DAY 01: BANGALORE
Upon arrival at Bangaluru, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort to freshen up. Then, at your convenience, you can head out for sightseeing and visits. Enjoy your exploration of the vibrant city.
Explore Bangalore, India’s ‘Garden City,’ it officially embraced the name Bengaluru, though the old name still resonates with charm. Boasts lush parks and a rich history. The Bangalore Fort, a medieval marvel, anchors the city’s heritage. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, an ornate masterpiece, holds rare artifacts. Bangalore Palace, like Windsor Castle, graces the skyline. Mayo Hall showcases British grandeur. Vidhan Soudha blends ancient Indian architectural styles. Cubbon Park exudes British charm. Explore Bangalore’s tapestry of history, culture, and enchantment.
DAY 02: BANGALORE – MYSORE
After breakfast, your journey takes you to Mysore. En route, make a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Srirangapatna Fort. Upon your arrival in Mysore, transfer to hotel/resort, get refreshes, and, embark on a sightseeing adventure. Enjoy your exploration of this enchanting heritage destination.
Srirangapatna, the ancient town, served as the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore during the reign of Tipu Sultan. This island town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, holds immense cultural and historical significance.
Nestled in rich Indo-Islamic heritage, Mysore is a regal gem steeped in history it officially embraced the name Mysuru. With two UNESCO World Heritage sites, it’s a premier cultural destination. Explore the heroic legacy of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan as you wander its vibrant streets. Mysore, the “Cultural Capital of Southern India,” boasts grand monuments, palaces, museums, and galleries.
Mysore Palace, unlike any other in the world, serves as the official residence of the Royal Wadiyars and holds UNESCO World Heritage status. Built-in 1912, it’s a stunning fusion of Indo-Saracenic, neoclassical, Indo-Islamic, and Gothic architecture, adorned with intricate details like mirrors, stained glass, and mosaics.
DAY 03: MYSORE
After breakfast, Set forth on a captivating heritage exploration in Mysore. Immerse yourself in the city’s treasure trove of history and culture.
Explore Mysore’s riches: The Sand Sculpture Museum showcases over a hundred sculptures depicting the city’s cultural heritage. At the Unique Railway Museum, vintage locomotives, steam engines, and a mini-train ride await. Jaganmohan Palace boasts intricate architecture and a royal art gallery since the early nineteenth century. Then there’s the iconic Mysore Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its stunning Indo-Saracenic, neoclassical, Indo-Islamic, and Gothic architecture, illuminated by 100,000 bulbs on Sundays.
DAY 04: MYSORE – OOTY
After breakfast, embark on a journey to Ooty. Upon arrival, transfer you to hotel/resort, relax and freshen up before enjoying leisure time in the enchanting hill town of Ooty.
Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is a tranquil hill town nestled at over 2,200 meters above sea level, making it one of India’s most beloved mountain getaways. With its consistently cool temperatures year-round, Ooty embodies the essence of a charming hill station. Its lush green landscapes, delightful weather, and a plethora of adventure opportunities define Ooty’s fame. Thanks to its idyllic hillside location, it has maintained its status as a perennial favorite for family vacations and travelers with diverse interests.
DAY 05: OOTY IN AND AROUND
After breakfast, embark on a captivating journey to explore the enchanting sights in and around this picturesque hill town.
Ooty, nestled amidst lush tea estates, valleys, and picturesque forests, is a captivating hill station that seamlessly blends classic charm with natural beauty. With its heritage structures showcasing British architectural marvels, Ooty exudes a timeless allure. The renowned ‘Ooty toy train,’ a UNESCO World Heritage site, traverses this enchanting landscape. Another highlight is the Rose Garden, one of the world’s largest, where the temperate mountain climate ensures a continuous bloom of vibrant roses. Divided into five terraced areas, the garden provides a perfect setting for a fragrant evening escape, making it a beloved destination for visitors seeking tranquility and natural splendor.
DAY 06: OOTY IN AND AROUND
After breakfast, embark on a mesmerizing railway journey aboard the Ooty to Coonoor Toy Train. This nostalgic train offers a revitalizing travel experience as it winds its way through lush green tea estates, dense forests, towering eucalyptus trees, and majestic mountains. Covering a distance of 19 kilometers, the Ooty to Coonoor route treats you to spectacular scenery at a leisurely pace, allowing ample time to appreciate the beauty of nature.
Coonoor, a charming hill station adorned with verdant forests, picturesque colonial bungalows, and thriving tea plantations, effortlessly captures your heart with its timeless appeal.
DAY 07: OOTY – COIMBATORE / BENGALURU
After breakfast, embark on a drive from Ooty to Coimbatore Airport / Station or Bengaluru Airport / Station.
Nestled just 90 kilometers away, Coimbatore serves as Ooty’s nearest Airport, inviting you to embark on a scenic road journey of 2 to 3 hours. Meanwhile, Bengaluru International Airport, located around 290 kilometers away, beckons with a road journey spanning 5 to 6 hours to reach there.
Embark on a captivating 7-day journey through our ‘South Panorama Itinerary,’ meandering through the enchanting cities of Bangalore, Mysore, and Ooty—each a treasure trove of rich history and breathtaking beauty. Over centuries, this region has borne witness to the rule of illustrious dynasties, from the Royal Wadiyars to the legendary warriors Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Their tales of heroism and romance echo through the grandeur of monumental landmarks, which stand as timeless witnesses to a regal golden era. For centuries, these visionary rulers have etched an indelible mark on the Indo-Islamic cultural legacy. This tour promises a profound glimpse into India’s ancient and medieval history—an enthralling journey through the Indo-Islamic art and architectural heritage. Explore UNESCO-listed monument complexes, be captivated by the charm of British architecture, and immerse yourself in the serenity of picturesque hill towns. These cities and towns are among the world’s most visited, offering a mesmerizing Halal-friendly travel experience where every step resonates with history and captures breathtaking beauty.