Nagarhole National Park

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Nagarhole National Park 

Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi national park is in Karnataka. It is one the most famous tiger reserves in India. Nagar means snake and hole means stream, which is appropriate since Nagarhole has many serpent like streams within its enclosure. As with quite a few other unique locations in India, the Nagarhole national park has been under consideration as a UNESCO world heritage site. Covering an area of about 641 sq km, the park is a home to the Bengal tiger and the Indian elephant. The animals dwell in an area that is surrounded by beautiful hills, small water bodies and a dense forest.

The landscape is green throughout, mostly in the form of swamps, trees and wetlands. The park was first formed in 1955 and then extended again in 1975, when it was officially recognized as a national park. Though the elephant and the tiger are its more famous and more numbered inhabitants, the park is host to a variety of fauna like the leopard, wild boar, gaur, spotted deer, Indian wild dog, hyena, antelopes, monitor lizards, marsh crocodile to name a few. And it doesn’t have any shortage of birds as well. There are about 250 species of birds in Nagarhole, including exotic ones like the blue-bearded bee-eater, scarlet minivet and Malabar whistling thrush, ospreys, woodland birds, painted bush quail, which makes Nagarhole an ideal getaway for bird enthusiasts.

There are quite a few resorts and hotel in and around the place. Most famous resorts of Nagarhole area are Kabini River lodge and Orange County Resort. This famous tiger reserve of South India allows you to take in the beauty of the place in awe, all the while enjoying the jungle safari if you are game for it. The Jeep safari and elephant safari are the two main attractions. The sanctuary is also a haven for trekking enthusiasts as the nearby Brahmagiri mountains provide an opportunity for trekking and a chance to get a view of the luscious landscape from atop the mountains.

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park. Image Credit: Kaav Resort

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How to Reach Nagarhole

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Bangalore to Nagarhole Route:Bangalore to Nagarhole route is Bangalore-Channapatna-Mandya-Mysore-Hunsur-Nagarhole. Bangalore to Nagarhole distance is 224 km, covered in 5 h.

Coimbatore to Nagarhole Route:Coimbatore to Nagarhole Route is Coimbatore-Sathyamangalam-Chamarajnagar-Begur-Nagarhole. Coimbatore to Nagarhole distance is 275 km, covered in 6 h 10 min.

Mysore to Nagarhole Route:Mysore to Nagarhole route is Mysore-Bilikere-Hunsur-Nagarhole. Mysore to Nagarhole distance is 90 km, covered in 2 h.

Calicut to Nagarhole Route:Calicut to Nagarhole route is Calicut-Kalpetta-Mananthavady-Kutta-Nagarhole. Calicut to Nagarhole distance is 140, covered in 4 h.

Nearest Railway Station to Nagarhole is the Mysore railway station located at about 90 km from Nagarhole.

Nearest airport to Nagarhole is the Bangalore international airport.

Best Time to Visit Nagarhole

Nagarhole National Park has good weather year round. But the best time to visit Nagarhole would be between September to April. If you love monsoon and would like to relax in a wildlife resort, then June-September is a good time.

Distance to Nagarhole

From PlaceDistance (in Km)
Coimbatore275 km
Bangalore224 km
Mysore90 km
Calicut140 km

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Kabini Tour Package with Wayanad

4 Days Trip From Bangalore : Kabini Tour Package with Wayanad is a great tour option for wildlife and nature enthusiasts!! The Kabini River that borders the Nagarhole and Bandipur National Park is known for its wildlife and safari tours with almost assured wildlife sightings. An exquisite experience offered by our partner resorts on the banks of Kabini River could be another reason that will make you want to opt for this trip. Orange County Resort Kabini, Kaav Safari Lodge, Red Earth, The Serai are few of the amazing resorts to choose from. Kabini River Lodge, a Jungle Lodges & Resorts (JLR) property, a former hunting lodge is an another option, where you will want to come back again.

Kabini Tour Package

Kaav Safari Lodge Kabini

Going on a Kabini wildlife safari along with a visit to Wayanad, a hill station located in North Kerala is a great combination for any nature/wildlife lover. Wayanad has lot of varied attractions like waterfalls, lakes, dams, view points, wildlife sanctuaries etc. Guests can be picked up from Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut, Kochi, Coimbatore or Mangalore for this Wayanad Kabini tour package. If you have an additional day to spare, Coorg or Mysore can also be included in this trip. Click on the link Mysore Kabini Coorg Wayanad Package to know more about the package that includes Mysore and Coorg as well. Drops also can be customized as per the guest requirement.

4 Days Trip from Bangalore : Kabini Tour Package and Wayanad

Places of Stay: Kabini – 1 Night | Wayanad – 2 Nights

 

Wayanad Sightseeing:
  • Edakkal Caves (Provides great view from top, famous for inscriptions on the cave walls).
  • Jain Temple (Jain Temple at Sulthan Bathery).
  • Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary (Wild Animal Sighting in Jungle safari conducted in morning and evening).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (One of the famous places in Wayanad, being the biggest earth dam).
  • Lakkidi view point (From the top you can view the wonderful valley and ghat section).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Chain tree describes a story behind ghat section road).
  • Pookot Lake (Lake at the rendezvous of valley on three sides, boating available, nice place for family and couples).
  • Kuruva Island (Chain of Islands, cross over in raft, great place for unwinding).

