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Best Walking Tours in Mysore

Mysore has a glorious history and royal heritage wanting to be explored by a tourist. The city landscape is characterised by architecture marvels, few dating back to centuries old. While one can explore these places by the usual means of bus, cab or other public transport modes, the best option to tap the secret sights and smells of this princely city is by indulging in the best walking tours in Mysore that are available and offered in plenty. A heritage Mysore walk will take you to Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Jaganmohana Palace, Amba Vilas Palace, Crawford Hall among other iconic places. For those who want to soak up in the old-world glory of the place and sample the local gastronomical fare, at the same time, then the food walks come into rescue.  With lakhs of tourists visiting the City every year, the tourist operators have left no stone unturned when it comes to pleasing the visitors with their ample tourist packages including walking tours.

 

The walking tours are a hit, no doubt as it engages with visitors more vividly with guides interacting with them, giving out fascinating facts and transporting them back to the vintage era . One can select from one day, half day to two-hour walking tour depending on the interest and needs of a tourist. For art lovers, there are artisan walks wherein participants get to familiarize with the age-old art-making, handicrafts and interact with sandalwood artists who create stunning art pieces. Most of the walking tour ends with a trail to Mysore’s popular eateries that whips up local delicacies such as Mysore Masala Dosa, Idlis, Mysorepak, Shavige Payasam, Chiroti to name a few. Go ahead, enrol yourself in one of the best walking tours in Mysore and you are sure to get mesmerized. Mysore is also an excellent place to explore by cycling and bike rentals are available in plenty as well here.

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    Mysore Artisan Walk
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    h2 Hours

    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 

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    Mysore
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity:Entice your taste buds with Mysore’s cuisine consisting of innumerable snacks, breakfast delicacies, wide variety of sweet dishes, the popular Ragi Mudde (a dynamite of nutrition) and main course. After this culinary trail, you’ll know that there’s more to Mysore’s food bonanza than just idlis and dosas. Your guided food tour starts around 10am from Town Hall. Over two hours, traverse through some of the most popular eateries and food joints in Mysore. At every stop be pleasantly surprised to discover tastes that cannot be recreated elsewhere. Simple, filling meals, unbelievably delicious, and choicest of varieties are available for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food lovers. Gorge on signature dishes such as Mysorepak, Shavige Payasam, Chiroti, tangy vegetable curries, kosambri, alongside flat idlis and dosa variety. End the tour after your sumptuous gastronomic fill. 

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    Mysore
    h2 Hours

    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!  

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    Mysore
    h2 Hours

    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 

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    Mysore
    h4 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.

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    Mysore
    h4 Hours

    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

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    Mysore
    h3 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. 

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    Mysore
    h2 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     

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    Mysore
    h2 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.  

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    Mysore
    h4 Hours

    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   

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    Mysore
    h2 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 

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    Mysore
    h4 Hours

    With this absorbing walk, discover the history of traditional board games and its evolution to modern form of chess and puzzles. For it is in India itself that the world famous chess and snakes-and-ladders were originated.  Undertaken anytime between 10am and 5pm, the experience will last for around 3-4 hours. You will meet at Town Hall in Mysore and proceed towards the beguiling old houses, shops and temples where these traditional boards still exist. The traditional board games were simple, drawn on the floor or ground. It evolved as women created colourful, embroidered game boards on cloth. Discover the royal connection behind these board games. The guide will engage you with fascinating stories and titbits along the way.  Duration: Around 3-4 hours   

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Traveller Tales from Mysore

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Martine Martine

03 December 2017

We had a great walk with Prajwal! He showed us around, had some very interesting historical facts to share about Mysore, it gave us a chance to see and experiment the market and taste some of the best food from local vendors. We realized we could not have done the same (learning experimenting, finding these places) on our own. We are glad we took the tour and the guide was cheerful and helpful! M + J from Canada

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