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Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty – Kodaikanal – Coimbatore  ( 07 Days / 06 Night )
Bangalore : ( 1N ) - Mysore : ( 1N ) - Ooty : ( 2N ) - Kodaikana : ( 2N )

Day 1 : Arrive Bangalore
On arrival at Bangalore, transfer to the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Bangalore city visiting Vidhan Soudha, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Tipu Sultan’s palace and Bull temple – one of the oldest temple built in 16th century. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Bangalore.
Day 2 : Drive Bangalore – Mysore (140 kms / 3 hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Mysore. Arrive Mysore in the noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Mysore visiting Maharaja’s Palace and Brindavan Gardens. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at Mysore.
Day 3 : Drive Mysore – Ooty (170 kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Ooty. Arrive Ooty in the noon and check into the hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Ooty visiting Botanical garden, market place and the Ooty Lake. Rest of the time free for shopping. Overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 4 : Excursion to Coonoor
After breakfast, enjoy a day trip to Coonoor. In Coonoor enjoy visit to Sim’s park, Lamb’s rock and Dolphin’s nose. Return to the hotel later in the evening. Overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 5 : Drive Ooty – Kodaikanal (300 kms / 7 hrs)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Kodaikanal. Arrival Kodaikanal later in the noon and check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.
Day 6 : Kodaikanal
After breakfast, enjoy local sightseeing of Kodaikanal visiting Pillar’s Rock, Kodai Lake and Fairy falls. Also enjoy a bridal walk at Coaker’s walk with panoramic view of the mountains. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.
Day 7 : Drive Kodaikanal – Coimbatore / Bangalore (200 kms / 5 hrs
After breakfast time free until noon. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Coimbatore / Bangalore. On arrival, you are dropped at rail station / airport for your onward journey.

In the year 1120 AD, the Chola King, Veera Ballalla ruled the Deccan plateau or the South of India. On a hunting trip in the forest he lost his way. After a long search he met an old lady in the forest who offered him shelter for the night and served him baked beans for dinner. To show his gratitude to this lady for having saved his life, the King constructed a town and named it as Benda Kalooru, which means Baked Beans. Later in 1537, a local chieftain, Kempe Gowda helped design this town and give it its modern shape.

Today Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka ranks as one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. Its pleasant climate, friendly people, and its highly educated population have made this the Silicon Valley of India with almost all Computer related multinationals setting up their India head office at Bangalore. Jawaharlal Nehru, India`s first Prime Minister termed this as `India`s city of the future`.

Bangalore is the `Garden City of India` with its many gardens and boulevards. Its pleasant climate and laid-back charm attracted many senior citizens and thus later on came to be called at `the retired man`s paradise`. And of course what is Bangalore without all its Pubs. Its is now also called the Pub City with over 200 Pubs all over the town.

Air Network

Bangalore International Airport has flights to all the main cities of India and also flights to many West Asian destinations as well as London and Frankfurt.

Rail Network

Bangalore city railway station is an important destination in the Indian Railway network with trains connecting to most parts of India including the Rajdhani Express, Sampark Kranti non stop express (from Yeshwantpur) and Karnataka Express to Delhi, Shatabdi Express, Lalbag Express to Chennai, Udyan Express to Mumbai.

Road Network

Bangalore is connected to some of the major cities of India through the National

Highways NH4, NH7 & NH48.

BangaloreToTrivandrum761 Kms
BangaloreToChennai334 Kms
BangaloreToHyderabad566 Kms
BangaloreToGoa (Panaji)570 Kms
BangaloreToMumbai1033 Kms

Places of Interest

Vidhana Soudha
The State Legislative and Secretariat House was built in 1956 in the Neo Dravidian Style with granite entirely sourced from the city itself. This imposing structure represents the best of Bangalore`s monuments. Do not miss the sight of the illuminated building on Sundays between 7 and 8 PM.

Attara Kacheri
Directly opposite to the Vidhana Soudha is the State High court. This magnificent building was constructed in 1867 in the Gothic Style of architecture.

Venkatappa Art Gallery
One of the country`s oldest art museums, this gallery houses many interesting antiques and archaeological objects. (Closed on Wednesday).

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
Named after the famous Sir M. Visveswaraya , an engineer par excellence who built many famous dams in Karnataka, this Science museum houses models of machines. It is a highly recommended spot for children.(Closed on Monday).

Cubbon Park
Lieutenant General Sir Mark Cubbon laid out this beautiful park in 1864. Over 250 acres of this green park is just right for long walks and hosts a children`s amusement park, a doll museum and a toy train for children. Children`s parties can be arranged with cartoons characters etc. in the park. The Vijayranga Theater complex screens children`s films and stage plays.

Lalbagh Gardens
Bangalore`s other sprawling park is in the South of the city. HyderAli laid out the Lalbagh Gardens in the year 1760. It covers an area of 240 acres. The Glass House, inspired by the Crystal Palace in London is a favourite spot in Lalbagh which hosts the famous Flower show during the month of August.

Bangalore Palace
The Bangalore Palace was built in the year 1887 by the Wodeyar dynasty. It is built similar to medieval castles in Normandy and England . It`s interiors boasts of elegant woodcarvings and Tudor -style architecture.

Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall
This houses the State Central Library. This place has a rich collection of reference books. Open between 0830 and 1900 all through the week except on Mondays.

Tipu`s Palace
The Palace was constructed first by Hyder Ali and completed by his son Tipu Sultan in the year 1791. Tipu called it as `The Envy of Heaven`. It is constructed mainly in wood and has fine intricately sculpted arches surrounded by exquisite minarets.

The ISKCON provides much more for the soul, than those rituals. ISKCON are centers of spiritual learning through Godly association, where a visitor is inspired to learn more about Spiritual life. There is a magnificent main temple hall, which houses the altars of Their Lordships Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra, Sri Krishna Balarama & Sri Nitai Gouranga. Also one can see the Golden Chandelier that is shaped like an inverted Lotus Flower.

Fun World:
Fun World is a 12 acre Disney Land Like Amusement Park, tucked into Palace Grounds, Bangalore.

Shiva Statue:
It boasts of Awesome 65 feet high depiction of Lord Shiva seated in Lotus position. It has the backdrop of Mount Kailash the Lord`s heavenly abode and the river Ganga flowing from his matted locks as depicted in the mythology.

Bull Temple:
At Basavangudi is one of Bangalore`s oldest temples. Built for Nandi, the sacred Bull, the vehicle of Lord Shiva, this temple has a 4.6 meter tall-carved statue of the sacred bull.

Gandhi Bhavan:
Gandhi Bhavan displays the life of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi with pictures and Photostats of his letters.

The second largest Aquarium in the country it has a large varsity of aquatic life.( Closed on Monday).

Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium:
Befitting the `science city` title that it carries, the Planetarium is an interesting site for children. The English shows are held daily at 1630 Hrs. The Aquarium remains closed on Monday.

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Mysore was the political capital of the Wodeyar dynasty, which ruled the state of Karnataka for some 150 years till the independence of the country from the British. These kings were great patrons of art and culture and Mysore was the cultural capital of the south under the rule of the Wodeyars. The Wodeyars made the Dussehra festival, an event to showcase the rich culture and heritage of the town. Even to this date this celebration of the Dussehra, which is a 10-day celebration during the month of Oct/ Nov is a spectacular event to watch.

Mysore is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples and retains some of the charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance.

Situated in the southern part of the Deccan Plateau, Mysore District is an undulating tableland, covered in parts by granite outcrops and fringed by verdant forests. From ancient times, this district has played a significant role in the history of South India. Mysore District is a popular tourist destination, offering several attractions ranging from the royal splendour of Mysore City and its fabulous Dasara Festival to exquisite temples, pilgrimage centres and scenic spots.

Mysore city is at 770m above sea level and 140 kms from Bangalore. Also known as the City of Palaces, Mysore retains a quaint charm that never fails to enchant.

Mysore today, is a pleasant city with an old world charm; contributed by its broad shady avenues, well laid out gardens, fine buildings and a salubrious climate.

Mysore district is 770m above the sea level having an area of 6,268 sq. kms. The district has a population of 22,81,653 (1991 census). The climate is pleasant enough, which registers normal temperature between 19ºC and 30ºC.


Air - The nearest Airport is Bangalore (139 Kms).

By Train - Mysore is connected with many trains to Bangalore. Also the prestigious luxury train, Shatabdi Express connects it to Madras.

By Road - Mysore is located 139 Kms. to the south west of Bangalore. The state highway that connects the two cities could provide a pleasant ride through rustic countryside. A bus or car ride from Bangalore would take approximately 3 hours. Seagull Travels has 4 packages covering Mysore & other places.

Places of Interest

Maharaja"s Palace - Designed by the English Architect, Henry Irwin, the Mysore Palace dominates the skyline of Mysore. A three storied structure in the Indo-Saracenic style built between 1897-1912, the palace has beautifully designed square towers at cardinal points, covered with domes. The Durbar Hall with its ornate ceiling and sculpted pillars and the Kalyanamantapa (Marriage Pavilion) with its glazed tiled flooring and stained glass, domed ceiling are worth noting. Intricately carved doors, the golden howdah (elephant seat), paintings as well as the fabulous, jewel encrusted golden throne (displayed during Dasara) are amongst the palace"s other treasures. The walled palace complex houses the Residential Museum (incorporating some of the Palace"s living quarters), temples and shrines including the Shwetha Varahaswamy temple. The palace is illuminated on Sundays, Public Holidays as well as during the Dasara Celebrations when 97,000 electric bulbs are used to illuminate it.

The Jaganmohan Palace - One of Mysore"s most beautiful buildings, the Jaganmohan Palace was built in 1861 by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar in a predominantly Hindu style, as an alternative retreat for the royal family. This three storied palace with stained glass shutters and ventilators, in a lovely garden setting, has since 1915, housed the Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery. This museum displays paintings, sculptures and musical instruments. This gallery has a collection of exquisite paintings dating back to 1875. The collection includes paintings by Travancore Ruler, Raja Ravi Varma, the Russian Svetoslav Roerich and the traditional Mysore gold leaf style of painting.

Chamundi Hills - A prominent landmark, located at the outskirts of the city, Chamundi Hills can be reached by a 13 kms motorable road or 1000 steps built by the Wodeyars. At the crest of this hill is Sri Chamundeshwari Temple that dates back to the 11th century. The striking gopura (Pyramidal Temple tower) was added by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar-III in 1825-1826. Goddess Chamundi was the patron deity of the rulers. Near the temple is the statue of Mahishasura, the demon slayed by the goddess Chamundeshwari. Half way up the stone steps, is the 4.8 meter high monolith of Nandi, Lord Shiva"s mount.

St. Philomena"s Church - This is a beautiful gothic structure with twin spires, 175ft. in height, is modelled on the gothic Cathedral at Cologne. Designed by French architects, the foundation stone was laid by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar-IV in 1933. The stained glass windows made in France, overlooking the apse, showing the Birth of Christ, Baptism of Christ by St. John the Baptist, the Last Supper and the Crucifixion of Christ are works of art. The altar bears the statue of St. Philomena, a third century saint from Greece.

The Mysore Zoo - Sri Jayachamarajendra Zoological Gardens, popularly known as the Mysore Zoo was established in 1892 under the reign of Chamarajendra Wodeyar. Large collections of animals, including exotic species, are housed in lush green surroundings. This zoo is famous for breeding some rare animals in captivity.

Brindavan Gardens - 19 kms North of Mysore is the famous reservoir Krishnarajasagara. This Dam is built across the river Cauvery. Just below the Dam, the beautiful Brindavan Gardens are laid out. There are varieties of fountains, illuminated at night by colourful lights. The Musical fountain is of special interest which has spectacular harmony of water, colours and music.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary - Ranganathittu, 18 kms from Mysore, is a Bird Sanctuary that houses exotic birds. It is a group of small islands in the Kaveri River. It is home to a variety of waterbirds, including comorants, herons, egrets and spoonbills, many of whom migrate here annually from Siberia and North America, to nest and breed. Crocodiles basking in the sun are also a familiar sight. Best season to visit this place is May-Sept/Oct.

