Mysore

Description

Mysore has an impressive royal heritage as it served as the capital of the princely State of Mysore for nearly six centuries with distinguished rulers like Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. It is famous for its various temples, palaces, forts and old churches with the highlight being the imposing Mysore Palace. This is especially beautiful when it is illuminated every Sunday evening. The city is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka and is the origin for various styles of Indian arts and crafts. The festival of Dasara is an important event in Mysore and takes place around late September.

Highlights

Brindavan Gardens

Chamundi Hill and Temple

Daria Daulat Bagh

Dasara Festival

Markets

Like many Indian cities, Mysore has a facinating markets.

Mysore Palace

Mysore Zoo

Nandi Bull

Half way up Chamundi hill, you will find an idol of a bull, called Nandi. The specialty of the 5-meter tall statue is that it was sculptured out of a single rock in 1659.

Srirangapatnam Fort

Hotels

Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.

Tours

Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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