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Heritage Tour of Mysore,Srirangapatana & Somanathpur with Breakfast & Lunch provided by Hidden Gems Tours

Heritage Tour of Mysore,Srirangapatana & Somanathpur with Breakfast & Lunch

Heritage Tour of Mysore,Srirangapatana & Somanathpur with Breakfast & Lunch
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Duration:
13h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    13h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by private air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Central Bengaluru
  • Service of a Cultural/Heritage Expert for the duration of the Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • All entry Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura
  • Entry/Admission - Mysuru Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Devaraja Market
  • Entry/Admission - Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
Exclusions
  • Personal Shopping
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
13h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (From central Bangalore area only) or M G Road Metrorail Station
  • M G ROAD, METRORAIL STATION, XJG4+6MH, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India Hotel pick-up and drop-off (From central Bangalore area only) or M G Road Metrorail Station
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Language English only
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Wheelchair not accessible
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by private air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Central Bengaluru
  • Service of a Cultural/Heritage Expert for the duration of the Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • All entry Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura
  • Entry/Admission - Mysuru Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Devaraja Market
  • Entry/Admission - Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
Exclusions
  • Personal Shopping
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (From central Bangalore area only) or M G Road Metrorail Station
  • M G ROAD, METRORAIL STATION, XJG4+6MH, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India Hotel pick-up and drop-off (From central Bangalore area only) or M G Road Metrorail Station
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
13h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Language English only
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Wheelchair not accessible
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    M G ROAD, METRORAIL STATION
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ramanagara
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Mysuru Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Devaraja Market
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Srirangapatna
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Helen
Oakland, CA7 contributions
Apr 2022
You know how in every community, there's that one uncle who seems to know everyone and everything that's going on? I think Praveen is that uncle. Our day was packed, but incredibly memorable. We ended up going to two different restaurants (both delicious), a village where a flock of painted storks have been nesting for the last 300 years, and of course all of the tourist landmarks in our itinerary. He has a very deep knowledge of the history of the region, and I enjoyed all of our conversations together. Praveen goes above and beyond--I highly recommend this tour for anyone who has time to take a day trip out of Bangalore.
Written 19 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dave
5 contributions
Mar 2020
My wife and I were traveling through Bengaluru and I had found this tour that was well-reviewed and it is with good reason. Praveen started by offering flexibility in our tour date, he picked us up at the hotel and had a very thoughtful, well paced trip that visited some great spots. He has an intimate relationship with many folks at these stops and was able to get us through each with ease, delivering a very personal experience. He knew the right places to take pictures, the right people to talk to at the palace, details and extensive history that takes years to understand and be able to pass along to us tourists. I can imagine that some details would be overlooked by the locals.

The food stops were authentic but amazing, providing the right amount of a true day in the life experience and a full belly to get through the day. I will suggest this tour to everyone in the area without hesitation. You must understand that it is a full day of driving, but to 5 or 6 individual, historical one of a kind experiences that, spaced apart as Praveen has laid out in the itinerary, you can easily lose track of time.

Truly a great experience. Thank you Praveen.
Written 9 March 2020
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Jennifer P
53 contributions
Jan 2020
What made this tour very special is because of the owner and the tour guide, Praveen. He is very passionate in explaining the history and what the places has to offer. It is not just about touring the places and having your picture taken. Praveen is able share his love for India which results to one's acquisition of knowledge through the tour experience.

When Praveen picked me up from the hotel and the first time we chatted in person, you get a feeling that it will definitely be an amazing day because of the positive attitude and sensing that he is knowledgeable in what he does, makes you feel that you're in good hands.

What's good with this tour is that despite the long drive (160 kms), Praveen has created an itinerary where you stop an hour or so to visit a place which makes it feel that it's not a long drive. Day started with a delectable local breakfast which we thoroughly enjoyed. Then off to a silk cocoon market where it was my first time to be able to see and hold such.

Next stop was the most memorable one for me, the Chennakeshava Temple, also referred to as Kesava Temple of Belur. It is a 12th-century Hindu temple which was commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 CE. The temple was built over three generations and took 103 years to finish. It was said to be repeatedly damaged and plundered during wars, repeatedly rebuilt and repaired over its history. I am speechless and amazed when I was touching the stones. It gave me goosebumps when I was viewing and appreciating the intricate carvings on the exterior and interior walls of the temple. It's been more than a week and I can still vividly remember how beautiful it looks and how it felt when I touched it.

Then off to the beautiful Mysore Palace and Tipu Sultan Palace where the paintings are full of history and one gets to appreciate what their ancestors experienced in the olden days. A flavorful lunch at Hotel Mayura with a river view gave us some time to sit down, relax and enjoyed the local food. Since this was away from the crowd, I enjoyed the peace and quiet while looking at the river.