Somanathapura Temple - The Keshava Temple, located 42 kms from Mysore, was built in 1268 as part of an agrahara (scholastic community) founded by the Hoysala General Somanatha Dandanayaka. The temple is famous for its elaborate detail and for the fact that unlike the other Hoysala temples of Belur and Halebid, it was actually completed. This beautiful temple is enclosed within a walled courtyard, which is entered through a gate and porch. The temple is built on an elevated star shaped platform. The sides of the raised platform are richly adorned with carved freizes depicting rows of cavalry, elephants and stories from the epics. Above these is a row of large images, mainly of Vishnu in various forms. The triple-shrined (Trikutachala) monument has three sanctums, of which the north sanctum bears the image of Janardhana, the south sanctum that of Venugopala.The main hall has beautifully turned pillars and ceiling panels. Sadly the image of Keshava that was in the main hall is missing.

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Ooty Coonoor Kotagiri

Called the "Queen of Hill Stations" picturesque, the green Udhagamandalam, better known as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Located in the Western ghats at a height of 2240m, Udhagamandalam is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district where the two ghats meet. Nature has been generous with this region, which is by far the most beautiful in the state. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, eucalyptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Udhagamandalam and its environs. Summer temperature is rarely higher than 25°c with a minimum of 10°c and winters are distinctly cooler with a high of 21°c and a low 5°c. Curiously enough, this slice of paradise remained unknown to the great southern dynasties and it took the British to discover it in the early 1800s. They were, however, not the first inhabitants of this land as a tribe called Todas had been living there long before the British came, claiming that the Nilgiris had been their home since time immemorial. But the credit for modernising Udhagamandalam and making it accessible goes to the British who constructed the first railway line in the area and made it the summer capital of the Madras Presidency.

About Udhagamandalam - Settlement in Udhagamandalam began in 1822 with the construction of the Stone House by John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore. The bungalow, which is locally called Kal Bangla, is one of the landmarks of Udhagamandalam and is now the Chamber of the Principal of the Government Arts College. Not many years after the construction of the Stone House, several other English cottages with pretty gardens, large bungalows of top officials in the Government, were built. Even today the atmosphere of the Raj lingers in places like the Club where snooker was invented by a subaltern named Neville Chamberlain, the Nilgiri Library with its rare and valuable collection of books on Udhagamandalam and St.Stephen"s Church which was Udhagamandalam"s first church.

The cemetery near the church has the oldest British tombstones in the town and includes those of John Sullivan"s wife and daughter among other prominent personalities.

The Botanical Garden is maintained by the Horticulture Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu and has a very wide variety of plants that include different types of roses, imported shrubs, rare flowering plants, eucalyptus trees, several old trees and even a fossilised tree trunk that is 20 million years old. There is also a beautiful Italian floral garden and for those who simply want to relax, there"s always the green carpet of the well-maintained lawns. The "Summer Festival" is held each year during the month of May in the Botanical Garden and is an added attraction for tourists. The Flower Show is the pride of the festival. Cultural programmes are organised for those interested in traditional classical arts. Adventure spots like trekking also form part of the festival.

The artificial Lake, yet another of Sullivan"s contributions, has facilities for boating and permission to fish can be obtained from the office of the Assistant Director of Fisheries.

Among the viewpoints around Udhagamandalam are Elk Hill, Green Valley View and Snowden Peak but the most prominent is the Dodabetta Peak, which is the highest point in the district at a height of 2623m. Provided the day is clear, one can see as far as the plains of Coimbatore and the Mysore plateau.

