Mysore (now officially named Mysuru) revels in its heritage as the former capital of the Wodeyar dynasty with pride, often being described as the ‘City of Palaces’. Sitting at the heart of the city is the UNESCO-listed Royal Palace, an architectural masterpiece.
On the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats lies the hill station of Coorg. Also known as Kodagu, it’s affectionately regarded as the ‘Coffee Cup of India’. This tranquil region is renowned for its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife including the Asian elephant. Nagarhole National Park encompasses 248 square miles of forest, valleys, swamps and a picturesque lake. A diverse range of mammals including the tiger, elephant, Indian bison and sloth bear, as well as 270 bird species, may be seen here.