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Anupriya Bedi Aug 06 2014

What to do on a 2 day trip to Mysore?

Kanika Nevatia Aug 06 2014
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Here is a plan for a 2 daytrip to Mysore. Pack your bags and head to the “city of palaces”, where you will find something interesting for all ages.

The best way to reach Mysore is by road. You could hire a taxi from Bangalore and enjoy the scenic drive. The route from Bangalore to Mysore is well maintained and can be covered in about 3 hours.


Mysore (by Spiros Vathis)


Day 1


Once you reach the city check into a hotel of your choice. The Royal Orchid Metropole, Fortune JP Palace and Parklane Hotel are good options. You could also check out other hotels in Mysore for more options.

Freshen up, grab a bite and head straight to the Mysore Palace. Flanked by lush gardens, this palace stands as an empirical example of the influences of art and culture from all over the world. The palace also holds the largest collection of antiques, taking one back in time. A visit here is sure to provide you with a glimpse into India’s illustrious royal heritage.


Mysore Palace (by ramnath bhat)


After you visit the palace, you can head to the Chamundeshwari Temple,which is situated on the Chamundi Hills. Dedicated to Goddess Durga, this 12th century temple is around 10 km from the main city. You should be back in time for lunch. Grab a bite at one of the popular places to eat in Mysore.


Chamundeshwari Temple (by Spiros Vathis)


After a hearty meal, relax for a bit at your hotel. In the evening, head to the Brindavan Gardens, one of the most visited places in Mysore, both by locals and tourists. The garden has a botanical park and illuminated dancing fountains that come to life after sunset. These beautiful gardens are laid out below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, which is built across the river Cauvery. You can do a bit of boating here and take in the beautiful views.


Brindavan Gardens (by rubix1138)


Day 2

After breakfast at your hotel, start day 2 of your 2 day trip to Mysore with a visit to St. Philomena’s Church, one of the popular places to see in Mysore. The church is around 200 years old and is adorned with beautiful spires, which were inspired by a cathedral in Cologne, Germany and the St. Patrick's Church in New York.


St. Philomena’s Church (by Jagadeesh SJ)


Another place worth visiting is the Jayalakshmi Vilas.Located at a distance of 3 km from the city centre, it is within the lush green landscape of the University of Mysore. The breathtaking interiors are a reflection of traditional Indian decor with the main feature being the dancing hall, the Kalyana Mantapa.


Jayalakshmi Vilas (by Kiran Ravikumar)

After lunch and a few hours of rest, the ideal place to head to in the evening is the Mysore Zoo. A part of the royal summer palace, kids will love to glance at the wide variety of animal species present here. The zoo is located at about 3 km from the main city.


Mysore Zoo (by RahulR)


Explore the city streets in the night before heading out for dinner at one of the famous restaurants in the city. La Gardenia Restaurant and Tiger Trail Restaurant are good options.

If you’re in the mood for a day trip, you could utilize your second day to visit Srirangapatnam, which will take a whole day to explore. At a distance of about 14 km from the city, Srirangapatna is a historic, religious and cultural hub situated on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. This was the capital city during the reign of warrior-kings Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. The destination houses a plethora of attractions including a fort, museum and temples among others.


Srirangapatnam (by patrikmloeff)

This plan for a 2 day trip to Mysore should help you see all the attractions of the city at a comfortable pace. Don’t forget to squeeze in time for some local shopping. You can check out some popular places to shop in Mysore. Hope this itinerary makes planning your holiday to Mysore a lot more easier.
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Alladin Hanagi Dec 14 2015
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Thank you buddy
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Alladin Hanagi Dec 14 2015
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thank you buddy
Thank you. Gave such valuable information...thanks alot
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