The Best of Mysore/Mysuru, Somnathpur & Srirangapatna in a Day | La Vacanza Travel

The Best of Mysore/Mysuru, Somnathpur & Srirangapatna in a Day

Duration: 13 hours
Destination: India, Karnataka, Bangalore
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  • 13 hours
  • Bangalore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Visit world-class sites in three different locations in one day with an accompanying expert guide.

Experience traditional and authentic Breakfast and Lunch on this tour.

Discover ancient temples, fertile plantations, mighty fortifications, and more.

Hassle-free round-trip A/C transport from your central Bangalore hotel

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ramanagara, Ramanagara, Ramanagara District, Karnataka

We believe food is an integral part of an Indian cultural experience; hence we start our tour early and detour from the highway to visit a traditional eatery serving authentic local breakfast. Here our accompanying guide will take you through a sumptuous culinary experience.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ramanagara, Ramanagara, Ramanagara District, Karnataka

We visit India's largest silk cocoon market - a sight to behold. From our accompanying expert guide, learn the history of the famed Mysore silk and the complex stages of creating a silk garment from scratch.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Somnathpur Temple, Keshava Temple, Somanathapura Somanathapura Village, Mysuru (Mysore) 571120 India

We get off the highway for an extended detour through lush countryside to reach this stunning UNESCO World heritage temple from 1268 AD. Some of humankind's most exquisite stone carvings and sculptures are here. Our accompanying expert guide will introduce its history, Hinduism, its pantheon of gods, and the context of each beautiful carving.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mysuru Palace, Sayyaji Rao Rd Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru (Mysore) 570001 India

We explore this bejewelled palace, among the most visited sites in India and the home of one of the wealthiest individuals in the world in its heyday – the Maharaja of Mysore. From our accompanying expert guide, learn about the Wodeyar rulers and their incredible contributions to putting this region on the global map as we leisurely survey and explore the interiors & exteriors of this dazzling palace.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Devaraja Market, Sayyaji Rao Road, Mysuru (Mysore) 570001 India

Our accompanying expert guide will take you through a stroll inside an 1880s market stuck in a time warp. As you take a walk back in time, marvel at the sights, smells and sounds of the shops & people in the bazaar selling the choicest fruits, flowers, vegetables, bangles and local produce such as Jaggery, Attar, Masalas etc.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Srirangapatna, Srirangapatna, Mandya District, Karnataka

From Mysore, we drive to the historic river island of Srirangapatana. Here we break for a relaxed and sumptuous lunch at a picturesque setting by the gurgling waters of the River Cauvery.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Nandi-Hills, Srirangapatna 571438 India

Our final stop is the exquisite 1780s wooden palace of Tipu Sultan, where every inch of its interiors has delicate frescoes and murals of evocative battle scenes, floral and geometric patterns and portraits. Our accompanying expert guide will provide context to each handpainted artwork and regale you with stories of the valiant efforts of this ruler, the Tiger of Mysore, against the colonial powers of the time.

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions
  • A highly accomplished guide will lead and be with you throughout the 12-13 hour tour.
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Traditional and Authentic Breakfast
  • All Monument entry fees and Admission tickets.
  • Traditional and Authentic Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Central Bengaluru
  • Entry/Admission - Somnathpur Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Devaraja Market
  • Entry/Admission - Mysuru Palace

Exclusions
  • Personal Shopping
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

M G ROAD, METRORAIL STATION, XJF4+WJ9, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Haridevpur, Shanthala Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-up and drop-off or M G Road Metrorail Station


Departure Time

06:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

13 hours


User's Reviews

Christina_F

15 May, 2024

We just returned from my first trip to India and I can’t stop thinking about my one-day trip to Mysore while my husband was working. Sanjina and our driver picked me up early from our hotel on the outskirts of Bangalore. From the outset, Sanjina was warm and friendly and so easy to talk to. We picked up two other women and began our journey. One of our first stops was the silkworm auction house, which was fabulous! Sanjina explained everything about this fascinating process. Afterwards, we made our way to the Somnathpur Temple where we met our second guide, Fez. He shared his wealth of knowledge about this jaw-dropping site as well as at our other stops, including Mysore Palace, the Devaraja Market, (Including the incredible flower market,) and Tepu’s Summer Palace. We also had stops for a traditional Indian breakfast, a lovely stop for lunch and other treats as well. Fez, like Sanjina, was also an engaging guide, and I came away from the day learning so much. They both shared their personal experiences about life in India, and it was as if we were spending the day with friends. I felt safe and protected by this company so much so that we contacted Praveen to see if he or Sanjina were available to show us Bangalore on another day. Highly recommend! Thanks, Sanjina and Fez!

Jared_P

14 May, 2024

I reserved the “The Best of Mysore/Mysuru, Somnathpur & Srirangapatna in a Day” tour from Hidden Gems Tours on Saturday May 4, 2024, a 13-hour experience starting in Bangalore with visits to Mysore and other sites in the area. Sanjana was our host for the day and she and Afsar, our driver, arrived at our hotel on time so we were able to get a nice early start to our day. Our first stop was for breakfast at Maddur Tiffanys, a popular restaurant with some signature offerings. Sanjana explained traditional south Indian breakfasts in general while also helping us to better understand and appreciate our specific breakfasts at the restaurant. We then stopped at a nearby silk cocoon auction warehouse where Sanjana explained the local silk industry while local farmers brought in their cocoon harvests to sell. Our next stop was the Chennakesava Temple, an 800-year-old Hindu temple located at Somanathapura where Faizan, our historical guide, joined our tour. Faizan brought deep knowledge of the sites we visited along with a strong sense of humor and goodwill. It was a very hot day so they took us to get fresh coconut water before we visited the Mysore Palace, which they navigated for us with ease so we could see everything despite the large crowds. After a brief stop at a local market, they took us to lunch at a quiet restaurant by a river that provided us with our fresh fish lunch. Our final visit was the Tipu Sultan’s palace at Srirangapatna, where Faizan explained the significance of the architecture and nuances of the artwork, followed by ice cold treats. The Hidden Gems personnel were fantastic! In addition to handling all the logistics throughout the entire 13-hour tour, they were amazing cultural ambassadors and great conversationalists. Throughout the entire trip Sanjana took photos of us and the sites so we could focus on the experiences, Afsar drove us quickly and safely to all our destinations, and Faizan always had a story and a joke ready to inform and entertain. I would recommend this for anyone looking for an enjoyable, enriching day in Karnataka for either first timers or veteran travelers to the region.

Meredith_G

14 May, 2024

My trip to Misore was fabulous. The palace was opulent and like nothing I’ve seen before. And I loved how Praveen mix things up by bringing me to some hidden gems like the market and a more rural restaurant.

Danielle_Z

13 May, 2024

This tour was absolutely incredible! Praveen was an amazing host and took me to both hidden gems (such as a silk cocoon auction and the market at Mysore) in addition to the monuments and highlights. Praveen kept great track of time and has clearly worked to establish relationships with restaurants, vendors, etc. so I never had to wait in long lines at the sights. He helped me try all of the local foods and ensured me that the food was completely safe (which is was). Praveen's knowledge of the history of the area was amazing, but we also just had wonderful conversation about India's culture / languages, and general travel conversation. I thoroughly enjoyed my time during this tour and would give this experience 5 stars!

Rebecca_P

11 May, 2024

What a fun way to experience a LOT in one full day. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable on every facet of history and how India’s culture has shaped over the years. Loved the lunch spot and really enjoyed the historical aspects!

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