 

Places to Visit in Kabini:
  • Jungle Safari (one of the most sought after wildlife experiences in south India)
  • Coracle Ride in Kabini (offered by most of the resorts in Kabini)

 

Kabini Tour Package and Wayanad: Tourist Map

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2 Days Trip to Coorg

Coorg Tourism Package: is a 2 days trip to Coorg offered by Groowynd Holidays, a Destination Expert for Coorg on TripAdvisor. If you are wondering ‘How to plan a Coorg trip’ or ‘What are the important places to visit in Coorg’, then you can let go of the worry and allow us to organize for you, a pleasant 2 days trip to Coorg. Guest will be picked up from Bangalore/Mysore and can proceed to Coorg for a memorable stay with family and friends. A Coorg tourism package also includes a trip to tourist places in Kushalnagar and Madikeri, which are the two major towns in Coorg. There are enough tourist places in Madikeri, that itself might require a Madikeri trip plan for 2 Days.

Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a coffee plantation hill station near Bangalore. Guest who would like to go on a Coorg trip from Bangalore by car can be picked up from the Bangalore Airport / Railway Station / their home or hotel doorstep in Bangalore. Alternatively, pickup can also be arranged from Mysore, Mangalore or Kozhikode (Calicut). For guests arriving at Mysore, the customized arrangements of a Mysore to Coorg cab transfers and sightseeing with a one night stay at a Coorg Resort/Homestay can be done, as needed. The distance from Mysore to Coorg is approx. 107 km and the journey time is well below 3 hours. Bangalore to Coorg distance is 243 km, covered in 5.5 hours. Mangalore and Calicut (Kozhikode) are 151 km and 167 km away from Coorg, respectively. If you are based out of Chennai and have been planning for a short trip to Coorg from Chennai, the nearest arrival or departure point is Mysore. There are no direct trains or buses available from Chennai to Coorg, but you can arrive at Mysore by train or a KSRTC bus playing on the route from Chennai to Mysore. For those who would like to go an extended holiday trip and have few more days to spare, one can surely include other South Indian tourist destinations such as Mysore, Wayanad, Kabini, Ooty, and Kodaikanal along with this Coorg Tourism Package. You may search for South India Tour Packages and itineraries by clicking on the hyperlink, for different available tour package combinations or write to us at info@groowynd.com for a customized trip to South India.

Extended Coorg tourism packages are:

Coorg Tourism Package: 2 Days Trip to Coorg

Sightseeing Places in Coorg:
  • Abbey Falls (Waterfall of Karnataka, close from Madikeri, elevation of 70 feet,  provides a great view from hanging bridge ).
  • Raja’s Seat (Raja’s Seat means  – Seat of the King, View point near Madikeri, visit in evening).
  • Nisargadhama (Chain of islands, the best place for soft trekking, reachable through a dangling bridge).
  • Golden Temple (Also known as Namdroling Monastery, Monastery reflecting the Tibetan Style of Architecture, situated near Kushalnagar).
  • Dubare Elephant Camp (Watch Elephants very closely and give a bath to Elephant, elephant rides available).
  • Mandalpatti Drive (Mandalpatti trek would be a great experience for the evening, go to the top in an adventurous drive in a jeep).
  • River Rafting in Coorg (River rafting can be done in Coorg, if you are visiting in right season).
Coorg Tourism Package

Dubare Elephant Camp

2 Days Trip to Coorg

Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)

Coorg Tourism Package : Places of Pick Up

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Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package

Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package : Probably, it is one of the most sought after honeymoon experiences in South India. The unique location of Vythiri Resort in the rain forest of Wayanad provides a wonderful theme for the newly married. Vythiri Resort is in Wayanad, a beautiful hill station of Kerala on the northern part.It would be a memorable time of being at one of the most famous resorts in Kerala and enjoying the natural beauty of Wayanad. Vythiri Resort is located in the rain forest of Wayanad and very close to the view point of Wayanad. It is close to 2 h journey from Calicut International Airport (CCJ) and 6.5 h from Bangalore.

Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package

Vyrhiri Resort Pool Villa

Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package

In our customized Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package, the couple is picked up from their city of arrival or home. Pick up is available from Calicut, Bangalore, Mysore, Cochin, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Thrissur etc by exclusive cab. Guests dropped back home or at the place of departure, based on their convenience. Also, if you are arriving at Wayanad on your own by early morning, early morning pick up and fresh up can be arranged on prior request. If the guests are picked up from Bangalore to Vythiri Resort route covered will be Bangalore – Mysore – Gundlupete – Sulthan Bathery – Kalpetta – Vythiri. The drive through the forest after reaching Gundlupete enables you to have an opportunity for wildlife sighting. If picked up from Calicut, the journey through the ghat section would be amazing. Wayanad Sightseeing can be customized for 3 days, based on your taste. Wayanad has been blessed with natural beauty and has a right blend of trekking, leisure and nature.

Vythiri Resort features 3 or 4 Nights honeymoon package in room categories viz Vythiri Haven, Honeymoon Villa, Pool Villa, Honeymoon Pool Villa. 1 Night in Luxury Tree House can be added in a Special honeymoon package. Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package can be combined with Ibnii Coorg or Kaav Safari Lodge Kabini, which are in the same category. Or if you are looking for any other option in South India form Honeymoon, you may click South India Honeymoon Packages to see an array of Honeymoon Packages.

Write to info@groowynd.com for best rates including Vythiri Package and Cab. Vythiri Resort Honeymoon Package without transportation also can be booked through us @ best rates. If you are looking for regular packages to other resorts/destinations of South India featured on our website, you may visit our page South India Tour Packages.

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