Best South India 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 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: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: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:
A plane joy ride 1000 feet above the city or the coast is an
unforgettable way to experience the breath-taking beauty of Mysore and its
surrounding areas. The flight begins with a pre-flight briefing before you take
to the skies to spot some famous icons of Mysore. Enjoy the panoramic views of Mysore and it’s coastline
from your armchair in the sky for a 30 minute private plane ride.
Activities: Plane ride
Difficulty Level: Easy
About the Activity:
Cruise the roads of Ooty and
Bandipur on your BMW GS/Triumph Tiger XRX and experience the true joy and
adventure of biking.Located in the state of Karnataka, Bandipur is a stunning wildlife sanctuary that is amongst the largest
biospheres in India.The biking tour commences and
takes you through the fabulous expanses of Madikeri, Mysore, Ooty, Nagarhole
Reserve, Vythiri , Coonoor and many more hill stations for a duration of 11 days.You will be covering a total
distance of 666 miles and spend your days enjoying the wonderful scenery and
sights.Meal types: Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian meals on all days
Accommodation Types: Twin Sharing Basis in guesthouse or
Transportation Types: Triumph Tiger XRX
Activities: Motorcycle Tour
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Bangalore and its surrounding locales Mysore and Wayanad offers you an exciting tour of the rich culture and the bygone history of the region. These places are especially known to depict an old-world charm which makes it endearing. Home to some breathtaking monuments, hilltops, waterfalls, sacred temples and other attraction centres, these areas offer an escapade into a world where old meets the new, showcasing some of the best ways for a blissful and promising holiday experiences.
The best way to experience the glorious heritage of the kingdom of Tipu Sultan is to take a tour of the island of Srirangapatnam in an open jeep. The 4 hour guided trip through the fort city of the 'Tiger of Mysore' will provide you a glimpse of how the Anglo-Mysorean wars were plotted and fought. You will also get a sneak peek at the colonial connections of the city and its linkages with the American and French revolutions. The experience can be undertaken anytime during the day.
Visit places that narrate a story. Colonel Bailey Dungeon is where Colonel Bailey passed away in the 18thcentury. It is said that at the time of siege of Srirangapatna, one cannon rolled back, cut the ceiling and fell into the dungeon. It still lies there today. Tour the Fort where Tippu launched his attack against the British. Inside this fort is a mosque and the Ranganathaswamy Temple. On the outside, you have the tomb of Tippu, the Gumbaz. Also visit the Obelisk, where Tipu Sultan died, while trying to prevent a British soldier from pulling out his legendary sword from its scabbard.
Duration: 4 hours
Relive the delightful fictional era of the Malgudi Days as you step into this quaint part of Mysore.
Meet at Town Hall around 4pm proceed in a jeep to catch a glimpse of RK Narayan’s University and his paternal home. The guided tour will take around 3 hours. Rejoice in various places in and around the city which served as inspirations for his famous book The Malgudi Days. You will be shown as to how Mysore served as a base point for his book. After which you will be dropped back to the Mysore Town Hall.
Duration: 3 hours
On this absorbing tour, enjoy a visit to the silk weaving looms in Mysore and witness how the exquisite pure silk sarees are made. These garments are especially unique as they have gold woven in to them.
The two-hour Mysore off-beat silk tour can be undertaken from 8am to 11am. Once gathered at the meeting point, you will be taken to the distinct silk weaving looms. A guide will take you through the process and explain what goes into crafting the pure silk saree. Later on, you visit the famous silk saree shops and see the royal finished products. You can also shop if something catches your fancy.
Duration: Around 2 hours
Mysore has a glorious history which is reflected in the architectural wonders that dot the city’s landscape. The old world glory of the city can be experienced through a walking tour in Mysore’s historically important parts such as Agrahara. It is the oldest part of the city and still bears the marks of the time that has gone by.
Take an enchanting walking tour in Mysore during Dasara when the city comes alive with pomp and revelry. Starting anytime during the day before 2pm and lasting for 4 hours, it usually takes place during the months of September or October
You may find your guide for the walk dressed in traditional attire. It is believed that in the earlier days, the king invited eminent people from his kingdom to his Durbar. Your guide will take you through the galleries and alleys of the royal courts and Durbar and showcase the different aspects of city.
Also get to learn more about this 600 year old tradition and its significance in the cultural history of the state. Enjoy the procession route and delight in the views of the colourfully decked elephants.
Duration: 4 hours
Get acquainted with the flavour and colour of majestic Mysore. Discover what gives the heritage township its distinct character.
The guided walk of 2 hours can be undertaken any time of the day. Meet at Town Hall that was built in 1884 in memory of the first Dewan of Mysore. Amble through historic avenues and visit monuments. Visit the Fort, Mysore Park and also the iconic Mysore Palace that was the official residence and seat of the Wodeyars. Discover the colonial connections and hear captivating stories about the place.
Duration: Around 2 hours