Places Visited: Bengaluru, Coonoor, Wayanad, Nagarhole National Park, Kodagu, Mysore, Mamallapuram
Experience the most dramatic scenery in South India on this winding journey through the high spots of the Western Ghat range. Coffee and tea plantations, teak forests and soaring peaks characterize the road north through the hill stations of Coonoor, Ooty and Wayanad. After three nights in the region’s premier national park, Nagarhole, you’ll enjoy a relaxing stay on a working coffee estate before descending to Mysore, South India’s ‘city of culture’. An express train ride to Chennai (Madras) and restorative spell on the beach at Mamallapuram, visiting the great Pallava ruins and stone carving workshops dotted around the village, brings to the tour to a satisfying conclusion.