Also for the nature lover are the sprawling 20,000 acres of Wenlock Downs, which was once the scene of the famous Udhagamandalam Hunt. The Gymkhana Club, the factory of the Hindustan Photo Films Company, the Government Sheep Farm and the Golf Course are all in Wenlock Downs. The Government Museum, Mysore Road, Udhagamandalam has tribal objects d"art, district"s ecological details and representative sculptural arts and crafts of Tamilnadu.

COONOOR: Situated at an altitude of 2000 ft and only 17 kms from Udhagamandalam is the first of three hill stations. Coonoor is a small town with an equable climate that has made it popular as a hill resort in its own right. The main attraction is the Sim"s Park, a small well-maintained botanical garden that has several varieties of plants not to be found in other hill stations. Viewpoints and picnic spots around Coonoor include Lamb"s Rock, Lady Canning"s Seat and Dolphin"s Nose

KOTAGIRI: It is 31 kms from Udhagamandalam and is 6503 feet above sea level. Kotagiri is shielded by the Doddabetta ranges, which receive much of its rain from the northwest monsoon. One can enjoy a pleasure ride on roads flanked by green tea beds on either side.

General Information

                               Ooty      Coonoor Kotagiri

Area in Sq.Km:              36         13.2          26.39
Altitude (in metres) 2,240 1,858 1,984
Climate:                          Max.          Min.
Summer                            25 C         10 C
Winter                               21 C         3 C
Rainfall:                          121 cms
Season: April to June and September to November
Clothing:   Heavy Woollen in Winter Light Woollen in summer.
Languages: Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and English


Air: The nearest airport is Coimbatore (100 kms) connected to Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Rail: Udhagamandalam on the narrow gauge railway is connected to Mettupalayam, which is directly connected to Coimbatore and Chennai.

Road: Udhagamandalam is connected by good motorable road. It is 535km from Chennai(Via Salem, Mettupalayam), 89km. from Coimbatore.


Mini Garden: At about one kilometre distance Tourist can visit this mini garden (Children"s Lake Garden) which is on the way to Boat House. Children"s amusement park is housed here. A snack bar is also available. Tamil Nadu Tourism Developement Corporation Limited maintains it.
Art Gallery: Lalith kala Academy: It is situated about 2 kms, from Udhagamandalam in the main Mysore road. It has various collections of contemporary paintings and sculptures all over from India.

Rose Garden: It is located just 3/4 kms away from Charring Cross. It lies with 10 acres of land with 1919 variety of roses.

Excursions around Udhagamandalam

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (67kms) - The most prominent of the wildlife sanctuaries in the state, as well as one of the most important in the southern region, thickly forested Mudumalai borders the Bandipur National Park in Karnataka and the Wyanad Sanctuary in Kerala. Apart from the wide range of animal and bird life, the rich fauna of this sanctuary has made Mudumalai very popular with wildlife enthusiasts.
There are tigers at Mudumalai, though it takes a lot of luck and perseverance to spot one of these big cats that are such masters of stealth. But there are several other creatures of the jungle that can be sighted more easily.

Among these are spotted deer, elephant, gaur, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, civet, flying squirrel, four horned antelope, mouse deer, common langur, bonnet macaque and pangolin the scaly anteater. More rarely spotted are the panther, leopard, hyena, sloth bear and jackal.

The birds include peacock, woodpeckers, several species of owls, vultures and buzzards and the grey jungle fowl to name a few. On balmy April nights, when the whole sanctuary is lit up by million of glowworms, one will be in a different world altogether, a world of illuminated quiet.
Within the sanctuary is an elephant camp called Theppakkadu where there is a rest house. Accommodation is also available at TTDC"s Youth Hostel and rest houses in Masinagudi, Abhayaranayam and Kargudi and the Bamboo Banks Farm that is 18kms away. The best season to visit is between Jan-March and Sep-Oct. For further information contact the Wildlife Warden, Coonoor Road, Udhagamandalam. There are also resorts at Masinagudi.
Ketti valley viewpoint: Located on the road to Coonoor, this idyllic spot is a cluster of tiny villages that extend to the plains of Coimbatore and Mysore plateau.

