Western Ghats
from £2495 per adult
16 day tour  
flights inc.
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Western Ghats

India India
16 day tour, from £2495 per adult
Price includes flights
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High above the Malabar Coast, this magnificent range of hills provides a cool escape from the hot plains below. Designed for nature lovers, this tour captures the natural beauty of Western Ghats, as well as exploring the rich culture of the city of Mysore and the temples of Belur and Halebid.

Experience princely living in a Maharaja's palace at Lalitha Mahal Palace, just outside the royal city of Mysore. Visit the majestic Mysore Palace and Jaganmohan Palace, now converted into an art gallery, and enjoy an evening stroll through the flower market.

With lush green valleys, the Coorg plantations are a splendid area for walking and bird watching. A tour of the plantation or the Tibetan golden monastery are the main attractions.

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Tour Highlights

  • Belur and Halebid Temples
  • Mysore Palaces
  • Sri Rangapatanam Fort
  • Ooty Hill Station
  • Kibini Game Viewing
  • Coorg Coffee Plantations
  • Tibetan Golden Monastery
  • Bekal Beaches

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1
Fly from the UK
Fly overnight from the UK to Bangalore.
Day 2
Day 2
Bangalore
Arrive in Bangalore where you will be greeted by a Western and Oriental representative, transferred to your hotel and assisted with check in. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Bangalore on your own or relax at the hotel.
Day 3
Day 3
Drive to Chikmangalur
Drive to Chikmangalur via Shravanabelagola (shown in image). Shravanabelagola is one of the most important pilgrimage spots for those who follow Jainism. Chikmangalur on the other hand is well known for its coffee production and beautiful surroundings. Spend two nights at The Flameback.
Day 4
Day 4
Belur and Halebid
Go on a full day excursion to see the famous temples of Belur and Halebid with their delicate and impressive carvings. They are set apart in Karnataka and both date to the 12th century.
Day 5
Day 5
Drive to Mysore
Drive to the colourful and beloved city of Mysore. Stay for two nights at the Royal Orchid Metropole.
Day 6
Day 6
Mysore
Go on a morning sightseeing tour of Mysore visiting the Maharaja’s palace, also known as Amba Vilas, which harmoniously synthesizes the Hindu and the Saracenic styles of architecture. You will walk through the flower market of Mysore. Your tour then takes you to Srirangapatna where you will visit the remains of the fort and the Hindu temples as well as the summer palace of Tipu Sultan.
Day 7
Day 7
Drive to Ooty
Drive to Ooty, situated within the mountains, the area surrounding Ooty is made up of beautiful rolling hills and valleys covered with pine and eucalyptus forests, and tea and coffee plantations.
Day 8
Day 8
Ooty Hill Station
Enjoy the toy train ride uphill to Ooty, this hill station was developed by the British in the 19th century.
Day 9
Day 9
Drive to Kabini
Drive to Kabini and spend two nights at Orange County Kabini. At the Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka you may have the opportunity to spot tigers, elephants and bison on an afternoon game viewing excursion.
Day 10
Day 10
Kabini Game Viewing
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. [B,L,D]
Day 11
Day 11
Drive to Coorg
Drive to the beautiful forested region of Coorg. Stay for two nights at Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri. Vivanta by Taj Madikheri is gloriously set within 180 acres of living rainforest and is the perfect place to relax and appreciate the surroundings.
Day 12
Day 12
Coorg
Visit a coffee plantation and explore the local area including the Tibetan Golden Monestery.
Day 13
Day 13
Drive to Bekal
Drive to Bekal to spend 3 nights on the beach at Vivanti by Taj - Bekal. Situated in Northern Kerala, this is a relatively undiscovered jewel. Set within the backwaters but with access to the beach, Vivanta by Taj Bekal is a wonderful addition to the Taj portfolio.
Day 14
Day 14
Bekal Beach
Enjoy the day unwinding on a beautiful stretch of beach amongst the local fishing community.
Day 16
Fly to London
Transfer to Calicut airport for your flight back to the UK.
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Private Transfers
Price Includes

Based on 2 people sharing. Includes direct international flights in economy, domestic flights as detailed, accommodation as detailed, chauffeur driven private car and a private English speaking guide for sightseeing and excursions.

Please note all of our tours are only suggestions and your holiday can be completely tailor-made. Please call one of our travel specialists for further suggestions.

 

Price Excludes

Indian Visa Fees
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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