One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 08 AM from Mysore and visit following places

  • Chamundi hill temple
  • Sand museum
  • Wax museum
  • Karanji Lake
  • Mysore Zoo
  • Mysore Palace
  • Gajanmohan palace
  • St. Philomena’s Catedral

Chamundi Hill Temple

Located at the top of Chamundi Hills, Chamundeshwari temple is one of most prominent temples in Mysore. Dedicated to the Goddess Chamundeshwari (Chamundi), deity of the Mysore Royal Family and Mysore as well, this temple is about 1000 steps from the foot of the hill. The goddess is seated on a lion, killing the demon with her ‘trishul’. With its impressive architecture, great historical significance and surrounded with nature’s serenity at the Chamundi hills, this temple is still known as a prominent temples in India, attracting not only devotees but tourists from everywhere who come to witness its unshakable grandeur.

Chamundeshwari Temple Mysore Timings

Day Timing

Monday to Monday :
7:30 am – 2:00 pm
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sand Museum

Creation of sand sculptures at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum. Created solely with sand and water and a small amount of glue, these sand sculptures captivate every visitors with their entrancing beauty.This Sand sculpture Museum is the brainchild of MN Gowri, one of the leading sand sculptors of India.

Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday – 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Wax Museum

Melody World Wax Museum Mysore Timings. With a theme of music, Melody World Wax Museum is one of the popular sightseeing places of the city. Located only 3 km away from Mysore Maharaja Palace, it is easily accessible too. A heritage building of Mysore, the building of this museum is said to be more than 90 years old.

Melody World Wax Museum Mysore Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday – 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Karanji Lake

Karanji Lake is a lake located in the city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka, India. The lake is surrounded by a nature park consisting of a butterfly park and a walk-through aviary. This aviary is the biggest ‘walk-through aviary’ in India. There is also a museum, the Regional Museum of Natural History which is located on the banks of this lake. The total area of Karanji lake is 90 hectares. While waterspread area is about 55 hectares, the foreshore area measures about 35 hectares. Karanji lake is owned by the Mysore Zoo Authority. Mysore Zoo gets a revenue of an average of Rs. 50000 per day from ticket sales to enthusiasts who visit this lake.

Karanji Lake Mysore Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday – 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Tuesday Closed / Holiday

Mysore Zoo / Jayachamarajendra Zoological Gardens

Mysore Zoo (Now Mysuru Zoo) (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 157-acre (64 ha) zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species (168). Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s most popular attractions.While mainly depending on entry fees for its financing, an adoption scheme introduced in the early 2000s has been a success. Celebrities, institutions,animal lovers and Volunteers of various clubs in the zoo have contributed directly to the welfare of the zoo inmates.

Mysore Zoo Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday – 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Tuesday Closed / Holiday

Mysore Palace

Ambavilas Palace otherwise known as the Mysore Palace is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the Indian State of Karnataka. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. The palace is in the centre of Mysore, and faces the Chamundi Hills eastward. Mysore is commonly described as the ‘City of Palaces’, and there are seven palaces including this one; however, ‘Mysore Palace’ refers specifically to this one within the Old Fort.The land on which the palace now stands was originally known as puragiri (literally, citadel), and is now known as the Old Fort. Yaduraya built the first palace inside the Old Fort in the 14th century, which was demolished and constructed multiple times. The current structure was constructed between 1897 and 1912, after the Old Palace was burnt ablaze.Mysore Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, after the Taj Mahal, with more than 6 million annual visitors.

Mysore Maharaja Palace Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

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.

Jaganmohan Palace Mysore Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

St. Philomena’s Cathedral

A church at the same location was built in 1843 by Maharaja Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar. An inscription which was there at the time of laying the foundation of the present church in 1933 states: “In the name of that only God – the universal Lord who creates, protects, and reigns over the universe of Light, the mundane world and the assemblage of all created lives – this church is built 1843 years after the incarnation of Jesus Christ, the Enlightenment of the World, as man”. In 1926, Sir T. Thumboo Chetty who was the Huzur Secretary to the Maharaja of Mysore, Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar obtained a relic of the Saint from Peter Pisani, Apostolic Delegate of the East Indies. This relic was handed over to Father Cochet who approached the king to assist him in constructing a church in honour of St. Philomena. The Maharaja of Mysore laid the foundation stone of the church on 28 October 1933. In his speech on the day of the inauguration, he said: “The new church will be strongly and securely built upon a double foundation Divine compassion and the eager gratitude of men.” The construction of the church was completed under Bishop Rene Feuga’s supervision. The relic of Saint Philomena is preserved in a catacomb below the main altar. This church is a good example of blending of local culture. Some of the female statues are dressed with local traditional dress, Saree.

