based on 11 nights & selected experiences
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A fantastic relaxed adventure, the tropical south of India is more gentle than the north
A nature lover's paradise: take boat safaris in Nagarhole National park and bird spot in Coorg
Take a cruise down the untouched northern Keralan backwaters whilst staying on the Keralan coast.
Enjoy the remote untouched isolation of the beaches on the Keralan coast.
Isolated from much of India by the Western Ghats, the climate of Kerala & Karnataka is tropical and as a result of the mountain ranges the area isn’t as dry as much of India. The best time to visit is from January through to April. While there can be the occasional light showers these are just a prelude of the wet weather to come. The weather is generally hot and humid during this early summer. The monsoon season arrives in early June and thus can wash out July and August. September is much more humid as a result of the rainy season, and the fall can be dry but with the humidity this makes it feel quite the warm. There can be a little rain in the night in October and November. The temperatures cool down and the humidity lets up as winter comes in around December, with this season lasting until February when the dry spring returns. Winter can be a pleasant time to visit, especially if you’re looking to head off the beach and explore this Indian land of mystery.
This classic itinerary takes you through Mysore, Nagarhole, Coorg and Neeleshwar in the stunning region of Northern Kerala, India’s best kept secret. Largely unexploited, the area has much to offer from lush tropical forests filled with spices to ancient temples and a colourful history.
You will start your adventure in Mysore. The best way to reach Mysore is to travel to Bangalore and from here drive for approximately three hours to the city which is full with a wealth of history to uncover and a centre for the production of silk, sandalwood and incense. A walk through the markets is always a highlight where you will see endless spices and Indian life. You will uncover the story behind Tipu Sultan and his war against the British and his battle against a young Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington).
Next you will drive approximately four and a half hours south to Sultan Battery where you will spend the next two nights. Here you can immerse yourself in plantation life and spend time in Muthanga National Park, home to wildlife such as Gaur, sloth bears, sambar, elephants, reptiles, tigers, spotted deer, monkeys, panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, wild dogs, bison, lizards, bears, wild pigs, leopards and among others.
From Sultan Battery you will again be driven by your private chauffeur to Nagarhole which will take just over two hours. This is a little visited park that contains tigers, leopards, wild elephants, gaur, muntjac, wild digs, bonnet macaques and common langur. Sightings are pretty good, and tiger sightings are not uncommon.
Coorg will be your next destination, which you will reach by car with a drive just over two hours. Coorg is one of the most popular hill stations of Karnataka with undulating hills and full of coffee plantations, tea gardens and spice plantations. For those interested in culture there are also some interested Tibetan temples and settlements nearby to explore.
For your final stop you will have quite a lengthy drive over to the untouched beaches of Kerala’s coast but the journey will be worth it when you have three lovely nights to relax on the beach. Here you can take life slow, and venture out to explore sleepy fishing villages and golden, coconut fringed beaches.
Visit a spice plantation and discover where many of the spices you have in your kitchen at home are grown naturally. This is a lovely experience for couples or families of all ages to enjoy.
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Coorg, Kerala and Karnataka, India
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