The Nilgiri mountain range steps down to the Chamundi Hills, that holds under its shadow the cultural capital of Karnataka â Mysore. It is the state's second largest city. The city beautiful of palaces, museums and gardens fuses seamlessly with its fast developing status of a giant IT hub.
The Hoysala-style architecture stand cheek by jowl with post-modern steel and glass structures in contemporary Mysore!
The grand Mysore Dasara festival is visited by thousands from across the globe. And this is where R.K.
Narayan wrote his gripping tales of small town India. Once considered the cultural capital of the South at large, today Mysore sways as much to the classical beat as it rocks to the latest Pop numbers in its pubs.
The regal city has its roots in the old-world yet seamlessly blends with the modern way of life.
For an experience of a lifetime, plan a trip to South India. Owing to its beautiful beaches, serene lakes, lush green hills and numerous historic edifices, this region of India attracts a large number of tourists. Give a beautiful start to the journey with a visit to Mysore, which is known for its glorious past and numerous natural sites. The pleasant climate and the lingering aroma of the coffee plantations at Coorg will surely rejuvenate your senses. Also, do not forget to explore Wayanad to witness its mesmerising natural beauty.
This honeymoon package is designed to allow you some relaxing time amidst paradise-like beauty. Both Coorg and Wayanad boast of pleasant weather and emerald-like greenery, soothing your senses. We have also added a trip to the Brindavan Gardens at your first stop, Mysore.
In the upcoming holiday season, take a tour to some of the enchanting destinations of South India like Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty and Kodaikanal. Tour to this part of the country is not complete without exploring Coorg, which awes its visitors with the lush green environs and serene environs. Enjoy an awe-inspiring view of Ooty from the majestic Doddabetta Peak and admire the natural beauty of Sim's Park. End this journey by exploring Kodaikanal with visit to Kodai Lake, Bryant's Park and Pillar Rocks.
Nilgiri truly presents a breathtaking kaleidoscope of natural vistas and memorable experiences. Popular for its two hill resorts – Ooty and Coonoor, this place is a small paradise for nature lovers. With tranquillity and range of stunning viewpoints, visitors to this place will be completely spellbound. In addition, a short trip to Mysore and Bangalore offers an opportunity to witness the cultural heritage of South India.
Tour three states in one holiday package! From sightseeing in Bangalore and Mysore in Karnataka, head to Ooty in Tamil Nadu for a relaxing vacation in the Nilgiris. Drive up to the highest peak in the region for a refreshing view of the valley or go boating in the Ooty Lake. Munnar's tea gardens will transport you to a paradise-like getaway, the kind that will make you not want to leave. Finish up with leisure time in the densely forested town of Thekkady.
If a holiday amidst lush foliage, tea and coffee plantations, orange orchards and paddy fields is what you are looking for, then Coorg is the place for you. Admire its natural bounties from Raja's Seat in Mercara, that not only offers panoramic vistas of the town but a captivating sunset view as well. Next on the list are holy places, such as Omkareshwara Temple and Talakaveri that are considered important pilgrimages among Hindus. The Picturesque Panorama of Coorg package gives you the opportunity to discover the beauty as well as divinity of this hill station. Enjoy a memorable Coorg vacation with Yatra’s professional tour managers, who ensure your itinerary is carefully planned out to provide a seamless holiday experience.
Roaring waterfalls, pretty lakes and green-covered mountains mark Wayanad, a hilly district in the state of Kerala. Yatra, with its Scenic Wayanad with Banasura Sagar Dam package takes you to the best spots in this district. You visit the picturesque Pookode Lake and view the scenic vistas of Meenmutty Falls. The Banasura Sagar Dam - reckoned to be India’s largest earth dam, will completely enchant you. Our skilled tour managers ensure all your travel requirements are taken care of and you have a memorable vacation.
Explore Karnataka's wealthy cultural past in this holiday package. Apart from sightseeing in Bangalore and a visit to Mysore's lovely palace, you will also travel to the 12th century capital of the Hoysala empire, Halebid. Both Halebid and Belur are home to shining examples of the architecture of that period.
Located at the junction of the Deccan Plateau and Western Ghats, Bandipur National Park is famed for its rich biodiversity and serene landscape. Yatra’s Wildlife Safari in Scenic Bandipur: 3 Day Tour gives you an opportunity to marvel at the lush hills, and diverse wildlife that thrives in the region. You could spot leopards and hyenas, to elephants and the Royal Bengal tiger, at this national park. Apart from this, you can also visit some other attractions in and around here during your leisure time. Our experienced tour managers ensure you a hassle-free journey and a great experience.
