25 September 2016
With a perfect balance of fascinating sightseeing and time at leisure to unwind, this week-long tour makes for a relaxing getaway. With plenty of unstructured time, it's up to you whether you spend your days in a whirl of exhilarating watersports, getting back to nature, or just catching some rays on the beach.
Your tour begins as you're met on arrival in Bangalore and driven the six or seven hours to Coorg, where you'll spend your first night.
After breakfast this morning you'll take a half-day sightseeing tour of Coorg. You'll begin with a trip to an organic spice plantation, to see how coffee, cardamom, pepper and vanilla are cultivated, before continuing to the Madikeri Fort, an impressive 19th-century fort with its own prison, temple, chapel and small museum. Your tour finishes with a trip to the spectacular Abbey Falls, then you have the rest of the day at leisure.
You have the whole of today at leisure to explore Coorg. You may want to visit one of the several local wildlife sanctuaries, enjoy some watersports or take a hiking trip in the lush landscape.
This morning you'll be driven to Bekal, a town famous for its giant keyhole-shaped fort and its beautiful beach, where you'll have the rest of the day at leisure to begin exploring or just relax on the golden sands.
Today you have another full day at leisure in Bekal. If you fancy something a little more active than just chilling out on the beach, the area is famous for its excellent watersports facilities.
Today you have a second full day at leisure in Bekal, to enjoy some sunbathing and swimming or perhaps pick up some last-minute souvenirs.
After breakfast this morning you'll be transferred to Mangalore airport, ready for your onward journey.
Vivanta by Taj - Superior fr £919pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated