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Mysuru: Day Trip from Bengaluru

1. Mysuru: Day Trip from Bengaluru

Enjoy a memorable day trip from crowded Bengaluru to the city of royalty. Start early from your hotel and relax on a 3.5-hour drive to Mysore. Your friendly local guide will walk you through the splendid buildings of the Mysore Palace and the Gothic-inspired St. Philomena's Cathedral. You will also have a chance to visit the Chamundeshwari Temple, located atop the Chamundi Hills, for a fascinating history of the people of Mysore. Start your day trip with an early morning pickup from your hotel. Sit back and relax on your drive to Mysore, which will take approximately 3-4 hours (depending on your pick up location and road conditions). Mysuru, formerly known as Mysore, is famous for its World Heritage buildings. Your first stop is the magnificent Mysuru Palace. Home of the Wodeyar dynasty, this grand palace is embellished with stained glass, majestic wooden doors, and intricate mosaic tiles. A fine collection of armors, sculptures, and paintings add to the glamour. Spend up to 1.5 hours exploring the Palace with your guide, building up an appetite for a traditional vegetarian lunch at a local's favorite spot. Next, head to the Chamundeswari Temple, located atop a hill. Dedicated to a form of Shakti, the goddess is revered by Hindus across the region. The location offers stunning views of the Karnataka countryside. Lastly, visit the St. Philomena's Cathedral which was built in 1941. Constructed in a Neo-Gothic style, its architecture is said to be inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany and is one of the tallest churches in Asia. At the end of the tour, drive back towards Bengaluru where you will be dropped off at your hotel around 6:30-7 PM.

Private Bannerghatta National Park Day Excursion

2. Private Bannerghatta National Park Day Excursion

Around 7.30 am after having breakfast, you will board an AC car and drive to Bannerghatta Park . The park is around 24 km from Bangalore, and you'll arrive around 8.45 am. The ticket counter is open between 9.00am - 9.30 am. The representative will arrange the Grand Safari and entry ticket.  The safari will start between 10.00 am - 10.30 am, and during this time you may visit the zoo.   The mini zoo was created in 1972 for the increasing number of tourists for recreation/ education of younger generations; and also to create awareness of the importance of conservation of flora and fauna, in addition to the conservation of the gene pool of endangered species of wild animals of the region/country.   After boarding the safari truck, the first stop will be “Herbivore Safari”.  This area is dedicated for non flesh eating animals, and you'll see bison and large numbers of deer. For more extra cuteness, it's off to the “Bear Safari”, where you'll see many bears inside the forest.   Brace yourself for the exciting "Tiger Safari".  Here you can spot tigers and white tigers if you're lucky, and then you'll see some tigers on the road as well. Inside the Tiger Safari area, there's a special zone dedicated to white tigers including artificial space for recreation.   Now it's time to see the kings of the jungle in the "Lion Safari", where you can see some lions which are taking rest in bamboo parks and there may be some lions taking a bath also!   Towards the end, you will drop by "Butterfly Park Gate", where there are monkeys and thousands of butterflies swarming around. After Butterfly Park, you can go to the zoo or have lunch in a local restaurant or in the Dosa Camp Area (own expense).  Your driver will drop you back at your Bangalore Hotel around 4.00 pm.   BNP is a completely plastic free zone.  Camera fee INR 25 for digital & INR 200 for video camera.

From Bangalore: Taj Mahal Tour with Round-Trip Flights

3. From Bangalore: Taj Mahal Tour with Round-Trip Flights

The day begins with early morning pickup at 5am from your hotel in Bangalore and heads to the airport for your flight to New Delhi which takes off at 7am. Enjoy a tasty breakfast on the flight and look out the window to admire views of the world below. Arrive in New Delhi where your driver is waiting to pick you up, then travel along the Speed Expressway directly to Agra. Meet your friendly guide in Agra and stop by a local restaurant for a hearty lunch to set you up for a day of exploring. After lunch, drive to India’s most famous and iconic landmark, the beautiful Taj Mahal. Upon arrival, immediately feel immersed in the peaceful atmosphere that emanates from the building. As you follow your guide around the Taj Mahal and learn about this UNESCO World Heritage Listed site, admire the building’s impeccable architecture, of which every corner, wall, and detail is beyond imagination. After an unforgettable tour of the Taj Mahal, hop in the car for the drive back to Delhi Airport. Board your flight to Bangalore at around 10pm and enjoy dinner on the plane. Upon arrival in Bangalore, your driver will be waiting in the arrivals lounge to drop you back to your hotel after a busy but worthwhile day.

