Bangalore to Mysore Weekend Holiday Packages
Mysore holiday packages from Bangalore for your weekend trip
What to See
Maharajah's Palace: The highlight of this city, this fabulous domed structure is lavishly designed, complete with teak ceilings, gilded pillars, ivory deities, Italian crystal chandeliers, white marble floors and stained glass ceilings. No matter how hard you look, there is hardly an undecorated section of the wall or ceiling. Spectacular paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, gilt-framed mirrors, family portraits and a wax sculpture of the Maharajah further add to the abundant display of luxury and wealth. The palace grounds come to life during the Dussera Festival, when a terraced pavilion is created complete with frescoed ceiling and chandeliers.
Chamundi Hills: Named after the Goddess Chamundeshwari, the hills offer the best view of the city. A colorful image of the demon Mahishasura would greet you on the summit. On the hill is the temple of the Goddess Chamundeshwari, and you can reach the top by road or by climbing a thousand steps built during the reign of Dodda Devaraja. Also housed within the temple are several images of Nandi (the bull mount of Shiva). The best known among these is the colossal Nandi on the 800th step of the hill, which measures 15 feet in height and 24 feet in length.
Saint Philomena Church: One of the largest churches in South India it is designed in a gothic style with beautiful stained glass windows. Gothic beauty and religious fervor blended in perfect proportion makes the church one of the major tourist attractions in Mysore.
Brindavan Gardens: Located at the KR Sagar Dam, the Brindavan Gardens is one of the best gardens in South India. Spread over 150 acres, the gardens are spectacularly done with terraced lawns and illuminated swirling fountains. This manicured and superbly maintained garden is a must visit and if you are lucky you just might get to hear the famous musical fountains.
Mysore Zoo: Located at the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, the Mysore Zoo is a popular tourist attraction. This 19th-century zoo is home to some of rare animal species.
The Fort of Srirangapattana: This is the scene of the last battle fought between Tipu Sultan and the British. However, he was killed within the fort of Srirangapattana and the spot where he ultimately fell is marked by a memorial.
Weekend Getaways in India