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1 Day Tour Itinerary From Mysore One day Trip ( Tour Start And End Mysore By Car / Taxi)

Mysore is a city that speaks and breathes royal heritage. With a history of more than 400 years, it’s the ‘Cultural Capital of Karnataka’. The age-old rulers of Mysore – The Wodeyars, have graced the city with some of the most beautiful palaces. These palaces are world-renowned and have held the pride of Mysore for generations. Tourists across the globe are in awe of these magnificent palaces.


The city of Mysore is also blessed with beautiful landscapes all around. There are hills, lakes, gardens, and a bird sanctuary as well. And if that’s not all… Mysore is also home to some of the most unique museums in the world.


With such a variety of spots, one often wonders… How to plan a one day trip to Mysore? Where to get the best Mysore one day tour package? Is it possible to cover all the places to visit in Mysore in one day?


We, at Fox Travels, have the ultimate itinerary for your one day trip to Mysore. Enjoy the hassle-free experience by opting for our Mysore one day tour package.


Itinerary at a glance:

  • Full day Mysore sightseeing in private cab/taxi.
  • Total duration of the tour: 11hrs
    • Pick-up Time:
    • Drop Time:
  • Sightseeing spots covered (sequentially)*: Chamundi Hills→ Sand Museum→ Wax Museum→ Karanji Lake→ Mysore Zoo→ Mysore Palace→ Jaganmohan Palace→ St.Philomena’s Church→ Srirangapatna Sightseeing→ Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace→ Bird Sanctuary→ Brindavan Garden KRS

●       Inclusions:

  • Pickup and Drop service to your Hotel/Home in Mysore
  • Vehicle hire and driver tariff
  • Parking charges
  • Toll charges

●       Exclusions:

  • Meal expenses during the Mysore one day trip
  • Entry charges at the sightseeing points
  • Guide charges (if hired) at the sightseeing points
  • Lodging and Accommodation
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package


*Guests can either visit all of the mentioned points or choose to exclude any of them as per their interest. Additional sightseeing spots will be chargeable extra.



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posted Dec 20, 2019 by Fox Travels

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Looking for a short break from your stressful daily routine? Mysore is the right destination for a one day trip to relax and rejuvenate oneself. Mysore is renowned around the world due to its culture, heritage, and splendid architecture. There seems no doubt that one indeed rejoices the one day trip to Mysore. Alongside this city also inculcates the knowledge of royal history. Here comes the only hassle, is to find the perfect travel partner in Mysore. You are at the right place, now planning your trip to Mysore is easy, simple and budget-friendly with Fox travels.

Considering the time, places and budget, we have organized Mysore one day trip by bus that is affordable for every traveler to opt and conclude the tour. The Mysore One day Bus Package by 22 Seater Non-AC Bus will be accompanied and guided by our proficient Tour Guide. The Non-AC bus is facilitated with the prominent features which guarantee a comfortable, safe and secure journey. A middle seat will be allocated for those who make the payment in advance.

Along with a day trip by bus, Fox Travels also organizes the private car rental services for one day Mysore trip. You can hire any car out of various car options available.

Our Guide manages the overall tour to make sure the tour is smooth and enjoyable. Upon a visit to each place gradually, he educates everyone on the bus about the importance of the place and the time one can spend in each place, to make it easy for all to recognize and capture the significance of the places. Due to expertise in handling the numerous trips, our Guide collects the entry fee from everyone at once and fetches the tickets quickly that saves a lot of time and in return everybody gets the extra time to relish the places.

Transportation: 22 Seater Non-AC Bus

Cost: Rs.300/- per person including all taxes

Start time: 9:00 AM

End time: 8:30 PM

Pickup Place: Jaganmohan Palace

Drop Place: Bus Stand/Railway Station as per the Guest request


The quoted price excludes parking fees, entry fees, meals, and any other personal expenses.

Have a closure on the salient features of our 22 Seater Non-AC bus

  • Vehicle – 2 years old model
  • Well maintained and hygienic
  • Cozy Push Back Seats with ample space
  • Audio and Video Systems – LCD TV, DVD Player, and MP3 Stereo Systems
  • Emergency First Aid Kit
  • Sufficient Luggage Space
  • Proficient, Genteel, and Multilingual Chauffeur
  • Seat Covers and Window Curtains
  • 3 pin Charging plug point
  • GPS Tracking


Let’s have a glance on the prominence of the places to visit in Mysore in one day Tour by Bus in chronological order in which it is explored with us

Mysore One day Bus Tour Itinerary

Jaganmohan Palace

Our tour starts at Jaganmohan Palace. Jaganmohan Palace is one of the seven palaces of the Mysore city. It was constructed in the year of 1861. Due to the fire accident that occurred in Old Mysore Palace, Wodeyar –the king of Mysore initially used it as their residence for a few years until the new palace was built. Now, the palace is used as an Art Gallery and Auditorium. The palace which is built in the traditional Hindu architectural style is a three-storied building. It witnesses the largest Artifacts collections in South India. Among many paintings, one can find the famous Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings which are reserved safely across centuries. Along with paintings, the gallery includes war weapons, musical instruments, antique coins, and currencies, etc.

