One Day Trip to Mysore

One Day Trip to Mysore

1-Day Tour Itinerary from Mysore One-Day Trip

(tour starts and ends at Mysore)

Touring Mysore

Location: Mysore City

Whether you are a tourist or a soulful traveler, if you are keen on traveling to heritage places in India, Mysore is the place you should travel to next. A one-day trip to Mysore will be enchanting and fill your heart with fascinating memories for a lifetime. Formerly known as Mysuru, the City of Palaces changed its name to Mysore in 2014. A city located by the foothills of Chamundi Hills is geographically situated in South-west Karnataka. 

With its captivating history, sturdy monuments, and magnificent royal heritage buildings, Mysore has a lot to offer travelers. Starting from sandalwood, beautiful spice stores, and jaw-dropping architecture to Ashtanga Yoga, a Mysore one-day trip deserves to be on your cards. Being a land of Nawabs and kings, from 1399 to 1947, Mysore was the cultural capital of Karnataka. However, this city needs a trip for a good amount of time; you can plan it in a day. Let’s delve into the 15 must-visit places of Mysore and the cost of the trip. 


Mysore One Day Trip By Tourist Cab Fare

Vehicle TypeFareParking / Entry Fees
Tata Indica 4+11800.00Extra
Toyota Etios, Swift Dzire 4+12200.00Extra
Toyota Innova 7+1 3200.00Extra
Tempo Traveller 12+13800.00Extra

Must-visit Places in Mysore

Your trip to Mysore needs a proper plan since you will take a tour in a day. So, here comes our list for your one-day trip from Mysore. We promise to keep it crisp, interesting, and a quick read.

01: Chamundi Hills (Chamundi Betta)

Your one-day trip to Mysore will take its pace from visiting the Chamundeshwari Temple at the top of the Chamundi Hills. If you go by the accurate map, Mysore is located at the foothills. What makes this spot remarkable is that you can enjoy an entire cityscape from this spot.

02: Statue of Mahishasura

It is one of the most renowned places you should visit in Mysore. During the reign of Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar, he built this colorful statue within the Chamundeshwari temple premises.


03: Nandi Temple

Right inside the Chamundeshwari temple premises, the enormous statue of Nandi made from monolithic granite will surprise you. Since the statue of Mahishasura and Nandi temple is in Chamundeshwari temple, they will be an integral part of your first day in Mysore.


04: Sand Museum

With more than 150 sand sculptures created on 16 special themes, the Sand Museum is a haven for sand sculptures and sand art. It took over 115 trucks to complete the existing artwork. On your way to the Chamundi Hills, you can visit the Sand Museum.

05: Wax Museum

From Albert Einstein to Lionel Messi, you will find the look-alike wax statues of almost every existing genius on earth here. A famous sculptor named Umesh Shetty established this wax museum. 


06: Karanji Lake

Within 2 km of the palace, you can watch the migratory birds and experience boating in Karanji lake.


07: Mysore Zoo

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Mysore is likely to amaze you if you have some interest in more than 1320 strictly conserved animals living in Mysore zoo. 


08: Mysore Palace

Your day trip to Mysore will be incredible as your next destination is Mysore Palace. A special thanks to the British architect, Henry Irwin, who designed this breathtaking piece of architectural wonder. Enjoy the rituals of Dasara in this cultural heritage of Nawabs.

After a marathon sightseeing, it is time to stop by some delicious local food to enjoy a lunch break during your day trip to Mysore.

09: Jaganmohan Palace

It is one of the seven palaces, which belonged to the Wodeyar kings, and presently works as an art gallery and function banquet.

10: Mysore Rail Museum

Mysore Rail Museum, situated in 1979, is just opposite the Central Food Technology and Research Institute on Krishnaraja Sagar road. The history behind Indian railways’ growth, paintings, and photos is fascinatingly presented through graphics in the museum.

11: St. Philomena’s Church

 Also known as St. Joseph’s Cathedral, this neo-Gothic cathedral is considered the second tallest cathedral in Asia. This church shares a close resemblance with Cologne Church, Germany. 

12: Srirangapatna Sightseeing

Do not miss your sightseeing in Srirangapatna because there are too many places to visit. The major attraction is Tipu Sultan fort with its four gates, the KrishnarajaSagar Dam, and the Ranganathaswamy Temple.

13: Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

While discussing the finest architecture in Mysore, Tipu Sultan’s summer palace is the finest specimen located in the Srirangapatna fort. Since this place has turned into a museum gallery now, you will be able to visit it.

14: Bird Sanctuary

Bird Sanctuary: Are you a passionate bird watcher? Visit the Ranganathittu bird sanctuary, established in 1947 by the banks of Kaveri. This sanctuary is home to more than two thousand birds and animals.

15: Brindavan Gardens KRS

Brindavan Gardens KRS: If you feel exhausted after your day trip, you can come down to Brindavan Gardens KRS at Srirangapatna to spend some time in serenity. The cool weather of the evening with a light and sound show will make the end of your day trip memorable.


Expenditure of Mysore One Day Tour Package

If you are coming to Mysore for the first time, you might be thinking that a day trip will be too expensive to afford. However, the reality is a little different. Cabs in Mysore for sightseeing won’t burn a hole in your pocket, and they are reasonable. If you are thinking of a memorable trip with comfort, hiring a cab or any other private car will be a wise idea. As per current rates, Mysore one day tour packages by car will charge you around 1800/-.

You can take a day trip from Mysore in a car and visit the places 150 km from Mysore. Some of the major places are,

One Day Trip From Mysore – By Car

Tourist Places Near Mysore Within 150 Kms

• Bandipur Forest
• Nagarhole National Park
• Shivanasamudra Waterfalls
• Gommateshwara Temple – Shravanabelagola 
• Somnathpur historical places
•  Panchalinga Darshan in Talakadu
• Golden Tibetan Temple 
• Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
• Masinagudi Tiger Forest
• Melukote Temple
• Biligiri Ranga Hills
• Chunchanakatte Waterfalls
• Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary
• Adichunchanagiri Temple

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