Circuit KAR/08 - Mysore (2 nights)-Nagarhole (1 night) –Coorg ( Madikeri / Siddhapur) (3 nights) Distance Bangalore Mysore 140 kms MYSORE Nagarhole 55 kms Nagarhole Medikeri 65 Kms Medikeri Mangalore 170 kms Medikeri Bangalore 260 kms ACCESS Bangalore – Accessible by Train or Flight Trains from Mumbai to Bangalore Days Of Run Train Name Origin Dep.Time Destination Arr.Time M T W T F S S COIMBATORE EXP LOKMANYATILAK T 22:25 BANGALORE CANT 21:40 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y CHALUKYA EXPRES MUMBAI CST 22:35 BANGALORE CY JN 22:20 N N Y N N Y Y BANGALORE EXP MUMBAI CST 22:35 BANGALORE CY JN 22:20 Y N N N Y N N NAGARCOIL EXP MUMBAI CST 12:10 BANGARAPET 13:50 N N Y Y Y N Y UDYAN EXPRESS MUMBAI CST 07:55 BANGALORE CANT 08:25 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Trains from Mumbai to Mysore Days Of Run Train Name Origin Dep.Time Destination Arr.Time M T W T F S S SHARAVATHI EXP MUMBAI CST 22:35 MYSORE JN 22:30 N Y N N N N N Trains from Mangalore to Mumbai Days Of Run Train Name Origin Dep.Time Destination Arr.Time M T W T F S S ERS DADAR EXP #KANKANADI 10:50 THANE 03:00 Y N N N N N N RAJDHANI EXP *KANKANADI 07:30 VASAI ROAD 21:10 N N Y N Y N N MANGALA LDWEEP *KANKANADI 22:55 KALYAN JN 14:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y MATSYAGANDA EXP MANGALORE 14:40 THANE 05:58 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y MARU SAGAR EXP *KANKANADI 04:50 VASAI ROAD 21:10 Y N N N N N N GANDHIDHAM EXP *KANKANADI 04:50 VASAI ROAD 22:40 N N N N Y N N NETRAVATHI EXP *KANKANADI 00:30 THANE 16:03 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y OKHA EXPRESS *KANKANADI 04:50 VASAI ROAD 22:40 N N N Y N Y N MYSORE (State: Karnataka Category: Heritage) Places of Tourist Attraction in Mysore The Mysore Palace Once the residence of the Wodeyars, this structure is one of the largest of its kind in India. Jaganmohan This is a converted art gallery which houses paintings that Palace date back to the late 19th century. Chamundi Hill Perched atop a hill is a 12th century temple of Chamundershwari. About 13 Kms from Mysore by road these is also a 1000 step walking track for all those young at heart to try. St. Philomena's This beautiful Cathedral was built in 1956 and is one of Church the largest churches in the country. The Mysore Zoo One of the county's best zoo, this is famous for rare animals bred in captivity and is housed in lush green surroundings. Brindavan Gardens 19 Kms north west of Mysore is the famous KRS dam. Nagarhole National Park (State: Karnataka Category: Wildlife) Nagarhole is one of the best destinations for Wildlife Sightings in India. The place derives its name from the winding river - Nagarhole meaning "snake river" - which flows through the park. The 640 sq km of gently undulating terrain at the foothills of the Brahmagiri hills is covered with thick tropical forest, grassy swamps and numerous rivers and streams. The park and animal life is part of the country's first "bio-sphere reserve". Kabini River Lodge conducts tours along well-defined routes for tourists, in the early mornings and evenings. One can be sure of seeing the bison, elephant, spotted deer, sambhar, barking deer, wild boar, mongoose, peakcock, jungle fowl and many other birds and animals. Lucky people may see a tiger or panther or even a King cobra. Both trekking and going by private vehicles is allowed, though permission has to be taken first. Huts have been built for those who wish to stay in the wilds. Madikeri (Coorg) (State: Karnataka Category: Plantation Retreat/Hill Station) 1525 m above sea level lies Madikeri, the district headquarters of Kodagu. Coorg or Kodagu(originally called Kodaimalenadu) means 'dense forest on steep hill'. Dubbed as the Scotland of India, this town has a lot to offer to the tourist. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views are what make Madikeri a popular holiday destination Local Sightseeing Madikeri Fort This 19th century fort, in the centre of Madikeri, houses a temple, a chapel, prison and a small museum. The fort offers a beautiful view of Madikeri. Raja's Seat According to legend, the kings of Kodagu spent their evenings here. But what's unforgettable about Raja's seat is the spectacular sunset that one can enjoy from here. Talakaveri The birth place of river Kaveri, is an astoundingly beautiful place which is surrounded by mountains. This place is marked by a kundike from where the river emerges as a small perennial spring, but flows underground again to emerge a short distance away. Iruppu Falls The river descends perpendicularly into a great cataract known as the Iruppu Falls. This place can be visited from Gonikopal on the way to Nagerhole National Park by taking a detour after Srimangala, situated in the Kutta Road. Abbey Falls A big attraction for tourists and filmdom alike is the Abbey Falls, 8 kms from Madikeri Dubare This is mainly an elephant capturing and training camp of the Forest Elephant Camp Department, at the edge of Dubare forest, on the bank of river Kaveri, on the Kushalnagar - Siddapur road. Must for Elephant ride enthusiasts. Tibetan On the Kushalnagar Road is a Tibetan Monastary worth for its sheer Monastary size and peaceful surroundings. Around Medikeri Valanoor Valanoor, 30 kms.from Mercara,the back waters of river Cauvery is one of the most beautiful Angling sites in Karnataka. Types of fish include Golden-Masheer, Maral and Mapp. Licence / permit can be arranged by local tourist agents. Bhagamandala is situated at the confluence of 3 rivers (the Cauvery, the Kanika and the Sujyothi). The temple here, built in Kerala style, has smaller shrines dedicated to various gods. Nisargadhama Known for its calm, serene beauty, this place is an ideal picnic spot visited by hundreds of tourists throughout the year. Harangi Dam is a great picnic spot 36 kms from Madikeri. ACCESS Medikeri can be reached only by road, as there is no railway or commercial air services that serves the area. The Mysore - Mangalore high way passes through Kodagu. The district headquarters Madikeri (Mercara), is 260 km from Bangalore and 120 km from Mysore. The distance from Mangalore is 170 km and from Cannanore and Tellicherry, it is about 115 km.
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