Glenmorgan: It is about 17 kms from Udhagamandalam an ecologically rich forestry spot. There from is an Electricity Board (E.B). Winch which carries staff from Glenmorgan viewpoint to the powerhouse at Singara. All the 4 kms of the Winch track passes through undisturbed sholas and wildlife habitat. Prior permission of E. B. authorities should be obtained to enter the viewpoint zone.

Upper Bhavani: It is about 10 kms from Korakundah and about 20 kms from Avalanche. This is Naturalist"s Paradise. Some of the best sholas like sholas lies enroute. The area is a rich and undisturbed wildlife habitat. From Bangithapal via. Sispara one can trek to silent valley. Forest Department"s permission is necessary.
Kalhatty falls: It is located on the Kalhatty slopes at about 13 kms from Udhagamandalam on the Udhagamandalam - Mysore Kalhatty ghat road. The height of the water falls is about 100 ft. Kalhatty - Masinagudi slopes is rich in wildlife such as Panthers, Bisons, Wild Buffaloes, Wild Dogs, Spotted Deers, Sambers and different types of hill birds.
Wenlock Downs: A vast expanse of undulating landscape offering the Gymkana Club, the Government Sheep Farm and the Hindustan Photo Films Company besides pleasure of a long stroll on quiet roads.

Cairn Hill: Situated about 3 kms on the road to Avalanche, Cairn hill is one of the few surviving original walks. Dense cypress trees flank the entrance road to the hill. The clearings underneath them make good picnic spots. The stillness and silence of the cypress woods is broken only by the sounds of birds in the surrounding shrubs that can be an unforgettable experience.

Kandal Cross Shrine: This is a Roman Catholics "Holy Shrine" of the Roman Catholics considered by the Nilgiri Catholics as the "CALVARY OF TAMILNADU" situated to the west of Udhagamandalam Railway Station. A relic of the true cross is here and it cures the sick, bestow heavenly blessings, peace and joy to the visiting pilgrims and tourists. Special Novena Prayers and Holly Masses are offered every Friday. The annual feast is on 3rd May every year.

Kamaraj Sagar (Sandynallah Reservoir): The Kamaraj Sagar dam is a good picnic spot and can be reached via. Kandal amidst every old trees and green shrubs of various terrains and via Hindustan Photo films in Gudalur road. It is a very good picnic spot on the slopes of the Wenlock Sagar Downs. Apart from studying nature and the environment, fishing provides excellent game in Kamaraj as well as in Upper Bhavani and Avalanche, whose waters are especially rich in trout fish.
he Mukurthi Peak & Mukurthi National Park: Mukurthi Peak is about 40 km from Ooty. The Mukurthi National Park is located on the South Eastern corner of the Nilgiris . The area contains a viable population of Nilgiri Thar(Hamitragus hilocrius). The silent valley is located on the western side of these ranges. Fascinating feature of the Mukurthi Sanctuary is its variety and similarities to Himalayan Flora and Fauna.

Pykara: Situated about 21kms on the Ooty-Mysore Road, Pykara boasts of well-protected fenced Sholas, Toda settlements, undistributed grassy meadows and also a good wildlife habitat. The Pykara Dam, Pykara falls and the reservoir attracts many tourists. A boathouse with Restaurant is available. It is maintained by T.T.D.C.

Avalanche: Located at a distance of 28kms from Ooty. A beautiful lake surrounded by a thick shola where even sunlight cannot penetrate and abundant with a wide variety of avifauna is a Nature Lover"s Paradise.

Western Catchment: It is about 20 kms from Parsons Valley. It contains Rolling Grassy downs interspersed with termperate sholas occupying depression and valleys.

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The third largest city of the state, Coimbatore, the headquarters of a district of the same name, is one of the most industrialised cities in Tamil Nadu. Known as the textile capital of South India or the Manchester of the South, the city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal. Coimbatore existed even prior to the 2nd century AD as a small tribal village capital called Kongunad until it was brought under Chola control in the 2nd or 3rd century AD by Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas. Among its other great rulers were the Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara kings. When Kongunad fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name was changed to Coimbatore and it is by this name that it is known today, except in Tamil, in which it is called Kovai.