St.Philomena’s Church Mysore Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 5:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sl.No. Cab Type 8 Hrs 80 Km Non Ac 8 Hrs 80 Km A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 1,600/- Rs 1,800/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 1,700/- Rs 1,900/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 1,900/- Rs 2,100/- Rs 13/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 2,200/- Rs 2,500/- Rs 13/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 2,600/- Rs 3,000/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 4,500/- Rs 5,500/- Rs 18/- Rs 180/- Yes

One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 8 AM from Mysore and visit following places

  • Srirangapatna Fort
  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
  • Daria Daulat Bagh / Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
  • Gumbaz
  • Triveni Sangama
  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
  • Brindavan Gardens

Srirangapatna Fort

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.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace Srirangapatna Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

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.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 7:30 am – 1:30 pm

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Daria Daulat Bagh / Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

Srirangapatna is an island in the river Kaveri, about 14 km from Mysore. In Srirangapatna is the Dariya Daulat Palace (Summer Palace) that is set amidst beautiful gardens called Daria Daulat Bagh. Tippu Sultan popularly known as the “Tiger of Mysore”, built this palace in 1784 and ruled Mysore from here for a short time after his father Hyder Ali wrested power from the Wodeyars in the middle of the 18th century. The palace is built in the Indo-Sarcenic style in mostly made of teakwood. The palace has a rectangular plan and is built on a raised platform. There are open corridors along the four sides of the platform with wooden pillars at the edges of the Plinth. The western and eastern wings have walls the other two wings have recessed bays with pillars supporting the roof.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace Srirangapatna Timings

Day Timing

Monday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Gumbaz

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

Tombs of Tipu Sultan & Hyder Ali (Gumbaz) Srirangapatna Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Triveni Sangama

‘Triveni Sangam is the “confluence” of three rivers We undertake all types of ritual services like asthi visarjane,aparakarma,narayanbhali,thilahoma,pretha samsara,pinda pradhana Sangam, located near a temple, is the confluence of three rivers. At this point, other branch of the River Cauvery, Loakpavani is reunited. … River Cauvery flows into the Mettur Dam in Tamil Nadu, from the point of confluence. It is the meeting point of Kabini River, Hemavati River and River Cauvery.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnatakais 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.During winter months, starting from mid-December, as many as 40,000 birds congregate in this bird sanctuary. Of which, some birds come from Siberia, Latin America and parts of north India. Ranganathittu is a popular nesting site for the birds and about 8,000 nestlings were sighted during June 2011.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Mysore Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Brindavan Gardens

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.

Brindavan Gardens Mysore Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sl.No. Cab Type 8 Hrs 80 Km Non Ac 8 Hrs 80 Km A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 1,600/- Rs 1,800/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 1,700/- Rs 1,900/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 1,900/- Rs 2,100/- Rs 13/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 2,200/- Rs 2,500/- Rs 13/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 2,600/- Rs 3,000/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 4,500/- Rs 5,500/- Rs 18/- Rs 180/- Yes

One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 8 AM from Mysore and visit following places

  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Irupu Falls

Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, is a wildlife reserve in the South Indian state of Karnataka. Part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the park is backed by the Brahamagiri Mountains and filled with sandalwood and teak trees. The Kabini River winds through jungle landscapes, home to tigers, Asian elephants and a variety of birds. Nearby, the Irupu Falls cascade down tree-lined rocks.it is much easier to spot as many animals as possible than other times. The natural surrounding is also quite rewarding around the wildlife sanctuary.

