The Palace and Street Food of Mysore

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Tour description

This 5-hours of a private tour begins at the Mysore Palace, after which, you will experience some of the most popular delicacies of Mysore. Like most south Indian cuisines, the food in Mysore is rice based. The staple diet here includes rice and rice dishes such as dosa, idli, uttapam and appam. These dishes are eaten with lentils and a variety of chutneys, pickles and papad. You will also try a variety of desserts here. You will be accompanied by a private English speaking guide in a fully air-conditioned vehicle.

Formerly the residence of the Wodeyar family, your first stop on this tour, the Mysore Palace, is a splendid structure built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Some interesting facets of the palace include a magnificent gold throne which is displayed during the Dussehra festival celebrations and a carved silver door. Its Kalyana Mandapa or the Marriage Hall has paintings depicting the royal lives of pre-colonial Indian Maharajas. A short climb up a hill leads to a 2000-year-old temple dedicated to the goddess Chamundeshwari. The temple overlooks the entire city, making for a scenic and peaceful experience. After some sightseeing, your guide will begin the street food tour which will allow you to experience some of the most popular delicacies from the city of Mysore. Like most south Indian cuisines, the food in Mysore is rice based. The staple diet here includes rice and rice dishes such as dosa, idli, uttapam and appam. These dishes are eaten with lentils and a variety of chutneys, pickles and papad. Mysore is also famous for a variety of sweet dishes such as Chiroti, Holige, Rave Unde, Obbattu, Mysore Pak (Mysore’s most famous contribution to Indian sweets), Shavige Payasa, etc. Drinks like Rasam, traditional filter coffee and buttermilk flavoured with spices are also an integral part of the Mysore cuisine.The lunch can be customized to meet your diet preferences. Please let us know if you have any food allergies.

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Camera Fees