Capital city of Karnataka, Bengaluru is more renowned for its IT growth than as a tourist destination. Delectable cuisines, shops and cafes make it a livable city and proffer an astounding range of choices to keep every traveler engaged. It also has some incredible vacation destinations in its vicinity.
One of the favorite pick of travelers located near Bangalore is the city of Mysore that lies at a distance of 150 kms from Bangalore. Witness the amazing landmarks of the city with our 1 Day Bangalore to Mysore Tour by Cab.
Overview of 1 Day Bangalore to Mysore Tour
Mysore, the capital city of Wadiyar Dynasty, who had ruled the kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1950, is a picture-perfect holiday destination. Majestically set at the foothills of Chamundi Hills, the city is home to seven palaces and as such often referred to as the City of Palaces. Mysore Maharaja Palace is the most enthralling palace of the city.
Discover the key attractions of the charming city with a full day packed exploration of its treasured sights. Mysore was earlier known as Mysuru which is believed to have been named after a demon Mahishasura who ruled over the city. A half human and a half buffalo demon was slayed by Goddess Chamundeshwari.
Lakhs of devotees flock into the Chamundeshwari temple dedicated to the goddess. Religious celebration of dussehra is a spectacle to behold. It attracts several tourists from different parts of the country and the world.
Dotted with glorious temples, magnificent palaces and captivating gardens it fascinates every visitor. Board our one day Bangalore to Mysore tour by private cab and discover this marvellous city in one single circuit.
1 Day Bangalore to Mysore Tour
Highlights of One Day Bangalore to Mysore Trip
- Full-day Bangalore to Mysore Local Sightseeing Tour
- Duration: 10 to 14 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Bangalore Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna Fort, Tomb of Tipu Sultan (Gumbaz), St. Philomena’s Church, Mysore Maharaja Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Chamundi Hills & Mahishahura Statue, Mysore Zoo and, Brindavan Garden
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1 Day Itinerary of Mysore Local Sightseeing Tour from Bangalore
Pickup from your Home / Hotel in Bangalore at 7:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Ranganathaswamy Temple||30 minutes|
|2||Srirangapatna Fort||30 minutes|
|3||Tomb of Tipu Sultan (Gumbaz)||20 minutes
|4||St. Philomena Church||30 minutes|
|5||Mysore Maharaja Palace||60 minutes|
|6||Jaganmohan Palace||30 minutes|
|7||Chamundi Hills & Mahishahura Statue||30 minutes|
|8||Mysore Zoo||45 minutes|
|9||Brindavan Garden||45 minutes|
Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Bangalore by 11:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the Srirangapatna & Mysore tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. Inclusion of any other sightseeing place not listed above is normally not permitted. However guests can check with their cab provider if any exceptions possible, while booking this Bangalore to Mysore local sightseeing tour by private car.
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Detailed Guide: Places to Visit with One Day Bangalore to Mysore Tour by Car
Discover the treasures of the enticing city of Mysore with our one day Bangalore to Mysore Tour. Outdoor enthusiasts would be captivated with the visit to the magnificent palace, historic sites, mesmerizing garden and glorious temples. Kick start your exciting journey with the visit to the revered Ranganathaswamy Temple.
Move further to the famous Srirangapatna Fort followed by the visit to the mausoleum of Tipu Sultan. Step ahead to the significant Christian shrine, the St. Philomena Church. Explore the most popular palace of the state called the Mysore Palace and then move ahead to Jaganmohan Palace.
Head to the inspiring Chamundi Hills where you get to explore the most famous Chamundeshwari temple. Call off the day trip with the visit to the Mysore zoo and the imposing Brindavan Gardens.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
We kick start the exciting one day Bangalore to Mysore trip with the visit to the famous sacred shrine of Hindus, the Ranganathaswamy Temple. Adorned with exquisite carvings, the spectacular temple is dedicated to lord Ranganathaswamy, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu.
This peaceful treasure is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams, the holy shrines set on the Kaveri River and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Devotees reach the sanctum sanctorum walking from an entrance that winds its way through wonderful halls called mandapams.
A 4.5 m long idol of Lord Ranganatha can be seen in reclining form on the kings of all nagas, Adisesha along with his consort Goddess Lakshmi. Reflecting a perfect blend of Hoysala and Vijayanagara styles of architecture, the entrance at the sacred complex features four pillars adorned with exquisite carvings portraying twenty four manifestations of Lord Vishnu referred to as Chatur Vimsati.
- Must see \ Things to do: Notable halls called the Navrang Mandapam and the Mukha Mandapam
Stepping into the famed Srirangapatna fort with our one day Bangalore to Mysore trip takes you back in time. Kempe Gowda built the fort in 1537 which was unfortunately demolished by British in 1799. Visitors would appreciate the fort’s Indo-Islamic architecture.
Experience the historic fort that has two dungeons in the lower chambers where the British officers were kept captive. This significant fort features four gates namely Bangalore, Water, Mysore, Delhi and Elephant gates. The impressive fort houses religious and military structures like armories, temple and the Juma mosque.
- Must see \ Things to do: Monument at the place where Tipu Sultan was killed by his own men
Gumbaz (Tomb of Tipu Sultan)
One day Bangalore to Mysore tour takes you to the next sightseeing spot, the tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. Tipu Sultan had built the graves for his mother Fakhr-Un-Nisa and his father Hyder Ali in 1782-84. After his death he too was buried in the Gumbaz that is set in the middle of the wonderful garden.
Tiger striped painted walls and lattice windows of the tombs built in Persian style delights its visitors. Amazingly crafted dome is set on a cubical structure and supported with 36 granite pillars. It is said that Tipu Sultan had brought different species of flowers from various countries that includes Persia, Kabul, Ottoman Turkey and French Mauritius.
