Vast coffee and tea plantations, verdant tropical forest and
lagoons canopied by coconut trees, racing rivers, sparkling
streams, colourful temples characterize Southern India.
Explore the unspoiled beauty of the South.
Mysore is known as cultural capital of Karnataka. It was the
capital of the Maharajas of Mysore and is called the “City of
Palaces”. The Mysore Palace of the Wodeyar family, the Sri
Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery with its collection of priceless
Raja Ravi Varma paintings, the beautiful Brindavan gardens,
the historic St.Philomena’s Church, the Chamundi Hill with
its temple of Goddess Chamundeshwari are all popular
attractions of Mysore. It is a shoppers delight for Mysore silk
sarees and sandalwood items.
Acres and acres of tea & coffee plantations, orange groves,
lush green valleys, misty hills and breathtaking views
together make Coorg an unforgettable holiday destination.
'Raja’s Seat' is a great place from where one can enjoy an
unforgettable and spectacular sunset. Another attraction is
the 19th century Madikeri Fort located in the centre of the
city houses a temple, a chapel, a prison, a small museum
and a beautiful sight to behold is the Abbey Falls 8 kms
BANDIPUR NATIONAL PARK
This wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka is a part of Project Tiger.
The thick undergrowth of the Bandipur forest makes seeing
a tiger here a rare sight. However, pugmarks and tiger calls are commonly seen and heard. Elephants, monkeys, chital,
sambhar, squirrels, porcupine and many species of birds can
be seen at Bandipur National Park. The Mudumalai Wildlife
Sanctuary is located in the Nilgiri Hills. The hilly terrain of the
Western Ghats, clothed in dense mixed and moist deciduous
forests make Mudumalai a most attractive wildlife reserve.
Ooty - 'The Queen of Hill Stations' is the most popular
hill station in South India. A visit to Ooty is a soul stirring
experience. The major attractions - Botanical Garden which
covers area over 22 hectare, Ooty Lake - an artificial lake for
boating, the Doddabetta Peak (in Nilgiris) the highest at 2634
m, Coonoor - a small town with and equable climate that has
scenic tea estates, Sim’s Partk Botanical Garden and Dophin’s
Nose – a view point located about 12 kms from Coonoor near
Kodaikanal is the most popular charming hill station which
mesmerizes any visitor and is frequently visited all through
the year. Kodai stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern
crest of upper Palani hills near Madurai in Tamilnadu with its
rocks, wooded slopes, bracing air, long stretches of lush green
forests, gigantic trees. The Kodai Lake is a 24 hectare lake
created in 1863 Bryant’s Park is noted for its flowers, both
hybrids and grafts and the pillar rocks located 7 ½ kms from
the lake where three boulders stand shoulder to shoulder,
vertically measuring 122 mtrs. About a kilometer from the
lake, Coaker’s Walk runs along a steep slope on the southern
side of Kodai, offering some of the finest views of the plains.