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COORG

COORG
Coorg or Kodagu (originally called Kodaimalenadu) means ‘dense forest on steep hill’. Dubbed as the Scotland of India, this town has a lot to offer to the tourist. Madikeri (at Coorg) is a well known hill station for tourists in Karnataka. It is situated 252 km from Bangalore, and it is the headquarters of the district Kodagu. It has mesmerizing mountain ranges all over with luscious greenery and the tranquil waters of the Cauvery River flowing through the hilly area.

ITINERARY 5 NIGHTS 6 DAYS
Day 01 : Bangalore - Ooty
Pick up from Bangalore Proceed through Bandipur and Madumalai forest. Check in at the hotel as you arrive in Ooty. Evening free for shopping and other activities and overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 02 : Ooty
After breakfast proceed for a site seeing tour of Ooty. Visit the Doddabeta Peak which is the highest peak of Ooty. From here you will get a very panoramic view of the neighbouring regions. By noon back at Ooty town. Afternoon visit the famous Botanical garden built in 1847 and the Ooty Lake were boating facility is available. You can also try horse-back riding around the lake. Evening visit Coonoor. Overnight at Ooty.
Day 03 : Ooty - Mysore
Morning after breakfast check out hotel and proceed to Mysore the capital of King Hyder Ali and his son Tippu Sultan. By noon at Mysore and check in to the hotel. Afternoon visit Mysore Palace, one of the major attractions of Mysore. Then to Mysore Zoo were you can see some of the rare species of wildlife. Evening proceed to world famous Brindavan Gardens expanded over 150 acres. The musical fountain and light show adds attraction to the gardens. Return back to the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 04 : Mysore - Coorg
Morning after breakfast, proceed to Madekeri, the major town in Coorg district. Coorg is also known as Kodagu. On the way visit Kushalanagar Golden Temple, Tibetan Colony and Nisargadhama. On arrival check in to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure and for shopping. Overnight stay at Coorg.
Day 05 : Madekeri (Coorg)
Morning after breakfast, proceed to Talacauvery the birth place of river Cauvery and Bhagamandala. Evening visit Abbey falls, Omkareshwara Temple and Raja seat. There is musical fountain at Raja seat during weekends. Evening return back to hotel and overnight stay at Coorg.
Day 06 : Coorg - Bangalore
Morning after breakfast, proceed to Bangalore Check in to the hotel. Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka state it is well known as Garden city. Afternoon proceed for a half day city tour of Bangalore. Visit Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, ISKCON Temple, Vidhana Soudha and finally at Commercial Street for a bit of shopping. By evening return back to hotel and overnight stay at Bangalore.
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Places To See
1.Gondola Lift - Gulmarg to Kongdori
In 1987 work on the gondola car of Gulmarg began. After some delay, the first phase was completed in May 1998 and today, this is one of the main attractions of the place. Khilanmarg
A path of some six kilometers and an ascent of some six hundred meters from Gulmarg will take you to the flower-strewn little highland dale of Khilanmarg.

2. PGondola Lift - Kongdori to Apharwat
The second stage of the Gulmarg- Apharwat cable car project was completed in May, 2005 and the builders were the same as the first phase, the French firm, Pomagalski (popularly called Poma - the gondola car is sometimes referred to as 'the Poma') .

3. Alpathar Lake
Some thirteen kilometers from Gulmarg, at an altitude of around 3,840 meters is the little lake of Alpather. Like many other high-altitude lakes in the mountainous parts of the western Himalaya, this lies in a shallow mountain bowl and is surrounded by limited plant growth

4. Religious shrines
There are four main religious shrines in and around Gulmarg. A few kilometers from this glade, is the tomb and shrine, ‘Ziarat’, of the noted Muslim saint Baba Reshi.

5. Skiing and snow-boarding
For sheer thrills, few sports can match the excitement that skiing or snowboarding can generate. From high on top of a snow-covered hill, with a magnificent view all around and a deep blue sky above you, you move down the slopes or negotiate dips, bowls and rises.

6. Golf Gulmarg
One of the oldest golf clubs in the country, the Gulmarg Golf Club also has the distinction of being one of the (if not the), highest in the world. This is an 18 hole, par 72 course with a yardage of 6,985.

7. Gonikoppal
Gonikoppal is a pretty, picturesque and thoroughly charming destination that is off the beaten track. Being an area with sparse population, Gonikoppal is a blessing to be enjoyed! Located in the VirajpetTaluk, it is surrounded by various spice and coffee plantations and the greens are invigorating to say the least.

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