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The Best of Mysore/Mysuru, Somnathpur & Srirangapatna in a Day
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The Best of Mysore/Mysuru, Somnathpur & Srirangapatna in a Day

By Hidden Gems Tours
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Ages 4-75, max of 8 per group
Duration: 13h
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Live guide: English
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  • A highly accomplished guide will lead and be with you throughout the 12-13 hour tour.
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Traditional and Authentic Breakfast
  • All Monument entry fees and Admission tickets.
  • Traditional and Authentic Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Central Bengaluru
  • Entry/Admission - Somnathpur Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Mysuru Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Devaraja Market
  • Entry/Admission - Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
What's not included
  • Personal Shopping
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • M G ROAD, METRORAIL STATION, XJF4+WJ9, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Haridevpur, Shanthala Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
    Hotel pick-up and drop-off or M G Road Metrorail Station
Pickup details
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off or M G Road Metrorail Station
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46765P7

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      M G ROAD, METRORAIL STATION
      Or, you can also get picked up
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    • 1
      Ramanagara
      Stop: 45 minutes
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    • 2
      Ramanagara
      Stop: 20 minutes
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    • 3
      Somnathpur Temple
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    • 4
      Mysuru Palace
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    • 5
      Devaraja Market
      Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    • 6
      Srirangapatna
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • 7
      Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
      Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Hidden Gems Tours
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      Bengaluru, India
      Joined in November 2016
    • Carlos M
      0 contributions
      The real Bangalore, amazing experience
      This was an amazing tour, and very good experience overall, from coordination to the tour. My guide was G. Ramesh, he knew very well all city aspects, all history, cool facts, and all streets. All places where there for us, very smooth and easy to visit, I wouldnt have it other way. 100% recomended!!
      Written 18 February 2024
    • Anabela M
      0 contributions
      Insightful and inspiring
      Praveen is a natural storyteller which made this experience all the more worthwhile. The story begins at Cubbon Park and through his words you can imagine the old British neighborhood and army brigades come to life. Lunch spot is certainly local as confirmed by friends and family that lives in Bangalore. The famous banana leaf restaurant was well regarded by locals and was a family favorite to many. Praveen is from Bangalore so not only was this tour historical, he also shared how the city transformed through the decades in his eyes. Will certainly plan a tour with Praveen again if given the chance.
      Written 16 February 2024
    • E4025OVangelal
      0 contributions
      Colourful introduction to Bangalore
      This was a really helpful way to start to understand the city and culture. I was taken to two temples and received a blessing, then the botanical gardens - which are beautiful. We had lunch nearby in a vegetarian restaurant where they served the same food to the entire room at once - and it was really tasty. It was great to try something traditional in a traditional way. In the afternoon we went to Tipu Sultans summer palace and what is left of the wall which once surrounded Bangalore. Finally we went through the market, and the colours were so vibrant. I really enjoyed it.
      Written 16 February 2024
    • E4025OVangelal
      0 contributions
      Stunning Sights
      This was a great tour. I was picked up from the hotel at 6:30am, and we stopped en route for a local breakfast. The Lepakshi temple and area was amazing and well worth the trip. We then called into the astonishing site of the Isha Foundation, before taking in another temple which was a brilliant demonstration of three different architectural styles as the temple was extended. We then went up to the Nandi Hills - and I do recommend the Nandi Hills wine, which was worth the extra cost. We sat by the window next to a stunning view of the plains below. The guide was knowledgeable and I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
      Written 16 February 2024
    • Inspire17163904069
      0 contributions
      Enlightening and Fun
      As a long time resident of Bangalore it was a pleasure doing a tour with Praveen. He was very accommodating with suggestions made by Zafar on our interests and his knowledge of the local history is what stands him apart . Finally got a chance to visit the famed Shivaji military hotel too , definitely an added bonus. Thank you Praveen and looking forward to sending more guests your way.
      Written 14 February 2024
    • nomadd20
      0 contributions
      From temples to markets, good eating too
      Praveen was knowledgeable, experienced, and wonderfully flexible. We wanted a sense of history, and also to eat local food and visit a big market. He managed all of that and more. The huge main market with its flower market heart was extraordinary. And so was our time in Lal Bagh, a Bangalore treasure. Praveen was perfectly tuned in to our needs and the driver was excellent too. We learned a lot and had fun too.
      Written 13 February 2024
    • sivabals
      0 contributions
      Bangalore through the ages
      Fantastic tour primarily because of Lokesh (our guide) who was very knowledgable and good humoured. Learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the other three people on the tour! Only disappointment was the transportation - we expected an air conditioned van with the other three people, but ended up with two vehicles and we got the small sedan.
      Written 6 February 2024
    • Departure37316120752
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      Unforgettable City Tour with an Exceptional Guide
      After a memorable time, touring Mysore with friends, with Praveen I booked his Bangalore city tour. His extensive knowledge of Bangalore's history and global events enriched my day. The well-organized itinerary was both enjoyable and informative. As a nature enthusiast, the botanical garden was the highlight of this trip. Praveen's passion for history and guiding shone through, evident in his thoughtful stops for local treats like jackfruit, banana chips, various grapes, and filter coffee. This tour stands out as one of my best travel experiences, and Praveen's personable and genuine approach makes it a must-book.
