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Traveller Tales From Mysore
11 April 2015
National parks are always great way of understanding the wildlife, me and my friends decided to go to kabini for the safari. the tour was just perfect, 3 days of staying in wild and going for 3 safari....
16 June 2016
Another safari another miss !! kabini is beautiful, nice lake, beautiful forest and also spoted few deers, elephants and other animals. we missed to spot the big cats, tiger!! this was my second safar...
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The city of Mysore enjoys a fairly tropical climate, but just like most other cities in India, the best time to visit is in the monsoons and the winter. Summers are intensely hot and rarely recommended for travelling to Mysore.
Winter temperatures are between 17°C and 27°C, making it the perfect time for some city sightseeing. Monsoons also offer some respite from the scorching heat, and can be pretty pleasant.
People from all over the country and overseas make sure they get their hands on at least one of the many brilliant silk sarees manufactured in Mysore. There are numerous showrooms stocked with beautiful and intricately woven sarees. You will be spoilt for choices. In addition to buying these sarees you can also visit the factories where they are manufactured and see the process first hand.
Mysore Silk Tours are organized by Thrillophilia. Details as follows.
Offbeat Mysore Silk Tour
Ø Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ø Starting point: The Town Hall at Mysore
Ø Cost: Approx. INR 2875 or USD 44 Per Person
Ø Duration: Two Hours
Getting to Mysore and around is fairly simple and booking Mysore tour packages, inclusive of travel, just makes it simpler. Once you get to Bangalore, you can travel to Mysore by road or rail. Driving down by car takes approximately three and a half hours via Mysore Road.
A bus journey is somewhat longer, taking approximately five hours. Getting there by train is quicker, which takes around three hours. There are numerous trains and buses that ply between Bangalore and Mysore, including city buses which work as a convenient and reasonable mode of transport.
Usually, a basic Mysore package is inclusive of travel, in-city transfers, sightseeing, accommodations and meals. Packages also include some spare time for shopping and leisure, but shopping expenses aren’t inclusive and need to be separately accounted for.
Almost all packages can be customised where you can choose from a range of short sightseeing tours within the city, or longer day trips to the outskirts of Mysore. You can also pick your preferences on the kind of hotels, resorts and homestays you would want to reside at, and choose your meal preferences as well.
Some packages may be inclusive of travelling from your city to Mysore, while others may not, but either way, you can customise your travel options and make the most of your trip!
Guided cycling tours are available from Mysore all the way to Srirangapatnam, locates 15 km from Mysore.
The tour starts at 7am and included breakfast that is served in between. Refreshments are serves along the way and your tour guide will make give you an overview of the historical, cultural and religious significance of Mysore and Srirangapatnam.
The tour last about 3 hours and the total cycling distance is between 12-15 km. It is a very easy path to cycle so people of all ages and physical ability can participate. It is great activity for families especially those with young kids as it combines a fun activity with important learning.
Mysore, the City of Palaces, is rich with history and cultural tourist spots, most of which are included in Mysore tour packages. Make sure you don’t miss out on
Mysore Palace: Built in 1912, the magnificent palace, also called Amba Vilas, is home to the royal family of Mysore and epitomises grandeur and regalia. It is one of the biggest palaces in the country.
Bonsai Garden: 450 miniature trees, 100 species of Bonsai spread over 4 acres, a stream meandering through and a stately statue of Buddha, make for a spectacular sight!
Somnathpura Temple: Built in the 13th century, this beautiful structure is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Chunchanakatte Falls: The sheer beauty of these falls gushing down from a height of 65 feet is worth a watch.
Rail Museum: The museum depicts the growth of the Indian Railways and captivates children and adults alike, while teaching us a lot about the railways.
There are two famous walking tours available in Mysore.
Mysore is called The City of Garden for a reason. It is home to some of the best and well preserved natural and manmade garden in the country. In addition to this there are many natural and wildlife parks in and around Mysore that make for an excellent day visit. And if you have had enough of the natural beauty and wildlife, you can head to one of its many adventure and water parks.
