India
Location
11 days
Duration
7/10
Physicality

Arrive at Bangalore international airport, meet – great with our office representative and your bicycle tour guide & transfer to your pre booked hotel.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bangalore
TOUR DURATION 11 Days
TOUR ROUTE Bangalore-Coimbatore -Mettupalayam -Coonoor-Ooty-Masingudi-Bandipur-Mysore-Bangalore

 

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Day 01: Bangalore

Arrive at Bangalore international airport, meet – great with our office representative and your bicycle tour guide & transfer to your pre booked hotel.
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Day 02: Bangalore - Coimbatore (by flight)

Morning after breakfast transfer to Bangalore airport to board flight to Coimbatore. Later on check your bikes and gear, etc. You may go for 10 kms of cycling around your hotel so that you can check your bikes and our mechanic can prepare your bikes according to your need for the tour. (Approx 10 kms of cycling to check bikes) Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 03: Coimbatore - Mettupalayam

Morning after breakfast, we load our bikes on coach and drive for approx 10 kms to avoid the busy roads of Coimbatore. We unload our bikes and go cycling at the outskirts of Coimbatore. Today we will drive towards north to Mettupalayam; Agriculture is the occupation of most of the people. It is surrounded by lot of villages, fertile enough for agriculture. Mettupalayam is the starting point for two of the Ghats roads into the Nilgiri Hills. Subsequently it has established itself for the trade of fresh fruits & vegetables coming down from the hills and also for produce that grows on the plains and is destined for the hills. Noon arrive and check-into hotel for lunch. Afternoon we will cycling for the short sightseeing of Mettupalayam; visit the Black Thunder a water theme park located near to our hotel, that attracts many tourists. It has attractive rides such as The Lazy River, Wave Pool, Thrillarium, Surf Hill, Cannon Ball, Aqua Bowl and Side Winder,
After visit return back to hotel
Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 04: Mettupalayam - Coonoor

After breakfast we will start cycling from our hotel to Coonoor. It is a famous hill station and is known for its great picnic spots and picturesque surroundings. Coonoor provides the traveler with the panoramic view of the lush green Nilgiri hills, with its ravines, valleys, and waterfalls. The trip provides some breathtaking views of the Nilgiri hills in all its natural glory. One side you have Toy train and other side the river Kallar. After 20 kms cycling we will stop on the way have picnic lunch (packed lunch from hotel). After lunch continue cycling to Coonoor.
We will again stop at Laws Falls; The Place is a beautiful picnic spot, situated at the distance of 7 km from Coonoor. The height of the falls is about 180 feet. There are vast stretches of undisturbed sholas and it is a paradise for Naturalists.
Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel. Later we will make a short sightseeing of Coonoor town. Visit the Sim’s Park; The park is situated in a deep ravine on the Northern side of Coonoor Railway Station at an elevation of 1768 to 1798 m. and also visit tea gardens and on a way back to hotel via Golf links owned by Wellington Defence College. If time permit we can go to The Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint Which is 10 km from Coonoor, is an important place to visit. It not only provides a panoramic view of the vast expanse of the Nilgiri hills but also of the famous Catherine Falls. Lady Canning’s seat is another notable viewpoint on the way.
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Day 05: Coonoor – Ooty via Doddabeta Peak

After breakfast in the hotel and gear up our bikes and start cycling towards Ooty via Doddabeta Peak. We will drive from the different road today so that we will not find bus and cars on the road. We will make the few small stops on the way to visit The Hecuba Peak (2375 m), The Kattadadu Peak (2418 m) and The Kulkudi Peak (2439 m). After 3 hrs (around 20 kms) cycling we will make the stop on the way for picnic lunch (packed lunch from hotel). After lunch we will start again cycling to Doddabeta Peak. The Doddabetta Peak is said to be one of the highest peak in (8650 ft) in the Nilgiri Hills. You can simply click amazing pictures of the valley below grab your camera and head straight to the peak, and. On a clear day, which is honestly not that often, one can see far off areas, even the plains of Coimbatore and the flat highlands of Mysore.
After visit continue cycling 10 kms to reach Ooty, the area surrounding is mostly forested. Sholas cover the hollows of its slopes. Slightly stunted, rhododendron trees, in the midst of thick coarse grass, flowering sub-alpine shrubs and herbs are common.
Arrive and check-into hotel and rest of the day at leisure for your relax.
Dinner & Overnight at hotel.
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Day 06: Ooty

