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4 Days Mysore and Nagarhole Tour

A 4 day tour, covering the city of Palace, Mysore and Nagarhole, famed as South India's best Tiger Reserve. Recent surveys have shown, that the Nagarhole Tiger Reserve has the highest population of Tigers amongst all of India’s National Parks. This short tour also includes a visit to South India’s popular destination, Mysore, a city famed for it’s Palaces and Gardens.

Bangalore – Mysore - Nagarhole

Day 01: Bangalore - Mysore

Arrive at Bangalore International Airport.


Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our representative who will present you with a welcome pack including all necessary documentation and drive straight to Mysore (140/3 hrs).

Mysore : The city is a legacy of the famous warrior king Tipu Sultan, known for his victories over the Imperial British Armies. The city is also known for its silk processing and is a major center for nurturing silkworms. Mysore "City of Palaces" is in the hill country of southwestern India, this region is cooler than the coastal cities - one of the reasons so many maharajahs chose to live here and given 17 palaces to this city. It still retains its old charm and many buildings are adorned with domes, turrets and impressive archways.

Mysore palace

Also know as "Sandalwood City", it is a major center for the manufacture of incense. Hence, Mysore is more than palaces, parks and temples … traditional carvings on fragrant sandalwood … the rustle of rich silks … mouthwatering Mysore Pak, a traditional sweetmeat … It is a gourmet's delight and a Shopper's paradise.

Upon arrival check-in to the Windflower Spa & Resort

Overnight at the Windflower Spa & Resort.

Day 02: - Mysore - Nagarhole

This morning you are collected from your hotel for half day sightseeing tour of Mysore. This tour includes a visit to The Mysore Palace - Built in 1912 in the Indo Saracenic style, former residence of the Wodeyars, this structure is one of the largest of its kind in India. The Jaganmohan Palace - this is a converted art gallery that houses paintings that date back to the late 19th century.

Chamundi hill

Chamundi Hill - perched atop a hill is a 12th century temple of Chamundershwari. The gigantic 4.8 meter tall monolith of Nandi the sacred vehicle of Lord Shiva is a marvel to watch. Also close to the temple stands a gigantic statue of the demon Mahishasura.

St. Philomena's Church :. this beautiful Cathedral was built in 1956 and is one of the largest churches in the country. It has been built in the Gothic style with beautiful stain glass windows and lofty towers. Brindavan Gardens - Adjacent to the dam is the beautiful Brindavan Garden. With lighting and musical fountains this place transforms it self into a fairy land in the evenings.


Your sightseeing tour is followed by a drive to Nagarhole (80 kms/02 hrs).

Nagarhole/Kabini :The Nagarahole National Park, 644 sq km in size, is situated in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It encompasses the area where the Western Ghats integrate with the Deccan Plateau. It is flanked by the Bandipur National Park to the south-east and the Wynad Wildlife Sanctuary to the south-west. Together with these parks, it forms part of the larger Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which has a total area of 5500 sq km. Nagarahole has an elevation between 700 m and 960 m with the Masal Betta peak being the highest point and the Kabini River being the lowest.

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The Brahmagiri hill range provides a backdrop to the park and the park has gently undulating terrain crisscrossed by many rivers and streams. The Kabini River is the major river draining the park with the Nagarahole River lending its name to the park.

Nagarahole was accorded the status of a National Park in 1983.The Nagarahole ecosystem supports the highest density of herbivores anywhere in south-east Asia. Large herbivores in Nagarahole are Muntjak, Chital, Sambar, Four-horned Antelope, Gaur, Wild pig, Asian Elephant, Common Langur and the Bonnet Macaque. The density of herbivores in Nagarhole , rivals that of the Masai Mara in Africa when taken on a per sq kilometer basis. Because the availability of prey is not a limiting resource in Nagarahole, selective predation has facilitated large carnivore co-existence in the park and the predominant larege predators here are Tigers, Leopards and Wild Dogs.

The principal reasons for large carnivore coexistence in Nagarahole vis-à-vis the African Savanna are ecological factors such as adequate availability of appropriate sized prey, dense cover and tree density which is absent in the African Savanna and the fact that behavioral factors such as habitat specificity, choice of hunting sites or inter-specific dominance play a relatively minor role in Nagarahole.

It is this large presence of Mammals, coupled with a varied and extremely scenic landscape comprising hills, rivers and water beds that make Nagarhole and Kabini a must do for serious wildlife enthusiasts.

Upon arrival check-in to The Serai Kabini.

Serai -Kabini

The Serai Kabini : The Serai is strategically located on the banks of the magnificent Kabini River and serves as a wonderful gallery for viewing wildlife. Inspired by a vision of operating world-class wildlife resorts near key wildlife sanctuaries in India, The Serai offers tastefully-decorated rooms with all the modern amenities. Each room looks out into the expansive river and is appointed with every little indulgence you would normally expect on a premium vacation. Other facilities at The Serai include a swimming pool, an activity/information centre, a restaurant serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian buffets, a gym, a small Spa and a well-stocked bar.




Overnight at The Serai Lodge.

Day 03: In Nagarhole

Early morning & evening game safaris in Nagarhole National Park. Safaris in Nagarhole are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.

wind flower

Overnight at The Serai Lodge.

Day 04: - Nagarhole - Bangalore Depart

Morning game safari at Nagarhole National Park. Check out of your hotel at noon and leisurely drive to Bangalore airport (230 kms/05 hrs) in time to board flight home.

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COST USD 656 per person
 
* A supplement may apply for travel between 20th Dec and 10th Jan

CITIES HOTELS INCLUSIONS
Mysore Windflower
  • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis in Mysore and Full Board Basis in Nagarhole.
  • All arrival-departure transfers and land transportation using an aircon car exactly as per the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tour / game rides along with a local English Speaking Guide / naturalist and including entrance fee to monuments / game park exactly as mentioned above in the Itinerary.
Nagarhole The Serai Kabini

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