Classical South India Package: Tour Route - 7 nights/ 8 days
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Upon arrival at Bangalore airport, meet assistance by our office representative, followed by transfer to Mysore.
On arrival at Mysore , check into hotel (normal check in time is 12 noon…early room subject to availability).
Visit Maharajah's Palace, which graces the City's skyline and is one of the most beautiful buildings in India. Inside, you will find a kaleidoscope of stained glass, beautiful carved wooden doors and mosaic floors. Continue to the Zoological Gardens and Chamundi Temple, overlooking Mysore from the 1062 metre summit of Chamundi Hill. There will also be time to visit the Mysore Arts & Crafts Centre.
Srirangapatna, the island fortress of Tipu Sultan and the early capital of the Mysore Wadiyars, is just 16km from Mysore city. Here you will find Tipu’s mosque with its twin minarets, the celebrated Ranganatha Swamy Temple, the Wellesley Bridge, and the dungeons where British officers were once imprisoned. Equally impressive is the ornate white‐domed Gumbaz, an imposing structure with doors of ebony inlaid with ivory and lacquered with Tipu’s tiger‐striped emblem. About 1km to the east of the fort is Tipu’s Summer Palace (known as the Daria Daulat Bagh) set amidst a lovely garden.
At the time of arrival in Nagarhole, check-in to a hotel.
Nagarhole National Park has a beautiful landscape of gentle slopes and shallow valleys. The largest river draining the area in the south is the Kabini, which was dammed in 1974.
The Park mainly consists of moist deciduous forest in the northern and western parts and dry deciduous forest in the south-eastern part. A unique feature of these forests is the open grassy swamps, locally called hadlus, where the grass is lush all year-round. The swamps are numerous due to the high rainfall. Plantations of teak and species of eucalyptus cover much of the park
Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Nagarhole.
Early morning at 0700 hrs bird watching tour with resort naturalist (Subject to availability)
Afternoon safari in the Nagarhole National Park at 1430 hours. Start from resort by 1500 hrs
After breakfast proceed to Coorg, a hedonist's paradise by all means, Coorg is a dream you'll never forget. Hills, old-world charm, coffee, amazing food, vivid cultures and warm hospitality - there's something in the air of Coorg that makes all things beautiful.
In the late evening, you will be taken to witness the famous Theyyam Dance at Parassinikkadavu Temple.
Theyyam or Theyattam is a ritual art performed only in the Malabar region i.e. in North Kerala. Kolathunaad (Kannur and Kasargod Districts) is famous for this dance. Theyyam or Theyatam derives its name from Deyvam meaning ‘God’ and Attam meaning 'Dance'. It is hence an awe-inspiring dance of the Gods. It is also known as Thira or Thirayattam in the southern Malabar region. Theyyam is one of the profound ritual arts performed in Kerala with utmost fervor and supreme ardor. Religious reverence runs high and the artist himself is said to experience a oneness with the Divine in the course of performing this dance. Theyyam is also known as Kaliyattam.
Theyyam is performed in the Kavus and Kottams during the festivals. Usually these festivals are held between November and May. Theyyam and these festivals are held in shrines and temples. For example, the Muthappan Theyyam is the Theyyam performed in the courtyard of the Parassinikkadavu temple.
In time, transfer to Mangalore airport for your flight back home with cherishing memories.
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