Day 01:Bangalore - Bandipur
ON Arrival at bangalore Airport / Railway stn pick up & Transfer to Bandipur by surface on arrival Check-in to hotel.later Spend some time stretching out and enjoying the resort’s facilities, and preparing for your enjoyable week ahead.Sign up for the Wildlife Safari* in Bandipur National Park or stress-busting sessions at Oma Spa.
Hop up on the Machan for an hour well-spent with our naturalist, to take in the breath-taking view of the hills, forest, wild animals and get acquainted with various species of birds like shy jungle fowl, shrike, cormorant, black winged stilt, snake bird, kingfisher, fish owl, noisy woodpecker, flycatcher, crested serpent eagle and common hawk cuckoo.
As dusk sets in, watch a documentary on wildlife found in Bandipur National Park, followed by a crackling bonfire and an interactive session with our naturalist, after which you head for a lovely dinner spread. Overnight Stay in Bandipur.
Day 02 Bandipur
Wake up early for an invigorating Nature Walk, amidst the flora and fauna of the area, or take a bullock cart ride* to a nearby village to join in their way of life. Return for breakfast at The Sanctuary.Take a leisurely drive to Ooty* (60 km) and chug along in the Blue Mountain train, an amazing journey between Coonoor and Ooty, look in awe at the flora of the Nilgiris in the Botanical garden and squeeze in some lovely shopping for mountain honey, various oils and local crafts.
Visit Gopalaswamy Betta* which is the highest peak in Bandipur National Park and gives a panoramic view of the national park. Return to tales around the bonfire and share some stories with our naturalist, followed by a welcoming dinner.
Day 03: Bandipur - Kabini
After a hearty breakfast at The Sanctuary, leave for Kabini. Check-in in time for a welcome lunch at our Wildgrass multi-cuisine restaurant, and relax in the resort.
Sign up for the Wildlife Safari* in Nagarhole National Park or have a splashabout at the wateractivities* like the joy boat ride, kayaking and coracle ride.
Let the evening take over with a documentary on wildlife, and time spent with our naturalist around the bonfire. Soak in some wonderful cocktails and mocktails at our Bar overlooking the rippling Kabini river* and then a splendid dinner. Overnight stay at Kabini
Day 04 Kabini
If you’ve opted for the dawn Wildlife Safari* in Nagarhole National Park, head out early, or else, go for a Nature Walk and explore the flora and fauna of the area. Return to a fabulour breakfast at Wildgrass, our multi cuisine restaurantThe day entices you with water activities* like coracle ride, kayaking, joy boat rides. Or else, go on a bullock cart* ride and participate in the rural life in one of the villages around.Return to a lunch spread at Wildgrass, and get ready for the rest of your day, which offers a visit to Bhimanakolli temple* by boat or a village walk to join the villagers in their lifestyle.At dusk, settle in for a documentary on wildlife, followed by a talk with our naturalist on the mysteries of the forests around. Head to the Bar for cocktails or mocktails, followed by a dinner you’ve got used to expecting as brilliant by now.
Day 05: Kabini - Chikmagalur
Rise early for a memorable breakfast at Wildgrass and leave for Chikmagalur. Check in and head to your much-awaited lunch at Odyssey, our multi-cuisine restaurant. Roam around and make the best
use of our resort facilities like indoor and outdoor games, the Oma Spa, the library etcEnjoy the Bar’s best that evening, and then an absolutely delicious dinner set out by our master chef. Overnight stay at The Serai Chikmagalur
Day 06- Chikmagalur
Rise in time to breakfast at Odyssey, overlooking the calm of the coffee estates. Set out to explore the lands around you. Go on a Coffee Tour - through coffee and spice plantations as our property is nestled in 70 acres of these.
Have a more historic day. Sign up for a sightseeing tour covering Belur and Halebidu temple* which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The twin temple towns of Belur and Halebidu paint a majestic picture of Hindu temple art at its glorious best (28 km & 44 km). Return in time for lunch at the resort, and then head out to the Mullayangiri Peak* (16 km- 30 minutes) which is the highest peak in Karnataka, at 6,317ft. Head back to the resort to share some interesting anecdotes around your wonderful dinner. And enjoy your luxurious stay, dreaming of the week that flew by.
Day 07 Chikmagalur - Bangalore OR Mysore.
Have a lazy, leisurely breakfast at Odyssey, overlooking the coffee estates, and look in at the gift shop to see how you can best take your memories back home.
On the way back to Mysore / Bangalore.