In terms of ancient reigns, Mysuru is one of the most important places in the world. It is packed with the past of its dazzling royal heritage, intricate architecture, its famous sarees of silk, yoga, and, to name a few, sandalwood. Located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, Mysore is Karnataka's third most populated region, and its rich heritage attracts millions of tourists throughout the year. The highlight is the majestic Mysore Palace, a must-visit UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mysore was one of the three largest Princely States in the erstwhile British Empire of India.The Mysore Palace is a magnificent building situated in Mysore in the state of Karnataka, an extremely stunning example of the Indo-Saracenic architectural style. Also known as the Palace of the Amba Vilas, it is the former palace of Mysore's royal family and is now their official residence. Mysore Palace was built for the 24th ruler of the Wodeyar Dynasty in 1912 and is considered one of the country's largest palaces.
Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as "Rajarishi" (holy king), orchestrated the building of the Mysore Palace. Then his son and the last Maharaja of Mysore, Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, further expanded it. A harmonious blend of Hindu , Muslim, Rajput and Gothic styles is the facade of the palace, which gives it a regal quality.
Mysore places to visit
The Gardens of Brindavan, spread over 60 acres, are situated 21 km away from Mysore. Built across India 's notable river, Cauvery, the project took about five years to complete. Some of the top Brindavan Garden experiences are the well-synchronised fountain display with music, boating and well-manicured grass with flowerbeds.
One of the best zoological gardens in India is Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, also known as Mysore Zoo. This Zoo was built for the Royals by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar in 1892. In addition, after the achievement of liberty, it was turned over to the State Governor 's Department of Parks and Gardens. The diligent scheduling of the Zoo is responsible for making it a unique zoological garden.
For the animals in it, it helps to establish a natural ecosystem. One hundred and sixty-eight species find their place in this zoo, from big to small cats, marine to terrestrial birds, and primates to reptiles. It brought global fame and recognition to the world's first Caesarian section delivery performed on an elephant in Mysore zoo.
It plays the role of an orphanage for the animals left behind. With an insect exhibition stealing the spotlight, numerous exhibitions are regularly held here. Following this, such educational initiatives such as youth club events, literary contests and summer camp events are carried out by the Zoo. In 1976, Karanji Lake was placed under the authority of the Zoo and has since been a peaceful and serene boating spot.
The Temple of Chamundeshwari is a traditional Hindu temple situated on the hills of Chamundi on the eastern edge of Mysore at an altitude of 1000 ft. The temple, dedicated to and named after the goddess Durga, also has Nandi statues and the demon Mahishasura. The temple is a must-visit attraction for tourists, being one of the oldest temples in the palace town of Mysore.
There are even statues of the demon Mahishasura in the Chamundeshwari temple; you can also see the giant statues from the path leading up to the temple. There is also a Nandi statue in the temple, which is that of a cow and has great significance in Hindu mythology. The view from the temple is incredible, as you can see many of the city's important buildings, including the Lalitha Mahal Palace.
The Jaganmohan Palace, situated in the royal city of Mysore, is a magnificent building that has an illustrious past attached to its name. The Wodeyars of Mysore used it when their main Amba Vilas Palace residence was under renovation following a fire incident. It is one of the seven palaces in the city and is considered to be one of the most beautiful contributions of the city's Wodeyar Kings during their rule.
For a long time, Jaganmohan Palace held an important role in Mysore's administrative and legislative affairs. This façade has seen it all, from hosting the early convenings of Mysore University to conducting the first session of the Mysore Legislative Council. Finally, the palace was considered fit for an art gallery in 1915 and is a secure home for as many as 2000 paintings relating to various types of art such as Mysore, Mughal and Shantiniketan.
GRS Fantasy Park is an amusement and water park located just 15 minutes from Mysore and serves as a fast weekend outing for the residents of Mysore and surrounding towns. The park has worked for over 13 years in the midst of lush green landscapes on the Mysore-Bangalore highway. It offers some enjoyable rides and events that make hanging out a great place for friends and families.
GRS Fantasy Park provides children and adults with various exciting fun rides and multi-purpose play structures. The main draw of the park is the water sports and kids' pool. Amazonia, which is an immersive river, has many inbuilt games. The park has amenities such as lockers, dressing rooms, restaurants, an amphitheatre, a gift store, and a gift shop.
A famous picnic spot is Karanji Lake, also known as the Lake of the Fountain. Visitors are permitted to carry prepared food, and there is also a coffee shop. It is a beautiful place to explore the various bird species, as there are 147 species in the lake, including herons, Asian openbill storks, cormorants, grey pelicans, etc.
The Karanji lake is said to have the country's largest aviary. The cost of the set-up was almost 3.8 million, and it measures 20 m in length, 50 m in width and 60 m in height. There is also a waterfall with two water bodies next to it. The lake also consists of a butterfly park that is home to more than 45 beautiful butterflies fluttering their wings and flying about in bright colours. Nectar has been planted in the park as well as host plants to help support the butterflies.
The museum is part of Mysore University and houses one of the most elaborate collections of folk art, goods and documents. Visit the museum to see one of the most expansive examples of the state's folk art.
The Mysore Rail Museum, right after the National Railways Museum in Delhi, is the second of its kind in India. It was established by the Indian Railways in 1979 and has since been the safehouse of railway collectors. Through an opulent array of photographs and various other objects, the museum essentially depicts the journey and growth of the Indian railways.
Mysore Rail Museum is particularly fun for children up to 10 years of age, with a plethora of knowledge and insight into the intricacies of the railway engine. Most of the exhibits were previously located at the Palace of Mysore, which was later transferred here. The first steam engine is shown here, along with the first signals produced. The Old Srirangapatna railway station still has wooden pillars and gate.
Lalitha Mahal, built in the year 1921, is Mysore's second largest palace. It was built for the residence of the then Viceroy of India on the orders of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, of Mysore.
Pick up from Bangalore Railway Junction.
Then Proceed Towards Mysore.
Hotel Check In.
Then proceed to visit Mysore major attractions such as Mysore palace,Brindavan Gardens, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological garden, Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Karanji Lake,GRS Fantasy Park, St.Philomena's Cathedral and Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery and Auditorium.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Mysore
Morning Breakfast and then Hotel Check out.
Then proceed to visit Mysore major attractions such as Chamundi Hills, Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Lalitha Mahal, Railway Museum, Government Sandalwood Oil Factory, Regional Museum Of Natural History, Melody world wax museum, Kukkarahali Lake ,Government Silk factory and Freedom Fighters park.
Then Proceed towards Bangalore.
Finally drop at Bangalore Railway Junction.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
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From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
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Chennai to Chennai Transports*
All local vehicle transport