Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore

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Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore
from £169.03
Discover the old-world charm of Mysore on a private day trip from Bangalore! Stop along the way in Srirangapatna, an ancient city of great religious and cultural importance, and visit Tipu Sultan's Dariya Daulat Palace. You’ll learn about the heritage and history of Karnataka's palace-strewn cities as you explore palace art and architecture with your knowledgeable guide. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle are included in your tour.
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In Brief

Bengaluru, India
12 hours
Important InfoInfo
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Stop At: Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), Sayyaji Rao Rd Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru (Mysore) 570001 India

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace). This impressive museum showcases royal costumes and paintings that were previously owned by the Wodeyars—a family that once called this iconic residence home. Learn about royalty who ruled Mysore for seven centuries from your local guide as you meander through the halls and galleries.. Wander the 3-story granite palace and marvel at its impressive pink marble domes and beautiful arches. Get an up close look at the rosewood doorway inlayed with ivory that leads to the Ambavilasa hall. Marvel at the ornate mosaic floor and glass ceilings and check out the Indian ceremonial objects and European sculptures that are on display here. Listen as your guide explains the significance of the marriage hall (Kalyana Mantapa) where peacock motifs and geometric patterns decorate the eight-sided room. Your guide will point out unique the unique features of this Indo-Sacacenic architectural masterpiece, which blends elements of Hindu, Raiput, Muslim and gothic styles into a thing of beauty.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Nandi-Hills, Srirangapatna 571438 India

Dariya Daulat Palace. Stretch your legs and explore the well-kept gardens of Daria Daulat Bagh, which surround this much-loved summer palace. Built in 1784, this beautiful and historically significant structure houses a museum dedicated to the sultan that’s filled with Persian manuscripts, European paintings and other rare artifacts. Your professional guide will explain the architectural features of this impressive space, which include pillars made of teakwood, frescoes of battle scenes and wide-open corridors that are perfect for exploring.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
  • Entry/Admission - Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

6:15 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your Bangalore hotel

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended
  • Taking photos while inside the Mysore Palace is prohibited
  • Visitors must remove footwear prior to entering the Mysore Palace
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.1 out of 5 based on the last 10 recent reviews

The trip out to Mysore was great. Plenty to see along the way. Our driver was very gracious and pointed out many interesting things along the way. My wife even saw monkeys along the trip resting in trees. The old fort, river area, summer home were fun and fascinating. The Mysore palace was great. We were lucky enough to see it later all lit up. Our guide also fit in a trip up to the granite bull temple above Mysore. All in all a great way to see the areas around Karnataka. Thanks!!!
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
A great trip, good communications prior to the trip, the driver arrived at our hotel nice and early. Took us to Mysore where we picked up the guide who was a local man and knew everywhere, every shortcut and loads of people. Lunch was great. The company called us personally part way through the day to make sure we were OK and were enjoying the trip. Really good service.
• Submitted 19 Apr 2016
We were taken on the trip in a spacious and new car, which made it a comfortable ride in the 4-hour one-way journey. Both the driver and guide were professional, friendly and made us feel very welcomed. Halfway in the trip, the company even called us to check that all was going well. The 2 places we visited were beautiful for their socio-historical cultural sites being on this tour took care of the logistics, leaving us to enjoy the sights.
• Submitted 08 Mar 2016
Great day! Our driver, Raghu, was pleasant, capable and informative. We had several hours with him on our drive from Bangalore to Mysore. He pointed out things if interest along the way, the drive was very enjoyable and informative. Our tour guide, also named Raghu, was knowledgeable, informative and funny. Mysore Palace was breathtaking! The palace alone could be an all day adventure. We enjoyed the architecture and art at both Mysore Palace and Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Very long but enjoyable day. If time permits, take two days to see Mysore and surrounding areas.
• Submitted 10 Jun 2015
excellent guide I had and made me feel the history of the place.He was so neat in telling me in details about this place.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2014
The trip overall was good. Minus the couple of times the guide tried to take us to couple of herbal places where they try to sell you oils and herbs for high price. other than that we had a good time. the palace in Mysore is breathtaking! Overall it was a good trip!
• Submitted 31 Aug 2018
The tour was fantastic, the guide was very friendly, funny and extremely knowledgeable. The driver was good. My only recommendation is that it was a long drive back and forth to Mysore, therefore it might be better to stay the night.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
Great full day tour to these impressive historic sites. Tour guide and driver were very accommodating to my request not to shop - thank you very much! Both were well versed in not only the historic buildings and culture but to the plants, trees and other natural sites.
• Submitted 29 Jun 2015
Worth doing if you are in a bind(as was my case). It's really very taxing to do that much driving in one day. I still had a very good day and the tour guide was very informative. It was my first proper trip in India and it was certainly an eye opener and the temples + palace was very interesting. In relation to the price - once you get to India, the price was very expensive. The initial offering said from 100US but ended up being 350dollars- I was happy with that and I booked at very late notice.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2013
This tour is a LONG drive from Bangalore. The driver was 30 minutes late. We started to think he wasn't going to show! He arrived in a small vehicle which was VERY uncomfortable for such a long trip! Every other tour we booked, they drove a mini-van/SUV. We picked up the tourguide in Srirangapatna, hours later.....strange. The guide's accent was so thick that he had information on cards for us to read. He was very difficult to understand, which detracted from the tour. Our lunch was supposed to be included in the price, but we were handed a bill. We paid it, thinking it was futile to try to argue with the language barrier. The guide stopped at a wedding venue, and took us inside to meet the bride, groom and family as they were taking wedding photos! He pushed us on the stage to take pictures with the couple despite our protests that we did not think this was acceptable. He then took us to the dining area and helped himself to food being prepared in the kitchen, offering it to us as well! We were flabbergasted, but he insisted that as a certified tour guide, he had access to wherever he decided to take us! Towards the end of the tour, he received a call from someone and passed the phone to my husband. The person on the other end stated he was checking up and wanted to know if there were any issues. Of course, the guide was there next to us listening, so we were afraid to speak our minds! The driver drove like a maniac, I was seriously concerned for our safety. Also, the driver and guide spent the majority of the driving time conversing together in their native language. In all, I would give this tour no stars, if I could. We've used Viator MANY times in past travels, and this tour was severely disappointing!
• Submitted 19 Sep 2018

In Brief

Bengaluru, India
12 hours