      Written 5 February 2024
    • Min-Ji H
      0 contributions
      A wonderful, memorable experience!
      If you wish to explore diverse corners of Bangalore, and delve into its fascinating history and vibrant culture, this tour is it! Praveen, our highly knowledgeable guide, led us to hidden gems throughout the city, explaining their histories behind them. The experience was educational enriching, and the lunch was an absolute highlight!
      Written 27 January 2024
    • vlflnd
      0 contributions
      Complete Bangalore experience
      This was a well organized and enjoyable trip. The guide met me in the hotel in the morning and we drove to the center of Bangalore. I really appreciated the relaxed pace of the tour. The guide did not rush through the itinerary and I had a chance to soak in the atmosphere and take some pictures. The explanations were very clear and Deepak helped me make sense of the basics of Hindu mythology. The highlight of the trip for me was the lunch. The guide took me to a local authentic restaurant where locals families dined and explained about the food and how to eat it. This is something that I would not be able to experience on my own. Overall I was very happy with the tour and it was a day well spent.
      Written 26 January 2024
    • Daydream37687580710
      0 contributions
      Amazing tours and tour guide!
      Praveen of Hidden Gems Tours was incredible. He has so much knowledge about Bangalore’s history and shares it in an accessible and entertaining way. I feel so grateful to have been able to spend the day with him seeing the city he is so passionate about. Do not hesitate to book any tour with Hidden Gems and with Praveen. You will not regret it!
      Written 22 January 2024
    • Daydream37687580710
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      Amazing tour guide and fantastic tour
      Praveen was an incredible tour guide and amazing storyteller. He is passionate about his job and about teaching people the history of Bangalore. I feel so fortunate to have been able to meet him and to learn from him. You will not regret booking a tour with him!
      Written 22 January 2024
    • Nickiwalgett
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      Bengaluru through the eyes of a local
      I had a really wonderful day with Praveen. His knowledge of the history of Bangaluru was outstanding. He delivered his knowledge in such an interesting passionate way. His obvious love of his native area was lovely to experience personally. Praveen provided a different level of experiencing the city of Bangaluru. He offers a great tour that I would recommend for anyone to attend & immerse themselves into the beauties of Bangaluru.
      Written 18 January 2024
    • Freedom49959945139
      0 contributions
      Incredible tour of Bangalore
      Excellent tour that provides a wonderful behind the scenes view of Bangalore. Praveen customizes the tour just for you and seems to have a never ending source of knowledge. Highly recommend taking this tour.
      Written 17 January 2024
    • markaM1625VQ
      0 contributions
      Perfect 1 day tour of Bangalore
      Fanatastic single day tour of Bangalore! Not only was it entertaining, informative and took us to diverse parts of the city, including behind the scenes at a few spots, but the whole day was wrapped in a narrative on the history of Bangalore that gave context to everything we saw from 1000 year old monuments to modern day buildings. We were on a business trip and only had one day to explore, Praveen made the absolute most of it. Highly highly recommend
      Written 17 January 2024
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    JohnOsf1
    San Francisco, CA16 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Business
    Great tour that was well worth the price and time. Praveen, our guide, was passionate about sharing the history of all the sites we visited, very open to answering all our questions, however simple or complex, and a great photographer, who knew just where and when to take great shots. He also was very attentive to the group’s dietary restrictions and selected a lunch spot that accommodated everyone’s tastes. All in all, a great day. Would highly recommend.
    Written 19 February 2024
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    James S
    Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    This wasn’t simply a trip to Mysore palace. Praveen enhanced this with wonderful food choices for breakfast and lunch, some off the beaten track visits which really added to the trip. Good pace to the trip, always moving along without it feeling too intense. If your in and around Bangalore I would recommend this trip and if and when we’re back in Bangalore I’ll be in touch to see what else Praveen can help us with.
    Written 17 February 2024
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    Culture34394417985
    3 contributions
    Jan 2024 • Family
    We were in Bangalore for the first time and booked three trips with Praveen. We wanted to see both the city and the surrounding area and learn more about it. Praveen is a dear, cordial guide who knows a lot and has partly led us to places far away from mass tourism. We didn't have to queue anywhere for a long time at the tourist places and we always felt in good hands. Praveen is very generous and has a good heart. We had a wonderful time and can highly recommend his excursions. Thank you very much for the great time!
    Written 15 February 2024
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    Keh-Fei L
    4 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Family
    Impressed with the artisitc presentation and technical prowess of the ancient carving and statures in Somnathpur temple. Our guide Prqveen is very knowledgable about history, and culture. He is also very personable.
    Written 15 February 2024
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    Eric de Mello
    Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    Praveen was an excellent guide! With a deep understanding of Indian history and politics, he's not only warm and approachable but also makes the tour incredibly valuable. If you're keen on exploring fascinating historic and cultural sites in the Mysore area with insights into their context, this tour is an excellent choice. Additionally, it unexpectedly takes you to beautiful rural areas, adding to the overall experience. It was indeed a fantastic day!
    Written 3 February 2024
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    Guide01475349425
    1 contribution
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    School trip with group of 4 students and 2 staff
    An early 6.30am start, followed by a long informative drive out of Bengalaru, learning about the history of the city and its passing landmarks from our guide Pradeep Kools. Pradeep kept us entertsined all day, with long tales, jokes and his pragmatic views on life.
    Pradeep was very accommoding. He took the time to explain the Indian vegetables that we were unfamiliar with. He fitted in the coracle rude which was extra. He made arrangements to meet my family friend along the route and took me to a government approved shop to buy silk to make into a dress.

