Exploring South India With This 7-Day Adventure Safari
Embark on an epic journey through South India with our 7-day tour. From the lush jungles of Nagarhole to the heritage-rich city of Mysore, the picturesque landscapes of Bandipur and the charming hill station of Ooty, to the bustling city of Coimbatore, this tour has something for everyone.
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Welcome to the city of Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. On arrival, meet your private guide, who will escort you to your cozy hotel. After a hearty meal and rest, take some time to explore the area around your hotel. Then, head to the iconic Bull Temple, a 16th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Nandi. Take a walk down the Gandhi Bazaar's busy streets and indulge in street shopping. Take a stroll through the beautiful Lalbagh Botanical Garden, home to various plants, flowers, and trees. Enjoy a delicious south Indian dinner at your hotel and rest.
Day 2: Nagarhole National Park Safari
Today, you will embark on a journey to Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park (a four-hour drive). The park is situated in the Western Ghats and is known for its diverse wildlife and picturesque landscapes. You will enjoy a jeep safari through the park, where you can spot various animals and birds in their natural habitats. After a thrilling safari, you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, you will continue to the city of Mysore, approx. 1.5 hours drive from Nagarhole National Park. Mysore is famous for its palaces and temples, and you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous sites in the city, such as the Mysore Palace. Check into your hotel in Mysore for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Bandipur National Park Safari
Today, you will travel to Bandipur, which is situated approx. 2-hour drive from Mysore. Bandipur National Park is one of India's most popular wildlife sanctuaries. Immerse yourself in the diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes as you embark on a wildlife safari, where you will spot various animals and birds in their natural habitats. The park is teeming with life waiting to be discovered, from majestic tigers to playful elephants. Take a break and relish a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel for an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel with memories of a lifetime.
Day 4: Journey to Ooty
After breakfast, you will leave for the charming hill station of Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, which is situated approx. 4 hour's drive from Bandipur. Ooty is known for its tea plantations and scenic views. You will check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the town on your own. Ooty is a great place to wander around; also visit Doddabetta Peak in the evening. Its highest peak is in the Nilgiri Hills and offers a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. You will return to your hotel for an incredible dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5: Ooty Sightseeing
Start your day by visiting the Ooty tea factory to sip some of the most delicious teas in the world! Then visit the tea museum nearby, where you can learn about the history and process of tea production in the Nilgiris. Later, head to Ooty Lake, a popular spot for boating, picnics, and photography. Enjoy a picturesque boat ride on the lake and enjoy the serene surroundings. After the boat ride, explore the nearby market for local handicrafts and souvenirs. Move to the Toda Huts, a unique tribal village, and experience the traditional way of life of the Toda people and have a traditional lunch there. In the evening, visit the Government Rose Garden, home to over 20,000 varieties and a perfect spot for nature lovers. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 6: Coimbatore
Today, you will travel to Coimbatore, also known as Kovai, which is situated approx. 4 hour's drive from Ooty. Coimbatore is known for its rich history and beautiful temples. You will visit some famous temples and other historic sites in the city, such as the Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and the Gass Forest Museum. The Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple is one of Coimbatore's most famous and ancient temples; it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has beautiful architecture and intricate carvings. The Gass Forest Museum is a great place to learn about the history and culture of the region. After a full day of sightseeing, you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant. You will return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Departure
Today, you will transfer to the airport for your return flight, taking with you memories of a lifetime of your visit to the enchanting and vibrant South India. Your South India Wildlife Safari has ended, and we hope that you have enjoyed your time here and will come back again soon.