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Tips for organised tours, Bangalore area?

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Tips for organised tours, Bangalore area?

Hello fellow travellers!

I will be in Bangalore in June after a business trip (conference/seminar) in Coorg. After the business obligations, I would like to make a (3 or 4 day) trip/tour close to Bangalore, as that's where I"ll be flying home from. I think we might do some sight seeing Coorg/Mysore during the seminar's spare time, so I"m hoping to see some other stuff after. Does anyone have recommendations? Ooty maybe? As I'm a woman travelling alone, I would like to do an organised tour/trip and not arrange things like transfers etc. myself as that does seem less safe..

Thanks for your ideas!

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1. Re: Tips for organised tours, Bangalore area?

Karnataka Tourism (State Government operated) does some organized tours and Bangalore to Mysore one day (same day return trip) you can check for details at their official website http://www.karnatakaholidays.net/

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If you have already seen Mysore and Coorg, 3-4 days might be a bit long for the Bangalore area if you have already seen those two. It is mostly a working city with relatively few sites. Ooty is nice enough but not for so long. Nilgiri hills could also be good but wet as June is right around the (pre) monsoon time.

I would recommend one of these options

1 - nature/tiger spotting in Bandipur/Nagarhole/Kabini, just south of Mysore. Can be combined with a little walking in the hills. Hope that the weather stays dry(ish)

2 - cultural temple tour past Halebid, Belur, Hampi - very impressive world class temples from up to 1000 years ago

3 - overland trip to Kerala via eg Munnar tea country, flying back to Bangalore for your return (very cheap one way tickets are available)

4 - beaches of northern Karnataka, though this might be a bit far.

Safety is not a major issue but having your own car with driver is the most convenient and safe method to travel and will allow you to do/see more. However, this is more expensive and offers less interaction with locals and other travellers. Buses are cheaper but limit options.

Hope this helps.

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3. Re: Tips for organised tours, Bangalore area?


You can plan up Coorg/Nagarhole/Mysore/Halebeedu/Belur/Shravanabelagola.



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4. Re: Tips for organised tours, Bangalore area?

Places you can visit in 4 days are as below

Bangalore,Mysore,Ooty/Coorg,Belur Sharvanbelagola.

Dont stuff too many things so that it gets too tiring . My suggestion .

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