Bangalore: Mysore Tour with Lunch and Guide

4. Bangalore: Mysore Tour with Lunch and Guide

The first stop is at the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, often called the Tiger of Mysore for his valiant fight with the British. Dariya Daulat Bagh, the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, is built in Indo-Sarcenic style and has a few magnificent murals depicting the war of Tipu with the British. The next destination is the notorious Bailey's Dungeon. Colonel Bailey's Dungeon is the famous dungeon where Tipu imprisoned several British Officers during the war. Tales about this notorious location will also be told throughout the tour. The magnificent Mysore Palace beckons you next. The Palace is a 3-storied stone structure, with marble domes and a 145-foot, five-storied tower. Your guided tour of the palace will take you through the Public Hall, Private Hall, Dolls Pavilion, and the Royal Wedding Hall. India’s first sand sculpture museum is the final destination on your tour. Conceived and built by Gowri, a leading sand sculptor, the sand museum took 4 months and 115 loads of construction sand to build. It is a unique museum where one finds the heritage of Mysore crafted into sand, and it is incredible to note that these marvelous pieces of art were made using just sand and water. After you have finished discovering this unique spectacle, you will be returned safely to your point of origin.

From Bangalore: Temple Art and Architecture of Lepakshi

5. From Bangalore: Temple Art and Architecture of Lepakshi

Depart from Bangalore after breakfast and take a 2.5-hour drive to Lepakshi. Let your guide enthrall you, as they share myths surrounding Lepakshi with you.  At your first stop, see India’s largest Nandi Bull statue. Next, head to Veerabhadra Temple to explore this 16th century masterpiece of the Vijaynagara style of architecture. First, visit the section called Mukha Mandapa, which served as the dance venue and other cultural activities. Then, visit the Artha Mandapa, where the king worshipped and where the Garbha Griha houses the deity. Visit a unique wedding hall made of grey sandstone, where Lord Shiva and Lady Parvati were supposed to have been married in antiquity. One of the highlights of Lepakshi is the exquisite collection of paintings on the walls of the temple. Appreciate the rich textile patterns, detailed hairstyles of people, and exquisite jewelry depicted in the paintings. As per legend, giants inhabited these parts and built the old section of the temple. Look for evidence left behind by the giants as you make your way through the temple, before returning to Bangalore.

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What people are saying about Bangalore

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Amazing tour and you must book this one! Local guide and he me for a traditional breakfast of rice cake, lentil donut with amazing dipping sauces. Putti and medu vada I think are the traditional names. Next we went to the Mysore Palace and a local guide took over. Saw the delights of the royal palace and the amazing architecture and materials used. Next to the silk worm factory (other destination had Muslim protests so we had to avoid) where we had a tour of how the silk is extracted and spun into glorious fabrics. Very noisy and busy and amazing to see. Next stop a traditional lunch on banana leaf. I copied my guide to eat the local way. Food was incredible and not something I would have tasted without a local person taking me there. My guide chatted throughout the journey about the history of India and the areas, different cultures (additional to the main tour description). Although the tour was more expensive than others in India it is worth every penny! 10/10!

Seeing the Taj Mahal in Agra for just one day from Bangalore is a very, very long journey. 18h travel and 3h on site. Recommend to invest 2 days for it. But it was still worth it!

The attention of both Shiva and our kind unbeatable driver

It was worth this wonderful experience. That it wouldn't have been the same without Shiva and our driver. We would repeat it a thousand times

Very happy with all aspects of this tour

We had an excellent guide & all aspects were taken care of: transport, lunch, breaks, tickets even dealing with pushy sales people.

Amazing tour

My tour guide Shiva was knowledgeable and had many great stories!!