Words fall short to explain the astonishing things the palace contains. Rather than just reading about it, spotting it with one day trip to Mysore by bus makes a worth visiting. The Palace also has an auditorium which is used for cultural programs mainly during the “Dasara” festival.

Chamundi Hills

After visiting the elegant Jaganmohan Palace, we will head towards the Chamundi Hills.  Chamundi Hills is one of the attractive tourist places in Mysore. The pleasant greenery makes your mind and soul relax. Mother Nature furnishes an incredible treat for photographers and nature lovers. The hill is named after the goddess Chamundi, the Chamundeshwari temple sits aloft the hill. The hill allows you to see the spectacular view of the Mysore city which is indeed a must-see view. You can also witness a mini-market in the temple premises where you can shop your favorite items. The ecstasy one experiences in this hill are unexplainable which uplifts everyone to the higher frequency. Sadhguru – Founder of Isha foundation, while sharing about his life of earlier days in the Mysore, has expressed his experience of enlightenment that he attained on this Chamundi Hill. A never miss magical moment all can experience with Foxtravel through its Mysore one day trip by bus.

Statue of Mahishasura

On the hills of Chamundi, you can find the statue of Mahishasura who is known as “Buffalo Demon” in Sanskrit. The statue shows Mahishasura holding a sword in the right hand and king cobra in his left hand. Mahishasura was the king of Mysore who was born to an Asura family.  He was blessed with the boon from the Lord Bramha for his tapas that no one should kill him except women as he believed that women as no power to destroy anything. Due to his increasing act of savagery and to protect Devatas, the Goddess of Shakti killed him on the hills, hence the Goddess was named “ Mahishasuramardhini”. Our guide takes you over the story on the hills bit by bit and there will be a stop for the photos in front of the statue. You can click the photos with Mahishasura.

Nandi Statue and Temple

After seeing the Statue of Mahishasura, we will next visit the statue of Nandi on the hills. The statue was carved out of a single rock which is the third-largest statue of Nandi in India. This monolithic statue is said to be 350 years old. You can offer your prayers to the old century Nandi statue with the pooja items available around. Later, we will head to take the blessings of Goddess Chamundeshwari through the direct darshan ticket which costs you around Rs.200/- per person. Our Guide will help you in fetching the tickets and guide you through the temple and its glory. With the knowledge of Chamundi Hills will step out for another place to visit.

Mysore Zoo

After visiting Chamundi Hills, we will explore the Mysore Zoo. The Mysore Zoo operates between 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The Zoo remains closed on Tuesday. Upon arrival, our guide will help you quickly in buying the entrance tickets. The Zoo was created in 1892 and is a home for a wide range of species; one can catch the sight of elephants, giraffes, lions, zebras, tigers, white rhinoceroses, green anacondas, baboons, etc. The objective of the Zoo is not limited only to recreation but also aids in educating, rehabilitation, and research purpose. This strongly reminds us that Mysore is not only a sightseeing destination but also a space for procuring knowledge.

Mysore Palace

Following the Mysore Zoo, now we will visit the majestic palace which is renowned worldwide. Mysore Palace is the royal and historical palace of the Wadiyar dynasty which was used as their residence. Mysore is commonly known as “City of Palaces”. The Mysore houses 7 palaces in total where Mysore Palace is in the center of the city. Mysore Palace witness more than 6 million visitors per annum for its splendid architectural style of Indo-Saracenic with the touch of Hindu, Rajput, Mughal and Gothic Styles. Our guide will throw a light on the architectural style and its history, and help you in fetching the entrance tickets for the palace. It’s a blessing to see the Mysore Palace gets illuminated with 1,00,000 light bulbs that are lit on every day from 7 PM to 10 PM of 10 days Dasara festival

With the remembrance of Mysore Palace, now we will have a short break from the trip. We will stop you at the Hotel Siddhartha, Mysore for an hour. You can energize with your favorite food out of various food options available.