If you are seeking peace of mind, then Yatra's Pondicherry with Aurobindo Ashram: Ex Bangalore package is absolutely meant for you. This 3-day itinerary offers you a chance to soak in the tranquil atmosphere of this place and soothe your mind and soul. The visit to the well-known Sri Aurobindo Ashram is the highlight of this package. Along with this, Yatra also gives you an opportunity to visit the experimental township of Auroville and see its monumental marvel the Matrimandir; as well as relax on the pristine beaches of Pondicherry or visit its other attractions. Yatra executives put their 100% to ensure you have a relaxed time and leave this destination with beautiful memories.
The awe-inspiring city of palaces, Mysore leaves all spellbound with its architectural magnificence and natural charm. Srirangapatna, en route Mysore, enchants you with its royalty, whereas Mysore Palace reveals the true meaning of opulence to you. You also enjoy excursions to the symmetrical Brindavan Gardens - that mesmerise you, Chamundi Hills, the location of Chamundeshwari Temple; and Mysore Zoo - home to diverse wildlife. Yatra’s Mysore: Palaces-Temples-Brindavan Gardens package gives you the best price backed by excellent service, after all this is what makes Yatra, India’s most trusted online travel brand today.
Begin your life together with this Karnataka honeymoon package. From sightseeing in the cities of Bangalore and Mysore, you will head to the romantic getaway of Coorg. This hill station is full of lush greenery and splendid views. The beauty of nature follows you to Bandipur, a national park that is home to the tiger. You will also visit neighbouring Ooty, a popular hill station with a charm of its own.
Experience architectural and historical landmarks as well as breathtakingly beautiful nature in the course of this five-day trip to South India. Admire the tree lined parks and vertiginous skyscrapers of Bangalore. Visit Srirangapatna, a site of historical importance. Fun and frolic for little ones and happiness for their adult companions are guaranteed at the Mysore zoo. Gaze at the colourful fountains of Brindavan Gardens. Feel the call of the wild at Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Admire panoramic views and unusual flora in Ooty, nestled in the Nilgiri Hills.
Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan environment of Bangalore, rich culture of Mysore and tranquillity of Ooty. This five-day tour includes a visit to various interesting places in Bangalore and Botanical Garden as well as Ooty Lake in Ooty. Enjoy the beautiful view of the lush green forests from Doddabetta Peak and also visit Coonoor, which is known to be a spectacular spot. Also enjoy spending time in the beautiful Brindavan Gardens and enjoy walking in the colourful corridors of Mysore Palace.
Take a break and go a seven-day tour to Bangalore, Ooty and Mysore, to go back home feeling rejuvenated. Bangalore, which is known as the City of Gardens, has an admirable number majestic buildings and gardens. In this tour, you will be visiting Ooty, where you may set yourself free while you sit cuddled by the hills around you. Also visit Mysore, which is known as the City of Palaces, to soothe your eyes while you admire the beautiful architecture of Mysore Palace.
Situated in the South Western region of India, Karnataka is a wonderful abode to some of the most mesmerizing holiday destinations in the nation. During this 5-day journey, get set for an enchanting experience as your explore the natural beauty and historical wonders of this charming land. Apart from being the ?Silicon Valley of India?, Bengaluru is a home to some intriguing palaces and gardens. Marvel at the mighty palaces and scenic spots in Mysore and feel charmed as the breathe-taking beauty of Ooty unveils before your eyes.
Set off for this 6-day vacation to South India. As the former elite summer town resort of British India, Munnar is an austerely beautiful place with an enticing appeal and a traditional colonial touch. Dotted with the rolling hills and expansive tea plantations, it is a paradisiac place to be in and spend a marvellous holiday. Besides the engrossing beauty of Munnar, the other place that will attract you is the lush green Coorg with its panoramic coffee estates. And last but not the least, Mysore will definitely bewitch you with its princely grandeur.
South India! The hub of beauty, culture, and technology, is the home to natural splendor, ancient temples, and amazing wildlife. This beautiful part of South India boats of lip-smacking cuisine, splendid cultures and happening nightlife. Get lost in the mesmeric ambiance of Ooty while tasting the rich cultural history of Mysore. So if you admire nature and are looking for a reinvigorating getaway, then this vacation is a must!
Are you in need of a sweet and short break from the daily woes of life? Take this five-day journey to Mysore and Ooty and visit Srirangapatna and Coonoor, en route. In the historic land of Srirangapatna, visit Dariya Daulat Bagh, Gumbaz, Tipu Sultan Fort and imposing temples. Take a visit to the splendid Brindavan Gardens, magnificent Maharaja Palace and other locations. In the lush hill station of Ooty, visit tourist hotspots like Ooty Lake, Rose Garden and Botanical Garden and in the scenic land of Coonoor, go sightseeing and visit important tourist destinations. Return home with snapshots and memories.
