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Named after the mythical Mahisuru, where the goddess Chamundi slew the demon Mahishasura, Mysore is is known for silk and incense. The highlight of Mysore is the Maharaja’s Palace, the present one being completed in 1912 after the original palace burnt down in 1897. Stained glass, beautifully carved wooden doors and wild colours make the interior quite stunning. Within the grounds are Hindu temples, one of which has its own gopuram. The main rooms of the palace are open to the public but be aware that cameras cannot be taken into any buildings – photographs can only be taken from the outside of the buildings.

Chamundi Hill overlooks Mysore and situated on its summit is the Sri Chamundeswari Temple with its 7 storey gopuram. From the Temple, there are the 1000 steps that pilgrims are meant to climb to the top. Just over half way to the top is the Nandi statue, which was carved out of solid rock in 1659 and it is visited by huge numbers of pilgrims every year.

Also worth a visit is the Devaraja Fruit and Vegetable market, a colourful hive of activity which sets up just after sunrise. The Folklore Museum has Karnatakan carvings, masks and shadow puppets.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Mysore, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

Wildlife spotting | Kerala | India
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Discover exotic stone carved temples, princely palaces and colonial hill stations. Take a train journey on the scenic Blue Mountain Railway, cruise the backwaters of Kochi and spot elephant from your jungle hide-away at both Mudumalai and Nagarhole National Parks.

Mysore Palace | India
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1 day FROM $299

Explore the enchanting city of Mysore, famed for its grand palaces and as the erstwhile ruling city of the Wodeyar maharajas, on this Day Tour from Bangalore.

Tailormade Holidays to Mysore

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Mysore.

Lalita Mahal Palace, Mysore
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Heritage

A glorious heritage hotel offering cosy facilities, experience a feeling of grandeur with it's classic heritage look and furnishings.

Royal Orchid Metropole , Mysore
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Heritage

A four star luxury heritage hotel steeped in the history as it was built by the former Maharaja of Mysore for his distinguished British guests.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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