Mussoorie is a great destination for Honeymoon and travelers. it. Popularly known as the 'Queen of the Hills,It is more of a honeymoon destination for couples in the recent times.
Mysore, Ooty and Kodaikanal Holiday Package, Duration 5 nights/6 days
Day - 1
On arrival at the Mysore airport, the representative assigned to guide you would check you into a hotel. After light refreshments and snacks, the journey starts in the city, which is languid and friendly with splendid palaces, the resplendent rustle of Mysore silk, the fragrance of sandalwood incense and jasmine, the flavor of masala dosa and the natural masterpiece sunsets! The Mysore Palace heads the list as it is the focal point of the city’s meticulous planning, and built on the ashes of the old wooden palace that exudes a grandeur which is unmatched the Durbar Hall with its ornate and sculpted pillars, the Kalyana Mantapa, the jewel encrusted Golden Throne and the Golden Howdah elephant seat are among its treasures. The Residential Museum, housed within, is ornate in its royal purple garb and shines in its illumination when all the electric bulbs light up at once. The Jagmohan Palace served as an alternative retreat for the royal family and houses the Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery which displays paintings of the Mysore and Tanjore styles,sculptures and musical instruments. The Sri Jayachamarajendra Zoo is another place with a large collection of animals like tapir, chimpanzee, giraffe, zebra and white tiger. Return back to the hotel for the night, mesmerized by the sight-seeing!
Day - 2
The trip begins with Chamundi Hill which guards the city and is capped by a temple of Gioddess Chamundeshwar , a symbol of Mysore. Besides this, there is is the beautiful Gothic structured church of St. Philomena’s Cathedral, the Railway Museum exhibiting the maharaja’s saloon carriage, the Folklore Museum, an excellent repository of Mysore art, the G R Fantasy Park, a well-designed water amusement park, Planet X, an amusement centre offering a go-karting track, a bowling alley, a video-game arcade, a restaurant and a disco. For shopping, there is the Devaraja Urs market with a medley of colours, aromas, and scents, and the Cauvery Arts Emporium, stocked with sandalwood and ivory inlay work, Nayanotsav for antiques, the Government Silk Weaving Emporium for the weaving of silk saris and buy them from the factory showroom and their outlet at KR Circle. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day - 3
On arrival to Ooty, you would be checked into a hotel, and thereafter the breathtaking views begin. Known as the Queen of the Nilgiris, surrounded by a heady cocktail of rolling hills, tea plantations, villages, unbridled greenery, and unexpected lakes. The Ooty Lake is the most lively tourist spot enclosing a long body of water hedged by beautiful trees on the far side. Boating is the prime attraction and great fun as next to the boathouse there is a set of three tacky game shows called Freaky Jungle, Horror House and Mirror Maze, also offering mini-train rides along the tree-lined bank of the lake.
The Botanical Garden is full of trees, shrubs and flowers and people here can lounge in the lawns and walk among the shady trees and plants. The St. Thomas Church overlooks the Ooty Lake and the Kandal Church has a relic of the Cross on which Christ was crucified. Further down, you would visit the Wenlock Downs and the Ninth Mile, picnic spots with grassy knolls offering pony rides and short but steep and slippery walks. Overnight stay at the hotel, with a sound sleep in nature’s lap!
Day - 4
The day starts with The Rose Garden, a small terrace atop a hill off Etiennes Road. Initially a British hill station, it would be incomplete without a visit to its churches, and the St. Stephen’s Church is the oldest here, along with the Union Church and Holy Trinity Church, which are Gothic and Tudor in appearance, with magnificent stained glass windows, intricately carved pews, plaques detailing the battalions that attended services there. The Mettupalaiyam-Ooty passenger train on the narrow guage promises a scenic hilly ride and a wonderful experience, not to be forgotten. The Dodda Betta is the highest peak in the Nilgiris area and offers a telescope in high-up viewing chamber, where on a clear day, you can see the plains of Coimbatore and the Mysore Plateau. For the pleasure of shopping, tea is the best product to be purchased, as it is sourced from various plantations in delicious flavours….plain, masala, elaichi,jasmine, as also, aromatic oils such as camphor, eucalyptus, citronella and spices like cloves, nutmegs, cardamom and a huge variety of chocolates. Most of the places in the area, offer Indian, Continental and Chinese food as also salads,soups,pizzas and pastas for a tinkle in the palate! Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day - 5
As you wind your journey towards Kodaikanal, your expectations will soar as this is the most picturesque mountainous area, ideal for a drive around the Palani Hill rolling outwards towards green vistas dotted with lakes and the shoal forests which have a quiet and vivid beauty. The visit would include secretive mountain paths, mist and bramble, hedges full of wild flowers, gardens full of roses, and placid lakes. The best place to begin is the Coaker’s Walk, a promenade on the south-eastern cliff of the mountain. If the day is clear, you can take a peek from the Solar Observatory to view Dolphin’s Nose and Pambar River, and far away the tiny scramble of Madurai city and all around, the Palani Hills stretch out like a carpet of gigantic dunes. Across the road is Bryant Park, a horticultural garden, with its neatly labelled trees and rose beds and a soothing quality. Meander through the park to come out near Kodai Lake and there is cycling, pony rides and boating to entice you. A cup of steaming masala tea and homemade chocolates would refresh you before you take a pleasant walk around the mystifying lake. Ahead of the lake, is the Green Valley View which enables to you to see the entire Vaigai Dam? The Pillar Rocks closeby is a popular attraction and a little outside town is Silver Cascade, a waterfall formed by the backwaters of Kodai Lake where the gush is substantial, but caged in by barricades. Another night spent at the hotel embedded with calm dreams!
Day - 6
Early morning you may start in another direction towards the Kurinji Andavar Temple, a hilltop temple to Lord Murugun which offers serene views to the valley. The nearby Jain temple is small but more atmospheric, and on the way lie the Bear Shola Falls around which you may take a silent walk around the forest. A visit to the Uthamapalayam Forest Range would also be a scintillating option for short trekking. Kodai has some quaint little shops which sell pottery items made by disadvantaged children, as well as shops selling beads, almond, rock, raisin and assorted flavoured chocolates, spices, and a range of medicinal or aromatherapy oils, colourful stoles and shawls.
Check out of the hotel as per your flight schedule, and a take a flight back home to the base city, wherein on arrival at the airport, our representative would receive you and transport you to your place of residence!
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