13 Days Itinerary Covering : Bangalore - Bennarghatta - Bangalore - Mysore - Ranganathittu - Mysore - Nagarhole - Bandipur - Ooty - Coimbatore
To say that India has a rich variety of flora and fauna housed in its midst is an understatement! You don\'t believe us, embark on the Karnataka Wildlife tour and see for yourself what this country has to offer. Karnataka is located in South India and is one of the most visited destinations owing to a number of reasons. Some of the prime reasons are its temples, its ancient monuments and its wildlife sanctuaries. Read through this article to know about what each day has in store...
Arrive in Bangalore on the 1st day of the tour. Bangalore being the capital city of the state will provide itself as an interesting base to embark on the Karnataka Wildlife tour. On arriving here, you can check into the hotel and retire yourself for the day.
On the 2nd day, you can explore the major tourist attractions of the city including the Bull temple, the Lal Bagh, and the Vidhan Soudha etc. You will stay overnight in Bangalore itself.
On the 3rd day, embark on an excursion to the Bannerghatta National Park. Located just about 22 km from the city of Bangalore, this national park is most visited for its lions. Besides lions, the park also houses white tigers, crocodiles and a zoo museum and a butterfly park. There are several safaris that are organized by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation that you can enjoy as well. By evening you will return back to Bangalore for an overnight stay.
On the 4th day of the Karnataka Wildlife tour, proceed towards Mysore your next destination. The most significant tourist attraction housed in this city is the Mysore Palace. So, head to it soon after you arrive in the city to feast on the royal visuals of the palace.
Early morning after breakfast, proceed to Ranganathittu Wildlife Sanctuary that is located at a distance of about 20 km from Mysore. Spread across an area of 67 km, this sanctuary is most popular for its exotic collection of bird species. Comfortably nestled on the banks of the River Kaveri, this sanctuary is home to spoonbills, darters, white ibis and partridges among others. By evening return to Mysore for an overnight stay.
On the 6th day of the tour, you will travel towards the 3rd destination, Nagarhole. Located at a distance of about 94 km from Mysore, Nagarhole is popular among wildlife enthusiasts for its excellent collection of elephants, tigers, leopards, and sloth bears.
Reserve the entire day for traveling around the Nagarhole National park. Set amidst a sprawling 643 sq. km, this park is home to a large number of flora and fauna varieties. The excellent climatic conditions that prevail over here facilitate the growth of lush greenery. Therefore, while here do make sure to be one with nature...
From Nagarhole, proceed towards Bandipur, another popular destination in this circuit. On arriving here, check into the Jungle resort that has been pre arranged for you. Enjoy the jungle ambience and retire for the day...
Known as the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, this national park stretches over an area of 874 sq km. This place is home to over 70 Bengal tigers and 3000 Indian elephants besides lions, wild boars, barking deer, and hyenas. The park also houses a large variety of butterfly species and reptiles including pythons, water snakes and crocodiles.
From Bandipur you will head towards Ooty, the queen of hill stations in India. The very mention of the name ‘Ooty’ brings to mind evergreen visuals of tea plantations, toy train chugging its way through the blue hills, and also green grassy meadows with animals grazing on them. On reaching here, check into the hotel and unwind yourself before moving out to explore the Botanical Garden, Dottabeta Park and tea plantations of the vicinity.
For the next 2 days, that is the eleventh and twelfth day, explore the hill station in its entirety. Visit its attractions like the Lamb’s rock, Ooty Lake, and the Kodanadu’s View Point.
On the 13th day post-breakfast leave for the airport to arrive at Coimbatore and then board the flight back home.
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