Tour around 'The Palace City of India', Mysore and 'Queen of Hill Stations', Ooty. Feel refreshed, while you delve in the grandeur of Mysore and the chill, misty winds of Ooty. This four-day tour includes a visit to picturesque gardens and spectacular viewpoints. Walk around the corridors of the extravagant Mysore Palace. Also, visit Brindavan Gardens in the evening, to witness the beautiful musical fountain. In Ooty, visit Kaveri Nisargadhama, Golden Temple, Abbey Falls, Raja Seat, Madikeri Fort and Dubare Elephant Camp.
Embark upon a six-day tour to Bangalore, Mysore and Ooty. Enjoy the cosmopolitan environment of the 'Garden City' and the 'Silicon Valley of India', Bangalore. Admire the cultural heritage and marvelous architecture of the royal monuments in Mysore. Fall in love with the pristine beauty in Ooty, also known as the 'Queen of Hill stations' and retreat in the lush Shola Grassland. Also, enjoy the panoramic view of Nilgiris and Ooty Town from the Doddabetta Peak.
Take a break from your routine and go travelling around Mysore and Ooty. In this four-day tour, you will be visiting various soul-soothing viewpoints, serene lakes, majestic mountains, lovely gardens and lush forests. Visit the beautiful Brindavan Garden in the evening and enjoy watching the musical fountain. In Ooty, visit Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Tea Factory and Ooty Lake. Enjoy the panoramic view from the hilltop of Doddabetta Peak, in Ooty. Also, enjoy the drive through Mudumalai forest and Bandipur.
Enjoy a beautiful tour to the Cosmopolitan City- Bangalore, City of Palaces- Mysore and the Queen of Hill Stations- Ooty. This six-day tour includes a visit to majestic palaces, temples, scenic viewpoints and beautiful gardens. In this tour, you will be visiting Lalbagh, ISKON, Cubbon Park, Bull Temple and Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore. Delve in the misty mountains of Ooty, and visit places like Doddabetta Peak. Also, get a royal vibe while you walk along the corridors of Mysore Palace.
South India is known for its vibrant culture and rich colours. Embark upon this eight-day tour, covering Mysore, Ooty, Coorg, and Bangalore. In Mysore, you will be visiting St. Philomena's Church, Chamundi Hills, Zoo, Mysore Palace, Rail Museum, Karanji Lake and Jaganmohan Palace. Later, enjoy the view of Ooty town and lush greenery in the city with a visit to Doddabetta Peak. Don't miss watching elephants bathe in the Cauvery basin. Relax in the beautiful gardens of Bangalore, including Lalbagh and Cubbon Park.
This weekend, take a tour to Yercaud, which is an enchanting hill station in Tamil Nadu. This three-day tour to Yercaud includes a visit to various lakes and scenic spots, like Yercaud Lake Pagoda Point, Shevaroy Temple, Lady?s Seat, Kiliyur Falls and The Anna Park. Allow the misty winds and serene weather to cool you down while you set yourself free. Run around in the lush green forest and catch the butterfly, while you let your stress and worries just flow.
Take a break from your busy life for 9 days, and visit places in South India. Visit famous and popular tourist destinations in Bangalore, Srirangapatna and Mysore. Embark on a journey to Ooty, and charm yourself with the beauty of this hill station. Visit Ooty Lake and Doddabetta Peak. Be enchanted by the sprawling tea gardens of Munnar. The greenery in Kodaikanal delights you visually, as you visit the Silver Cascade Falls, Bryant Park, etc. Make photographic memories with your loved ones, and enchant yourself with the beauty of South India.
Delve in the rich culture and vibrant colours of South India. It is blessed with beautiful rivers, serene lakes, beaches and mesmerising hills. In this nine-day tour includes a visit to Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari. Enjoy strolling around on the bustling streets of Bangalore. In Mysore, visit Brindavan Gardens and Srirangapatna. Feel mesmerised by the panoramic view from the hilltop of Doddabetta, in Ooty. Visit famous viewpoints like Pillar Rock, Coaker's Walk, Suicide Point and Kodai Lake. Also, in Kodaikanal and Rameshwaram, visit famous temples like Meenakshi Temple and Ramanathaswamy Temple.
Enjoy a six-day sojourn in the lap of nature, in South India. Start your holiday at the royal city of Mysore, where you visit the famous Mysore Palace. Admire the beautifully designed Brindavan Gardens, with its myriad fountains. Drive to scenic Coorg where the sight of vast coffee and orange plantations greet you. Gaze at the calm waters of Pookode lake, in Wayanad and enjoy the many wonders of unfettered nature. Stroll along the pathways of Ambalavayal Heritage Museum and learn about the various tribal people in Wayanad.
