sculptures, an old irrigation system with huge tanks, and the Gal Vihara – comprising of three enormous Buddha figures - one reclining (it’s 44 ft/13 m long), one standing and one sitting. The statues, located in a cluster along a dirt road, are revered as being amongst the most sacred monuments in Sri Lanka. There are also palace ruins, great bas-reliefs and friezes. Spend some time exploring the site, before later returning to Giritale. Overnight at Deer Park Hotel

Day 16: Giritale - Kandy

We drive to Sigiriya, the elevated fortress ruins of King Kasyapa, where you view the stunning frescoes. Next visit the impressive Dambulla Rock Temple. Dambulla is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. Leaving Dambulla, the final stop of the day is Matale en route to Kandy. Sri Lanka is renowned for it’s spices and spice gardens are located all over the country but the biggest concentration of them can be found around Matale. Overnight at Cinnamon Citadel

Day 17: Kandy

Today we visit the elephant orphanage in Pinnawela. This orphanage is the home for about 60 elephants, out of which some are baby elephants found abandoned or orphaned in the wild. Afterwards we go to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Back in Kandy, a scenic lakeside town, visit the lake, bazaar, gem museum and lapidary. In the evening, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and then enjoy a cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing. Overnight at Cinnamon Citadel

Day 18: Kandy - Nuwara Eliya

Leave for Nuwara Eliya – En route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. On completion, proceed to Nuwara Eliya, because of its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country producing a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara-Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia – Overnight at Grand Hote

Day 19: Nuwara Eliya - Kandy

Leave for Yala. Evening proceed on a Jeep Safari to visit the Yala National Park - This park is famous for its high density of leopards, perhaps the highest in the world. You are also sure to see elephants – grumpy loan males during the dry months and large herds in the wet season. There is a plethora of reptilian species and platoons of crocodiles. It is also one of the few places in the world where the severely endangered black necked stork can still be seen. The uniqueness of the park is the sheer diversity of the habitat: dense jungles suddenly gives way to lagoons and open plain areas and the park has a simply beautiful sea front. Overnight at Chaaya Wild (Jungle Chalet)

Day 20: Kandy - Negombo

Today we will drive to Negombo for relax at the beach.Overnight at Jetwing Beach Hotel

Day 21: Negombo

Transfer to Colombo airport accordingly to your flight details

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