Bangalore & Mysore
|Duration||1 Night /2 Days|
|Destination Covered||Nandi Hills, Bull Temple, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Srirangapatna, Mysore Palace, St.Philomena’s Church and Chamundi Hills, Philomena’s Church, Chamundi Hills,|
8:30am: Guide will meet the guests at Hotel and begin your sightseeing tour of Bangalore. (English speaking guide would report at hotel in time)
Bangalore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, a major industrial and commercial center of the country. Known as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of the country’, it is the nerve centre of India’s software industry. Despite being one of Asia’s fastest growing cities, Bangalore remains one of the most elegant metropolises in India. A well planned city, with tree lined avenues, a large number of parks, gardens and lakes.
11:30am: Arrive Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills or Nandi betta is an ancient hill fortress in southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state.
12:30pm: Leave from Nandi Hills.
03:30 pm: Arrive Bangalore
03:30pm-05:30pm: Visit Bull Temple and Lalbagh Botanical garden and drive past Vidhan Saudh (if time permitting)
The Bull Temple: is located at South Bangalore. The Hindu temple is inside the park called Bugle Rock. The bull referred to is a sacred Hindu demi-god, known as Nandi; Nandi is a close devotee and attendant of Shiva. Dodda Basavana Gudi is said to be the biggest temple to Nandi in the world.
The Vidhana Soudha located in Bangalore, is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing building, constructed in a style sometimes described as Mysore Neo-Dravidian and incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian styles. The construction was completed in 1956.
06:30pm: Back at your hotel.
07:00 am: Guide meets at the Hotel lobby and drive for Mysore (approx. 140kms / 3 hours’ drive). (Vehicle & English Speaking Guide would report at hotel in time) en-route visiting Srirangapatna for sightseeing.
Mysore was the political capital of the Wodeyar dynasty which ruled the state of Karnataka for some 150 years till the independence of the country from the British. These kings were great patrons of art and culture and Mysore was the cultural capital of the south under the rule of the Wodeyars. Mysore still carries on its placid shoulders the aura and glamour of palaces, the grandeur of festivals of times gone by, but all of it with a quiet, unhurried dignity. It is often called the Jewel of Karnataka – its arts, culture, buildings, festivals, gardens and parks being the quintessence of the state’s heritage.
08:30 am: Stop at Kamath for South Indian Breakfast (On Direct Payment)
10:00 am: Arrive Mysore and proceed for sightseeing tour of Mysore including Mysore Palace, St.Philomena’s Church and Chamundi Hills
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Visit the Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace: is the central piece of Mysore’s attractions. The sprawling Mysore Palace is located in the heart of Mysore city. The interior of Mysore Palace is richly carved, intricate, colorful and architecturally thrilling. It is from this palace the erstwhile rulers, the Wodeyars, ruled the Mysore Kingdom. Mysore Palace history spans for more than 500 years. But what you see now in Mysore is the modern palace built in 1912. As mentioned earlier the first palace was built during 14th century by the then Wodeyar kings.
12:00 pm – 01:00pm: Lunch at Regallis (On Direct Payment)
1-3pm: Visit St Philomena’s Church and Chamundi Hills
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.
Chamundi Hills: is the prime landmark of Mysore city, visible almost from anywhere in the City center. The hill has very close association with the founding of the city. In fact the very name of Mysore is associated with the hill.
3pm: Drive back to Bangalore (approx. 140kms / 3 hours’ drive).
7pm: Back at Bangalore.
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