Mysore

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.

Suggested Journeys for Mysore

We are pleased to offer the following selection of suggested itineraries based on our personal experiences. By combining these itineraries with your thoughts and ideas we can tailor any journey to make it special, unique and designed around you.

Undiscovered Karnataka and Kerala

14 days starting from £2965 per person

Despite the region's popularity, certain parts of both Karnataka and Kerala remain relatively underexplored. This journey combines culture, scenery and relaxation to highlight the best of southern Karnataka and northern Kerala. Starting in Mysore visit the city, nearby Somnathpur and...

The Wildlife of Southern India

14 days starting from £2990 per person

Southern Karnataka and northern Kerala form part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest protected area in southern India. Within this reserve are Nagarhole and Bandipur national parks – arguably the region’s finest reserves which support a range...

Karnataka's Hidden Treasures

16 days starting from £3265 per person

Karnataka is India for the aficionado - a land of endless tree-lined roads leading to spectacular historical remains. A microcosm of Indian history, the state is blessed with a mix of influences which this journey aims to capture. Starting in Mysore undertake a specialist heritage walk in the...

Hidden Treasures of the Deccan Plateau

16 days starting from £3340 per person

Standing separate from the regular tourist-trail, the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are at the centre of a staggeringly diverse region few visit. A heady mix of culture and history, this novel itinerary represents a journey of rediscovery with visits to Mysore, spectacular Hampi and the...

A Journey through South India

23 days starting from £3985 per person

Distinct to the north, exotic South India is a melting pot of cultures and religion. Starting in historic Kochi, join the Nilgiri Mountain Railway to Ooty then on to the wonderful coffee plantation retreat of Tranquil. Visit the sandalwood city of Mysore then fly to Tamil Nadu - a land of dusty...

Spices and Sandalwood - A Journey from Mysore to Kochi

17 days starting from £3990 per person

Traversing arguably one of the most beautiful and historic regions of India, this itinerary is a memorable journey from princely Mysore, home to a grand City Palace and monumental Nandi Bull, to the fascinating spice town of Kochi. Time is spent in Nagarhole National Park - arguably the finest in...