Wildlife Safari Timings

Jeep safari : from 5:30 am to 10:00 am and, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Coracle ride : from 9 am to 11 am and, from 5 pm to 6 pm

Bus safari : 6 am to 9 am and, from 3 pm to 5 pm

Irupu Falls

Torrentious waterfalls are a speciality of Coorg, and the Iruppu fallsfrom the river Lakshmana Tirtha, over a 60-feet fall gives these gushing waterfalls a mystical aura. Topped with the richness of greenery in the hills surrounding it, make it a rather unforgettable experience. The trek to the falls is quite exciting as it is, and once you’ve seen the beauty of the Iruppu falls.Iruppu Falls is a fresh water cascade, which is located in Coorg district of Karnataka

Iruppu Falls Coorg Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sl.No. Cab Type Per Day           Non Ac Per Day  A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 2,100/- Rs 2,350/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 2,750/- Rs 3,000/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 3,000/- Rs 3,250/- Rs 12/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 3,750/- Rs 3,750/- Rs 13/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 4,550/- Rs 4,850/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 7,000/- Rs 7,900/- Rs 22/- Rs 180/- Yes

One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 8 AM from Mysore and visit following places

Belur

Halebidu

Chennakeshava Temple, Belur

The Chennakeshava Temple, also referred to as Keshava, Kesava or Vijayanarayana Temple of Belur,Chennakesava (lit, “handsome Kesava”) is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu and has been an active Hindu temple since its founding. It is reverentially described in medieval Hindu texts, and remains an important pilgrimage site in Vaishnavism.The temple is remarkable for its architecture, sculptures, reliefs, friezes as well its iconography, inscriptions and history. The temple artwork depicts scenes of secular life in the 12th century, dancers and musicians, as well as a pictorial narration of Hindu texts such as the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas through numerous friezes.It is a Vaishnava temple that reverentially includes many themes from Shaivism and Shaktism, as well as images of a Jina from Jainism and the Buddha from Buddhism. The Chennakeshava temple is a testimony to the artistic, cultural and theological perspectives in 12th century South India and the Hoysala Empire rule.

Open Time: Beluru Temple

timings: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM,

Inner sanctum of main deity stay closed between

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Halebidu

Hoysaleswara temple, also referred simply as the Halebidu temple, is a 12th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. It is the largest monument in Halebidu, a town in the state of Karnataka, India and the former capital of the Hoysala Empire. The temple was built on the banks of a large man-made lake, and sponsored by King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire.Its construction started around 1121 CE and was complete in 1160 CE.During the early 14th century, Halebidu was twice sacked and plundered by the Muslim armies of Delhi Sultanate from northern India,and the temple and the capital fell into a state of ruin and neglect.

Opening timings for hoysaleswara temple

All days of the week

6:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Sl.No. Cab Type Per Day           Non Ac Per Day  A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 2,900/- Rs 3,250/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 3,750/- Rs 4,000/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 4,150/- Rs 4,500/- Rs 12/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 5,200/- Rs 5,200/- Rs 14/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 5,200/- Rs 5,550/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 8,100/- Rs 9,200/- Rs 22/- Rs 180/- Yes

One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 8 AM from Mysore To Coorg visit following places

  • Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Harangi Dam
  • Cauvery Nisargadhama
  • Golden Temple / Tibetan Monastery – Bylakuppe

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.

Dubare Elephant Camp Coorg Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 9:00 am – 11:00 am

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Harangi Dam

The Harangi Reservoir is located near Hudgur village, Somwarpet taluk in Kodagu district in the Indian state of Karnataka.The reservoir is formed by a masonry dam built across the river Harangi, a tributary of the Kaveri.The dam is located about 9 km away from the heart of Kushalnagar town.The Harangi originates in the Pushpagiri Hills of Western Ghats in Kodagu, Karnataka.Heavy rainfall from the south-west monsoon is the source of water in the catchment area of Harangi river which is about 717 km2.The length of the Harangi from its origin to the confluence with the Kaveri river is 50 km.The Harangi joins the Kaveri near Kudige in Somwarpet taluk.

Harangi Dam Coorg Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cauvery Nisargadhama

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.

Kaveri Nisargadhama Forest Park Coorg Timings

Day Timing
Monday To Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple Mysore Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sl.No. Cab Type Per Day           Non Ac Per Day  A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 2,900/- Rs 3,250/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 3,750/- Rs 4,000/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 4,150/- Rs 4,500/- Rs 12/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 5,200/- Rs 5,200/- Rs 14/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 5,200/- Rs 5,550/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 8,100/- Rs 9,200/- Rs 22/- Rs 180/- Yes

One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 8 AM from Mysore To Coorg visit following places

  • Abbey Falls
  • Bhagamandala
  • Talacauvery / Talakaveri
  • Raja’s Seat
  • Omkareswara Temple

Abbey Falls

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.

Opening timings for abbey falls

All days of the week

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bhagamandala

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.

