Coorg and Ooty Tour
Luxury Coorg and Ooty Tour (6D/5N)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Min Group Size Small Group
Once a princely state, Mysore or Mysuru now sits in the shadows of Bangalore city. But the historic town has its own charm and attracts numerous visitors from all over the world. An important part of our Coorg and Ooty tour, Mysore introduces you to the rich history of Southern India and the influences of our British history.
The enchanting, laidback lifestyle the city provides has attracted pensioners and retired people from all over the country, making it their home. The glitzy city is famous for being the origin for the yummy Mysore Pak, the regal Mysore Palace, and its rich cuisine! As part of our Coorg and Ooty tour, we spend a day in Mysore, reveling in its culture and enjoying the experiences that come along.
Ooty or the Queen of the Hills is a popular hill station located in the eco-sensitive Nilgiri hills. Originally occupied by the Toda tribes, Ooty came under the rule of East India Company in the 18th century and developed as the hub of tourism and tea estates over the years. Ooty sits high at an elevation of 7,350 feet and it can get quite chilly during the winters. The all-year-round pleasant weather, an abundance of natural beauty, and proximity to major cities have propelled tourism in the town.
Ooty is now best known for its tea tourism, panoramic views of the Western Ghats, and its pleasant climate. Our Ooty tours will take you to the most scenic or culturally rich homestays where you can dwell in the historic past of the town. Our experienced guides have spent quite a lot of time in Ooty and know the best spots to visit and deliver the most memorable Ooty tours.
Coorg is the former name of Kodagu, a district in the state of Karnataka. Prior to 1956, it was an independent state but was merged into the state of Mysore soon after. The locals are known as Kodavas and are traditionally land-owning agriculturists with martial customs. It is interesting to note that the Kodavas are the only people in India permitted to carry firearms without a license!!
Coorg is now a popular tourist getaway destination that is dotted with massive coffee and spice plantations, the Western Ghats, and beautiful homestays in scenic settings. The most popular part of Coorg is the Madikeri town that sees the most amount of tourist footfalls owing to the numerous accommodation options available there. Our Coorg and Ooty tour takes you through the best places to see in Coorg, experiencing its culture and indulging in its colorful cuisine. The Coorg and Ooty tour is delivered by our experienced team brings to you the best stays and the most interesting sights to see.
Total kilometers for this adventure ~ 1,300
Road Conditions – Mostly through state and national highways with some dirt tracks
**All tariffs are on a per-person basis**
- Luxury stay for all dates on twin sharing basis
- Breakfast from day 2 to day 6
- Dinner on all days
- Guided walking tour in Mysore
- Moto Overlanders expert guide
- Sanitized AC Sedan or AC SUV
- Car fuel, tolls, permits, parking fees
- Experienced driver for all days
- Sanitizers and packaged water in vehicle
- All sight-seeing and transfers by vehicle
- Airport/railway station pickup and drop
- Assistance by a 24/7 concierge team
- Your flights/trains to and from Bangalore
- Lunch and snacks, unless specified in the Includes
- Single room accommodations
- Alcohol, cigarettes, and personal items
- Anything not mentioned in the includes list
- Early check-in or late checkout at the hotels
- Entry fee at monuments and public spaces
- Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomena, etc.
Bangalore to Mysore (180 kms, 4 hrs)
On arrival in Bangalore, our travel expert will pick you up at the airport/railway station. As we drive towards your first destination, Mysore, you get briefed about the itinerary and address any additional requirements from your end. The drive to Mysore will take about 4 hours and once we reach there, you will check into your hotel/resort/homestay. In the evening, you will experience Mysore’s heritage through a guided walking tour that lasts a couple of hours. The tour will take you through historic buildings in Mysore, its ancient markets and help you experience local cuisines as well. Dinner will be served at the end of the walking tour. Post the tour, we drop you at your room.
Mysore to Ooty (130 kms, 4 hours)
Located in the beautiful Nilgiri hills is the town of Ooty which is a popular tourist destination in South India. The drive from Mysore to Ooty is very scenic as we get to travel through the Bandipur National Park, Masinagudi, and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. Traveling through the 36 hairpin bends is a fascinating experience as you get panoramic views of the expansive forests down below. On arrival at Ooty, we check you into your homestay and then soak in the sights like the Botanical garden, St. Stephen’s Church, Commercial Road, and the local markets. It’s an activity packaged Ooty tour that will have you experience the best of the hill station.
After breakfast, we drive around town to cover some more interesting places like Dolphin’s Nose, see traditional Toda huts, boating in the Ooty boathouse, Tea Estate visits, a visit to Pykara lake, and then some sinful chocolate indulgence in a local confectionary. The Moto Overlanders travel guide is an experienced traveler who knows all the best spots in town and will deliver the best travel experiences in Ooty!
Ooty to Coorg (140 kms, 6 hours)
From the verdant tea estates of Ooty, the tour moves to one of the best coffee-growing places in India, Coorg. Also known as Kodagu, the place is famous for its coffee, spices, honey, and stunning coffee estates. Coorg is the best to experience when you stay in a plantation homestay and that’s what we have planned for your tour. As soon as we reach Coorg, we check into our homestay and enjoy some local food. After some rest, we take you around the coffee plantations, and to the local market for some spice shopping.
After a hearty breakfast, you will drive to Bylacuppe which is a Tibetan settlement near Coorg. It is the 2ndlargest Tibetan settlement in the world after Tibet and Dharamsala! Enjoy the rich Tibetan heritage while visiting the stunning Golden Temple or Namdroling Monastery and get a chance to see how the monks live. Some of the Tibetans run their own restaurants and for lunch, we take you to enjoy some authentic Tibetan food! Post lunch, we head to Mandalpatti, a hill that offers panoramic views of Coorg. You could also choose to visit some other spots like Raja’s Seat, Abbey Falls, Nisargadham (just before Golden Temple), or go on a food tour in Madikeri.
Depart for Bangalore
In the morning, after breakfast, we check out and head back to Bangalore. There are plenty of options for lunch on the way before we reach the airport/railway station.
Coorg and Ooty Tour
Coorg and Ooty Tour
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Every tour is personally delivered by our trip leader who will be your tour guide as well. Think of them as your personal concierge. Our English/Hindi speaking team members are highly experienced travelers who know the lay of the land. Our tours are designed with the help of this experience that helps us pick the best stays, restaurants, and make the most engaging itineraries. Here is an intro to our team.
Our Coorg and Ooty tours are designed to be experiential so the majority of the stays will be in hand-picked luxury homestays in each destination you travel to. These homestays offer clean, comfortable, and safe environments for you to spend your vacation in. And if you want to experience the local culture, there is nothing better than homestays! However, we can also book hotels and resorts for you, if required. Costing might change based on the hotel you request.
We encourage our guests to experience the local cuisines of the destinations we travel to. In remote areas, we might not get options for eating different cuisines. We will ensure you get wholesome, tasty, and hygienic food wherever we go. If you are from outside India, here’s a guide to get you going.
During the Coory and Ooty tour, you will travel through highways, off-road stretches, village roads, broken asphalt – basically any kind of terrain might come our way. However, most of the roads will be in excellent condition.
We provide 1 liter of packaged water daily for each traveler but if you need more, you can let us know.
While traveling, we should have access to public toilets/hotel toilets. Most of the highways in South India have a wide network of eateries with toilets you can use.