- Must see \ Things to do: Stroll along the garden
St. Philomena’s Church
Step forward to the next sightseeing spot of the one day Mysore tour, the famed St. Philomena’s Church. Marvel at the second tallest church of Asia which was named as St. Joseph’s and St. Philomena’s church. It was first built as a small church in 1840 and rebuilt in 1933 under the rule of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV.
Designed by French artist Daly, the Roman Catholic Church has an impressive structure in the shape of a cross. Modelled after the Cologne Cathedral in Germany, the congregation hall of the sacred complex called as Nave is the longest end of the cross. Visitors would be captivated with the Neo-Gothic or Victorian architecture of the Church that houses the idol of St. Philomena in the altar.
A notable feature of the church are the twin spire of 175 feet height with a 12 feet cross on each of the spire.
- Must see \ Things to do: Stained glass paintings illustrating the images of birth, crucifixion, resurrection and the last supper of Jesus Christ
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Mysore Maharaja Palace
Among all the sightseeing spots of our one day Bangalore to Mysore trip the most enjoyed stopover is the marvellous Maharaja Mysore Palace. An architectural masterpiece designed by the architect Henry Irwin in 1897 – 1912 reflects a perfect blend of Hindu, Muslim, Gothic and Rajput styles of architecture.
Marvel at the fabulous palace that features several beautiful halls like the Public darbar hall, Gombe Thotti, Private Darbar and Casket Room. The incredibly fascinating feature of the grandiose palace is the pinkish marble domes.
- Must see \ Things to do: Image of Gajalakshmi on the central arch
Another fascinating palace visited with our one day Bangalore to Mysore trip is the Jaganmohan Palace. Wodeyar rulers had used the palace when the Mysore Palace was under construction after being buried into ashes.
The three storey building built in 1861 features striking interior walls dotted with beautiful murals. Notable features of the palace are the doors adorned with exquisite carvings. Exploring the old palace takes you back to the bygone era.
This amazing architectural marvel was later transformed into a gallery called Jayachamarajendra art gallery exhibiting the paintings of great artists.
- Must see \ Things to do: Relish a close look at the paintings illustrating the scenes from dussehra
Stepping towards Chamundi Hills, the next stop over of one day Bangalore to Mysore trip leaves an unforgettable impression in the minds of tourists. Experience the aura of divinity as you climb the series of 1008 steps to reach the most revered place of worship for the Hindu’s, the gracious Chamundeshwari Temple.
Perched atop the captivating hills the auspicious temple is dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari, a manifestation of Goddess Shakti. The wonderful tower at the entrance called the gopuram built in Dravidian style of architecture along with the splendid quadrangle structure of the temple exudes admiration.
On reaching halfway to the hills, near the 800th step visitors can witness the 4.9 m tall and 7.6m long statue of Nandi, the vehicle of vahana of Lord Shiva. A 350 years old statue was carved out of a single boulder during the period of Dodda Devaraja Wadiyar. One of the biggest idols of Nandi stands on a 4 feet high platform.
Statue of Mahishasura, the half human and half buffalo demon stands out with a cobra in one hand and a sword in the other hand. It is said that Mahishasura used to take different forms to cause harm to people and was killed by the Goddess Chamundeshwari.
With the Mahabaleshwara temple located on the hills, it is often referred to as Mahabaladri.
- Must see \ Things to do: Witness the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari appearing in a seated posture
8. Mysore Zoo
Continue your memorable one day Bangalore to Mysore trip to have an encounter with wild animals in their natural habitat. Explore the oldest zoo called the Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens built in 1892 that has been named after the Wodeyar ruler Sri Chamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur. More popular as Mysore Zoo, it houses more than 168 species of wild creatures brought from around 25 countries.
Established with the stern efforts of German Horticulturist G.H Krumbiegel, the zoo is spread over an area of 157 acres of land and accommodates rare animals like Guanaco, Secretary Bird, Polar Bear, White Elephant, American Bison, California Sea lions and Kangaroo.
Attracting more than 2 million tourists every year, the zoo houses mammals like Asiatic Elephants, Hippopotamus, African White Rhino, African Black Rhino, Gaur and reptiles like King Cobra, Iguana, Indian Cobra and 7 types of Crocodiles. Leopards, Cheetahs, Lions and Tigers are part of the zoo that is known for the first section of delivery done on an elephant.
Mysore Zoo also houses winged creatures like Silver and Gold Peasant, Hornbill, White and Blue Peacocks, Spoonbill, Ostrich, Emu, Vultures, Eagle, Sarus Cranes, Flamingos and Painted Stork. It also has a rich flora that includes 35 species of exotic ornamental plants and 85 species of trees and a wonderful Karanji Lake.
- Must see \ Things to do: Enjoy a thrilling encounter with the wild animals
Witness the marvelous Brindavan Gardens as the next hotspot of our one day Bangalore to Mysore tour. Visitors would be mesmerized with its picturesque structure. Stunning features of gardens are the musical fountain that allures all guests.
Garden has been laid out as a series of terraces and houses diversified varieties of plants. The delightful garden built by Mysore’s diwan, Sir Mirza Ismail is spread over 60 acres of land and is segregated into main gate area, South Brindavan, Northern Brindavan and Children’s Garden. Most captivating feature of the gardens is the illuminated fountains.
Must see \ Things to do: Musical and dancing fountain
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Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Bangalore to Mysore Local Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this 1 day Mysore city tour package from Bengaluru can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Mysore city tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
The time spent on each Srirangapatna & Mysore tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular Mysore sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Bangalore cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.
One day Mysore local sightseeing tour from Bangalore is going to be a day that you would remember for a long time. Top attractions explored with this exciting tour give you an opportunity to learn about the rich heritage and understand the hidden history of the remarkable city.
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