Afer breakfast cycling tour of Ooty, we will firstly visit the Botanical Garden; Well maintained lush green lawns, exotic and rare species of flora are special features of the park. The gardens were established by European residents William Graham McIvor. Therefore we will visit the Government Museum; set up in 1989, Theexhibits of Tribal Reminiscence, District Ecological details and sculptural arts and crafts displays of Tamil Nadu are special attraction in this museum. After that we will return to hotel to have lunch at hotel. Afternoon we will cycling to visit the TODA village; The uniqueness of the half – barrel shaped houses given speculations regarding their origin ranged from Rome to Sumeria. The Toda village is called a mund, means a herd or cattle – pen. It is usually a collection of three or five half barrel shaped huts each 18 feet by 9 feet by 10 feet high with a small doorway measuring only 32 inches by 18 inches. After visit return back to hotel.
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Day 07: Ooty - Masinagudi

After breakfast we will start cycling from hotel to Masinagudi. The road fully covered by wild life, we may have chance to see few wildlife animals. We will make few stops en route to enjoy the nature. After 3 hrs cycling we will have picnic lunch on the way (packed lunch from hotel). After lunch we will continue cycling to Masingudi; loaded with an enticing natural appeal. Masinagudi is a prime bird watching are in Nilgiris. It also holds an isolated southern population of the Striped Tit-babbler.
Late afternoon arrive and check-into lodge. Rest of the day at leisure for your own activities.
We will gather again in the evening to enjoy the dinner near to bonfire.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 08: Masinagudi - Bandipur

Early morning tea in the lodge and we will go for safari by jeep in Madumalai National Park.
On a way back visit the Theppakkadu Elephant Camp; is one of the oldest camps in the Country. One can learn about the feeding habits of the elephants, especially camp elephants and their routine. Return back to hotel for breakfast. After that check-out from resort and start cycling towards Bandipur National Park. We will take the route passing through the jungles of Madumalai and Bandipur National Park. The private hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore himself – its a little like everyday life, only drastically different. The Sanctuary is home to the spotted deer, the sambar deer, pythons, sloth bears, porcupines, monkeys and over 230 species of birds. Thats a lot of spotting to do – just might help you see the good things in life again.
Afternoon arrive and check-into resort for lunch.
Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the nature beauty nearby resort.
Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 09: Bandipur - Mysore

Early morning tea in the lodge and we will go for safari by jeep in Bandipur National Park. Return back to the hotel for breakfast. Later check-out from resort and start cycling towards Mysore. We will cycling around 20 kms in the jungle of Bandipur as after that the main highway will start and we will board our cycling in the bus and drive to Mysore. Noon arrive and check-into hotel for lunch.
Mysore – is one of the major tourist destinations in India thanks to its rich cultural heritage and historic importance. Magnificent palaces, stunning gardens, colorful festivals and exceptional craftsmanship are some of the special features that make Mysore unique and a much sought holiday destination.
Later we will visit the Mysore by cycling, firstly we will drive about 5 kms from our hotel to visit the Mysore Palace, also known as Mysore Maharaja Palace is one among the largest palaces in India.
Later visit the old markets of Flowers near to the palace and Lalitha Mahal Palace, built by the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore to host his most important guest. The Lalitha Mahal is now one of India’s most opulent hotels, a palace hotel that offers an experience of princely living in a real Maharaja’s palace.
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Day 10: Mysore-Bangalore

Today morning after breakfast cycling to Chamundi Hills is 1065 meters above the sea level. It is just 3 kms from Mysore. The Chamundeshwari temple on top of the hill belongs to 11th century. It was renovated in 1827. Half way up the hill, you will find and idol of bull, called Nandi. The specialty of the 5-meter tall statue is that it was sculptured out of a single rock in 1659. You need to climb 1000 steps to reach the Chamundeshwari temple.
After visit we will go back to Mysore and from there we will board our cycle on the bus and drive to Bangalore. En route we will stop to visit The island fortress of the legendary warrior king Tipu Sultan, Srirangapatna is just 16km from Mysore city. About 1km to the east of the fort is Tipu’s Summer Palace (known as the Daria Daulat Bagh) set amidst a lovely garden.
After visit lunch at nearby restaurant in Srirangapatna.
After lunch continue drive to Bangalore; the IT hub of India. Also known as the Silicon Valley of India the city is vying with Mumbai for being the most progressive city of the nation.
Late afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure for your own activities.
Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 11: Bangalore

Morning after breakfast drive by coach to Bangalore international airport to board the schedule flight to go back to home.
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