- Chamundi Hill Temple
- Lalitha Mahal Palace
- Mysore Palace
- Jagan Mohan Palace / Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
- St. Philomena’s Cathedral
Chamundi Hill Temple
The Chamundeshwari Temple is a Hindu temple located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India. The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas, Chamundeshwari is called by the people of Karnataka as Naada Devathe which means State Goddess
Lalitha Mahal Palace
The Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore. It is located near the Chamundi Hills, east of the city of Mysore in the Indian state of Karnataka. The palace was built in 1921 at the orders of His Highness Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore for the exclusive stay of the then Viceroy of India.
The last palace, now known as the Old Palace or the Wooden Palace, was burnt into ashes during the 1896 Dasara festivities. Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and his mother Maharani Kempananjammanni Devi, commissioned the British architect Lord Henry Irwin to build a new palace.Ambavilas Palace, otherwise known as the Mysore Palace, is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore
Jagan Mohan Palace / Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore, in the princely city of Mysore, India. Its construction was completed in 1861 and was initially used by the Wodeyars,Kings Of Mysore as their home (when the present majestic Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace) was under construction after the old palace turned into ashes owing to a fire accident). It is now converted into an art gallery and a function hall. The palace is one of the seven palaces of the royal city of Mysore and one of the most beautiful contributions of the Wodeyar Kings of the city during their regime. The royal family has innumerable contributions not only to Mysore but also to some of the most important present metropolitans like Bangalore.
St. Philomena’s Cathedral
St. Philomena’s Church in Mysore is one of the greatest secular monuments built by the Wodeyar Maharajas of Mysore.St. Joseph’s Cathedral is a Catholic church that is the cathedral of the Diocese of Mysore, India. The full name is the Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Philomena. It is also known as St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Day 2: Start at 9 AM and visit following places
- Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple – Srirangapatna
- Srirangapatna Fort
- Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
- Brindavan Gardens
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple – Srirangapatna
The Ranganthaswamy temple (usually referred to as “Sri Ranganathaswamy”) in Srirangapatna, in the Mandya district of Karnataka state, India, is dedicated to the Hindu god Ranganatha (a manifestation of the god Vishnu). It is one of the five important pilgrimage sites of Sri Vaishnavism along the river Kaveri for devotees of Ranganatha. These five sacred sites are together known as Pancharanga Kshetrams in Southern India. Since Srirangapatna is the first temple starting from upstream, the deity is known as Adi Ranga (lit; “first Ranga”).The town of Srirangapatna, which derives its name from the temple, is located on an island in the river Kaveri.
Srirangapatna Fort is a historical fort located in Sringapatna, the historical capital city in the South Indian state of Karnataka. Built by the Timmanna Nayaka in 1454, the fort came to prominence during the rule of Tipu Sultan. The fort was fully fortified and the architecture was modified with the help of French architects to meet the growing needs of saving against invaders. The river Kaveri surrounds the fort in one of the sides. The fort is protected in the West and Northern directions by river Cauvery. The fort had Lal Mahal and Tipu’s palace, which were demolished during the British capture of 1799. There are seven outlets and two dungeons.
The Gumbaz is designed in the Persian style, with a large rectangle shaped garden, having a path leading to the mausoleum. In the middle of the garden, the Gumbaz stands on an elevated platform. The dome is supported by sharply cut black granite pillars. The doors and windows have lattice work cut through in stone on the same black granite material. The walls inside are painted with tiger stripes, the colours of Tippu Sultan. The three graves of Tippu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali and his mother Fakr-Un-Nisa are located inside the mausoleum. Many of Tippu’s relatives are buried outside the mausoleum in the garden. Most of the grave inscriptions are in Farsi. Next to the Gumbaz is the Masjid-E-Aksa, which was also built by Tippu Sultan
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka, is a bird sanctuary in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka in India.It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state,only 40 acres (16 ha) in area,and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri river. Ranganathittu is located three kilometers away from the historic town of Sringapatna and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of Mysore.The sanctuary attracted about 3 lakh visitors during 2016–17, which shows its notability as important bird sanctuary of India.
The Brindavan Gardens is a Krishnaraja Sagar Dam setting an epic feat of engineering is located at the confluence of three rivers, the Cauvery, Hemavati and Lakshmanthritha. Built under the supervision of the eminent Chief Engineer, Mr. M.Visvesvaraya, the dam has been serving as a source of water for Mandya, Mysore and Bangalore. The immaculately maintained Brindavan garden is decked with varied fountains including cross channel fountains, umbrella fountain, inverted basket fountain and pyramid fountain.