Bhagamandala Triveni Sangam Coorg Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 6:00 am – 7:00 pm

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.

Talakaveri Coorg Timings

Day Timing

Monday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Raja’s Seat

Raja’s Seat (Seat of the King) is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. It is one of the most important tourist spots in Madikeri of Coorg District.A pleasant spectacle of refreshing layers of greenery, chain of high and low-rise-mountains attired with mist, the Raja Garden was a one-time-favorite of the kings of Kodagu who used to watch the setting sun, and spend time with their queens here.It is shaped like a small square in brick and mortar, with four pillars bridged by arches, enhanced by beautiful surroundings. This lovely spot was a favorite place of recreation for the Rajas and hence was permanently associated with them. It is built on a high level ground with a commanding view of the cliffs and valleys to the west. Early in the morning as the sun is just rising in the east, the mist shrouded valley below offers a rare sight. The golden light of the setting sun is a splendor to watch. There is also a Toy Train for children.

Raja’s Seat Coorg Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Omkareswara Temple

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.

Omkareshwara Temple Coorg Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 6:30 am – 12:00 pm

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sl.No. Cab Type Per Day           Non Ac Per Day  A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 3,100/- Rs 3,500/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 4,000/- Rs 4,500/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 4,500/- Rs 5,000/- Rs 12/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 5,600/- Rs 6,000/- Rs 14/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 5,650/- Rs 6,100/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 8,750/- Rs 9,900/- Rs 22/- Rs 180/- Yes

One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 8 AM from Mysore To Ooty visit following places

  • Ooty Lake & Boat Club
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Tea Factory & Museum
  • Dodabetta Peak

Ooty Lake & Boat Club

Ooty lake is located in Ooty in the Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India. It covers an area of 65 acres.The Boat house situated by the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction in Ooty.Ooty lake is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824. The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake. The lake became empty on three occasions when it breached its bund. The lake was originally intended to be used for fishing with ferries being used to travel across the lake. It gradually shrunk from its original size giving place to the current bus stand race course, and the lake park. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation on behalf of the Tourism Department took the possession of the lake in 1973, for providing boating facilities as a tourist attraction.

Ooty Lake Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Botanical Gardens

The Government Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in Udhagamanda (Ooty), Tamil Nadu state, India laid out in 1848.The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 55 hectares,The Government Botanical Garden, Udhagamandalm was established in 1848. Its architect was William Graham McIvor.The Marquis of Tweedale prepared the initial layout during the late 1840s. The gardens were established by a subscription of Rs 3 per month amongst the European residents for the purpose of supplying vegetables at a reasonable cost. During the time that Ootacamund was under British control, considerable cultivation of vegetables for the market was carried on by the European settlers and others. Captain Molyneux of the 2nd European Regiment managed the vegetable cultivation. The subscribers received vegetables free of cost. But this arrangement did not work out and in early 1847, a fund was raised by means of donations and subscriptions with a view to forming a horticultural society and a public garden.

Ooty Botanical Gardens Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 7:00 am – 6:30 pm

Tea Factory & Museum

Small and nice, tea factory that is frequented by tourists who visit ooty, although not much to do here, but it was quiet a new experience to me when I visited the place. You can smell the aroma of the fresh tea leaves as soon as you near the place. I love how machines process the fresh tea leaves and package it. There’s also a shop where you can buy the tea processed at the factory. They also provided tea prepared from the freshly processed leaves and it tastes amazingly fragrant. This is a good place to show to the kids as well and I’m sure they’d be delighted.

Opening timings for the tea factory

All days of the week

9:00 AM – 6:30 pm

Dodabetta Peak

A visit to Doddabetta Peak was the reason I went to Ooty in the first place. I had heard a lot about the picturesque Nilgiris and the amazing views this place has to offer. The place stands at a height of around 8,650 feet and makes it the highest peaks in south India. This place offers amazing trek spots and plenty of quiet and picturesque locations to solitary wanderers like me. You might want to pack some really good pair of binoculars when you reach this place to enjoy it to the fullest. There is a small eatery placed here courtesy of the tourism department of Tamil nadu that offers some okay tasting food at a cheap price.

