Best Sightseeing Tours in Mysore
This walk of around 2 hours is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with Mysore’s epic holds over artistry. The city is amongst the greatest contributors of sandalwood production in India and its artisans are known world over to carve masterpieces that flaunt their skills. Witness this 600-year-old place’s glorious legacy of art, architecture, heritage and royalty.
Around 10am, your guided walk begins from Mysore’s Town Hall. You’ll visit Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA), which offers several art-based courses. The experience throws open an opportunity to meet several artists engaged in age-old art-making, handicrafts production that has been handed down for many generations. You have the chance to converse with the artists while in action, gaining insights into various art forms. By noon, your walk is complete. Head back with knowledge on finer nuances on Mysore’s famous art forms.
Duration: Around 2 hours
About the Destination:Mysore, a quintessential destination that brings out the essence of royalty, the bond between diverse range of traditions and culture, is a must visit destination in Karnataka! Offering lively glimpses of a bygone royal era, this rustic city is also known as the ‘cultural capita of South Karnataka’ and has a lot to explore and discover.
Located around 15km from Mysore, Srirangapatnam was once a part of the kingdom and is also jotted with several historical landmarks and places of interest. Among all these, the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tipu Sultan Gumbaz, Srirangapatna Fort and several others serve as the most popular ones. Recently, tourists have visited the place to participate in theSrirangapatnam cycling tour
Both these places today, stand as a testimony to the golden era of the profound Wodeyar dynasty and the valorous tales of Tip Sultan!
About the Activity:
This exciting Mysore cycling tour will take off from the scenic locales of Mysore! After all the participants gather around the Mysore Bed or the base of this tour at around 07:00 in the morning, they will be offered with their bicycles; breakfast will be served in between. Here onwards, an experienced guide will lead the group and lead them all through Srirangapatnam; several breaks with refreshments during this pedalling tour will keep the fun and energy of the group members alive!
Arriving in Srirangapatnam, visit the ancient and historical fort that is located on an island and is guarded by double layers of wall. Measuring around 1kmx4km, this scenic island is a lively spot surrounded by the gurgling Cauvery River and takes around 3-4 hours to reach form Mysore. The Srirangapatnam cycling tour is an ideal way for you to spend your time in the tranquil countryside of Karnataka.
While around the fort, you can get an insight about both of its religious and military significance. Also, as the terrains till Srirangapatnam are almost flat all through, you can expect a scenic ride without so many hassles and obstacles! With the completion of this exciting cycling tour of the island, you will be guided back to Mysore.
Duration: 3 Hours
Timings: 07:00AM (Starting Time)
Total Cycling Distance: 12-15km (approx.)
Difficulty Level: Easy
About the Destination:
The celestial like destination of Coorg has since long allured travellers for its misty hills, green delights, rich coffee plantations, waterfalls and pleasant weather throughout the year. Several throng here to get a piece of the beauty. The stunning backdrop also provides some great adventure activities such as white water river rafting in Dubare, trekking, camping and more.
This tour takes you to two great spots offering unique experiences. A trove for animal lovers, the Dubare Elephant Camp rests on river Kaveri. This is where elephants were trained for the Mysore Dussehra. Currently, the delightful animals are looked after here.
The one day experience takes you to another fetching place, Bylakuppe. A known Tibetan settlement, step in here and you are transported to another world. You will come across Namdroling Monastery, also referred to as the Golden Temple. Displaying stunning carvings in Bylakuppe Tibetan Monastery, this revered place is an important teaching centre of a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
About the activity / tour with details:
Kabini – the land of the leopard is a true nature’s
delight that provides you with virgin views of nature. Nagarhole National Park
located in this beautiful slice of paradise is well acclaimed for world’s highest
density of tigers. Enthral in this delightful experience of living in a
Rivet in this unparalleled experience of
witnessing exotic wildlife species from close – enjoy the magnificent views of
elegant Asiatic Leopard relaxing in the jungles. While here, you can also
enthral in a Kabini boat ride – indulge in this rare experience of witnessing
gigantic crocodiles swimming their way in the calm waters. Click some amazing
pictures as this is one experience that you do not come across that easily
Stay at Kabini River Lodge, Kharapur also provides
you with a golden opportunity of watching hunting exhibitions by the Ospreys
and Shaheen Falcons in the neighbourhood. Delight in this stunning experience
of living in the wild while enjoying the natural beauty that accompanies your
stay here. Among terrific prey birds, you are likely to get a close glimpse of
Eagles, Hawks, Buzzards, Harriers, Falcons and King Vulture besides other
migratory water birds. Rivet in this amazing unparalleled experience of staying
at Kabini River Lodge with friends and family while here.
