This 14-hour day trip takes you to the historical town of Mysore, located 93 miles (150 kilometers) from Bangalore. Along with temples, palaces, and markets, learn about the local villages and agriculture, see bird sanctuaries and silk worm farms, and enjoy a meal* with the erstwhile royal family of Mysore.* (the meal with a royal family cannot be guaranteed. It depends on availability. Please read inclusions in detail to know more.)
Set out from Bangalore city at 7am. First, visit the Ramanagara silk cocoon market and stop for some traditional South Indian/Karnataka coffee and a snack at the popular Kamat Lokaruchi restaurant (at own expense).Continue on Mysore road: Drive through toy town Channapatna, where traditional Indian toys are made, and through Mandya, where sugarcane fields feed the sugar industry. Visit a traditional Indian village and observe lifestyles of the locals. After, enjoy lunch at a little restaurant by the river (at own expense).Tour the historic town of Shrirangapattana, 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) outside Mysore. The entire town is enclosed by the river Kaveri to form an island. Visit the revered Sri Ranganthaswamy temple built in the ninth century — which serves as a major pilgrimage site in South India — along with other historical monuments.Before 4pm, visit the main Mysore Palace, including some areas that are not open to the general public. If time allows, visit Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary on the bank of the river Kaveri. Take a boat tour and see marsh crocodiles, otters, and Indian water birds.IF AVAILABLE (we will need to check availability): Enjoy dinner at the home of erstwhile royal family of Mysore before heading back to your hotel in Bangalore, arriving at around 10pm.Other attractions that may be included in Mysore if time allows, including a visit the Mysore flower and bangle market, and a trip to Jaganmpohan Palace and Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery.