Bangalore is a city which boasts many interesting places for sightseeing on the weekends and the enviable list of weekend trips varying from hill stations to heritage sites is endless. So, Mysore one day trips are legit necessary if you’re a history freak!
If you are looking for a short one day trip, then Mysore can be one of your choices. The Mysore trip from Bangalore by car takes around 3 hours and it is at a distance of 150kms.
Enroute to Mysore, you will find various small cities which is famous for its own creativity and attractions. These places include Bidadi, Ramanagara, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya, and Srirangapatna. If you are hiring a cab, then you should keep the following things included in one day trip to Mysore:
⦁ Selecting a cab for a total duration of 16 hours
⦁ Sightseeing should be included with the cab fare
⦁ Tollgate charges
⦁ Vehicle Parking charges
Some of the exclusions for a one day trip to Mysore are entry fees, meals, and all the inclusions covered above.
So, after checking out inclusions and exclusions, we are ready to begin our one day trip to Mysore from Bangalore by car. There are plenty of places to be explored in a single day in Mysore.
Our journey starts from Bangalore covering all the small cities, capturing their scenic beauty. The best places to ride bikes are the roads of Ramanagra, Channapatna, and Mandya before reaching the city of Palaces Mysore. You will definitely be overwhelmed by the beauty of nature in these places. Once in Mysore, don’t forget to cover these places on the first day of the journey.
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and stands beautifully in Srirangapatna which is in Mandya district. The architecture of the temple with all its sculptures and carvings is completely mesmerizing to the eyes. If you are visiting this place in the festival of Kotharothsava, then you will be overwhelmed with their celebration. The entry fee is free for general entry, ₹50 for Vishwaroopa Service, ₹250 for Quick Darshan per person.
Credits: commons.wikimedia.orgBeing the capital of Tipu Sultan, Srirangapatna town, there are enough of historical places which are worth to be explored in a one day trip to Mysore. If you are visiting Mysore you cannot miss this place if you are a history freak. So, for one-day sightseeing in Mysore, you should add Srirangapatna forts to your list. The Srirangapatna Fort’s Indo-Islamic style of built and attractive sculptures on the walls will surely grab your attention. There is no entry fee to visit the Srirangapatna Fort and the timings are from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily.
Chamundeshwari Temple is located at the top of the Chamundi hills and is one of the prominent places of Mysore which you can easily cover in a one day trip to Mysore. If you are planning to go up the hills to the temple, keep yourself physically prepared as you have to go through the 100 steps of stairs to reach the temple. There are no entry fees to visit the Chamundi Hills and Chamundeshwari Temple, but you should keep the time-frame as a huge concern.
With just 3kms from the heart of the city, there lies Mysore Zoo which is said to be one of the oldest zoos in India. With the Chamundi hills, the Mysore Zoo is blessed with rich flora and fauna, and breath-taking scenic beauty. You can find almost all types of species of animals in this zoo, and guess what? Mysore also holds a record for this. The entry fees to this place are kept as low as possible, so tourists can enjoy the natural scenic beauty of Mysore. Entry fees are ₹50 for adults and ₹20 children in weekdays and ₹60 for adults and ₹30 for children on weekends.
Mysore is known for its palaces, and is also called as the “City of Palaces”. There is a total of 10 palaces in Mysore among which the most famous is the Mysore Palace captivating every visitor with its incomparable beauty and strength. The Maharaja Palace is also known as the “Amba Vilas Palace” which was designed by a British architect under the supervision of Queen Regent Kempananajammani Vani Vilas Sanndihana. The entry fee is ₹40 for adults, ₹20 for children, ₹10 for students, and ₹200 for foreign tourists.
Other than the places mentioned, the Mysore one day sightseeing also includes a visit to Brindavan Gardens, St. Philomena’s Church, Statue of Mahisasur and Nandi, and many more. But if you’re running out of time, then we suggest that you stick to this plan!