Types: Lunch from Day 01 to
Breakfast on Day 03
Types: Twin sharing basis
in rooms at Kabini River Lodge, Kharapur
4 safari’s in total (Jeep/Boat) into Rajiv
Gandhi National Park, Nature trail
About the Activity:At Mysore market get a sneak peek of a Mysorean’s daily life. Regular shoppers bargaining with local traders, aromas of organic produce, heaps of fresh vegetables and fruits, grocery items, food stalls all embroiled in a singular space makes a captivating scene. The tour stretched over two hours is a good sample of a traditional Indian market.
Around 10am, you’ll begin your guided walk from Town Hall. Take one of the two main entrances to the market to step into a wonderland, which has been around for over 125 years. An infectious energy engulfs you as you walk in. Each area of the campus is earmarked for vegetables, fruits and other delights. Find a generous mix of incense stalls, shops selling household items, and even some handicraft and souvenir stalls. At the end of this casual walk, Mysore would no longer be a stranger!
A ‘lighter’ part of Mysore is what this enduring walk promises to deliver. Every step of the way you’ll encounter lesser known facets of Mysore’s heritage sites, landmark structures, markets, temples, sprawling gardens and lakes – all in the beauty of the night. The walk takes two hours to capture some amazing sights essentially revolving around the Mysore Palace.
Around 7pm, just after sunset begin your guided walk from Town Hall. Brace yourself on the sight of illuminated royal palace located in the city’s heart. All ways lead to and from here. Against the night’s dark background, the lit city blossoms into a new life portraying a unique scene full of splendour. Enjoy shopping for different items such as flowers, fruits, vegetables and household items. Savour the zesty street food. Your walk ends around 9pm, after two hours of wholesome experience of the palace city.
Duration: Around 2 hours
About the Activity:Amble through the royal lanes of Mysore and experience the grandeurs of a bygone era. This 4 hour hop-on and hop-off walking tour starts near the Town Hall at around 09:30 am.
From the Mysore Town Hall, visit the Amba Vilas Palace, also known as the Mysore Palace. Built in 14th century, it is the official residence of the Wodeyar dynasty and is also one of the major tourist spots in Mysore. Following this, make it to the Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion. Built in 1905 by Chamaraja Wodeyar, the then Maharaja of Mysore, this historical building now houses the post-graduate departments of Mysore University.
Visit the Lalitha Mahal Palace that was built by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV during 1921 for the royal stays of the Viceroy of India. The palace has now been converted into a five star property under the flagship of Ashok Group of Hotels. With this, the walking trail will come to an end.
Revisit the glory of Mysore, the city of palaces, and explore its golden history. This 4 hour tour takes you through cultural and architectural wonders of this royal land and gets you acquainted with its splendours.
Assembling near the Town Hall at around 9:30 am, this walking tour heads toward the Mysore Palace. A testimony of city’s timeless era, it is also known as the Amba Vilas Palace and is the official residence of the Wodeyar dynasty. Following this, visit the Jayalakhsmi Vilas Mansion. Standing tall on a hilltop, this grand building now houses a museum with ageless collection of artefacts and other royal belongings.
The Lalitha Mahal, once the royal residence of the Viceroy of India, will be the next on the itinerary. Painted in elegant white colour, this palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel under the flagship of Ashok Group of Hotels. Post this, visit the Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA). One of the prominent institute for learning drawing, photography and photo-journalism, graphics and several other courses, it was started by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV in 1906. With this, the walking tour will come to an end.
Duration: 4 hours
About the Activity:Mudumalai is nestled amid ageless hills that line the southernmost edge of Tamil Nadu.Situated in Tamil Nadu, it is just 200 km from Bangalore and boasts a wide variety of flora and fauna in and around the Mudumalai National Park.The traditional jungle accommodation is surrounded by thick lush green deciduous forests and stunning views of the majestic Nilgiri Mountain.During your stay indulge in various activities like jungle trekking and mid-night jungle safari in a 4x4 jeep to witness the rare wildlife species around. The famous trekking destinations in Mudumalai is gifted with emerald landscapes and acres of banana plantations surrounding the hike. The camp also allows you to bask in the warmth of a campfire accompanied with a delicious meal for a pleasant stay in the property. The property can accommodate up to 50 people with all necessary need.
