Given that Mysore has long been the home of Maharajas, there are a few palaces for you to visit! The Mysore Palace is undoubtedly the city’s main attraction. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, it’s the official residence of the royal family of Mysore. It is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and is also known for the light and sound show organised from 7:00 pm onwards.
You must also visit the Jaganmohan Palace to see its paintings of past kings and the Lalitha Mahal Palace. Mysore tour packages include its beautiful gardens like the Brindavan Gardens, admired for its flowers, light and music fountain shows and boating facilities. You would enjoy a walk through Shuka Vana, home to over 2,000 birds and a visit to Bonsai Garden, which has hundreds of species of bonsai trees.
A trip to Mysore would be incomplete without visiting gorgeous temples such as the Trinesvaraswamy Temple, Chamundeshwari Temple and Somanathapura Temple. And since Mysore was once a Princely State, it is not surprising that there are several British buildings here like the Mysore Town Hall, St. Philomena’s Church and Lansdowne Building. Moreover, a trip to the Railway Museum would be fun too!
Don’t forget to shop for silk sarees, rosewood and sandalwood products, khadi cotton, and Mysore Pak sold at the Cauvery Arts and Crafts Emporium, KSIC Mysore Silk Showroom, Mandi Mohalla etc. The best time to visit is from July to February when the weather is pleasant. You can spend about 1 to 2 days here. Hotels, hostels, inns and guesthouses offer accommodation.
Mysore is usually visited as a day trip from Bangalore. The state’s capital, Bangalore is renowned for its beautiful gardens and parks like Lalbagh, Cubbon Park and Lumbini Gardens. In addition, you can tour Bangalore Palace and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, observe animals at the Bannerghatta National Park and go boating at Ulsoor Lake. Church Street is famous for its shops and eateries.
Mysore travel packages often feature hill stations like Ooty and Coorg. Ooty is home to the picturesque Ooty and Emerald Lakes, Botanical Gardens and Rose Garden. You can hike up to Dolphin’s Nose or Kalhatti Falls for incredible views of the valley. Coorg is famous for its coffee plantations, Abbey Falls and Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Raja’s Seat is perfect for sunset/sunrise watching. Coorg is also known for trekking, river rafting and bird watching. Holidify’s customisable Mysore tour packages are suitable for solo and group travellers and guarantee you unforgettable experiences