Located in the shadow of the Western ghats, Coimbatore enjoys a very pleasant climate the year round, aided by the fresh breeze that flows in through the 25 kms long Palakkad gap. The rich black soil of the region has contributed to Coimbatore"s flourishing agriculture industry and, it is in fact that successful growth of cotton growing that served as a foundation for the establishment of its famous textile industry. The first textile mills came up as far back as 1888 but there are now over a hundred mills. The result has been a strong economy and a reputation as one of the greatest industrial cities in South India.

Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to neighbouring Kerala and the ever popular hill station of Udagamandalam(Ooty). It is the disembarking point for those who want to take the Mountain train that runs from Mettupalayam, just 35 kms from Coimbatore. There are also regular bus services from Coimbatore to Ooty.

General Information

Area: 23.5 sq. kms.

Attitude: 43.2 mts.


Rainfall: 92.2 mm - Average

Season: Throughout the year

Clothing: Tropical

Languages: Tamil, English, Telugu and Malayalam


Coimbatore is connected by road to all major places in South India. There are regular bus services from important places such as Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchi, Salem, Udhagamandalam, etc. There are also inter-state buses from Palakkad, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Bangalore and Mysore. Coimbatore is a major railway junction on the Southern Railways and has trains to Chennai, Rameswaram, Madurai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kanyakumari, Kozhikode, Mettupalayam, Kochi and Delhi.

Air: Coimbatore has an airport. Flights connect it to Chennai and other important cities.

Rail: Coimbatore is connected by rail to Chennai, Trivandrum, Delhi and other cities.

Road: It is also connected to all the important cities and places of interest by road.


Perur Temple: This Temple is 7 kms from Coimbatore Railway Station and was constructed by Karikal Cholan over 1500 years ago. There are shrines to the presiding deity Patteeswarar and his consort Pachainayaki and some elegantly carved sculptures in the Kanagasabai hall. Devotees flock to this temple in hundreds during the Panguni Uthiram festival, which is celebrated in March every year.

Marudhamalai Temple: Dedicated to Lord Subramanya, this hilltop temple is one of the most visited temples in the region, the reason being that the residing deity Dandayuthapani is believed to have performed several miracles here. Thai Poosam and Tirukarthigai festivals are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety at this temple. Marudhamalai is 12 kms from the Railway Station.

Agricultural University: One of the best institutions of its kind in South Asia, the Agricultural University was originally established as an Agriculture Farm in Saidapet, Chennai. The location was moved to Coimbatore in 1907 and the name was changed to Agricultural College which later, came to be known as the Agricultural University. It is 5 kms away from the Railway Station.

V O C Park: Named after the freedom fighter V.O.Chidambaram, this park is maintained by the Corporation. There is a mini-zoo and joy train in the park.

Forest College: One of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country, the Forest College is situated 3.5 kms. north of the Railway Station. The College Museum is worth a visit. It trains Forest rangers.

G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition: The late Thiru G.D. Naidu was a born technocrat. He was a legend in his own lifetime. He had made invaluable contributions to automobile, electronics, mechanical and agricultural sectors. He had also established an Industrial Exhibition.
Bhavani (121 kms): The Sangameshwarar temple at Bhavani is situated at the confluence of the rivers Bhavani and the Cauvery. This place is called as "Tiruveni of South India". It is an important pilgrim centre. Lord Sangameshwarer with His consort Vedanayaki is the presiding deity. It is said that during the East India Company regime the then Collector of Coimbatore and Salem Districts, William Garrow, who had his headquarters at Bhavani, worshipped the Goddess Vedanayaki. One night the Goddess directed him in his dream to vacate his bungalow immediately. The moment he vacated, the entire bungalow collapsed. In reverence of this miracle, he presented to the temple an ivory cradle which is still in the temple with his signature.

Vaideki Water Falls: It is located 30 kms. from Coimbatore via. Narasipuram village. It is a fine picnic spot for trekkers. A perrennial water falls is a major attraction here.

Black Thunder: A water theme park, "Black Thunder" is located about 8 kms. from Mettupalayam - Ooty Ghat Road at the foot hills of Nilgiris. It is a fine amusement park and said to be the Asia"s number one theme park. Numerous tourists are visiting this place and the entrance fee is Rs. 150/-.

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In a state where the scenery and terrain is perhaps more varied than in any other part of the country, it is indeed difficult to decide which is the best feature of multi-faceted Tamil Nadu.

The forested slopes of the majestic hills of the Western Ghats vie with the magnificent beaches of the Coromandel Coast, Located 120 kms away from Madurai; Kodaikkanal is a beautiful hill station and is at an altitude of 2133 mtr on the southern tip of the upper Palani hills in the Western ghats. Kodaikkanal has a bracing climate where temperature does not vary much from summer to winter. Fruits like plums and plantains grow abundantly on the wooded slopes apart from a wide variety of flowers, among which is the famous Kurinji flower, which blooms once in twelve years.

Kodai"s most enchanting sights include the star shaped lake, spread over an area of 24 hectares where fishing allowed and boating facilities are available; one of the world"s oldest Solar Observatories that was built in 1899; and the Orchidorium at the Sacred Heart College where about 300 species of orchids can be seen. There are also a number of picturesque walks like Coaker"s Walk and Priest"s Walk. Kodai"s best viewpoints are Pillar Rocks, and Green Valley View. Bear Shola Falls, Silver Cascade, Fairy Falls and Glen Falls are popular with picnickers while the Perumal Peak is a favourite with trekkers. The Kurinji Andavar temple 3.2 kms away is dedicated to Lord Subramanya.

General Information

Area: 21.45 sq. kms

Altitude: 2,133 metres above sea level


Rainfall: 165 cms (average) Heavy rain occurs during SEP-NOV

Clothing: Light woollen in the evening during summer and heavy woollen during winter

Season: April to June and September and October. But can be visited through out the year

Languages: Tamil and English.

Telephone Access code: ++91 4542


Air: The nearest airport is Madurai

Rail: The nearest railway station is Kodaikkanal Road on the Chennai-Madurai Broad guage line

Road: Kodaikkanal is well connected by road and there are frequent buses from Chennai, Madurai, Palani, Coimbatore, Dindugal and Tiruchi


Berijam Lake - Berijam Lake, situated 21 Kms from the township, lies in a beautiful valley, reflecting the glory of the specious in its clean waters. Dolphin"s nose (8 Kms), a projecting rock provides a view of the deep chasm below. Then go on get higher upon life. Climb the misty and high Perumal Peak. And you"ll be rewarded with one of the most wonderful views in and around Kodaikkanal.
Shebaganur Museum - 5.6 Kms away is easily one of the best orchidoriums in the country offering the visitor, more than 300 species of orchids.

Kurinji Andavar Temple (3.2 Kms) - It is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It offers the worshipper a beautiful view of the northern plains and the Palani hills
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   Costing includes

Accommodation on Double Sharing Basis.
Exclusive Non A/C vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. As Per Itinerary (Point to Point)
Meal Plan (as mentioned above)
Toll tax parking and driver allowances.

   Costing does not include

Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums
Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
Difference in cost arising due to change in Fuel price.
Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.
Any tips to drivers, hotel staff, any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.
Government Service Tax (G.S.T.) as applicable 3.09%

   Costing in rupees
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04 Person
06 Person
Extra Adult
(12 yrs & Above)
Child W/O Bed
(5 To 11 yrs)
Meal Plan
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Deluxe - 2 Star
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Luxury - 3 Star
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Premium - 4 Star / 5 Star
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EP (Europian Plan) : Accomodation Only 
CP (Continental Plan) : Accomodation + Breakfast 
MAP (Modified American Plan) : Accomodation + Breakfast + Lunch or Dinner 
AP (American Plan) : Accomodation + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 
Note : All information is issued in good faith and is for guidance only. The management reserves the right to amend any of the above dates, rates, durations routes or hotel reservations at any time without notice. Terms & Conditions apply.
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