Bangalore - Coorg - Vythri - Cochin - Marari - Alleppey - Thekkady - Madurai - Thanjavur - Pondicherry - Chennai - Tadoba - Bangalore
What will you do : Boat Cruise, Safari
What will you see : Temples, Palaces, Forts, Tea Garden, Cave, Beaches, Churches, Kalaripayattu Performance, Lake, Elephant Training Camp
Come and get spellbound with the inviting land of the South. For on offer are a myriad of experiences. With this tour, step into an ancient era of rich dynasties and marvel at the intricately carved stone temples. Glide along on emerald green backwaters and take in the sights of lush stretches. Head to the dreamlike hill station where fresh air and cool breeze wafts by. Take jeep safari into the heart of the jungle and spot exotic wildlife.
You also get to saunter through quaint boulevards permeating in European architecture, loll by the quiet beaches, revel in the rich art of Indian marshal art form and treat your senses at the spice plantation tour. After the riveting journey, head back home with a medley of fantastic memories.
About the Destination:
Boasting of 600 years of legacy, the old world charmed city of Mysore in Karnataka makes for an engaging place of visit. This is where you can gape at architectural wonders, soak in the rich arts, interact with artisans who have carried tradition since generations and revel in the pleasant green settings. The destination rests on the foothills of Chamundi Hills that further lends in a refreshing air.
This tour will also be taking you to Srirangapatna which is near Mysore. This destination holds religious, cultural and historic prominence. Ringed by river Kaveri, it lies in the Mandya district.
Meal Types: Veg meals, barbeque
Activities: Sightseeing, Cheese Tasting Session
About the Destination:
From Shravanabelagola and Melukote Tour, relive the rich history that India holds. With this tour, you flit off to Shravanabelagola. Positioned close to Hassan district, it is a pilgrim destination. The Gommateshvara Bahubali statue here is an architectural marvel and beckons worshippers all across. Built out of a single rock, the revered sculpture is first of India's 7 ancient wonders.
The tour also takes you to Melukote. Located in the Mandya district of Karnataka, it is a sacred destination. The town was formed on craggy hills that oversee the Cauvery Valley. This is the very place where the illustrious Srivaishnava saint Ramanuja stayed for several years during the 12th Century.
Meal Types: Traditional Iyengar lunch: puliogare (tamrind rice), sihi - pongal (jaggery rice) and curd rice
Duration: 1 Day
About the Destination:
With Somnathpura and Talkad Tour, you will get whisked away to some splendid destinations filled with history, beauty, legend, wildlife and intrigue. First off, head to Somanathapura. The town is popular for Chennakesava Temple that rests on the banks of River Kaveri. This place of worship is around 700 years old and displays magnificent Hoysala architecture. You will also get to witness wildlife at the flora and fauna rich B.R Hills. When here, interact with Soliga Tribe of the region.
Other delights include enjoying picnic lunch by the gushing and milky Shivanasamudra Falls and sauntering off to Talakad. Once upon a time, there were more than 30 temples in this desert like town, many of which are immersed in sand at the moment. The true origin of the place is still unknown.
Duration of the Activities: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
About the Activity:Mysore, the city of palaces, also known as the retiree’s paradise is one of the opulent cities in India. Favourable climatic conditions, rich cultural heritage and several historical landmarks make this place an ideal ground for walking tours.
Starting from the popular Town Hall in Mysore, this 3 hours guided walking tour begins at around 9:30 am. Enjoy the experience of visiting the ins and outs of this royal city. With Mysore Palace, also known as Amba Palace as the main attraction, this walking trail also takes you to the Jayalkshmi Vilas Mansion, Lalitha Mahal Palace and the local markets.
While visiting the local markets, witness the rich art and crafts of Mysore. Known for the best quality sandalwood, they also offer various sandalwood items and products. With the completion of the market visit, this walking trail will come to an end.
About the Activity:Fixed departure: 13-08-2016Head out to a very less known but most fascinating destination among the backwaters in Kerala, Kavvayi Kayal (lake) in Payannur. Indulge in this bike trip to enjoy the unique elements around this backwater, untamed greenery and a well maintained beach.Get solaced with the cool breeze that roams around the property always, stride through the abundant greenery as well.Start your bike trip from Nice Road near Mysore Exit at around 05:00 AM, have breakfast from Mysore and on the way, have lunch. Arrive at the beach by 04:00 PM, stroll to explore the nature and greenery.Gather together to share your ride experience while you have your dinner and retire for the precious cool night.Wake up to the crashing sounds of the waves against the shore, post breakfast hop on your bikes to resume your ride towards Coorg.Birunani is where the base camp is located and have lunch. Get ready for a splashing white water rafting in Barapole, slide through the beautiful water.Rest of the day can be spent to relax, enjoy a campfire along with dinner.On the last day, after breakfast, embark on for your return trip to Bangalore to wind up the tour by evening.