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Mysore Majesty: A Day of Palaces, Temples, and Art

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

“Mysore Majesty: A Day of Palaces, Temples, and Art” is a captivating journey that begins with an early departure from Bangalore to Mysore. Your private guide and driver will lead you to the summit of Chamundi Hill, where the sacred Chamundeshwari Temple awaits, offering panoramic views of Mysore. Explore the opulent Mysore Palace, delve into the rich history at Jaganmohan Palace’s art gallery, and indulge in silk and sandalwood shopping. Discover the architectural beauty of St. Philomena’s Church and explore the local market’s vibrant array. This day promises royal heritage, spiritual immersion, artistic inspiration, and cultural exploration.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ascend Chamundi Hill and visit the revered Chamundeshwari Temple with panoramic city views.
  • Explore the opulent Mysore Palace, a masterpiece of Indo-Saracenic architecture.
  • Immerse yourself in art at Jaganmohan Palace's gallery, showcasing traditional Mysore paintings.
  • Shop for exquisite Mysore silk and fragrant sandalwood products in local markets.
  • Marvel at the neo-Gothic beauty of St. Philomena's Church, one of India's oldest churches.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 204
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 366
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 571
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 711
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 897
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1101
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1306

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 6:30 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 8:00 PM

Begin your journey with a 6:30 AM pick-up from your hotel in Bangalore and set off on a scenic drive to Mysore, a city steeped in history and culture, located approximately 150 kilometers away. You'll have the pleasure of traveling in a private car accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide who will enhance your experience with insights into Mysore's rich heritage.

Around 9:30 AM, your first destination is Chamundi Hill, situated about 13 kilometers from Mysore's city center. A private vehicle will transport you to the hill's summit, where the renowned Chamundeshwari Temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga, awaits. From this vantage point, you'll enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Mysore city and its picturesque surroundings. Your private guide will regale you with stories of the temple's mythology, history, and cultural significance.

After descending from Chamundi Hill, your journey continues with a visit to the iconic Mysore Palace, also known as the Amba Vilas Palace. Arriving around 12:00 PM, you'll be immersed in the grandeur of this royal residence, characterized by its Indo-Saracenic architectural style, intricate carvings, and opulent interiors. Your private guide will share tales of the palace's history, cultural importance, and captivating anecdotes. You'll have ample time to explore the palace complex, including the majestic Durbar Hall, the private royal chambers, and the exquisite gardens.

Around 2:30 PM, you'll head to the Jaganmohan Palace, a splendid architectural gem in the heart of Mysore. Once a royal abode, it now serves as an art gallery, housing a remarkable collection of traditional Mysore paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. Your private guide will illuminate the palace's history, art, and cultural heritage, allowing you to appreciate the intricate works of art on display.

From 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM, you'll delve into the world of Mysore's renowned silk and sandalwood products. Your guide will lead you to the best establishments, where you can peruse authentic Mysore silk sarees, scarves, and other silk creations, renowned for their intricate designs and vibrant hues. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to shop for sandalwood artifacts, incense, and other sandalwood products, celebrated for their unique fragrance and craftsmanship.

At 4:30 PM, your journey takes you to the awe-inspiring St. Philomena's Church, a neo-Gothic masterpiece and one of India's oldest churches. With its stunning architecture and magnificent stained glass windows, the church is a testament to both faith and artistry. Your guide will provide insights into the church's history, significance, and architectural marvels.

Following your visit to St. Philomena's Church, you'll have the chance to explore Mysore's bustling local market, known for its vibrant array of fresh produce, aromatic spices, fragrant flowers, and exquisite handicrafts. Your private guide will guide you through this lively market, introducing you to local vendors and sharing insights into culinary traditions and shopping opportunities. This is also a perfect time to indulge in some local snacks or sweets.

Around 7:00 PM, your unforgettable day in Mysore concludes, and you'll start your return journey to Bangalore. The drive back will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on the day's cultural discoveries and cherished memories. You'll be dropped off at your hotel in Bangalore by approximately 8:00 PM.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Languages

English

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