The old capital of the old state of Mysore, Mysore city is one of South India’s most popular tourist destinations, for history buffs, culture vultures, and wildlife enthusiasts. From Bangalore, Mysore is about 140 km driving distance. En route you can visit the silkworm culture that feeds one of the state’s most thriving traditional industries, the Channapatna toy factories, the sugar mills, the natural sanctuaries for birds and crocodiles that offer quaint organized experiences, and the historic town of Shrirangapatna where the big battles between the Indians and British were fought before India fell into the hands of the British Empire. The journey is twice as interesting as Mysore city the destination!
In the city, there’s plenty to learn and experience, but a day trip normally calls for a quick visit to the palace, a coffee with erstwhile royalty, and a drive up to Chamundi hill by Sunset before heading to the highway again, for a 3-hour long drive back to Bangalore.
You may also consider staying overnight in one of the charming boutique hotels in Mysore. Or if you are into yoga, there are also a few Yoga retreats to choose from
Note: Accompanying officials including bodyguards, are charged the same way as tourists.
SOME UNIQUE POSSIBILITIES (subject to availability)
· An exclusive Mysore private tour by a Mysore princess
· A private meal with the erstwhile royal family of Mysore State
· A cookout with a Mysore Princess
· Bicycle Tour of Srirangapatna