Karnataka Tour 12 Days
Bangalore experiences a pleasant weather throughout the year. It cant be described as sunny, bright or gloomy. It’s a fixed weather which feels always pleasant. Bangalore is known especially for its beautiful parks, wide avenues, busy bazaars and pleasant climate.Bangalore is famous for two gardens—Lalbagh and Cubbon Park.
Mysore is called another Royal city of India. Mysore is a eminence evidence of the elegance and magnificence of glorious palaces, stunning gardens and fierce forts. There are many museums which visual treat for the travelers. Everyone should taste the delicious Mysore Pak and be willing to buy Mysore Silk Saree which are world wide famous.
Murudeshwar Temple is famous for the world's second-tallest Shiva statue, located on the coast of the Arabian Sea.The famous Sadashiva temple is said to be built around that piece of linga.
Accommodation with breakfast in the selected hotels on twin or triple sharing basis.
Meal Plan as per the itinerary.
Assisstance of driver cum guide.
All transfers and sightseeing by Air conditioned vehicle.
Driver allowance, Fuel charges, Parking, Toll, Interstate tax etc.
International airfare and airport taxes.
All Entrances fees
Tips and porter charges
Any other services not specified above
1. Lalbagh Botanical Garden - Lalbagh or Botanical Gardens, meaning The Red Garden in English, is a well-known botanical garden in southern Bengaluru, India. It has a famous glass house dating from 1889 which hosts two annual flower shows. The foundation stone for the Glass House, modeled on London's Crystal Palace was laid on 30 November 1889 by Prince Albert Victor and was built by John Cameron, the then superintendent of Lalbagh.
Timings: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
2. Sri Chamarajendra Park - Cubbon Park, officially called Sri Chamarajendra Park is a landmark 'lung' area of Bengaluru city, located within the heart of the city in the Central Administrative Area. It's a major sightseeing attraction rich in green foliage. It is a green belt region of the city and is an ideal place for nature lovers and those seeking a calm atmosphere.
Timings: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays of Every month.)
3. Bannerghatta National Park - Bannerghatta National Park, near Bengaluru, was founded in 1970 and declared as a national park in 1974. It is a popular tourist destination with a zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue centre, a buttefly enclosure, an aquarium, a snake house and a safari park. Nature lovers and photographers are surely in for a treat in the Bannerghatta National Park. The assorted collection of wildlife here includes elephants, leopards, jackal, fox, wild boar, sloth bear, India gazelle, spotted deer, porcupine, Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, monitor lizard and cobras.
Butterfly park and boating: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Grand Safari: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed on Tuesdays
Entry Fee: Indians: Adults: INR 80/-; Kids (6 - 12 years): INR 40/-; Foreigners: Adults: INR 400/-; Kids: INR 300/-
4. Bangalore Palace - An epitome of great architecture and beauty, The Majestic Bangalore Palace preserves in it the spice of old regal opulence. Currently the central attraction in Bangalore, the palace was built in the year 1878. Apart from being a major tourist destination, the palace is a host to different cultural events, rock shows, and marriages. As per beliefs, King Chamarajendra Wadiyar drew his inspiration for building the palace from the Windsor Castle of London.
Timings: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Entry Fee: Indian: INR 230, Foreigner: INR 460
5. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, in Bangalore, India, is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali commenced its construction within the walls of the Bangalore Fort, and it was completed during the reign of Tipu Sultan in 1791. Once tourists enter the fort, they are bound to feel like they have entered a different place and a different era altogether. The palace has a serene vibe that will make one feel at peace the moment they walk in.
Timings: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: Indians- INR 15; Foreigners- INR 200
6. ISKCON Temple Bangalore - Sri Radha Krishna Temple has deities of Radha and Krishna located at Rajajinagar, in North Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world.
7. Lumbini Gardens - Lumbini Gardens is a public park on the banks of the Nagawara Lake in Bangalore, Karnataka named after Lumbini of Nepal. It is dedicated to Lord Budhha. Although the garden is mainly a national park, it is a treat to the eyes with its serene landscapes and lots of greenery. Undoubtedly, Lumbini garden has made its place among the crowd's favourite weekend destinations.
Timings: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Entry Fee: Adults and Kids (above 3 years of age): INR 50. Kids (below 3 years): Free
Wave Pool: INR 200
8. HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum - HAL Aerospace Museum is one of the major public attractions of Bangalore. The museum makes sure that the visitors get the best possible insight into the aeronautical history of HAL and of India - its experiments, achievements and possibilities; and at the same time, they also get to have a glimpse of some of the most powerful possessions of the Indian Air Force.
Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: Adults: INR 50, Kids: Free,
9. Ulsoor Lake - Ulsoor Lake or Halasuru Lake, one of the biggest lakes in Bangalore, is located on the eastern side of the city. It derives its name from the name of the locality it is situated, namely, Halasuru, close to M G Road. The lake is also a favourite spot for morning and evening walkers. Fountains can be seen at specific timings. A swimming pool is maintained by the lake, which remains open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, except Wednesdays.
10. St. Mary's Basilica - St. Mary's Basilica is located in the Archdiocese of Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is among the oldest churches in Bangalore and the first church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica.
11. Halasuru Someshwara Temple - Halasuru Someshwara Temple is located in the neighborhood of Halasuru in Bangalore, India. The oldest temple in the city dating back to the Chola period, it is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
12. Fun World Amusement Park - Fun World is one of Bangalore’s oldest entertainment hubs built to entertain thrill-seeking enthusiasts of all ages. It homes 50 rides across four categories: kids, adults, family and adrenaline. Try the Fun Express that takes everyone for a spin around the park or Hang Glider to sway on a 50-feet high flight - both family rides. For adrenaline junkies the Crazy Fireball and Frisbee rides in the amusement section and Devil’s Drop and Boomerang in the water section are must-dos.
Fun World: 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Water World: 11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
750 per person Fun World (all days)
900 per person Water World (all days)
13. Snow City - Snow City is Bangalore's first snow and ice park spread across 12,500 square feet. Enjoy eco-friendly snow while exploring its fantasy snow castle, the rocky snow mountain and several other fun activities like snow sliding and rafting. Don't miss out on the last 15 minutes with colourful disco lights and music turned on! Snow City also has a 9D theatre that screens short films in addition to interactive games like laser tag and shooting - both for an extra fee.
Park timings: 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Ride timings: 9D Cinema (runs every hour): 10:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
14. Wonderla Bangalore - With a choice of over 60 rides, Wonderla offers its visitors ample of fun! While thrill seekers can opt for rides like Techno Jump, Skywheel and Termite Coaster, other joy rides and kid's activities are for family fun. The water park hosts a wide range of slides right from Watery Coasters, Fun Pools to the Wave Pool and Rain Disco; and the gaming arcade features virtual reality games, 3D laser shows, a musical fountain and much more. For hunger pangs, the park features seven eateries with a wide range of food for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
Park timings: 11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
15. Thottikallu Falls - Thottikallu is a place near Bangalore off the Kanakapura road which is famous for a falls called Thottikallu falls, more popularly known as TK falls. It is also known as 'SwarnaMukhi' water falls. SwarnaMukhi translates as 'Golden-Faced'.
16. Shivoham Shiva Temple -The Shivoham Shiva Temple, situated at Old Airport Road, Bangalore, India was built in 1995. It features a Shiva statue that is 65 feet tall idol.
1. Mysore Palace - Mysore Palace is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore. It displays in the palace include royal dresses, souvenirs, musical instruments and weapons used by the Wodeyars. An array of superb paintings including the ones illustrating 8 manifestations of Goddess Shakthi as also a masterpiece by famed artist Raja Ravi Verma finds place in the palace. This marked as one of the largest IndianS palaces and counted among the most famous tourist destinations of India after Taj Mahal.
Visit Timing: Daily, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tickets for (Indian / Foreign) Adults Rs 50 / head, Children above 7 years and below 12 years Rs 30 / head.
2. Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens - Mysore Zoo is one of the best zoological gardens in India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species. From Big to small cats, Aquatic to terrestrial birds, and Primates to reptiles, one Hundred and Sixty-Eight species find their place in this zoo. With the beauty of Chamundi Hills beside it, it offered not just a rich flora and fauna but also a breath-taking scenic beauty, incomparable to any other.
Timings: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Closed on Tuesdays.
Entry Fee: Adult: INR 50 (Weekdays), INR 60 (Weekend), Child (5-12 yr): INR 20 (Weekdays), INR 30 (Weekend)
3. Chamundeshwari Temple - The Chamundeshwari Temple is a Hindu temple located on the top of Chamundi Hills in Mysore. The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas. This is the oldest temple on the hills.
4. Brindavan Gardens - The Brindavan Gardens is a garden located in the Mandya District, Karnataka. It lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the river Kaveri. For kids also, the garden has exciting swings and rides. In the evening, the well-synchronised and lively fountain show with music looks stunning and is completely a stress-buster. This is not the end! Boating in the tranquil waters of River Cauvery is another way to relax and rejuvenate here. Brindavan Gardens is a perfect place to rewind and have ultimate fun with your family.
Garden timings: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM,
Music fountain show: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Weekdays) and 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Weekends)
Entry Fee: Adult: INR 15/- ; Child: INR 5/-
5. Railway Museum Mysore - The Railway Museum at Mysore, India is an outdoor exhibit of vintage locomotives. One of the major attractions of the museum is the Chamundi Gallery, which has an extensive range of pictures and paintings on the railways and its growth on display. It has two royal coaches on display. These grand coaches that belonged to the Maharaja of Mysore present a real picture of the luxury and grandeur with which the royals used to travel.