Doddabetta Ooty Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sl.No. Cab Type Per Day           Non Ac Per Day  A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 3,750/- Rs 4,000/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 4,750/- Rs 5,000/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 6,000/- Rs 6,500/- Rs 12/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 7,500/- Rs 7,900/- Rs 14/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 8,000/- Rs 8,500/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 15,000/- Rs 16,500/- Rs 22/- Rs 180/- Yes

One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 8 AM from Mysore To Melkote & Sravanabelagola visit following places

Melkote

Sravanabelagola

Melukote Tempel

Melukote is the location of the Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple, with a collection of crowns and jewels which are brought to the temple for the annual celebration. On the top of the hill is the temple of Yoganarasimha. Many more shrines and ponds are located in the town. Melukote is home to the Academy of Sanskrit Research, which has collected thousands of Vedic and Sanskrit manuscripts.Early in the 12th century, the famous Srivaishnava saint Sri Ramanujacharya, who hailed from Tamil Nadu, stayed at Melukote for about 12 years. It has thus become a prominent centre of the Srivaishnava sect.

Opening timings for melukote

All days of the week

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Shravanabelagola

The 58-feet tall monolithic statue of Gommateshwara is located on Vindyagiri Hill.It is considered to be the world’s largest monolithic statue. The base of the statue has an inscriptions in Prakrit i.e. Devanagari script, dating from 981 AD. The inscription praises the king who funded the effort and his general, Chavundaraya, who erected the statue for his mother. Every twelve years, thousands of devotees congregate here to perform the Mahamastakabhisheka or Mahamastakabhisheka, a spectacular ceremony in which the statue is anointed with Water, Turmeric, Rice flour, Sugar cane juice, Sandalwood paste, saffron, and gold and silver flowers.Recently Mahamastakabhisheka was held in 2018 during feb month. The next Mahamastakabhisheka will be held on 2030.The statue is referred to as Gommateshwara by Kannadigas, but the Jains refer to the same as “Bahubali”.

Shravanabelagola temple timings:

The temple timings

6-30 am to 11-30 am

3-30 pm to 6-30 pm

Sl.No. Cab Type Per Day           Non Ac Per Day  A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 2,500/- Rs 2,750/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 3,250/- Rs 3,500/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 3,600/- Rs 3,900/- Rs 12/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 4,200/- Rs 4,500/- Rs 14/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 4,600/- Rs 4,900/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 7,000/- Rs 7,900/- Rs 22/- Rs 180/- Yes

One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 8 AM from Mysore To Nanjangud – Gopalaswamy Hills & Bandipur  visit following places

Nanjangudu

Gopalswamy Hills

Bandipur Safari

Nanjundeshwara Temple – Nanjangud

Nanjangud officially known as Nanjanagudu is a City and Taluk in Mysore district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Nanjangud lies on the banks of the river Kapila, 23 km from the city of Mysore. Nanjangud is famous for Srikanteshwara Temple. Nanjangud is also called “Dakshina Kashi”  (southern Kashi).This city is also famous for a variety of Banana grown in the region, the Nanjanagoodu rasabale.Nanjangud has been a major Shiva centre for nearly a thousand years. Chola Kings in the 11th – 12th century are considered to have set in motion the construction of the temple with significant additions by the Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara kings

Nanjangud Temple Darshan Timings:

Morning: 6am to 1pm

Evening: 4pm to 8:30pm.

Temple will be open from

Morning 6am to Evening 8:30pm

on Special Days, Mondays and Sundays.

Gopalaswamy Hills

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, is a hill (betta in Kannada) located in the Gundlupete Taluk, Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka, at a height of 1450m India and is extensively wooded. It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. It lies in the core area of the Bandipur National Park and is frequented by wild life including elephants. Dense fog predominates and covers the hills round the year and thus gets the prefix Himavad(in the language of Kannada) and the temple of Venugopalaswamy (Lord Krishna) gives the full name of Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta.This temple was built by the Chola King Ballala during AD 1315. Later the Wodeyars Wodeyar dynasty of Mysore who were ardent devotees of Lord Venugopala displayed keen interest in maintaining the hill temple.

Opening timings for himavad gopalaswamy betta

All days of the week

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park established in 1974 as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, is a national park located in the south Indian state of Karnataka, which is the state with the highest tiger population in India. It is one of the premier Tiger Reserves in the country along with the adjoining Nagarhole national park. It was once a private hunting reserve for the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore but has now been upgraded to Bandipur Tiger Reserve.Bandipur is known for its wildlife and has many types of biomes, but dry deciduous forest is dominant.The Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore created a sanctuary of 90 km2 (35 sq mi) in 1931 and named it the Venugopala Wildlife Park. The Bandipur Tiger Reserve was established under Project Tiger in 1973 by adding nearly 800 km2 (310 sq mi) to the Venugopala Wildlife park.