    A fabulous day, well worth the cost. Will definitely recommend it.

    We ate a delicious South Indian breakfast, saw the gathering of silk cocoons ready for auctioning, visited: the 13th century (built 1268) Hindu Temple at Somnathpur, the Mysore Palace, local flower and veg market before stopping for lunch at the River Cauvery (a sacred Hindu river), where we also took a coracle boat ride. The coracle is used for fishing. The afternoon saw us visit the Tipu Sultan landmarks, the fort, his grave, the water gate (a secret entry into the Fort), and his Summer Palace with its very beautiful wall paintings.
    Written 2 February 2024
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    David444
    USA52 contributions
    Had an amazing day tour experience in Mysore with freelance guide Raghunath (Raaghu) MS. Our extraordinary experience included Shri Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore Palace, fruit/vegetable/flower market and other unique experiences. Raaghu is an articulate, highly knowledgeable and delightful guide that I highly recommend.
    Written 31 January 2024
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    Climber49926853386
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Family
    We took the Mysore tour as a way to explore more than just Bengaluru‘s city center and enrichen our experiences also in the rural areas of south india. This tour is an absolute must for everybody who wants to really get to know indian culture.

    Our guide Praveen was exceptionally knowledgeable and a really awesome person. He made sure that we had the best possible trip on that day!

    Additionally to the interesting and fascinating cultural sights we also head great food in various local places which were delicious. We‘d suggest everyone who wants to see more of india then just some bucket list tourist attractions to take part in this awesome trip
    Written 30 January 2024
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    Seaside37836506106
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Solo
    It was my first trip to India, and I was there for business, but wanted to make a point of seeing more than just Bangalore. So glad I took this tour - it gave me a great picture of life outside the city, brought some needed moments of tranquility after a week in the bustling city, and introduced me to some beautiful historical gems. If you have just a day or two to explore, don’t miss this!

    Praveen was kind, energetic, knowledgeable, and attentive. He noticed I was particularly drawn to the animals we drove by and just decided to pull over on the side of the road to take a closer look. The result: I got to hold a two-week-old goat - a real highlight for me!

    The best thing about the tour was seeing the day-to-day of the area: the carts transporting huge piles of sugar cane to the sugar mill, the motorcycles with big bags of silkworm cocoons on their way to the auction, and the livestock, whose horns had been recently decorated to celebrate the yearly harvest festival.

    I also loved our breakfast spot, where I got to check off a bunch more South Indian foods from my list of things to try.

    In terms of historical sights, the Somnathpur temple was definitely my favorite, and we were there early enough that it wasn’t too crowded. I wish I could retain all of the knowledge Praveen shared - I learned so much!

    This tour is an investment, but as a solo traveler, it was totally worth it to have Praveen navigate the systems, etiquette, and tourist traps for me, not to mention the roads. There are many other amazing things I saw that I didn’t mention here - you’ll have to take the tour to find out!
    Written 28 January 2024
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    Vladimir L
    Sammamish, WA4 contributions
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    It was a packed day with unique experiences. I enjoyed the pace of the tour. We did not waste time at tourist traps and had plenty of time to enjoy all the sights without a rush.

    The day started with breakfast and unlike many other operators, Praveen took us to a place where locals had breakfast. There were so many meals I tried for the first time in my life...

    On the way to Mysore we stopped by an amazing temple. This was the highlight of the trip for me. I have never seen anything like that. It is beautiful, very well preserved and has more sculptures than I've ever seen. The guide pointed to a lot of details I would've missed otherwise.

    It was interesting to see rural India on the way and I appreciated Praveen stopping the car for pictures.

    The Mysore palace is much more grand than I expected. Praveen added a lot of color to the place through stories and explanations.

    We then had a delightful lunch and finished the day with a Summer Palace that was, though not as grand, still interesting. Praveen made it so much more interesting by connecting the people who stayed there and who were depicted there with the well known world history.
    Written 26 January 2024
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