Mysore is a charming and relaxed city surrounded almost entirely by fertile farmland and tree-clad hills. Until independence the city was the seat of the Maharajas of Mysore, a princely state covering about a third of present day Karnataka and today much of this regal heritage remains. A true southern Indian city, Mysore is still known for its sandalwood carving, incense production, silk weaving, coffee and, most importantly, ‘Mysore Pak’, the city’s popular and famous sweet. Visit the vast City Palace which was re-built by Henry Irwin during 1897 and gaze at the famous Nandi Bull atop Chamundi Hill then travel out of the city to the ornate temple complex at Somnathpur and the fort at Srirangapatnam where Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, defeated Tipu Sultan in battle. With our knowledge and experience we can help to create a unique holiday to India that is tailored exactly to your requirements.