Resplendent with amazing treasures, Mysore is an idyllic vacation destination especially for outdoor enthusiasts. You will find great sightseeing attractions to tour all across Mysore from museum to churches, temples to waterfalls and parks to palaces.
Delve into Mysore’s enriching heritage with our 1 Day Mysore Local Sightseeing Tour by Cab.
Overview of 1 Day Mysore Sightseeing Tour
Mysore is an enticing city also known for the pompous celebration of festivals. Since 400 years Dusshera is being celebrated with great enthusiasm and draws huge crowd to witness the spectacular events.
People flock to the city to learn and practice Ashtanga Yoga, a method of Yoga that synchronizes the breath with a different set of postures. It is also known for its exquisite silk and sandalwood products.
With a plethora sightseeing spots that includes exotic palaces and wonderful gardens, the city has something to offer for all the travelers. Experience the allure of Mysore with our well crafted same day Mysore tour.
1 Day Mysore City Tour
Highlights of One Day Mysore Local Trip
- Full-day Mysore Local Sightseeing Tour
- Duration: 9 to 11 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Mysore Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore Wax Museum, Mysore Maharaja Palace, St. Philomena Church, Mysore Zoological Park, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali (Gumbaz), KRS Dam and Brindavan Garden
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1 Day Itinerary of Mysore Local Sightseeing Tour Package
Pickup from your Home / Hotel in Mysore at 9:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Chamundeshwari Temple||30 minutes|
|2||Mysore Wax Museum||30 minutes|
|3||Mysore Maharaja Palace||45 minutes|
|4||St. Philomena Church||30 minutes|
|5||Mysore Zoological Park||45 minutes|
|6||Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple||30 minutes|
|7||Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali (Gumbaz)||30 minutes|
|8||KRS Dam||20 minutes|
|9||Brindavan Garden||45 minutes|
Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Mysore by 8:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the Mysore tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. Inclusion of any other sightseeing place not listed above is normally not permitted. However guests can check with their cab provider if any exceptions possible, while booking this Mysore local sightseeing tour by private car.
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Detailed Guide: Places to Visit with One Day Mysore City Sightseeing Tour by Car
Discover the heritage and culture of the city with our one day Mysore local sightseeing tour that takes you to witness its top attractions. Mysore had been ruled by the Wodeyars who were art and craft connoisseurs. Chamundeshwari temple and Maharaja Palace are some of the most amazing landmarks that you would have seen. Chamundeshwari Temple situated on the Chamundi Hills provides a perfect backdrop you would cherish forever.
A relaxing one day trip begins at the famed Chamundeshwari Temple where you also get to see the famed Nandi and a wonderful Mahishasura statue. Head out to the inspiring Mysore Wax Museum after which we move further to encounter wild creatures in their natural habitat at the Mysore Zoo Park. Our next sightseeing spot that allures every visitor is the famed Mysore Maharaja Palace.
Move ahead to an astounding landmark – the St. Philomena Church. Another auspicious shrine visited during the one day trip is the glorious Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. A fascinating tour takes you to historic sites like Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali (Gumbaz) and Tipu Summer Palace. Continue your enchanting trip with a visit to the imposing KRS Dam and a wonderful Brindavan garden.
Your one day Mysore tour by car begins with one of the most revered temples, the Chamundeshwari temple. Set majestically on the Chamundi Hills, the Hindu shrine is dedicated to Goddess Chamundeshwari, a manifestation of Goddess Durga.
Lying at a distance of 13 kms from the city, the rulers of the Mysore, Wodeyars worshiped Goddess Chamundeshwari as their guardian deity in 1399 AD. Perched at a height of 3489 feet above the sea level, the well renowned temple is known as one of the Shakti Peethas.
Chamundeshwari is the fierce form of Shakti who had slayed the demon, Mahishasura, a buffalo headed monster. Encircled with an enticing environment, the thousand years old temple is flocked with devotees from different parts of the world.
The glorious temple is also known as Crouch Pitham since the region was popular as Crouch Puri during the Purana times. Dwarapalakas at the doorway greet the visitors to the magnificent temple built in Dravidian style of architecture. Sanctum Sanctorum has the gracious idol of Mahisha Mardini with her ashtabhuja or the eight shoulders in the seated posture.
A flight of 1000 steps leads to the auspicious temple. Near the parking lot of the temple stands the gigantic statue of Mahishasura. In Sanskrit, Mahisha means buffalo and Asura means demon. Mysore was more popular as Mysuru, a name derived from the demon’s name, Mahishasura who used to take different forms and trouble the people with his evil acts. The half human half buffalo demon was then slayed by Goddess durga.
Reaching around 800 steps, visitors would be amazed to see the 15 feet high and 24 feet broad Nandi statue which was built during the period of Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar, before 350 years. Just like the Mahishasura statue, it is one of the most photographic images. Most of these bull structures worshipped as Nandi are found in the Shiva temples.
Must See / Things Do:: Pay your obeisance to Goddess Chamundeshwari and take a snap with Mahishasura Statue
Melody Wax Museum
Take a short detour to the Mysore Wax Museum a must-visit site for music enthusiasts that houses more than 300 musical instruments from varied parts of the world. Built by an IT professional Mr Shreeji Bhaskaran, it accommodates Indian classical bands that includes south Indian, Pop, Blues, Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, Latin America, Punjabi Bhangra and Arab.