St. Philomena’s Church

After sumptuous lunch, let visit the tallest church of the Asian Continent which is the St. Philomena Church. The Catholic Church was constructed in the year of 1936 and is the cathedral of the Diocese of Mysore. It is also known by another name of “St. Joseph’s Cathedral”.  You just lose yourself noticing the architectural style of the Church, the experience you come by is nameless. Our guide describes the significance of the Church. Mysore stands out as an example to the world for possessing religious harmony from the long decades ago.

Srirangapatna Sightseeing

After magnificent St.Philomena’s Chruch, we will travel for Srirangapatna which is a town situated in Mandya district near to the Mysore. Srirangapatna has gained its importance due to its culture, religion, and history. The monuments on this egg-shaped island town have been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; however, the results are under pending. The town encircled by the river of Kaveri exhibits the serenity and several spectacular waterfalls.  The buildings are built with the architecture blended with Hoysala and Vijayanagara style. Long ago, the Mysore was once under the Tipu Sultan’s sovereign, hence this island holds a remarkable history connected to Mysore.  Enjoy and experience the view of backwater with the tranquil nature. Never miss shopping for the world-famous handicrafts and pieces of jewelry from the nearby shops.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Later we will proceed to Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace located in Bangalore. It was said that it is the summer residence of Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan. The building was constructed in Indo-Islamic architecture. The construction of the palace was started during the Hyder Ali dynasty and was completed in Tipu Sultan’s reign. The structure of the palace was built entirely in teak. The pillars, arches, and balconies add glory to the palace. Tipu Sultan used to carry out his darbar from the Eastern and Western balconies of the top floor. Currently, the palace is under the Archaeological Survey of India. Our well-experienced guide will get you the entrance tickets and unveils the complete history of the palace. Get a thrill out of another marvelous palace.

Ranganathaswamy Temple

We will now move to the Ranganathaswamy temple situated in Mandya district. Ranganathaswamy temple is the major attraction of Srirangapatna. Since the Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu) is worshipped in the temple, many Vaishnavas from various corners of the country visit the temple to get the blessings of the Lord. It is said to be one of the prominence pilgrimage places of Vaishnava religion. According to them, these five sacred places are known as Pancharanga Kshetrams in South India. The Srirangapatna is named after the Lord Ranganatha who is seated on the island enclosed by the river Kaveri.  With the knowledge of the temple gained by our professional guide, we will enter the temple and get the blessings of the deity.

Brindavan Garden KRS

With the blessings of Lord Ranganatha, now it’s the time to visit the last place of the one day trip to Mysore by Bus. Brindavan Garden is located in Mandya District. It is a 170 acres garden that lies adjacent to the KRS Dam which is built across the Kaveri River. This garden welcomes around 2 million visitors per year and is one of the crowd-pleasers of Srirangapatna. Adjacent to it, the garden is spread across 2 horticulture farms, Nagavana, Chandravana and fruit orchard which contains ficus tree and foliage plants. The main attraction of the Brindavan garden is the musical fountain and a lake where one can enjoy the boating. It’s so awful to see people enjoying the musical fountain. Indeed a goosebumps moment. Enjoy the colorful view of the garden and shop your preferred items from the outlet in the garden premises.

It’s the time to wind up the Mysore One Day Trip from Mysore by Bus at 8:30 PM with the unforgettable memories and historic knowledge. Our guide will drop you to Mysore Bus Stand/Railway Station or any other preferable place of your choice.

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Mysore officially renamed as Mysuru, is the third most populous city in the state of Karnataka, India. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42 km. Mysore served as the capital city of Kingdom of Mysore for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947. The Kingdom was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty, except for a brief period in the late 18th century when Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan were in power.

Mysore is an awesome getaway destination. Here are beautiful places in Mysore you can’t afford to miss.

1. Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery

The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world.Located in Bylakuppe, part of the Mysore district of the state of Karnataka, the monastery is home to a sangha community of over five thousand lamas (both monks and nuns), a religious college (or shedra) and hospital.

2. Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura

The Chennakesava Temple located at Somanathapura is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The temple was built by Soma, a Dandanayaka in 1268 C.E. under Hoysala king Narasimha III, when the Hoysala Empire was the major power in South India.

3. The Brindavan Gardens

The Brindavana Gardens is a garden located in the Mysore. It lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the river Kaveri.The work on laying out this garden was started in the year 1927 and completed in 1932. Visited by close to 2 million tourists per year, the garden is one of the major attractions of Srirangapatna.

4. 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.

5. Sand Sculpture Museum

Nice beautiful place to see, different things made on sand, like god goddess and landscape, it's worthwhile visiting once as you will be awestruck to see the level of handmade art.

6. Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (knows as Mysore Zoo) is a 157-acre 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.

7. The Maharaja Palace

The Maharaja’s Palace is a historical palace in the city of Mysore in Karnataka, southern India. It is the official residence and seat of the Wodeyars — the Maharajas of Mysore, the royal family of Mysore, who ruled the princely state from 1399 to 1950. The palace houses two durbar halls (ceremonial meeting halls of the royal court) and incorporates a mesmerizing and gigantic array of courtyards, gardens, and buildings.

8. Sri Chamundeswari Temple

The Chamundeshwari Temple is 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.

9. Avadhoota Datta Peetham

Avadhoota Datta Peetham popularly called as Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashram is situated on a sprawling 40-acre site at the foot of Chamundi Hill, in the Royal City of Mysore, State of Karnataka in Southern India. This is the head quarters of Pujya Swamiji's mission. Datta Peetham has grown over years to an impressive stature and encompasses many aspects of the spiritual life. Here one can study Yoga, the Vedas and Sanskrit, bhajans, music.

10. St. Philomena’s Church

St. Philomena's church is a Catholic church built in honour of St. Philomena in the Diocese of Mysore, India. It was constructed in 1936 using a Neo Gothic style and its architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.

11. Chamundi Hill Nandi Statue

This giant image of Nandi (Bull) is located at the top of Chamundi hills in Mysore. More than 350 years old, this is one of the oldest icons in Mysore. According to Hindu mythology Nandi is considered as the vehicle (mount) of Lord Shiva, the lord of destruction. In front of every Shiva temple, on the court facing the shrine.


‘It happens only in India…’
We’ve often heard people rant that India is a land of mysteries and wondered where the notion came from. Well, we’ve finally got an answer for you! India truly has zillions of secrets buried deep in its most bizarre of places, that either leave people wide eyed with shock or freak them out when they learn about them.

1. The Tale of Twins at Kodinhi, Kerala

The extraordinary factor about this otherwise ordinary village in Malappuram, Kerala is the strikingly large number of twin births that it witnesses. Kodinhi, or the ‘Village of Twins’, as it is now called, holds an eminent place among the mysterious places in India. Once you set foot into this village, you’ll start seeing doubles of almost everyone. Kodinhi is currently home to over 200 pair of twins and two sets of triplets. And that’s not all. Kodinhi’s women who are married outside the village also end up having twins or triplets.

2. The Hanging Pillar at Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

An important archaeological and historical site in India, Lepakshi is known for its architecture and painting. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is among the most mysterious places in India, owing to its famous floating pillar. Among the 70 pillars at the site, one is hanging in mid-air, that is, it exists without a support. People come to the temple and pass objects under the pillar, believing it’ll bring prosperity into their lives.

3. The ‘Holy’ Rat Infested Karni Mata Temple at Deshnok, Rajasthan

The Karni Mata Temple is one of the most holy sanctums, but little do people know that it is also one of the most mysterious places in India. The temple is home to over 20,000 rats. Revolting as it may sound, one is not allowed to kill, hurt, or even scare them away. These rats, or ‘kabbas’, as they’re called there, are considered to be highly auspicious, are worshipped, and safeguarded, which is why they hold more value than the humans visiting the shrine.

4. Door-Deprived Houses of Shani Shignapur, Maharashtra

Shani Shignapur, a small village located 35 kms away from Ahmednagar, is famous for its Shani temple. But that’s not all that is famous about this village. None of the houses, schools, and even commercial buildings in this village have a door, or even a door frame. In addition to this, not a single crime has ever been reported here.

5. The Red Rain at Idukki, Kerala

Apart from a place with rich natural splendour of the Western Ghats, a vast forest reserve, & the tempting coastal curry, Idukki, or the ‘Red Region’, is also famous as one of the mysterious places in India. The red coloured rain at Idukki first fell on 25th July, 2001, and occurred sporadically for 2 months, staining clothes and buildings as it poured. This blood-red downpour, when collected by the locals, turned into clean water with red particles settled at the bottom.

6. The Immortal Flame of Jwala Ji Temple in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Jwala Ji temple is a holy shrine located in the lower Himalayas in Kangra district, typical of other Jwala Ji shrines in the country. Why then, is it listed among the mysterious places in India, is another matter altogether. The central pit of hollowed stone inside this shrine holds a flame that has been burning endlessly for over a 100 years.

