Kick back and relax on your memorable honeymoon through South India, offering a romantic mix of activities, from city exploring to safaris. There's plenty of free time built in to take it slow, enjoy each other's company, and hop between the beautiful cities of Bangalore and Mysore and rural areas, including Ooty, Wayanad, and Nagarahole National Park.


  • Two-day safari adventure to spot wild tigers in Nagarahole National Park
  • Enjoy sightseeing in beautiful Bangalore and magical Mysore
  • Ride the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and wander tea plantations in Ooty
  • Go trekking in Wayanad and find your adventurous side
  • Visit the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and spot migratory birds

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bangalore Bangalore
Day 2 Explore Bangalore Bangalore
Day 3 Transfer to Mysore, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Mysore
Day 4 Explore Mysore Mysore
Day 5 Transfer to Kabini, Jeep Safari Kabini
Days 6-7 Two-Day Jeep Safari at Nagarahole National Park Kabini
Day 8 Transfer to Ooty Ooty
Day 9 Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Afternoon Guided Tour Ooty
Day 10 Explore Ooty & Tea Plantation Ooty
Day 11 Transfer to Wayanad Wayanad
Day 12 Morning Guided Trek, Afternoon Wayanad Tour Wayanad
Day 13 Wayanad Free Day Wayanad
Day 14 Fly to Bangalore, Depart  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bangalore

Bangalore skyline 

Welcome to Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. This Indian city is more than just startups and IT professionals. It's also known as Garden City due to its beautiful parks, gardens, and long avenues lined with vibrant blossoming trees. Take a transfer from the airport to your hotel. Refresh in your room before enjoying the rest of the day as you wish. 

Day 2: Explore Bangalore

Explore Bangalore
Vidhana Soudha

There's plenty to explore in Bangalore (Bengaluru). Pause for a slow breakfast with your new partner before embarking on a sightseeing tour of the city. Start with an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture, the magnificent Tipu Sultan Palace. The valiant ruler of Mysore once used this opulent summer retreat. Move onto the Bull Temple or Nandi Temple, one of the oldest in the city and the biggest dedicated to Nandi in the world. Drive by the imposing Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka, before exploring some gardens.

Cubbon Park is the green lung of Bangalore, sitting at the heart of the colorful city, and within it lies many government buildings, heritage centers, and historical monuments. Another favorite park is the Lal Bagh Botanical Garden. This haven for nature lovers stretches over 240 acres (97 ha) and was commissioned in 1760. It houses more than 1,850 species of plants, including rare plants of French, Persian, and Afghani origin. Don't miss the Lal Bagh Rock, which is said to be more than 3,000 million years old.

Day 3: Transfer to Mysore, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Pelican birds at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Pelican birds at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

After breakfast, transfer to Mysore, a calm and serene city located 86 miles (139 km) from Bangalore. Before you reach the cultural city, drop into the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Lying beautifully on the banks of River Cauvery, this sanctuary is home to some of the most exquisite birds, including many migratory birds that have flown from places like Siberia, Australia, and North America.

Continue to Mysore (Mysuru), a city of beautiful landscapes famous for its sandalwood and rosewood artifacts, incense sticks, stone sculptures, and exquisite silk saris. It's the perfect place to pick up a keepsake souvenir to remember your Indian honeymoon by!

Day 4: Explore Mysore

Mysore exploration
Mysore Palace

Mysore was once the imperial capital of a kingdom ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty. After breakfast, set out for a day of sightseeing. The jewel in the crown is Mysore Palace, a gray granite and pink marble structure topped with domes and steeped in history. The palace's facade blends Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles, with an impressive idol of Gajalakshmi (the Goddess of prosperity, wealth, and luck). Afterward, visit the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, housed in the Jaganmohan Palace since 1875. Look for traditional Mysore gold leaf paintings alongside contemporary oil paintings.

Alternatively, explore the Mysuru Zoo, one of the best zoological gardens in India. Maharajah Chamaraja Wodeyar established this zoo in 1892 for the royals. Here you can meet more than 168 species, from big cats to aquatic birds to primates and reptiles. End your exploration at St. Philomena's Church. It is the second-tallest church in Asia and one of Mysore's most important historical sites. Venture home to refresh, then in the evening, visit the Brindavan Gardens for the special synchronized Light and Sound Show.

Day 5: Transfer to Kabini, Jeep Safari

Mysore - Kabini
Nagarahole National Park
Check out and travel to Kabini, the start of your safari adventure to spot tigers in the wild. Nearby Nagarahole National Park was declared a Project Tiger reserve in 1999 and is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. This densely populated tiger reserve is one of the best places in India for wildlife sightings and is home to a vast range of flora and fauna, including leopards, elephants, Indian gaur, deer, and wild boars. Check into your hotel and rest ahead of this afternoon's Jeep safari.

Days 6-7: Two-Day Jeep Safari at Nagarahole National Park 

Kabini - Safaris and Exploration
Spot an elephant on safari
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Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.
You'll spend the next two days delighting in each others' company as you explore the beauty of Nagarahole National Park on the land and the water. On a land safari, you might spot bison, tigers, elephants, leopards, and peacocks, while a river boat safari is your chance to seek out rare birdlife and animals by the water's edge. Nagarahole National Park is a special place with thick, dense forest and a number of fresh streams, including the Kabini River passing through. It offers plenty of opportunities to spot local and rare wildlife, including the elusive black leopard. Bring your camera—these are honeymoon memories you'll want to cherish. 

Day 8: Transfer to Ooty

Kabini to Ooty
The landscapes of Ooty
After breakfast, hit the road south for Ooty, a popular honeymoon destination set 7,350 feet (2,240 m) above sea level. Treated to cooler temperatures throughout the year, the lush verdant setting has earned Ooty the title of "Queen of Hills" and the capital of the Nilgiris district. Ooty is a landscape of lofty mountains, dense pine, eucalypt forest, sprawling grasslands, and miles and miles of tea gardens. As you travel from Kallar to Coonoor, watch as the vegetation magically changes, and Ooty's famous tea estates appear. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing.

Day 9: Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Afternoon Guided Tour

Ooty discovery
A magical sunset in Ooty

Kick off the day with a toy train ride to Coonoor. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway was built by the British in seeking a cool, hilly retreat in 1908 and has been connecting people of the hills to the plains ever since. The meter gauge railway line is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides an enchanting and romantic railway journey experience. Once you reach Coonoor station, look for your driver and enjoy the one-hour transfer back to Ooty.

This afternoon, join a local sightseeing tour of the area, once a favorite summer retreat of the Governor of Chennai (then Madras). Within the lush landscape of tea gardens, you'll see Ooty's charming bungalow homes and heritage buildings that reveal its colonial past.   

Day 10: Explore Ooty & Tea Plantation

Ooty half day tour
Colorful homes in Ooty

After breakfast, join a half-day tour of Ooty. Start with a visit to the Centenary Rose Park and Rose Garden, the heart and soul of Ooty, and a romantic place to take photos as newlyweds. Then visit the sparkling lake, Government Museum, Deer Park, and Doddabetta Peak. Doddabetta is the highest known peak in the region of Ooty, with its apex standing at 8,605 feet (2,623 m) above sea level.

Most importantly, you'll visit a tea factory and plantation to learn how tea is grown and harvested in the Nilgiri District. Home to some of the largest tea-growing belts in India, you'll see right from when the leaf is brought into the factory for withering to the rolling, drying, and shifting stages. Finally, the dried tea is poured into jute bags for shipment. It's the perfect gift to give family and friends back home.

Day 11: Transfer to Wayanad

Ooty to Wayanad
Lush, wild landscapes of Wayanad
Home to exotic legends, ancient ruins, mysterious mountain caves, native tribes, hidden treasures, tree houses, jungle trails, and exotic wildlife, Kerala's Wayanad district is the perfect setting for a hundred great adventures. Rise early for breakfast before taking a transfer to Wayanad. Here the hills, rocks, and valleys provide the base for exceptional adventure experiences. The mountains and forests are interspersed with numerous outback trails, trekking routes, and opportunities for other adventure sports. Set off on a trail this afternoon, or simply relax at your accommodation.

Day 12: Morning Guided Trek, Afternoon Wayanad Tour

Tour of Wayanad
Tour Wayanad

Venture straight into nature this morning on a guided trek that will take you past cascading waterfalls, natural streams, and pools within the resort. There's something extra romantic about the way the light bounces at this time of day, so you won't mind the early wake-up call. Back at your lodgings, enjoy breakfast with your beloved before visiting Thrikkaipetta village with a local guide. You can learn about agricultural practices in this bamboo village and see artisans at work.

Wayanad is a high-altitude area known for its perennial plantation crops and spices, including coffee, tea, pepper, cardamom, and rubber. Later in the afternoon, join a walking tour of the coffee plantations to learn about Robusta coffee and the process from field to cup. Wayanad produces some 50,000 to 60,000 tonnes of robusta coffee annually!

Day 13: Wayanad Free Day

Wayanad free day
Picking tea leaves in a tea plantation in Wayanad
Today is yours to spend as you wish. You might like to explore caves, chase waterfalls, go zip lining, or visit the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. After two big weeks, perhaps you just want to relax—it is your honeymoon, after all! Enjoy your final day at leisure before a big travel day tomorrow.

Day 14: Fly to Bangalore, Depart

Wave goodbye to Wayanad
It's time to make the big journey home. After breakfast, check out from your hotel and take a three-hour transfer to Kozhikode Airport. From here, fly to Bangalore and then on to your home city. Safe travels!

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Map of Honeymoon in South India - 14 Days
Map of Honeymoon in South India - 14 Days