AJ0000002 - MYSORE DAY EXCURSION ( DAY TOUR )

Popular Attractions that can be seen on a full day sightseeing tour (approximately 350 km):

 

• Mysore Palace

• Chamundi Hills

• Jagan Mohan Palace

• St. Philomena’s Cathedral

• Brindavan Garden



Basic Information

Distance

400 km

Duration

12 – 14 Hrs

Pick up Time

0915 Hrs

Tour Starts

0930 Hrs

Contact person & number

Ms Leena - +91 99002 12889

Ms Swetha - +91 73378 44521

Mr Seetharamu - +91 73378 44523

MYSORE DAY EXCURSION

Day 1

MYSORE DAY EXCURSION

Explore Mysore Day Tour Mysore Palace Mysore Palace was the official residence of the former royal family of Mysore, and also housed the durbar. Designed by British architect Henry Irwin and built in 1912 after a fire burnt down the old wooden palace, it is one of the largest palaces in India and one of the best tourist places to visit in Mysore. Mysore Palace is the venue for famous Mysore Dasara and it is often used to promote Mysore Tourism. The Mysore Palace complex also consists of twelve temples in varied architectural styles which were built between the 14th - 20th centuries. At the time of Dussehra festival the palace is illuminated with more than 96,000 lights. Timings: 10 AM - 5:30 PM on all days. The palace is illuminated on Sundays, national holidays from 7 - 8 PM and during Dussehra festival from 7 - 9 PM. Jagan Mohan Palace Jagan Mohan Palace which houses the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery is located near City Bus Stand close to Mysore Palace. It is one of the best Mysore tourist places. The Jagan Mohan Palace was constructed in 1861 by Krishnaraja Wodeyar III as an alternate retreat for the royal family. The Mysore Palace, which was the original home of the royal family, was burnt down in a fire and the construction of a new palace in its place was started in 1897. Till the new palace was completed in 1912, the Jagan Mohan Palace was used by the royals as their home. Another important painting present here is the Lady with the lamp which was painted by the artist Haldenkar and is placed in a dark room. Exhibits here also include weapons of war, musical instruments, sculptures, brass-ware, antiques coins and currencies. Some other unique artifacts exhibited here is a French clock which has a mechanism in which a parade by miniature soldiers is displayed every hour; beating drums mark the seconds and a bugle marks the minute. Paintings made on a grain of rice which can be viewed only through a magnifier are also displayed here. Timings: 8.30 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Wednesdays. St. Philomena's Cathedral St. Philomena's Church is a Catholic Church built in honor of St. Philomena in the Diocese of Mysore, India. This is one of the top places to visit in Mysore. Designed by the Reverend Rene Feuge, it was constructed in 1956 in a Neo Gothic style and its architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. The church is dedicated to 3rd century saint Philomena who was the daughter of the monarch of a small state in Greece. Her parents were childless for several years. They prayed Jesus to bless them with a child and the next year Philomena was born to them. Even in her childhood Philomena showed signs of piety. When Philomena was 13 years old her father took her to Rome to obtain the favour of Emperor Diocletian. The Emperor was enthralled by her beauty and wanted to marry her. But she refused and vowed to give herself to God. She was tortured and beheaded in Rome. But people's devotion for her spread near and far and she was given sainthood. Timings: 5 AM to 6 PM. Brindavan Gardens Brindavan Gardens is a famous & beautiful garden laid out below the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam. The construction work of the garden was started in the year 1927 and completed in 1932. This is one of the best tourist places to visit in & around Mysore. The garden was designed by Sir Mirza Ismail, Diwan of Mysore based on Shalimar Gardens of Kashmir in the Mughal style. Spread over an area of 150 acres, the Brindavan Gardens is considered as one of the best gardens in India. The garden is enriched with fountains, terraces, parterres, running and cascading water channels, lush green lawns & flower beds. Timings of the Garden: 6.30 AM to 9 PM. Musical Fountain: Week Days - 7 to 8 PM & Weekend - 6.30 to 8.30 PM Chamundi Hills Chamundi Hill is about 13 kms from Mysore, which is a prominent city in Karnataka State, India. Chamundi Hills is famous not only in India but also abroad. Atop of the hill the famous Sri Chamundeswari Temple. ‘Chamundi’ or ‘Durga’ is the fierce form of ‘Shakti’. She is the slayer of demons, ‘Chanda’ and ‘Munda’ and also ‘Mahishasura’, the buffalow-headed monster. She is the tutelary deity of the Mysore Maharajas and the presiding deity of Mysore. For several centuries they have held the Goddess, Chamundeswari, in great reverence. Darshana and Pooja Timings: 7.30 a.m to 2 p.m and 3.30 to 6 p.m and 7.30 p.m to 9 p.m. Chamundi Hills are declared as NO PLASTIC ZONE. Devotees are requested not to bring the plastic carry bags and not throw the plastic wastes in the hill area.

Meal: NA

Sightseeing as per tour description 
Vehicle type- AC Volvo Coach.
Services of a professional tourist guide
Entrance fee at the monuments 

Costing

OPTION VALID FROM VALID TO ADULT CHILD INFANT
MYSORE DAY EXCURSION 03-05-2017 07-05-2017 1000 500 0
Medical insurance
Camera fee at monuments
Any Expenses of personal nature such as porterage, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, etc.
Tips of any nature i.e drivers, guides etc
Meal (Lunch) & Hi Tea/snacks 
BOOKINGS:  
Online Booking. Tours can be booked on the WCOCD website. 
Spot Bookings. Please register yourself at the Help desk at Shangri La or Lalit Ashok
 
PAYMENTS: 
Online Booking: Payments can be done through payment gate way.
Spot Booking: Full Payment to be made at the Help desk counter in the hotel to confirm day tours registration 

REMARKS:
Deadline to book the tours online: 29th Apr’17
Accompanying guest can also avail the tours by enrolling themselves through online booking or spot booking.
Spot registration will close 24hrs prior to scheduled depart time 
Last minute registration will be taken as per first come first serve basis depending on the availability of seats at the time of confirmation