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Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore

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Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore the lovely palaces of Mysore during this private Bangalore day trip. Visit the ancient city of Srirangapatna, recognized by locals for its religious and cultural significance, as well as Tipu Sultan’s Dariya Daulat Palace en route to old-world Mysore. Listen as your expert guide shares stories about Karnataka’s heritage and history, and gain a deeper understanding of palace architecture and art. Round-trip transportation in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle and a delicious lunch are included in your memorable daylong tour.
  • Mysore and Srirangapatna private day trip from Bangalore
  • Admire the marvelous architecture of Mysore Palace
  • Explore the ancient city of Srirangapatna and visit Tipu Sultan's Dariya Daulat Palace
  • Hear royal family lore from your knowledgeable private guide
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant
  • Private round-trip transport from your hotel included
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Private tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Professional guide
Food and drinks, unless specified
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6:15 AM

Please arrive 10 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Your Bangalore hotel
Your private driver and knowledgeable guide collect you from your Bangalore hotel in the morning. Your all-day tour kicks off with a journey to Mysore—known as the ‘City of Palaces’—in the comfort of your own private, air-conditioned vehicle. 

Start your tour at 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. 

After working up an appetite, enjoy a typical Indian lunch at a local restaurant before your next destination.

Stop in the famed city of Srirangapatna. Located just outside of Mysore, this former state capital is home to the incredible 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 explains 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.

Relax and unwind in air-conditioned comfort on the return trip to your Bangalore hotel. Your guide and driver can stop for dinner (at own expense) if hungry strikes on the way home.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mysuru Palace
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 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
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
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY GeTs Holidays
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Day Trip from Bangalore.

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This tour is a LONG drive from...
Colleen K
, Sep 2018
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!
star-4
The trip overall was good. Minus the...
Syeda
, Aug 2018
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!
star-4
The tour was fantastic, the guide...
Jose Antonio D
, Sep 2017
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.
star-5
The trip out to Mysore was great...
Russel T
, Jun 2016
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!!!
star-5
A great trip, good communications...
William H
, Apr 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.
star-5
We were taken on the trip in a...
Wei Seng L
, Mar 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.
star-4
Great full day tour to these...
egrammar
, Jun 2015
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.
star-5
Great day! Our driver, Raghu, was...
Stephanie
, May 2015
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.
star-5
excellent guide I had and made me...
SANA A
, Jan 2014
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.
star-3
Worth doing if you are in a bind(as...
Michael W
, Dec 2013
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.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2013
Thank you for your feedback! We wanted to help clarify the cost for this tour. Private Tours are generally priced by the car (instead of by the person) but due to system limitations, all of our tours are listed with per person prices. The "From USD" rates listed on the front page of any of our tours are the lowest possible price for that tour. However, in cases of Private Tours, if you're not completely filling the vehicle they offer, you may end up paying a higher per person rate. We always recommend putting in your information as though you were booking your tour to get the most accurate quote. You will be given your total before you're asked to enter your credit card number. We hope this information helps, and hope you had an excellent time on holiday!

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