Bengaluru to Mysore trip planning

 Planning a trip from Bengaluru to Mysore can be quite exciting! Here's a suggested itinerary:

Day 1: Bengaluru to Mysore

Morning: Departure from Bengaluru

  • Start early in the morning to avoid traffic and make the most of your day in Mysore.

Breakfast Stop:

  • Consider stopping at a local eatery on the Bangalore-Mysore highway for some traditional South Indian breakfast like idli, vada, and dosa.

Attractions in Mysore:

  1. Mysore Palace:

    • Spend your morning exploring the magnificent Mysore Palace, also known as the Amba Vilas Palace, which is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and one of the most famous tourist attractions in India.
    • Enjoy the architectural brilliance and learn about the history of the palace.
  2. Chamundi Hill:

    • After visiting the palace, head to Chamundi Hill to visit the Chamundeshwari Temple.
    • You can either climb the 1000 steps to the temple or drive up the hill to enjoy panoramic views of Mysore city.

Lunch:

  • Try some authentic local cuisine at one of the restaurants in Mysore. Don't miss out on Mysore's famous Mysore Masala Dosa or Mysore Pak for dessert.

Afternoon: 3. Mysore Zoo:

  • After lunch, head to the Mysore Zoo, also known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. It's one of the oldest and most well-maintained zoos in India, home to a wide variety of species.
  • Spend a couple of hours exploring the zoo and admiring the animals.
  1. Brindavan Gardens:
    • In the late afternoon, make your way to Brindavan Gardens, located near the Krishnarajasagara Dam.
    • Enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens, musical fountains, and serene atmosphere. The gardens look particularly stunning during sunset.

Evening:

  • Return to your accommodation in Mysore and relax for the evening.
  • You can explore the local markets and pick up some souvenirs or enjoy a leisurely dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2: Explore More of Mysore

Morning:

  1. Breakfast:

    • Start your day with a hearty breakfast at a local café or restaurant.
  2. Mysore Silk Factory:

    • Visit a Mysore silk factory to learn about the traditional art of silk weaving.
    • You can witness the process of silk production and even purchase some exquisite silk sarees or fabrics as souvenirs.

Mid-Morning: 3. St. Philomena's Church:

  • Explore St. Philomena's Church, one of the largest churches in India and a beautiful example of Neo-Gothic architecture.
  • Marvel at the grandeur of the church and its intricate stained glass windows.

Lunch:

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, trying out more of Mysore's culinary delights.

Afternoon: 4. Devaraja Market:

  • Visit Devaraja Market to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a traditional Indian market.
  • Explore the stalls selling fresh produce, spices, flowers, and local handicrafts.

Optional Activities:

  • Depending on your interests and time, you can also visit other attractions like the Railway Museum, Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, or take a heritage walk around the city.

Evening: Departure to Bengaluru

  • After a fulfilling day in Mysore, start your journey back to Bengaluru in the evening.
  • You can either drive back or opt for public transportation like buses or trains.

This itinerary should give you a good overview of the highlights of Mysore while leaving room for flexibility to explore based on your interests and preferences. Enjoy your trip!

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