Here’s a list of the famous parks in Mysore:
Take a stroll through Brindavan Gardens: Kids can have a gala time on the rides and swings here, while you sit by the River Kaveri, enjoying a picnic and admiring the massive terrace gardens.
Visit the Mysore Zoo: Known to be one of the best zoological gardens in India, this spot provides a natural habitat to animals, big and small. They also have a host of activities for visitors and serene boating on the Karanji Lake, nearby.
Feel the thrill at GRS Fantasy Park: An amusement and water park that is sure to give everyone an adrenaline rush, whether young or old.
Seek blessings at the Chamundeshwari Temple: At a height of 1000 feet, on the Chamundi Hills, this temple houses an idol of Goddess Durga.
Find inner peace at Ashtanga Institute: Join a vacation program for some tranquility at this yoga centre, where you can connect with yourself
You can find all these and more as part of the Mysore tours available online.
Mysore is home to many National Parks that are home to many varied species of animals and birds. If you are a nature and animal lover then a visit to a few or maybe even all of this park is a must do.
Here a list of national parks and zoo’s on in Mysore.
Though popular for its temples, palaces, and heritage, Mysore has some amazing nightlife that you can explore via Mysore tour packages. There’s the Road Pub, with an outdoor vibe and a great ambience for road-trip lovers.
Then there’s the Khedda Lounge with plush sofas and soft music, to unwind after a day outdoors. The Infinit Lounge Bar is well-known for its Chinese and North Indian cuisine that you can gorge on at mealtime, while the Pelican Pub is a great place to simply grab a beer and some bar bites. You can also visit Opium if you’re just looking for a good time with friends.
Mysore has a rich religious history and is home to some of the best temples and places of pilgrimage. Visit these places to have a divine and spiritual experience.
Here is a list of the 5 most famous temples in Mysore:
Mysore has some incredible handicrafts and souvenirs, so make sure your Mysore package includes some spare time for shopping. Make a stop at The Government Sandalwood Oil Factory for some beautiful sandalwood products.
Check out the Mysore Handicrafts Shop for skilfully carved wooden toys and the many silk showrooms showcasing vibrant, stunning silk sarees. Make sure to go to Cauvery Arts and Crafts Emporium for some mesmerising Mysore paintings done by local artists, and don’t head back home without picking up some deliciously delightful Mysore Pak, the local sweetmeat that is an absolute must!
Mysore is an unusual but terrific place for a honeymoon. The city is laced with historic vibes and you really feel like royalty when visiting the iconic forts and palaces. Your partners wouldn’t mind if they were treated to some truly royal treatment for a few days. What better is that there are numerous places within driving distances of Mysore such as Ooty and Coorg that you can include when planning your honeymoon.
Here is a list of activities you can indulge in:
Mysore tour packages are inclusive of accommodation, but if you’re opting for a customised package, you can choose from a range of hotels and resorts. Some of the best ones being:
Location: 2203/60 Nelson Mandela Circle, New Sayyaji Rao Rd, Mysuru, Karnataka, 570021
Price: Starting at Rs. 6000 per night
Location: 62B, MG Road, Opp JSS Hospital, Fort Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 570004
Price: Starting at Rs. 9000 per night
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Location: 1, MG Road, Indiranagar Extension, JC Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010
Price: Starting at Rs. 7000 per night
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
Location: Plot No. 345/A, Hebbal Industrial Area, Near Infosys Campus, Mysuru, Karnataka 570016
Price: Starting at Rs. 5000 per night
Silent Shores Resort and Spa
Location: BEML Road, Plot No. 85-87, Hootagalli, Mysuru, Karnataka 570018
Price: Starting at Rs. 7000 per night
Most often, Mysore can be explored in 3-4 days, so ideally, choosing a 3 nights-4 days package is a good deal. This is sufficient to travel to most of the palaces, temples, gardens and pubs there. Make sure you keep some time aside for shopping too.
If you’re visiting Mysore for a yoga camp or retreat, we’d recommend staying for longer, preferably a week or two, so you can spend a good amount of time engaging in some soul-searching, while blissfully enjoying Mysore’s surreal beauty, as well.
I you decide to embark on a food tour in Mysore, make sure you include some or all of these 7 restaurants.