Through this South Indian sojourn, travel to the most popular and exotic locations of the region where happens the union of history, culture, religion and nature. Visit the city of Bangalore and its popular tourist destinations. Take a drive to the historical land of Srirangapatna famous for its temples and forts and the beautiful city of Mysore known for its magnificent palaces. Rejuvenate your senses as you travel to the picturesque hill stations of Ooty and Kodaikanal. Visit the lush tea gardens of Coonoor and the Silver Cascade Falls among others. Pacify your mind as you visit the temples of Madurai, Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari. Get a sight of the confluence of the three seas, sunrise and sunset in Kanyakumari.
The hill stations down south are famous for their pristine beauty and clean environment. Places like Ooty, Coonoor and Kodaikanal have a charm of their own that beckon its visitors from far and wide to visit again and again. This tour package offers you to behold the nature's excellent artistry and capture the vistas of the misty mountains of these places. Also enjoy sightseeing at Bangalore, visit the majestic palaces of Mysore and relish the artistic marvels of the bygone era. Enjoy boat rides and horse rides amidst the hills of Kodaikanal and feel its magic spell ensnare your soul.
Mysore is a shopping paradise if you have a fetish for cultural artifacts and silks. You can pick some genuine Mysore sandalwood incense sticks, carvings etc. from Karnataka Government run Cauvery Arts Emporium (-2521258) on the Sayyaji Rao Road that is the main shopping area. This also stocks some antiques and other craft items like the Mysore paintings, silk saris etc. Donât shy away from some interesting street bargains as well.
For silk, visit the Government Silk Weaving Factory (- 2481803), you can also see silk sari weaving here and buy some silk saris from the factory showroom or the KR Circle retail outlet. The famous Mysore Sandalwood soaps and oil are made at the Government Sandal oil factory (- 2483651). You will need management permission to visit these factories.
Local food in Mysore is easily available and is cost effective and worth a try. However, if you are looking for a royal experience, do visit the palace hotel - Lalith Mahal Palace, run by Ashoka Group of Hotels. It serves multicuisine food to both inhouse guests as well as visitors. An advance booking on a weekend will help. Expensive but worth an experience!
Its easy to find Continental and Chinese food in Mysore. La Gardenia restaurant (-2426426) on Vinoba road serves Orinetal, Indian and Western cuisine and is a favorite among travellers. It also serve wines and liquor. Pai Vista (-2521111) is a theme restaurant serving Indian and Continental food at affordable prices. There is also Tiger Trail (-425 5566) set in a green and open surrounding and The Roost restaurant (-519364/410077/410078), 40 mintues drive from Mysore serving Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes with wines and liquor and set in a relaxing spacious setting. A must visit.
For a quick bite look out for the famous Indra Cafe or the wide network of Cafe Coffee Day outlets across the city.
The most famous tourist attraction of Mysore - the Mysore Palace is situated in the heart of the City. This is the residence of the royal family - the Wodeyars. A magnificent piece of architecture, the Palace is a blend of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput and Gothic styles and houses some magnificent frescos and artefacts. The wall size paintings, more than 100 years old, look so real that you might just walk into them. There are also the three dimensional paintings and no matter where you are standing these will appear to face in your direction. The Diwan-e-Khas is the most spectacular room with a huge doorway of carved rosewood embellished with ivory, stained glass ceiling, chandeliers with fine motifs, mosaic floor and walls decorated with marble and semi precious stone and painted with gold.
Surface - KSRTC operates regular bus service from Bangalore to Mysore. There are also various private bus operators. The Bangalore Mysore Highway is very smooth and it takes you just 3 hours to reach. You can also hire private taxis at Bangalore to reach Mysore. Bangalore Airport also has taxi operators who can take you directly to Mysore without having to enter Bangalore city.
Train - Various trains from Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai connect to Mysore Junction, the cityâs main station. Shatabdi Express from Chennai via Bangalore is recommended.It is air conditioned and travelers are provided with meals and mineral water as part of the fare.
Air - The best way to reach Mysore is by first reaching Bangalore. The nearest domestic and international airport is Bangalore airport near Devanahalli (km from Mysore). During Mysore Dasara, Karnataka government operates the special flights from Bangalore to Mysore as part of the Mysore Dasara festive package.
Mysore is situated at the base of the Nilgiri mountain range at the altitude of 770 mts above sea level. Mysore experiences warm summers of upto 40 degree Celsius from March to June and monsoon sets in from mid June to October. Winters are pleasant from November to February and temperatures climb down to 15 degree Celsius. The best time to visit Mysore is October to March.
The rivers Kaveri and Kabini provide the source of drinking water. Mysore also had many prominent lakes like the Kukkarahalli, Karanji and Lingambudhi lakes.