Ooty tour packages from Mysore

 

Known as the palace city of India, Mysore is a city located at the base of the chamundi hills. Mysore plays a significant role in attracting a lot of tourists to Karnataka. It is believed that several onlookers flock to visit the Mysore palace more than Red fort or Qutb Minar. Mysore is a place that offers tourists an experience of attractions that will only leave a lasting impression.

 

Heading from Mysore to Ooty is like travelling from a historically significant place to the Queen of hill stations- Ooty. Only gets better. Both Mysore and Ooty are apt places to plan to vacation to. IF Mysore offers you monuments and structures than Ooty offers you majestic mountains and picturesque valley. A tour package from Mysore to Ooty is certainly worth a visit.

 

Time and Travel


There are no direct flights or train to Ooty from Mysore. A bus journey will last approximately 4 hours to reach Ooty however this is also the cheapest mode of transportation compared to other options.  A cab or taxi drive would take you approximately three hours and this mode of travel is most recommended by travelers.

 

Places of attraction in Mysore

 

The third largest city in the state of Karnataka- Mysore is place of several mystical charm, heritage buildings and tourist attraction centers. The few prominent places worth visiting in Mysore tour package are:

 

  • Historically important palaces
    • The official residence of the royal family of Mysore – The Mysore palace
    • The second largest palace in Mysore located in Chamonix hills – The Lalitha Mahal
    • The alternate palace for the royal family of Mysore built in Hindu style after the Mysore palace caught fire- The Jaganmohan palace
    • Built in 1905 for the eldest daughter of Chamaraja Wodeyar- Jayalakshmi Vilas mansion
  • The splendid gardens
    • The mind blowing botanical garden, fountains with mesmerizing lightings, boat rides and several biological research departments in the vicinity make Brindavan gardens a hot spot tour destination in Mysore.
    • A popular hangout place for children the Happy Man Park is a family park that attracts tourists and locals. It houses a small zoo and the statue of a happy man with his pot belly gives justifies the name of the park.
    • Facilitated with boat rides and a fairly big children’s play area the Butterfly park in Karanji lane is another small but interesting park worth visiting
    • Mysore has nearly 180 parks and some of the newer and attractive parks that are a must visit are:
      • Ambedkar park in Jeyanagar
      • The newly built Andolan circle park
      • Lingabudhi Kere with its bamboo forest is a unique park
  • Museums of Mysore
    • India’s first sand museum is in Mysore and is a popular tourist destination- Mysore sand sculpture museum
    • Regional museum of natural history
    • Housing folk art and craft of Karnataka Folklore museum is a very interesting store house of nearly 6500 folk art from entire Karnataka
    • After Delhi its Mysore where you can watch the Rail museum that has on display old locomotives and carriages
    • Wax museum
    • Melody world houses musical instruments that are from Stone Age as well as modern age.
  • Sanctuaries & falls
    • Ranganthittu bird sanctuary has isles that are perfect nesting grounds for birds and the island within the sanctuary houses mammals and reptiles who are the prime inhabitants of the sanctuary
    • The second largest fall in India and the 16 the largest in the world – the Shivanasamudra falls is a major tourist attraction center located on the banks of river Knavery
    • Karanji Lake
    • Bylakuppe is known for its agricultural settlementsand Tibetan refugee settlements hence you can witness Tibetan Buddhist traditions, monasteries, nunneries and the Spectacular Golden temple which is also a prime tourist destination in Mysore.

Places to visit inOoty


The queen of hill stations has so much to offer to its visitors that you will have a hard time trying to wind up your vacation spirit in the blissful and tranquil locales of Ooty’s hilly façade. Some of the prime tourist attraction spot and activities in Ooty are:

 

  • The seven view points
    • The highestvantage point in Booty – the Doddabetta peak is the highest peak in south India
    • Dolphins nose resembling the nose of dolphin is surrounded  by ravines making it a beautiful view point
    • Surrounded by large mountains and lush green forest thes3e two shooting spots till date serve as a popular go to destination by the cinema fraternity
      • Sixth mile
      • Ninth mile
    • A scenic country side infested with tea estates and Eucalyptus tree- Glen Morgan is ideal for a picnic, family get-togetheretc.
    • Kodanad view point
    • Mukurthi peak
  • The five pretty gardens
    • Ooty botanical gardens tops the chart of being  an attractive tourist spot in Ooty
    • Spread on a ten acre land the Rose gardens  on a terrace like farming is another hot spot destination in Ooty
    • Spread across 22 hectares, the foundation for Botanicals gardens was aid by Marquis of Tweedale  and has a refreshing flower garden
    • An artificial garden with plants and flowers woven in thread make the thread garden an exciting tourist spot to visit in Ooty.
    • Offering toy rides, the Mini garden in Ooty is an attractive and exciting spot for tourists especially family  and friends group
  • The lakes and falls
    • An artificial lake formed by the streams flowing down Ooty valley make OotyLake an interesting place to be at. Enjoy boat ride services and other boating facilities offered at the lake
    • Pykara lake  is famous not just for its picturesque lake but also Pykara falls and dam
    • Another artificial reservoir, close to the dam , offering scenic beauty, the Kamaraj  sagar lake in Ooty is another interesting place to be at
    • Emerald lake
    • Bellikal lake
    • Marlimun lake
    • Upper Bhawani lake
    • Mukerti lake

 

Mysore and Ooty


IF Mysore offers historically significant places to lure tourists than Ooty does so with its natural façade that’s available in abundance here. Both the places hold a plethora of attraction places and exhilarating activities that will make your holiday package a memorable one.