Karnataka & Andaman Island | 13 Days

Bangalore – Bandipur – Kabini – Nagarhole – Mysore – Chennai – Port Blair – Havelock Island
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Tour Overview

This adventure trip to South India and the Andaman Islands will allow you to discover the unspoiled nature of these huge forest areas that form the National Parks of Bandipur and Nagarhole. This corridor that crosses Karnataka allows elephants, leopards, tigers and other species to live in an abundant jungle.

You will stay in beautiful hotels located at the edge of national parks.After safaris, you will reach Mysore and its palaces before flying to the Andaman Islands, a paradise lost in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Bandipur forest
  • Enjoy the Nature walk, Beef cart ride to explore rural village
  • Enjoy the camp fire
  • Visit to Nagarhole National Park
  • Visit to Aromatic spice markets
  • Visit to Somnathpur for its 13th century Hoysala Temple
  • Indian Rail Experience
  • Enjoy the sites of Havelock

Day 01 Bangalore

Arrive Bengaluru International airport meet and greet transfer to hotel.  Overnight stay

Day 02 Bangalore –Bandipur 217 Kms/ 4 hrs

After breakfast drive to Bandipur, upon arrival check in hotel.  In the afternoon safari in the National park of Bandipur, You will spend about an hour in the machan (sheltered deck) with your naturalist guide to admire breathtaking views of the hills, forest, wildlife and many species of birds such as the shy rooster Sonnerat, the shrike, the cormorant, the white stilt, the anhinga, the kingfisher, the Grand Duke of Blakiston, the noisy woodpecker, the flycatcher, the serpentine bacha and the cuckoo shikra.

Evening watch the documentary on the wild species living in the park of Bandipur, Then, around a campfire, you can ask your questions to the naturalist guide.

Optional: You can enjoy a treatment and a moment of relaxation at L'OMA SPA. Overnight stay

Day 03 Bandipur

Early in the morning, if you wish, you can take a nature walk to observe the fauna and flora of the surroundings,safari to Bandipur (subject to availability). Later we arrange Beef cart for discover the rural life around

You can choose from a wide range of optional activities or simply enjoy the facilities of your hotel:

  • Treatment at L'OMA SPA.
  • Visit OOTY (60 km) and board the BLUE MOUNTAIN TRAIN (toy train) for an incredible journey between OOTY and COONOOR, discover the flora of the Nilgiris at the Botanical Garden and buy honey, various oils and craft items.
  • Go to GOPALASWAMY BETTA, the highlight of BANDIPUR National Park and admire magnificent panoramic views of the park.

In the evening, in front of a campfire, you can ask your questions to the naturalist guide. Overnight stay

Day 04 Bandipur – Kabini 85 kms/ 2 hrs

After breakfast drive to In the morning, departure for Kabini.Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.Free time to rest and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.In the afternoon, you will leave for a safari in Nagarhole National Park.

Afternoon Safari in Nagarhole subject to availability,In the evening, you can enjoy water activities such as pedal boating, kayaking or coracle or watch a documentary about the park's wildlife. In the evening, in front of a campfire, you can ask your questions to the naturalist guide. Overnight stay

Day 05 Kabini

(in the morning you can take a nature walk to observe the local fauna and flora or a kayak excursion.Breakfast at the hotel
You will have the choice between various optional activities:

  • Treatment at L'OMA SPA.
  • Discover rural life in a beef cart.
  • Practice aquatic activities like pedalo, kayak or coracle.
  • Visit the temple of BHIMANAKOLLI by boat or walk in the village.

In the evening, in front of a campfire, you can ask your questions to the naturalist guide.

Day 06 Kabini –Mysore 60 kms. 2 hrs

After breakfast drive to Mysore upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Mysore is a beautiful city of stately palaces residence of the Wodeyars dynasty, gardens, parks and museums. Today your tour of Mysore includes visits to City Palace it is one of the largest and majestic palaces of this type in India. Built in 1912, this Indo-Saracen palace has, among other things, a sculpted silver door, a solid gold throne and a gallery of delicate paintings.Chamundi Hill, and the colorful and aromatic spice markets. At Chamundi Hill, you will find Nandi, a monolithic image of Shiva's Bull, which is always garlanded with flowers and held in high esteem by Hindus. Your afternoon is at leisure

Visit the Sri Jayachamararajendra gallery, a former palace transformed into a gallery of paintings from the 1870s.Overnight at hotel

Day 07 Mysore – Chennai

After breakfast drive to Somnathpur 35 kms east is famous for its 13th century Hoysala Temple. The Temple is in excellent condition, has frescoed exteriors depicting episodes from the epics. Later transfer to station to board the express train air condition chair car for Chennai upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight stay

Day 08 Chennai –Port Blair – Havelock

After breakfast transfer to Chennai airport to board the flight for Port Blair, upon arrival transfer to the ferry port to take the ferry to Havelock..

Upon arrival, welcome by our representative and transfer to the hotel, located at the edge of the rainforest, 10 km from the pier.The hotel is located just behind the paradise Radhanagar Beach, ranked "most beautiful beach of Asia" by the Time Magazine rest of the day free. Overnight stay

Day 09 Havelock

Today entire day is free to enjoy on beach. Overnight stay

Day 10 Havelock

Today entire day is free to enjoy on beach. Overnight stay

Day 11 Havelock

Today entire day is free to enjoy on beach. Overnight stay

Day 12 Havelock

Today entire day is free to enjoy on beach. Overnight stay

Day 13 Havelock –Port Blair – Onward Destination 

After breakfast Embark on your ferry to Port Blair, Transfer to airport to bard the flight for Chennai. Arrive Chennai for Transit to take the connected flight for onward destination.

Accommodation

  • 01 night stay in Bangalore
  • 02 night stay in Bandipur
  • 02 night stay in Kabini
  • 01 night stay in Mysore
  • 01 night stay in Chennai
  • 05 night stay in Havelock

Meal

  • Daily breakfast at hotel

Transportation

  • Transportation by air condition Vehicle
  • Entry fees for Kathakali dance
  • Periyar boat cruise
  • English speaking local guide  Mysore

Exclusions

Language guide, Laundry, Insurance, Tips, Telephone Calls and Expenses like personal nature, still & video Camera fees in Monuments