Bangalore – Mysore
Mysore – Coorg
Coorg – Ooty
Ooty – Coimbatore
Mysore is the place where you can explore magnificent palaces, stunning gardens that make Mysore unique. You can find regular trains, buses and flights from other major cities of the country. The major tourist attractions are Mysore Palace, Karanji Lake, Chamundi Hills, Lalitha Mahal, Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens, KRS Dam, Railway Museum, Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary, Talakad which is the epicenter of horticulture and wine making, Melukote to enjoy folk dances, ethnic cuisines, Melody World Wax Museum, Jaganmohan Palace, Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion and St. Philomena’s Church.
Coorg, called ‘Scotland of India’ is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Karnataka. The major tourist attractions are Abbey Falls famous for nature walk and trekking, Iruppu Falls, Mallalli Falls for adventure trekking, Omkareshwara Temple, Chelavara Falls, Tranquil Talacauvery and Bhagamandala, Cauvery Nisargadhama which is a charming island famous for boating, elephant rides, Bylakuppe, Nagarhole National Park retreat for the wildlife lovers, Dubare Elephant Camp, Chettalli spectacular coffee plantation, Barapole River famous for river rafting, Brahmagiri Peak an adventurer’s delight, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Nishani Motte an ideal weekend trekking trail, Valnur famous for its fishing camps, Ayurjeevan famous for Ayurvedic massage and spa.
Ooty is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can find regular trains and buses from other major cities of the country to ooty. the major tourist attractions are ooty lake and boat club, botanical gardens, dodabetta mountain peak, pykara falls, mudumalai wildlife sanctuary, rose garden, wax world museum, ooty golf course, nilgiri mountain railway and toda huts.
Coimbatore City, the second largest in the State, is the District Headquarters of Coimbatore District. It is 510 kms from the State Capital Chennai. This district is along the Western Ghats and the wind through the Palghat Gap makes this city to have a pleasant climate most part of the year. It was called as Kongunadu and now it is locally called Kovai in short. This was a village before earlier period ruled by the Tribal chieftans called Koyan or Kovan. Then followed the Karikala Cholan and after him it was ruled by the kings of Rashtrakudas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoyasalas and Vijayanagar.
Victorian Era of the recent past converted this as an Industrial city beginning with Textile Mills. The presence of large number [more than 100] textile units makes this city be called as Manchester of the South. Apart from textiles, there are more than 25,000 small, medium and large Engineering Industries manufacturing Machine tools, Textile machineries, Automobile Spares, Electronics, Steel and Aluminum Foundries, Motors and other engineering products in this district. Two special SEZ [special economic zones] help this development too. Aviation spare parts industry too enters the industrial map of this city. The District has a population of 34,58,045 [census 2011]. The City populations records 10,61,447 [census 2011].
On the Tourism front, the popular Udhagamandalam [Ooty] hill Station tops the list, apart from other places of interests nearby.