Opening timings for bandipur national park

All days of the week

6:00 AM – 8:00 AM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (safari timings)

Sl.No. Cab Type Per Day           Non Ac Per Day  A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 2,100/- Rs 2,350/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 2,750/- Rs 3,000/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 3,000/- Rs 3,250/- Rs 12/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 3,750/- Rs 3,750/- Rs 13/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 4,550/- Rs 4,850/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 7,000/- Rs 7,900/- Rs 22/- Rs 180/- Yes

One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 8 AM from Mysore Shivanasamudra Falls – Somnathpur – Talakadu & Mudukuthore Tempel visit following places   

Shivanasamudra Falls

Somnathpur

Talakadu

Mudukuthore

Shivanasamudra Falls

The Shivanasamudra Falls is on the Kaveri River after the river has found its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls.[2] The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls. This creates the fourth largest island in the rivers course. A group of ancient temples are located here and there likely was a village.This is a segmented waterfall. Segmented waterfalls occur where the water flow is broken into two or more channels before dropping over a cliff, resulting in multiple side by side waterfalls. It has an average width of 305 meters (1,001 ft), a height of 98 m (322 ft), and an average volume of 934 cubic metres per second (33,000 cu ft/s). The maximum recorded volume is 18,887 cubic metres per second (667,000 cu ft/s).

Timings Of Shivanasamudra Falls

Monday to Sunday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Somnathpur tempel

The Chennakesava Temple, also referred to as Chennakeshava Temple, Keshava Temple or Kesava Temple, is a Vaishnava Hindu temple on the banks of River Kaveri at Somanathapura, Karnataka, India. The temple was consecrated in 1258 CE by Somanatha Dandanayaka, a general of the Hoysala King Narasimha III. It is located 38 kilometres (24 mi) east of Mysuru city.The Somanathapura town was founded in the 13th century by a general named Somanatha (Someya Dandanayaka in some inscriptions). He was working for the Hoysala King Narasimha III.Somanatha created an Agrahara, that is granted land to Brahmins and dedicated resources to build and maintain temples therein.[The town (pura) became known after the name of the patron, Somanatha-pura. The location is also referred by alternate spellings, such as Somnathpur.

Somnathpur Temple Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Talakadu Tempel

The Talakadu curse has established itself in the folklore as a miracle since the early part of the 16th century because of two strange events visible even to date:Talakadu, a historically vibrant city, is now being submerged under sand dunes several meters deep, and (ii) the Mysore royal family have faced a problem of having a rightful heir to the throne since the 17th century. Both these events linked to an apparent curse by a pious lady (Alamelamma) have defied logic. Based on the data from diverse sources and field studies, K. N. Ganeshaiah has reconstructed the possible chronology of events of this acclaimed miracle. Ganeshaiah argues that the Talakadu phenomenon represents an ecological disaster unintentionally wrought on to a vibrant civilization at this place. In this sense, the curse per se is an intelligently inserted story set as an overlay. Using the example, Ganeshaiah discusses the possible process through which the miracles or myths of this kind survive in a society.The curse of Talakadu – “Talakadu Maralagi, Malangi Maduvagi, Mysooru Arasarige Makkalagadirali”- the female Alamelamma cursed this way. (translation- “)May Talakadu be filled with Sand, Malangi be a Whirlpool and Mysore Kings shall not have offsprings”)

Talakadu Shiva Temples Timings

Day Timing

Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Mudukuthore Tempel

Mudukuthore (Thirumalakudu Bettahalli) is a pilgrim centre situated on the banks of the river Kaveri. The village is called T. Bettahalli, as per the government revenue documents, whereas Mudukuthore is a mythological name. T. Bettahalli is a quiet village with a backdrop of a hillock called Somagiri.T Bettahalli is located at a distance of 48 km from Mysore, 25 km from Somanathapura, 18 km from T.Narsipur, and is close to Talakad.The place is known for the temple of Lord Mallikarjuna. During January-February, every year, a big festival fair is organized for a week where cattle and agricultural products are traded. This famous fair attracts thousands of visitors.

Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple Timings

Day Timing

Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sl.No. Cab Type Per Day           Non Ac Per Day  A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 2,250/- Rs 2,500/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 3,000/- Rs 3,250/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 3,250/- Rs 3,550/- Rs 12/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 4,800/- Rs 4,100/- Rs 14/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 4,500/- Rs 4,800/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 7,000/- Rs 7,900/- Rs 22/- Rs 180/- Yes

One day Mysore Sightseeing

Day 1: Start at 8 AM from Mysore To Wayanad visit following places      

  • Edakkal Caves
  • Soochipara Falls
  • Pookote Lake
  • Lakkidi View Point

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal Caves (Malayalam: ഇടക്കൽ ഗുഹകൾ) are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 25 km (15.5 mi) from Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India’s Western Ghats. They lie 1,200 m (3,900 ft) above sea level on Ambukutty Mala, near an ancient trade route connecting the high mountains of Mysore to the ports of the Malabar coast. Inside the caves are pictorial writings believed to date to at least 6,000 BCE,from the Neolithic man, indicating the presence of a prehistoric civilization or settlement in this region.The Stone Age carvings of Edakkal are rare and are the only known examples from South India.The petroglyphs inside the cave are of at least three types. The oldest may date back to over 8,000 years. Evidences suggest that the Edakkal caves were inhabited several times at different points in history.

Edakkal Caves Wayanad Timings

Day Timing

Monday Closed On / Holidays
To
Monday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Soochipara Falls

Soochipara Falls also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall in Vellarimala, Wayanad, India. It is surrounded by deciduous, evergreen and montane forests. Locally referred to as Soochipara (“Soochi” meaning “Needle” and “Para” meaning “Rock”), the 15-20 minute drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfalls has views of a number of Wayanad’s tea estates.The Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is 200 metres (656 feet) and offers a cliff face that is used for rock climbing.The water from Soochipara Falls.later joins Chulika River or popularly known as Chaliyar River after Velarimala Hills near Cherambadi (Tamil Nadu) in Kerala.Once people reach the parking area, they have to pass through a security check at the entrance where they make sure you don’t carry any plastic. It takes 10-15 minutes walk to the waterfalls and water flow is less during summer, which makes it easy to reach the rocks where water falls.

Timings for Soochipara Falls

Monday to Sunday

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Pookote Lake

Pookode Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad district in Kerala, South India. A major tourist destination in the district, Pookode is a natural freshwater lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. It is 15 km away from Kalpetta. It is the smallest and highest freshwater lake in Kerala.Panamaram, the rivulet which ultimately becomes Kabani River, originates from the Pookode lake.It is spread across an area of 8.5 hectares and with a maximum depth of 6.5 metres.Lying 3 km south of Vythiri town, the lake is one of the most popular tourist spots in Wayanad.

Pookode Lake Wayanad Timings

Day Timing

Monday To Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lakkidi

Lakkidi is the gateway of Wayanad district of Kerala state, south India. Lakkidi is one of the highest locations in Wayanad. It is situated 700 m above mean sea level, atop Thamarassery ghat pass. Vythiri is the nearest town, just 5 km from Lakkidi.Chain tree, Pookot Lake, Sight seeing point on ghat road and number of tourist resorts are within 5 km from Lakkidi. It is about 58 km northeast of Kozhikode districtLakkidi has highly rich soil with an average height of 700 m above sea level thus forming one of highest mountains in Wayanad district. Good soil has resulted in plants like coffee, tea, oranges, spices, etc. It gets copious rainfall latire soil.

Opening timings for lakkidi view point

Open 24 Hours

All days of the week

12:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Sl.No. Cab Type Per Day           Non Ac Per Day  A/c Add Km Add Hrs Parking Extra
1 Indica Rs 3,500/- Rs 3,900/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
2 Toyota Etios Rs 4,400/- Rs 4,800/- Rs 12/- Rs 120/- Yes
3 Tavera Rs 7,750/- Rs 8,100/- Rs 12/- Rs 130/- Yes
4 Innova Rs 8,500/- Rs 8,900/- Rs 14/- Rs 130/- Yes
5 Tempo Traveller 12 + 1 Seater Rs 10,350/- Rs 10,800/- Rs 15/- Rs 150/- Yes
6 Mini Bus 20 + 1 seater Rs 18,350/- Rs 19,350/- Rs 22/- Rs 180/- Yes