Art and Culture
Mysore City Tour
Lonely Planet thinks that you have not experienced Southern India till you have seen Mysore, and we concur. Get a fully loaded Mysore city Tour with us - the essentials as well as the offbeat experiences of this ancient city that will leave you with the subtle, indelible flavours of Southern India.
Highlights
  • Start fresh at 7:00am from the designated pick up point to reach the Chamundi hills base for a small hike up the. Start climbing the 1000 steps (the view from the top is worth it - trust us!) while learning about Mysore's history and listening to a lot of stories.
  • Visit the silk factory and watch the artisans weave stunning silk sarees, right from a cocoon. Head to the palace - the most awaited part of the tour.
  • Meet the Stone Sculptors who breathe life into pieces of rocks. They have been patronized by the Mysore Maharajas and have been sculpting for nine generations. Savour a brilliant 15 course Mysore styled plantain leaf meal capped off with a cup of steaming filter coffee. Visit the folklore museum for a walk through the culture and history. Greet the Wooden Inlay Artisans who do magic with wood. Walk around the psychedelic experiences at the Devaraja Market. End the day with some street food at the Food Street.
Meeting place
Guru Coconut Stand,1st Main Rd, 2nd Stage, Gokulam, Mysuru
Time
7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Other details
THINGS TO CARRY : A light day pack with a bottle of water and sun cap. Wear clothes for warm weather but carry a rain jacket or a poncho. Comfortable footwear but you may have to remove your footwear at quite a few places
Things included in the price
  • Move around in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle
  • A high quality guided tour of Mysore
  • Steaming hot kaapi (coffee)
  • Things excluded in the price
  • Breakfast - approximately INR 50
  • Entry fee to the Mysore Palace - INR 40 for an Indian and INR 200 for a foreign national
  • Lunch - INR 150

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