Private Tour: Mysore Palace And Srirangapatna Day Trip From Bangalore - Bengaluru

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Overview

Discover the old-world charm of Mysore on a private day trip from Bangalore! Stop along the way in Srirangapatna, an ancient city of great religious and cultural importance, and visit Tipu Sultan's Dariya Daulat Palace. Youll learn about the heritage and history of Karnataka's palace-strewn cities as you explore palace art and architecture with your knowledgeable guide. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle are included in your tour.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

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Around 6:15am, your private chauffeur and professional guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bangalore. Settle into your comfortable private vehicle for the approximate 4-hour drive to Mysore, renowned as the ‘City of Palaces.’

En route, stop in the old city of Srirangapatna, which was briefly the capital of the Mysore state during the rule of Tipu Sultan. Located just 8 miles (14 km) from Mysore on an island in the Kaveri River, Srirangapatna is home to the Dariya Daulat Palace (Summer Palace), set amid the gorgeous gardens of Daria Daulat Bagh.

Visit the palace, built in 1784, which houses a museum dedicated to the sultan. See memorabilia, European paintings and Persian manuscripts on exhibit. Your guide will enlighten you about the royalty that lived here and point out unique architectural features, including open corridors with pillars made of teakwood, and outer walls displaying frescoes of battle scenes and portraits.

After your visit, enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant and then continue your journey to Mysore.

Upon arrival, visit the centrally located Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace). This former residence of Wodeyar Maharaja of Mysore has been converted into a museum that displays paintings, jewelry, royal costumes and other items that were once owned by the Wodeyars. Hear stories about the royal families who ruled Mysore for more than seven centuries! 

The impressive 3-story granite palace boasts several important halls and chambers under pink marble domes and expansive arches. Enter the Ambavilasa hall through a rosewood doorway inlaid with ivory to view stained glass ceilings and a mosaic floor of semi-precious stones. See Indian and European sculptures and ceremonial objects as well as 19th- to 20th-century dolls on display in the Gombe Thotti (Doll’s Pavilion). You’ll gaze in wonder at the marriage hall (Kalyana Mantapa) where peacock motifs decorate an octagonal-shaped pavilion in geometric patterns.

Admire the intricate and richly carved interior as you explore the palace and marvel at its opulence. Your guide will point out features of this fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture  – a blend of Hindu, Muslim, Raiput and gothic styles – and help you appreciate the artistic heritage of this important monument. 

After your tour, relax on the 4-hour drive back to your Bangalore hotel by private vehicle. Feel free to request that your guide stop for dinner (own expense) along the way.

Inclusions for Private Tour: Mysore Palace And Srirangapatna Day Trip From Bangalore

  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Private Tour: Mysore Palace And Srirangapatna Day Trip From Bangalore

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended

Taking photos while inside the Mysore Palace is prohibited

Visitors must remove footwear prior to entering the Mysore Palace

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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9 reviews by the users

  • The tour was fantastic, the guide was very friendly, funny and extremely knowledgeable. The driver was good. My only recommendation is that it was a long drive back and forth to Mysore, therefore it might be better to stay the night.

  • The trip out to Mysore was great. Plenty to see along the way. Our driver was very gracious and pointed out many interesting things along the way. My wife even saw monkeys along the trip resting in trees. The old fort, river area, summer home were fun and fascinating. The Mysore palace was great. We were lucky enough to see it later all lit up. Our guide also fit in a trip up to the granite bull temple above Mysore. All in all a great way to see the areas around Karnataka. Thanks!!!

  • A great trip, good communications prior to the trip, the driver arrived at our hotel nice and early. Took us to Mysore where we picked up the guide who was a local man and knew everywhere, every shortcut and loads of people. Lunch was great. The company called us personally part way through the day to make sure we were OK and were enjoying the trip. Really good service.

  • We were taken on the trip in a spacious and new car, which made it a comfortable ride in the 4-hour one-way journey. Both the driver and guide were professional, friendly and made us feel very welcomed. Halfway in the trip, the company even called us to check that all was going well. The 2 places we visited were beautiful for their socio-historical cultural sites being on this tour took care of the logistics, leaving us to enjoy the sights.

  • Great full day tour to these impressive historic sites. Tour guide and driver were very accommodating to my request not to shop - thank you very much! Both were well versed in not only the historic buildings and culture but to the plants, trees and other natural sites.

  • Great day! Our driver, Raghu, was pleasant, capable and informative. We had several hours with him on our drive from Bangalore to Mysore. He pointed out things if interest along the way, the drive was very enjoyable and informative. Our tour guide, also named Raghu, was knowledgeable, informative and funny. Mysore Palace was breathtaking! The palace alone could be an all day adventure. We enjoyed the architecture and art at both Mysore Palace and Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Very long but enjoyable day. If time permits, take two days to see Mysore and surrounding areas.

  • excellent guide I had and made me feel the history of the place.He was so neat in telling me in details about this place.

  • Worth doing if you are in a bind(as was my case). It's really very taxing to do that much driving in one day. I still had a very good day and the tour guide was very informative. It was my first proper trip in India and it was certainly an eye opener and the temples + palace was very interesting.
    In relation to the price - once you get to India, the price was very expensive. The initial offering said from 100US but ended up being 350dollars- I was happy with that and I booked at very late notice.

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