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Private Day Tour of Mysore from Bangalore
"Our chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Bangalore by 7:30 AM and drive to the beautiful city of Mysore that is also known as the ""City of Palace"". On arrival you will be greeted by your local guide and visit the Mysore Royal Palace located in the palace has been converted into a museum that exhibits souvenirs paintings jewelery royal costumes and items that were once possessed by the Wodeyars. Afterwards enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with variety of menu options.After Lunch drive to Chamundeswari Temple located on the top of Chamundi Hills approx. 13 km from the pal the fierce form of Shakti a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas. On the way back to Mysore
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Mysore Day Trip from Bangalore
"Set out from Bangalore city at 7:00am. First you will visit the Ramanagara silk cocoon market and will stop for some traditional South Indian/Karnataka coffee and a snack at the popular “Kamat Lokaruchi” restaurant (at own expense).Continue on Mysore road – drive through toy and through Mandya – where sugarcane fields feed the sugar industry. Visit a traditional Indian village and observe lifestyles of the locals. After enjoy lunch at a little restaurant by the river (at own expense).Tour the historic town of “Shrirangapattana” 20 km outside Mysore. The entire town is enclosed by the river Kaveri to form an island. Visit the revered “Sri Ranganthaswamy” temple built in the 9th. century and a major pilgrimage site in South India along with other historical monuments.If time allows visit “Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary” on the bank of the river Kaveri. Take a boat tour and see marsh crocodiles
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Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore
"Around 6:15am your private chauffeur and professional guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bangalore. Settle into your comfortable private vehicle for the approximate 4-hour drive to Mysore renowned as the ‘City of Palaces.’ En route stop in the old city of Srirangapatna which was briefly the capital of the Mysore state during the rule of Tipu Sultan. Located just 8 miles (14 km) from Mysore on an island in the Kaveri River Srirangapatna is home to the Dariya Daulat Palace (Summer Palace) set amid the gorgeous gardens of Daria Daulat Bagh. Visit the palace
From $110.00

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Amba Vilas palace

A priceless national treasure and the pride of a kingdom, the Mysore Palace is the seat of the famed Wodeyar family.

The Mysore Palace was built over one thousand years ago, in AD 897. Saracenic in style, the palace has both Hindu as well as Muslim influences.

After a fire in 1897, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV rebuilt the palace as we see it today. The main building is of massive gray granite with a tower covered by a gilded dome. A temple is situated within the royal courtyard.

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Feb 23, 2005

Amba Vilas Palace at Night

If you are lucky (or organized) enough to visit Mysore on a Sunday or during a holiday, the palace is lit up with thousands of lights in the evening. Westerners and Indian alike gather to view the dazzling sight.

It's a family affair, bringing out men, women and children ~ I rarely saw Indian women out after dark in most cities (especially if unaccompanied by a relative), so this was quite unsual.

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Apr 10, 2003

Amba Vilas Palace

This palace is nearly impossible to miss ~ it stands right in the middle of Mysore. It was built in the early 1900's on the site of a palace that had been destroyed by a fire.

The interior has been well-maintained ~ there's a lot of decoration (stained glass, woods, tiles) to catch the eye.

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Apr 10, 2003

Amba Vilas Palace Architecture

The towers, domes and verandahs seen at the Amba Vilas Palace are an example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. This is the same style as Mumbai's Victoria Terminus ~ a blend of Islamic and European details.

I'm very drawn to Islamic influence in architecture, so I found the exterior of this palace to be as pleasing as many of the Rajasthani ones I later visited.

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Apr 10, 2003
 
 
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Amba Vilas Palace

You aren't allowed to wear your shoes or to bring your camera inside the palace. A donation of change keeps your shoes safe outside, cameras are left in lockboxes (you carry the ticket around with you).

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Chamundeswari Temple

This temple is located on Chamundi Hill which itself is 2-3km southeast of the city centre. The original shrine is thought to have been built in the 12th century by Hoysala rulers while its 40m-high...
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Zoo

Mysore Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in Southern India and is located about km southeast from Mysore Palace. It was established under royal patronage in 1892, making it one of the oldest zoos in...
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Brindavan Gardens

The first of These gardens are laid on the banks of Krishnarajasagar Dam. Spread over vast area , the terraced lawns and fountains make these gardens one of the best in South India. The swirling...
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