Navigating through the impressive museum travellers would be delighted viewing the impressive collection of musical instruments ranging from the Old Stone Age to the modern era. Popular as the Melody Wax Museum, the rich collection is displayed in 19 small rooms and has a section where visitors can make the opportunity to play the music instruments.
Must See / Things Do:: Play the music instruments
Mysore local sightseeing tour takes you to experience the wilderness at the Mysore Zoological Park that houses elephants, green anacondas, baboons, giraffes, white rhinoceros, zebras, lions and tigers.
Built by Maharaja Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar Bahadur, the zoo is spread over 64 hectares and is one of the oldest zoo. Wildlife enthusiasts would be captivated if they get a chance to witness the Ring Tailed Lemur, Marmoset, African White Rhino and African Black Rhino.
Reptile species include the King Cobra, Anaconda, Iguana and seven types of Crocodiles. Ostrich, Rhea and Cassowary are the flightless birds which live in the zoo along with the other birds like Macaws, Sarus Crane, Great Indian Hornbill, Parakeets, Pheasants and Conures.
Must See / Things Do:: Catch the glimpse of the diverse species of birds
Mysore Maharaja Palace
One day Mysore tour takes you to a coveted sightseeing spot, the Mysore Maharaja Palace that illustrates the rich tradition and culture of the city. An astounding landmark, the Mysore Palace was the official residency of the Wodeyars who ruled the city from 1399 till 1950.
This incredible tourist spot draws around 6 million visitors annually. Travellers would be awestruck viewing the amazing domes that reflects a perfect combination of Hindu, Mughal, Rajput and Gothic style of architecture. A three storey complex encircled with a beautiful garden stretches to a length of 245 feet and is 156 feet in width.
Also Christened as the Ambavilasa Palace, it houses several stunning durbars with each of them featuring the tales of the Wodeyar dynasty. Marble floored durbar hall is decorated with striking paintings illustrating stories from the Hindu mythological epics. Some of the noteworthy darbars are the darbar-e-khas and diwan-e-khas.
Must See / Things Do:: Do look for the Gombe Thotti or the doll’s pavillion
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St. Philomena Church
Stop by the significant religious site of St. Philomena Church as the next sightseeing spot of our one day Mysore tour. Tourists would enjoy the tranquillity of the amazing church that stands out to be one of the tallest churches in Asia.
Designed by a French artist Daly, the beautiful church is built in Neo Gothic style of architecture inspired by Germany’s Cologne Cathedral. Its full name is Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Philomena but more popular as St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
Visitors would adore the exquisitely painted glass that illustrates the images of Christ birth, Last Supper, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. Two imposing spires rising to the height of 175 feet has a 12 feet cross on each spire that add charm to the beauty of the church.
Must See / Things Do:: Marble made statue of St. Philomena
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
An enticing landmark, the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is a sacred shrine dedicated to Lord Ranganathaswamy, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu. It is one of the sacred sites of Lord Vishnu known as Pancharanga Kshetram.
A striking gopuram at the entrance greets the visitors to the glorious temple. Featuring Hoysala and Vijaynagar styles of architecture, the pillars at the entrance with 24 forms of Vishnu draws the attention of the visitors. Devotees would be spellbound worshipping Lord Vishnu appearing in reclining form.
Must See / Things Do:: Watch for the intricate carvings
Gumbaz – Tipu’s Mausoleum
Take a short ride to the historical site of the tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali built by Tipu Sultan. The Gumbaz or the final resting place of Tipu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali and his mother Fakhr-Un-Nisa are set in the centre of the rectangular garden. Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan’s relatives can be found in the garden.
Visitors would appreciate the marvellous dome built on a cubical structure which is supported by 36 black granite pillars. An interesting fact about the Gumbaz is that the amazing garden has varied species of flowers which is believed to have been brought by Tipu Sultan from countries like Persia, Ottoman Turkey, French Mauritius and Kabul.
Must See / Things Do:: Click memorable pictures at the historical site
8. KRS Dam
Krishna Raja Sagar dam is set on the confluence of Kaveri River and its tributaries Hemavati and Lakshmana Tirtha. An imposing dam named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV in 1924 it serves as the main source of water for the districts of Mysore.
Be mesmerized as you gaze at the well constructed dam that has a height of 130 feet and 152 sluice gates. Established by the architect of modern Mysore, Sir M Vishweshwaraiah the dam was constructed using surkhi, a mixture of limestone and brick powder rather than using cement.
Must See / Things Do:: Enjoy the views around the dam
One of the favorite pick of our one day Mysore tour is the wonderful Brindavan Garden located near the KRS dam. Sprawling across an area of 60 acres, the well manicured garden is dotted with amazing beautiful flowers.
Walking through the illuminate pathways the terraced garden enchants visitors with its captivating fountain show. A garden teeming with vibrant bio diversity attracts millions of tourists every year.
Must See / Things Do:: Appreciate the Indo-Islamic style of architecture
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Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Mysore Local Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this 1 day Mysore city tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Mysore city tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
The time spent on each Mysore tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular Mysore sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Mysore cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.
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Embarking on our memorable one day Mysore tour will give you an opportunity to experience the essence of Mysore. It proffers an array of splendid sights and the major highlight is the Mysore Palace. The day tour delves into the history of the city and gives a deeper understanding of its tradition and culture.