7. The Shrine of the Bullet Baba in Bandai, Rajasthan

A man named Om Singh Rathore, or Om Banna, had died at this very spot in a tragic accident while riding back home on his bullet. What followed was a series of unusual happenings wherein the police would take away the bike, empty its fuel tank, and bind it in chains, but it would return to the same spot before day break…every single time. When the authorities finally gave up, the locals built a temple around this bike, which is now listed among the most mysterious places in India owing to the story behind it.

8. The Abandoned Village of Kuldhara, Rajasthan

About 2 centuries ago, over 1,500 Paliwal Brahmins fled the village, OVERNIGHT. Since then, no one has been able to live here and it is now one of the abandoned places in India. Those who try are chased away at night by ‘paranormal activities’. Tourists who visit Kuldhara encounter an uneasy feeling when they set foot inside the village.

9. The Floating Stones of Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu holds immense importance in the Hindu mythology, as it is the place where, according to Ramayana, Lord Rama’s Vanara Sena built a bridge of floating stones all the way to Sri Lanka. But there is something else about the bridge that makes this place one of the most mysterious places in India.

10. The Visa God of Chilkur, Hyderabad

Troubled by your endless attempts at getting a US visa? Not to worry. Get to the Balaji Temple in Chilkur, Hyderabad, and Lord Balaji will grant you one.

11. The Lake of Skeletons at Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Roopkund Lake is a glacier lake located at an elevation of 16,500 feet in the most God forsaken place in the Himalayas. But it’s remote and dangerous location has got nothing to do with the gloom and despair associated with this lake. It’s what lies beneath it that scares the shit out of most people.

12. The Magnetic Hill of Leh, Ladakh

The enchanting hills of Ladakh have more than mere beauty to offer. The Magnetic Hill, located at an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level is one of the most unusual places to visit in India. Cars driving up the hill get pulled up of their own accord. That is, one can drive up here with the ignition of their vehicles turned off.

13. The Gravity Defying Palace at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

A stunning creation of the 18th century, Bara Imambara, with a blend of Arabic and European architecture is among the most mysterious historical places in India.

14. The E.T. Inhabited Kongka La Pass at Ladakh

At an elevation of 16,970 feet, the Kongka La Pass is one of the least accessed place in India, owing to the fact that is a disputed territory between India and China. But that’s not what makes it one of the most mysterious places in India.

15. The Place of Suicidal Birds in Jatinga, Assam

An otherwise quaint and picturesque little village in Assam, Jatinga experiences a bizarre, yet sad phenomenon every monsoon. During dark and foggy nights in monsoons, migratory birds flying over the village, dive headlong into trees, buildings, poles, and what nots, crashing to death. Jatinga is one of those strange places to visit in India that turns into a land of mass bird suicide every year during September & October.


In the following Article I am trying to provide the list of places which are close by and can be covered in a day trip.

Some words of caution:
1. Though the places would be interesting, the locals and the villagers are a bit apprehensive about people meddling with the peaceful lives.
2. Understanding and speaking Kannada would be advantageous. Many people do speak broken Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu, but it is easier to deal with them in Kannada.
3. DO NOT indulge in drinking in these places. Not only you may get fined heavily, but also the place can be sealed off and made unavailable to any others to are interested to visit them.
4. There could be restrictions regarding visiting. For example, there are reports of people trekking to Skandagiri during night (as far as I know, there's a ban on trek at Skandagiri) and getting caught by police. So please verify before visiting any place.

Here comes the list:

Madhugiri - The second largest monolith hill in Asia. One can trek to the top of the hill where the ruins of a fortress can be seen. The trek is a bit hard, and can a test for your fitness. On an average, one would require around 2 hours to trek from the foot to the top.
Distance: 100 km


Chennarayana Durga: Located on the way between Devarayana Durga and Madhugiri. Can be trekked to the top.
Distance: Around 80 km

Chennarayana Durga

Thattekere: Located on the farther side of Bannerghatta forest area, Thattekere is a very calm and relaxing place, and is unknown. The route itself is very scenic.
Distance: Around 40 km


Huliyuru Durga: I haven't been here. But several blogs say it is a relatively easy climb.
Distance: 85 km

Huliyuru Durga

Makali Durga: Another short trek
Distance: 70 km

Makali Durga

(OK, enough of hills and treks!)

Janapada Loka: On Mysore Road, a few kilometers after the town of Ramanagara, you can find this place on your right. The word JANAPADA in Kannada means folklore, and this place is a folk museum and is the brainchild of Sri. H. L. Nagegowda, a famous folklorist and a civil servant.
Distance: 55 km

Janapada Loka

Kabbala Durga: An unheard place in a remote location. I'll leave the fun of finding this place to you :-)
Distance: 85 km

Kabbala Durga

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