Mysore One Day Tour
It may often happen that you have been granted an off for the weekend and you land up at your favourite holiday spot which you wished to visit for years, but since you have less time on your hands, you do not know from where do you begin.
There are many places in India which have so many tourist spots that are worthy of a visit, but since you hardly have time to spare you are spoilt for choice as from which place do you begin.
A similar case beckons for the city of Mysore, the cultural capital of the state of Karnataka. Mysore as a complete city has innumerable number of places to visit which includes palaces, gardens, lakes, temples and churches as well as shopping malls. This huge list makes it next to impossible to cover the entire city in a short span of one day. However, there are places in Mysore which have attached a 'compulsary visit' tag to it over the years. These are the places that you can add to your itinerary for Mysore in a day.
Mysore One Day SightseeingAs mentioned earlier, on a flash visit to Mysore there are places which you just cannot afford to miss. Prominent among them are the iconic Mysore Palace, Daria Daulat Bagh, which is the palace of Tipu Sultan, the Chamundeshwari Temple, the Srirangapatnam Temple, Mysore Zoo and the Brindavan Garden. A trip which would begin at 9 AM would very well end by 9 PM.
A good transport facility will help saving more of your time. There are non – AC, AC Tata Indica as well as Toyota Innova cars provided which would help you around the city in one day. The fares of these cars range from INR 3700 to INR 5200. However, breakfast and lunch fares are not included in this as they are not complimentary.
On the other hand, there are also Delux, Delux AC as well as Volvo buses provided by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, who also organize a one day tour for the city of Mysore. The venues covered by them for the city are the Daria Daulat, Sriranganathaswamy Temple, St. Philomena’s Church, Mysore Palace, Zoological Gardens, and the Brindavan Gardens. The fares for these buses range from INR 650 to INR 850.
There are also entry fees that need to be borne by the tourists themselves. The entry to the Chamundeshwari Temple and the Srirangapatnam Temple is free. However, the following places mentioned above do have entry fees;
Daulat Daria Bagh: INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for foreigners.
Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary: INR 20 for Indians and INR 60 for foreigners
Mysore Palace: INR 40 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners
Mysore Zoo: INR 40 for adults and INR 20 for children
Jaganmohan Palace: INR 25 for adults and INR 10 for children
Brindivan Gardens: INR 15 per person
Dinner on the return journey is also in the famous restaurants of the city renowned for their south Indian cuisines. The charges for the same also need to be borne by the tourists themselves.
These are the places which are must visit on a one day trip to Mysore. You won’t realize when the day ended but you shall head back with a huge baggage of history, religion, food as well as the natural beauty of Mysore!
Mysore One Day ItineraryThere many places which can be visited in Mysore in one day, but the places mentioned above can be covered in a day through the following times;
Trip Begins: 9 AM
Visit to Daulat Daria Bagh: 11 AM to 12:10 PM
Visit to St. Philomena’s Cathedral: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Visit to Chamundi Temple: 1:35 PM to 2 PM
Visit to Mysore Palace: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Visit to Zoological Garden: 4:25 PM to 5:15 PM
Visit to Brindavan Gardens: 6 PM to 7:45 PM
Trip Ends after Dinner: 9:30 PM
Mysore serves many beautiful destinations for perfect getaways. All you need to do is pack your bags and start for the escapade from all the buzz!