Timings: 10 AM to 5.30 PM (Monday Closed)
Entry Fee: Adults: INR 15/-; Child: INR 10/-
6. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary - Also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka, is a bird sanctuary in the Mandya District, as it is only 19 km away from Mysore. It is the largest bird sanctuary in the state on the banks of the Kaveri river. While surveying the area a wide variety of birds here and hence laid highlighted the importance of declaring this area as a bird sanctuary. Nice place to visit with family. The lake is too big and have many crocodiles which can be easily seen here and there. Many birds to watch while you take a boat ride. Better to visit in morning hours. The best time to visit the sanctuary is between the months of June and November as these are nesting month for the birds.
The entry fee for Indians is Rs.50 per person while for visitors with nationality other than Indian, it is Rs.300 per person. The entry timings of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary are from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.
7. Krishna Raja Sagara Dam - Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly known as KRS, is a lake and the dam that creates it. Although KRS Dam presents enchanting beauty throughout the year, the best time to visit Krishna Raja Sagara Dam (KRS Dam) is during and after the monsoon season. During the months of June to August, the water increases in the dam due to rainfall, creating a majestic view. Sometimes water flows through the gates that automatically open once the maximum limit of 124 Feet is reached. It is a site worth watching when the water gushes out the gate in full force, creating massive white streams of water.
Timing: 6.30am - 9.00pm
8. GRS Fantasy Park - GRS is the only amusement cum water park in and around Mysore. Situated just 15 minutes from Mysore. Popular water park with slides, rides, multiple playgrounds & an old-fashioned carousel.
Monday to Saturday - 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Sundays and National Holidays - 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Adults (above 4'6" in height) - INR 749.00
Children (3' to 4'6" in height) - INR 649.00
Senior Citizens (above 65 years) - INR 499.00
9. Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna - The Ranganthaswamy temple in Srirangapatna, in the Mandya district, is dedicated to the Hindu god Ranganatha. It is one of the five important pilgrimage sites of Sri Vaishnavism along the river Kaveri for devotees of Ranganatha.
10. Sri Nandi Temple - Hindu temple dedicated to Nandi with a massive, popular sculpture of a bull carved from stone. Must see on the way to/from the base of Chamundi hill and Chamundeshwari(Durga) temple at the top of the Chamundi hill. Usually, devotees visit the Nandi temple (open, Nandi statue below trees) on the way down after visiting the Chamundeshwari temple. A small detour has to be taken for the Nandi temple, and back to the main road after the visit. The standalone big statue is majestic. The statue is white now (and not black as in the past)- apparently due to the cleaning of the deposits on it. You will have to climb a few steps from the road to the pedestal on which the statue sits. It is surrounded by trees and it's a serene and spiritual experience.
11. Balmuri Falls - Short, scenic waterfall stretching along a small dam, popular for wading & outdoor picnics. It's a very popular picnic spot from Mysore flanked by coconut palms and green scenery. Featured in several films and its a man-made cascade on the cauvery river.
12. Regional Museum of Natural History - The Regional Museum of Natural History at Mysore, is a museum in India with exhibits on plants, animals and geology of the southern region of India. The historical city of Mysore added another landmark with the opening of the Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) located on the banks of Karanji lake, and with the backdrop of Chamundi hills, the Museum provides unique opportunity to explore nature and natural world through judicious mix of models. The learning in the captivating environment of the Museum is indeed a fun and truly enjoyable.
13. Tipu Sultan Fort - Srirangapatna Fort is one of the popular sightseeing places located around 23 km away from Mysore. It was once considered to the strongest fort in India, with double walls and four majestic gates. Another striking feature of Srirangapatna Fort is the Lal Mahal which used to be the residence of Tipu Sultan. The palace is now in ruins and is marked by a board describing the same.
14. Colonel Bailey's Dungeon - Venerable prison with a dark history & below-ground torture chambers for foreign prisoners. Just north of Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple is Captain Bailey's Dungeon which was used to imprison British officers. It is a brick and mortar construction just below ground level and has iron hooks embedded into the stone slabs for the officers to be tied and tortured. You also have the view of the river Cauvery flowing just next to the place.
15. Mysore City Lakes - Mysore, Karnataka, has major five lakes, these lakes are: Dalavai Lake, Devanoor Lake, Karanji Lake, Kukkarahalli Lake & Lingambudhi Lake. These lakes are popular picnic spots and are frequented by nature lovers as they attract a number of migratory birds. The area around these lakes is lush green and therefore a good place to relax and rest after a hectic day's work.