Day 3: Start at 8 AM – Travel to Coorg & Coorg Sightseeing
- Abbey Falls
- Talacauvery / Talakaveri
- Raja’s Seat
Located 7km from Madikeri, Abbey falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Coorg. Spice plantations, coffee estates, rich green plains and the Kaveri river posing as waterfalls falling over huge rocks, Abbey Falls is a hike to admire for a long time. If you visit right after the monsoons in November and December, this spot will be your favourite one to visit in Coorg.
Bhagandeshwara Temple the imperial temple dedicated to Lord Shiva as Bhagandeshwara, to experience its magnificent layout and traditional architecture. Named after the Bhagnda Muni who installed the Linga, the temple is located at the convergence of the 3 sacred rivers Cauvery, Sujyothi, and Kanike.The Executively carved wooden ceilings, granite walls ornamented with floral motifs and pillars with ancient mythological stories provide an insight into the age old beliefs and traditions.
Talacauvery / Talakaveri
A Prominent Religious spot the Talakavery is situated at a distance of 44 km from Madikeri and has a square tank called Cauvery Kundike or Brahma Kundike that can be visited River Kaveri Originates from this Kundike as a perennial spring and then disappears underground. The river emerges again at Nagathirtha and perennially flows further to unite with the other holy rivers at Triveni Sangam.Adjoining the kundike is a small temple dedicated to goddess Kaveriamma. The Birthplace of River Kaveri is located in the Brahmagiri hill and offers magical experience with the most dramatic visual spectacles surrounding the place.
Madikeri is home to Raja’s Seat, which is one of the most picturesque points of Coorg. Raja’s Seat is a sunset point with an incomparable view of the hills and valleys, coupled with musical fountains, periodic flowers inside a charming garden that make it such a popular tourist location of Coorg. Early mornings and evenings are the best time to visit Raja’s Seat in order to be able to observe the mesmeric view.
Day 4: Start at 8 AM – Coorg Sightseeing & Travel to Bangalore
- Omkareswara Temple
- Dubare Elephant Camp
- Cauvery Nisargadhama
- Golden Temple / Tibetan Monastery – Bylakuppe
The Omkareshwara Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated in the town of Madikeri in Coorg, Karnataka. The speciality of the temple is that its construction reflects a mix of Gothic and Islamic styles. It is a popular religious destination of Coorg.The Auspicious place located in Madikeri and dedicated to Lord Shiva has the sacred Linga installed near the entrance door. Built by Linga Rajendra II in 1820, the impressive temple houses a water tank with a mantapa in the centre. The temple reveals a grand combination of Islamic and Gothic architecture with a grand dome and four turrets.
Dubare Elephant Camp
Dubare Elephant camp offers an ethical experience of meeting the wonderful animal in their own natural environment. Visitors especially kids would enjoy the experience of feeding the elephants with jaggery, ragi, sugarcane, and bananas.The Camp maintained by the Forest Department, trains the gentle giants. Few of these Elephants will have the privilege to be a part of the famed Dussehra event in Mysore. The environs of the magnificent camp are most inviting offering ample activities including elephant rides, bird watching and river rafting.
Experience the alluring lush foliage at Kaveri Nisargadhama forest park spreading across 64 acres of land The island formed by river Kaveri is covered with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. Walking across the hanging bridge to reach the forest park offers an enthralling experience.The Kaveri Nisargadhama or simply Nisargadhama is a beautiful island that couples as a famous tourist attraction in the Coorg region of Karnataka. The island has been formed by the extensive KaveriRiver, the main water source of the region.
Golden Temple / Tibetan Monastery – Bylakuppe
Coorg is not only rich in nature, but it also boasts of a deep culture, which can be witnessed at Bylakuppe, the second biggest Tibetan settlement located in India. The Namdroling Monastery at Bylakuppe is built with the typical Tibetan way of architecture. Bylakuppe is a spot of Coorg that should surely be visited during the Losar celebrations, which is the Tibetan New Year so that a tourist can explore the rich heritage of Tibet. Bylakuppe is aTibetan refugee settlement area established by Lugsum Samdupling in 1961 and Dickyi Larsoe in 1969 and is situated to the west of Mysore district
- Accommodation in selected category hotel (NA for Day Trips)
- Breakfast, except on Check-in Date (NA for Day Trips & Budget Accommodation)
- Sightseeing as per Itinerary by Private Cab
- Parking & Toll Charges
- Driver Allowance
- Inter-state Entry Tax, if applicable
- Pickup & Drop from Your Origin City (Optional)
- Total fare includes GST
- Lunch, Dinner, Snacks & Beverages
- Entry Fees & Guide Charges
- Activity Fees
- Hotel Early Check-in / Late Check-out Charges, if applicable
- Other items not mentioned in Inclusions