Mysore

Mysuru City Itinerary

Palace Sightseeing

10:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Begin your Mysore tour in traditional way with Jagmohan Palace Art Gallery.

2 km from Hardinge Circle, the palace is more than 150 years old and keeps the royal legacy of Mysuru alive. Taking a tour inside the palace gives a fair impression of its prominence during its prime time. The elegance of the architecture and design leaves you awestruck. The art gallery showcases paintings, artefacts and valuable possessions of the royal family.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Auto ride from Hardinge Circle

Next you take a tour of the majestic Mysore Palace.

Facing the Jagmohan Palace is the Mysore Palace, the landmark of Mysore. The palace has a very fascinating chronology of events since it was first constructed. The immense and gigantic palace is certainly a delightful sight and walking inside the palace premise is a royal experience in itself.

For more info, visit https://www.mysorepalace.gov.in/

Time duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Mode of Transport: 5-min walk from Jagmohan Palace

For lunch you get a plenty of options to choose from near Hardinge Circle. Some of the popular places to dine-in are:

Om Shanthi – vegetarian restaurant at a price of Rs. 500 – 600 for two.

Hotel RRR – serves exquisite Andhra cuisines at a cost of Rs 400 – 500 for two.

Gufha Restaurant – unique concept of interiors offering mouth-watering North Indian items. Cost Rs 1000 – 1200 for two.

Also read: Mysuru Heritage Tour Itinerary

Embrace the Nature

02:00 PM – 05:30 PM

Post lunch you head towards the Mysore Zoo, 1.5 km from Hardinge Circle.

Mysore Zoo is the largest and oldest in India with a history of 125 years. The zoo serves multiple purposes of conservation, education and research. The wide range of species of animal in the zoo makes it an enjoyable even for the adults.

For more info, visit http://mysorezoo.info/

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Auto ride from Hardinge Circle

Adjacent to the zoo is the Karanji Lake Nature Park.

The area is owned and managed by the zoo authorities. The lake is home to hornbills, peacocks, turkeys, swans, and many more species of birds. The area around the lake has been developed into landscaped gardens for visitors to spend quality time. The park also boasts of having the largest aviary in the country. You can enjoy the serenity of the lake with boating on it.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Mode of Transport: Auto ride from Mysore Zoo.

Evening Activities

06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Later, head towards Devaraja Market

At a distance of 3 km from Karanji Lake, Deveraja Market is the heart and soul of the city. It gives you the taste of local culture. The market has been in existence for a long time and is famous amongst the localities.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Mode of Transport: Auto ride from Karanji Lake.

The last thing to see is the Light and Sound show in the Mysore Palace.

The visual extravaganza begins at 07:00 PM and lasts for 45 min and happens every day. On Sundays and public holidays, the Mysore Palace is illuminated with one lakh bulbs and is a treat for your eyes.

Walk back to your hotel and call it a day!

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