Overall, I would very much encourage you to join this tour. I have joined it in my last weekend for a one month stay in Bangalore. And I wished that i have discovered Hidden Gems earlier as I would definitely want to join their other tour packages. That's how impressed I am with their services.
Written 9 February 2020
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Lindsay M
Erie, CO6 contributions
Feb 2020
Going on a day trip to Mysore & Srirangapatana with Praveen was such an awesome, memorable experience. I’ve done other tours when in BLR for work and this absolutely blew the others away. Praveen is just such a wonderful host and we thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with him. If you’re interested in architecture & history you will definitely enjoy the itinerary, which contrasts a 10th century temple, the Mysore palace, and the Tipu Sultan summer palace. But all the other stops in between were equally as enjoyable — from breakfast at a little cafe to a silk market to another market to a special experience at the palace :) to lunch by a beautiful river to all the sights along the road on the way to the entertaining way traffic works when you’re outside the city. :D I can’t thank you enough Praveen!
Written 26 February 2020
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Pete K
5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
What a wonderful experience. We couldn’t decide if we wanted to make a trek the Taj or stay and visit more local sites. We are so glad that Braveen gave us such an awesome day of adventure to Mysore. He is so knowledgeable about cultural, historical, geographical and agricultural aspects of life here. He is a sixth generation Hindu Bangalorian. He made everything come alive. We saw silk cocoon plant, drove through small villages, feasted on the lushness of rice paddies, admired migrating birds building nests in a small village. All this on the way to visit multiple temples and palaces. Mysore is gorgeous. When we stopped to enjoy meals he asked what our preferences were and took the task of ordering for us. Everything was delicious - especially when eating with our fingers (forks there for those of you wish!). It was a truly enjoyable day and we were able to relax and listen to the music of our choice as he drove us to the front door of our hotel after a long, 13 hour day. We highly recommend this tour. Braveen is a man who loves what he is doing and it shows!

Braveen, may God bless you, your wife and girls -ay you sing fun songs with them in the car too!
Written 27 January 2020
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Hong L
2 contributions
Jan 2020
We went with Praveen on a city tour of Bangalore and super impressed with his knowledge of Indian history, customs, and attention to detail. He catered to our tastes and we did not feel at all rushed through the process. We had booked the Bangalore City tour and had a chance to visit the gardens, temples, and markets within Bangalore.

Beyond the structures, we wanted to get an impression and appreciation for the culture and history. If you book the tour, insist on Praveen! Fully recommend him for his knowledge, patience, and professionalism through the entire experience.
Written 15 January 2020
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CareyB
3 contributions
Jan 2020
One of the best organized tours I have ever been on. Our tour guide Praveen was very knowledgeable and answered all of our many questions. All of the sights were interesting, but the temple at Srirangapatna was absolutely amazing. The temple had an incredible amount of meticulous detail - all hand carved in stone. Breakfast was delicious with multiple opportunities to try the local cuisine - the platters just kept coming! For lunch, we stopped at a beautiful restaurant located in a shady spot on the river. Again, multiple courses appeared and our group was tempted to spend the rest of the day right there. Highly recommend this tour for an enjoyable way to see the sights.
Written 3 February 2020
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Sarah from Rome
12 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
The whole experience was a real treat from start to finish. My best day out in India this time around. I visited the cocoon market which was very unusual and memorable. The breakfast stop came just in time as I was getting hungry. Praveens unassuming manner and vast knowledge of history, geography and socio-political issues kept all aspects of the temple visit and palace visit fascinating. We talked about so many different subjects all day. The little village where the storks nest high in the trees was a delight to visit contrasting in its simplicity to the vast wealth of the palace in Mysore, where the opulence is truly breathtaking. Praveen offers this nice balance between the obvious tourist attractions and the more obscure places which are also fascinating like this simple environmentally friendly hamlet and the silk cocoon auction house. Despite an early start it was a day full of wonder.
Written 15 May 2022
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Thomas Kilmer
1 contribution
Mar 2020
I was going to visit Mysore and was on the fence about whether to book a tour or just rent a car and go myself. I ended up booking this tour and I can't believe I almost missed out on this experience. Praveen makes the trip amazing through his deep knowledge of all the sites, careful selection of authentic destinations, and energetic + passionate personality. He truly loves what he does and is a super interesting guy. It's hard to put into words what made this tour so great, but that's how you know it's something truly special and not to be missed. Thanks for the amazing time Praveen!
Written 27 March 2020
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Charles
Diksmuide, Belgium1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
Despite our superficial knowledge about Indian history, Praveen could explain everything we wanted to know and beyond. Very friendly, honest and intelligent guide who knows the best spots in Karnataka. Food was delicious as well. Also, the surprise element at the end was AWESOME!
Written 21 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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