Royal Treasures of Mysore Day Tour from Bangalore
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Product Code : AGORA72
Embark on a captivating day trip from Bangalore to discover the "Royal Treasures of Mysore." Explore the regal charm of Mysore as you visit the stunning Chamundi Hill and its sacred temple. Marvel at the opulent Mysore Palace, an architectural masterpiece. Delve into the artistic heritage at the Jaganmohan Palace and indulge in shopping for Mysore's famed silk and sandalwood products. Conclude your day with a visit to St. Philomena's Church and an immersive experience at the local market, all while accompanied by an informative private guide.
6:30-7:00 am Departure from Bangalore: Your captivating journey commences with an early morning departure from Bangalore, the vibrant city of Karnataka. You'll be accompanied by our knowledgeable local guide, ensuring you have a smooth and enjoyable experience in Mysore. As you embark on the road trip to Mysore, you can relish the scenic views along the way.
9:30-11:30 am Chamundi Hill: Upon reaching the enchanting city of Mysore, your first stop is the iconic Chamundi Hill, which stands approximately 13 kilometers from the city center. You'll ascend this prominent hill with the convenience of a private vehicle. At the hill's summit, the renowned Chamundeshwari Temple awaits your exploration. This temple is dedicated to the powerful Hindu goddess Durga. From this elevated vantage point, you can marvel at panoramic vistas that encompass the picturesque city of Mysore and its captivating surroundings. Your private guide will provide an in-depth understanding of the temple's mythological significance, historical evolution, and cultural importance.
12:00-2:00 pm Mysore Palace: After descending from the tranquil Chamundi Hill, your next destination is the opulent Mysore Palace, a regal residence that also goes by the name "Amba Vilas Palace." This architectural masterpiece serves as the official abode of Mysore's royal family. It is renowned for its captivating Indo-Saracenic architectural style, exquisite carvings, and splendid interiors. Your private guide will share captivating tales from the palace's history and reveal intriguing anecdotes associated with its illustrious occupants. You will have ample time to explore the palace complex, including the majestic Durbar Hall, the private chambers of the royal family, and the enchanting palace gardens.
2:30-3:30 pm Jaganmohan Palace: Following your Mysore Palace visit, you'll proceed to the Jaganmohan Palace, an architectural gem situated at the heart of Mysore. This palace, once a royal residence, has now been transformed into an art gallery that showcases a splendid collection of traditional Mysore paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. Under the guidance of your private expert, you can delve into the palace's historical significance, artistic heritage, and cultural richness. Spend quality time admiring the intricate and exquisite artworks on display.
3:30-4:30 pm Silk and Sandalwood Shopping: Mysore is renowned for its silk and sandalwood products, and your tour includes an opportunity to explore local markets and boutiques. Your private guide will lead you to the most reputable establishments for acquiring authentic Mysore silk items, including intricately designed sarees and vibrant scarves. You can also indulge in shopping for fragrant sandalwood artifacts, incense, and other exquisite products known for their distinct fragrance and exceptional craftsmanship. This is your chance to take home a piece of Mysore's artistic and cultural heritage.
4:30-5:30 pm St. Philomena's Church: Your journey continues with a visit to St. Philomena's Church, a magnificent neo-Gothic style Catholic church nestled in Mysore. This historic place of worship is one of the oldest and most architecturally striking churches in India. Your private guide will illuminate you with insights into the church's history, cultural significance, and its remarkable neo-Gothic architectural features. Admire the stunning stained glass windows and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of this sacred site.
5:30-6:30 pm Local Market: As the sun begins to set over Mysore, you'll have the opportunity to explore the lively local market. This bustling marketplace is a treasure trove of colors, aromas, and flavors. With your guide's guidance, you can navigate through the vibrant scene, interact with local vendors, and discover the rich culinary traditions and shopping options that make Mysore unique. Be sure to savor some local snacks or sweets during your market visit, further immersing yourself in the local culture and cuisine.
7:00-8:00 pm Return to Bangalore: With your heart and shopping bags full, your day of exploration in Mysore comes to a close. You'll embark on the return journey to Bangalore, cherishing the memories and experiences you've gathered throughout the day.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.