The second largest city in the state of Karnataka, Mysuru is located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km from Bangalore. Capital city of the Kingdom of Mysore for nearly six centuries from 1399 until 1956, Mysuru was ruled by the Wadiyar dynasty, with a brief period of interregnum in the 1760s and 70s when Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan were in power. The Wadiyars were patrons of art and culture and contributed significantly to the cultural and economic growth of the city and the state. The cultural ambiance and achievements of Mysore earned it the sobriquet Cultural Capital of Karnataka.
With this 2 nights and 3 days tour of the erstwhile state which provides home to a large number of heritage structures and palaces, including the Mysore Palace, and festivities, we intend to provide the wholesome experience of the heritage and brilliance of the southern beauty that is famous world over for its silk sarees.
A carefully crafted itinerary for the best in class experience is provided below –
We arrive at the Mysuru Airport and commence our trip with one of the prime attractions, the Srirangapatnam fort, built in the year 1537 by a feudal lord, this magnificent fort is the second toughest fort of India. The Srirangapatna Fort has four main entrances known by the names of Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore and Water and Elephant gates. The fort has a double wall defense system, which is what makes it impenetrable. The legendary Tipu Sultan's residence was inside this fort. Hence, it is also known as Tipu Sultan Fort. We explore the grounds till the evening and head back to our hotels for Mysuru Dosa and sweet sleep back on our first day
We head southwest after breakfast for the palace located in the centre of Mysore, facing the Chamundi Hills eastward. The Palace within the Old Fort, a marvel of Indo-Saracenic architecture with unique rooms such as the Golden Room which is the royal throne of the rulers of the Kingdom of Mysore. It is one of the main attraction of Mysore Palace. Other unique features for our exploration today include the Diwan-e-aam, Doll’s Pavillion, Kalyana Mandapa, etc.
After a day spent exploring the grounds we head back to our hotel for a southern extravaganza with music, dance and ofcourse good food, followed by sleep in our rooms
The Jaganmohan Palace was constructed in 1861 by the king, Krishnaraja Wodeyar III as an alternate retreat for the royal family. The palace is built in traditional Hindu style and has three stories. In 1900, an external facade with a hall behind it was added to the palace. This facade has three entrances and the entablature has religious motifs and miniature temples crafted on it. The walls of the interiors are painted with murals. We visit this exemplary example of art in the morning and head put to the market for authentic lunch and to explore the markets and bring an end to this southernly delicious Mysuru Fort Package Tour