We kick start the exciting one day Bangalore to Mysore trip with the visit to the famous sacred shrine of Hindus, the Ranganathaswamy Temple. Adorned with exquisite carvings, the spectacular temple is dedicated to lord Ranganathaswamy, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu. This peaceful treasure is one of the Pancharanga Kshetrams, the holy shrines set on the Kaveri River and dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
A 4.5 m long idol of Lord Ranganatha can be seen in reclining form on the kings of all nagas, Adisesha along with his consort Goddess Lakshmi. Reflecting a perfect blend of Hoysala and Vijayanagara styles of architecture.
Stepping into the famed Srirangapatna fort with our one day Bangalore to Mysore trip takes you back in time. Kempe Gowda built the fort in 1537 which was unfortunately demolished by British in 1799. Visitors would appreciate the fort’s Indo-Islamic architecture. Experience the historic fort that has two dungeons in the lower chambers where the British officers were kept captive.
This significant fort features four gates namely Bangalore, Water, Mysore, Delhi and Elephant gates. The impressive fort houses religious and military structures like armories, temple and the Juma mosque.
One day Bangalore to Mysore tour takes you to the next sightseeing spot, the tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. Tipu Sultan had built the graves for his mother Fakhr-Un-Nisa and his father Hyder Ali in 1782-84. After his death he too was buried in the Gumbaz that is set in the middle of the wonderful garden. Tiger striped painted walls and lattice windows of the tombs built in Persian style delights its visitors.
Amazingly crafted dome is set on a cubical structure and supported with 36 granite pillars. It is said that Tipu Sultan had brought different species of flowers from various countries that includes Persia, Kabul, Ottoman Turkey and French Mauritius.
Step forward to the next sightseeing spot of the one day Mysore tour, the famed St. Philomena’s Church. Marvel at the second tallest church of Asia which was named as St. Joseph’s and St. Philomena’s church. It was first built as a small church in 1840 and rebuilt in 1933 under the rule of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. Designed by French artist Daly, the Roman Catholic Church has an impressive structure in the shape of a cross.
Modelled after the Cologne Cathedral in Germany, the congregation hall of the sacred complex called as Nave is the longest end of the cross. Visitors would be captivated with the Neo-Gothic or Victorian architecture of the Church that houses the idol of St. Philomena in the altar.
Among all the sightseeing spots of our one day Bangalore to Mysore trip the most enjoyed stopover is the marvellous Maharaja Mysore Palace. An architectural masterpiece designed by the architect Henry Irwin in 1897 – 1912 reflects a perfect blend of Hindu, Muslim, Gothic and Rajput styles of architecture.
Marvel at the fabulous palace that features several beautiful halls like the Public darbar hall, Gombe Thotti, Private Darbar and Casket Room. The incredibly fascinating feature of the grandiose palace is the pinkish marble domes.
Another fascinating palace visited with our one day Bangalore to Mysore trip is the Jaganmohan Palace. Wodeyar rulers had used the palace when the Mysore Palace was under construction after being buried into ashes. The three storey building built in 1861 features striking interior walls dotted with beautiful murals. Notable features of the palace
Exploring the old palace takes you back to the bygone era. This amazing architectural marvel was later transformed into a gallery called Jayachamarajendra art gallery exhibiting the paintings of great artists.
Stepping towards Chamundi Hills, the next stop over of one day Bangalore to Mysore trip leaves an unforgettable impression in the minds of tourists. Experience the aura of divinity as you climb the series of 1008 steps to reach the most revered place of worship for the Hindu’s, the gracious Chamundeshwari Temple. Perched atop the captivating hills the auspicious temple is dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari, a manifestation of Goddess Shakti.
On reaching halfway to the hills, near the 800th step visitors can witness the 4.9 m tall and 7.6m long statue of Nandi, the vehicle of vahana of Lord Shiva. A 350 years old statue was carved out of a single boulder during the period of Dodda Devaraja Wadiyar. One of the biggest idols of Nandi stands on a 4 feet high platform.
Continue your memorable one day Bangalore to Mysore trip to have an encounter with wild animals in their natural habitat. Explore the oldest zoo called the Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens built in 1892 that has been named after the Wodeyar ruler Sri Chamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur. More popular as Mysore Zoo, it houses more than 168 species of wild creatures brought from around 25 countries. Established with the stern efforts of German Horticulturist G.H Krumbiegel, the zoo is spread over an area of 157 acres of land
Attracting more than 2 million tourists every year, the zoo houses mammals like Asiatic Elephants, Hippopotamus, African White Rhino, African Black Rhino, Gaur and reptiles like King Cobra, Iguana, Indian Cobra and 7 types of Crocodiles. Leopards, Cheetahs, Lions and Tigers are part of the zoo that is known for the first section of delivery done on an elephant.
Witness the marvelous Brindavan Gardens as the next hotspot of our one day Bangalore to Mysore tour. Visitors would be mesmerized with its picturesque structure. Stunning features of gardens are the musical fountain that allures all guests. Garden has been laid out as a series of terraces and houses diversified varieties of plants. The delightful garden built by Mysore’s diwan
Sir Mirza Ismail is spread over 60 acres of land and is segregated into main gate area, South Brindavan, Northern Brindavan and Children’s Garden. Most captivating feature of the gardens is the illuminated fountains.
Mysore is popularly known as ‘The Cultural capital of Karnataka’. Mysore is a place where the beautiful blends splendour of history with the living traditions and culture which is reflected in lives of its residents. All of this is accompanied by serenity of the nature, thus making Mysore dream destination of all travel enthusiasts. Mysore is also known with many names like Ivory City, City of Yoga and City of Palace. Mysore is living up to every name which has been given to it.
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Ranganathaswamy Temple||30 minutes|
|2||Srirangapatna Fort||30 minutes|
|3||Tomb of Tipu Sultan (Gumbaz)||20 minutes
|4||St. Philomena Church||30 minutes|
|5||Mysore Maharaja Palace||60 minutes|
|6||Jaganmohan Palace||30 minutes|
|7||Chamundi Hills & Mahishahura Statue||30 minutes|
|8||Mysore Zoo||45 minutes|
|9||Brindavan Garden||45 minutes|
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