According to this story in the mythological Devi Purana, Mysore was ruled by the demon-king Mahishasura. He was called Mahishasura, because he was a buffalo-headed monster. Hearing to the prayers of Gods and Goddess to save them from the monster, Goddess Parvathi took birth as Chamundeswari and killed the monster. Hence, this place came to be known as Mahishuru, later became Maisuru & Mysore.The Mysore Kingdom, ruled by the Wodeyar family was initially served as a vassal state of the Vijayanagara Empire. After the decline of Vijayanagara Empire, Mysore became independent and the region was ruled from Srirangapatna. The power of Mysore moved into the hands of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan between 1761 and 1799. After the death of Tipu Sultan in fourth Anglo-Mysore war, the power was handed over back to Wodeyar family.Mysore has several tourist attractions including palaces, museums, temples, gardens, etc. Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hill Temple, Mysore Zoo are the most famous places to visit in Mysore. Srirangapatna and Brindavan Gardens are major attractions close to Mysore.
Coorg is the largest producer of Coffee in India. Also, it is one of the places with highest rainfall in India. The Kodagu district comprises different communities like Kodava, Tulu, Gowda and Moplah out of which the largest is the Kodava community, both economically and politically. The economy depends on agriculture, coffee plantations, forestry and tourism.Misty hills, lush forest, tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views have made Coorg an unforgettable holiday destination. Madikeri is the heartland of Coorg region and was the seat of ruling dynasty.
||As per Itinerary
||Accommodations & sightseeings
||driver cum guide
Day 1: Arrival Banglore
Arrival at Banglore ,transfer to a hotel .Check in hotel ,rest and relax .Afternoon visit Lal Bagh- 240 acres of beautifully sculpted gardens, flowers abound, rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants. Glasshouse .Evening free on your own and overnight at Banglore .
Day 2: Banglore – Mysore
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Mysore, Enroute visit Srirangapatna – Tippu’s Summer Palace, etc. On arrival to Mysore, transfer to a hotel. Afternoon proceed to visit St. Phenomena’s church – this imposing Gothic structure with beautiful stained glass windows and lofty towers is a must see and in the evening, visit to world famous Brindavan Garden – the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown, when musical fountains and colored lights transform this place into a magical fairyland. Overnight at Mysore .
Day 3: Mysore
Morning breakfast. Visit to Maharaja Palace – the palace is a splendid structure in the Indo-Saracenic Style, among its many attractions are a magnificent gold throne, Chamundi Hills – perched a top outside Mysore City is the temple of Chamundeshwari. The 4. 8 m tall monoliths of Nandi and the gigantic Mahishasura statue are added attractions and in the evening visit to Mysore’s famous market, Afternoon free on your own . Overnight at Mysore .
Day 4: Mysore – Coorg
Morning breakfast, checkout and proceed to Coorg, Enroute visit famous Nisarghadhama-island near Kushalnagar. Go for optional boating or Elephant ride, on arrival to Madikeri check in to a hotel. Overnight at Coorg .
Day 5 : Coorg
Morning breakfast and proceed for full day sight seeing covering Talakaveri – Set amidst the picturesque Brahmagiri hills is the source of Cauvery River, with the Talacauvery Temple built around it, Baghamandala, afternoon return to hotel, evening visit Onkareshwara Temple, Raja Seat. Overnight at Coorg .
Day 6 : Coorg – Mysore Departure
Breakfast at hotel .Morning free for packing & personal activities. In time check out from the hotel and transfer to the Airport/Railway station
Tour ends with sweet memories of Beautiful Karnataka .