The Royalty and Wildlife Trail(3 Nights)

Bangalore, Mysore, Nagarhole, Bangalore

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Nagarhole National Park
Nagarhole National Park
Elephant Camp
Spotted Deer
On a boat Safari
Coracle Ride
Boat Safari Jetty
Night View of the Mysore Palace (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Mysore Palace lit up
Jaganmohan Palace (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Tiger at the Zoo
Giraffe at the Mysore Zoo (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Inside the Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Chennakesava Temple Somnathpura (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Chamundeshwari Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Nandi Bull Temple
St Philomenas Church (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Mysore Palace by the Day
Rangnathittu Boating
Brindaban Garden
Karanji Lake (Photo Courtesy: Nagesh Kamath)
Rail Museum Mysore (photo Courtesy: Ranjithsiji)
Train Wheels (Photo Courtesy: Ranjithsiji)
Oriental Research Institute (Photo Courtesy: Nishanth Gowda)
Jayalaxmi Vilas Mansion (Photo Courtesy: Sarvagnya)
Venugopala Swamy Temple (Photo Courtesy: Doc.aneesh)
Gommatagiri Bahubali Statue - Photo Courtesy Rajan Thambehalli

This Royalty and Wildlife Trails takes you to Mysore, a renowned heritage destination known for Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo, Brindavan gardens etc and Nagarahole, one of the best wildlife experiences in India, renowned for its scenic wildlife safaris, birdlife and Leopard sightings.


Mysore(2) - Nagarhole(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Mysore. En route visit Srirangapatna
  • Day-2 Excursion in and around Mysore – Nagarahole Wildlife Park
  • Day-3 Day tour to Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarahole National Park
  • Day-4 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Mysore - Mysore Palace (1.00 kms), Mysore Zoo (3.00 kms), Chamundeshwari Temple (13.00 kms), Brindavan Gardens (19.00 kms), The Gumbaz (21.00 kms)

Nagarhole - Nagarhole National Park (0.50 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bangalore Departure - Bangalore
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to explore plantations / hillside areas could look for extension at Coorg (renowned for Coffee Plantations).

  • Bangalore to Mysore -150 kms (3 hrs)
  • Mysore to Nagarhole -80 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Nagarhole to Bangalore -220 kms (5.5 hrs)

Bangalore - Mysore(2) - Nagarhole(1) - Bangalore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Mysore. En route visit Srirangapatna Arrival at Mysore enroute visit Srirangapatna’s famous historical site, The Gumbaz (Tippu Sultan’s Tomb) and Sangama (confluence of the three tributaries of River Cauvery). In the evening, take a walk across famous Brindavan Garden and KRS Dam.

Day-2 Excursion in and around Mysore – Nagarahole Wildlife Park Proceed to Chamundi Hills, Mysore Zoo and Mysore Palace. In the afternoon, proceed to Nagarhole en route Wildlife Park(Nagarhole).

Day-3 Day tour to Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarahole National Park Proceed for a full day tour of Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary Nagarhole National Park, Irupa falls, rivers and explore the surrounding hills.

Day-4 Departure Departure for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Mysore :

  • Mysore Palace - Mysore palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after Taj Mahal with more than 2.7 million visitors. The architectural style of the palace is commonly described as Indo-Saracenic but it is a blend of many other architectural styles. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. The palace is 3 storied and entry fee is required to enter. Tourists are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace. Every autumn, the Palace is the venue for the famous Mysore Dasara festival with the elephant procession on Dussera day being the most sought after event.

  • Mysore Zoo - Mysore Zoo (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 245-acre zoo located near the palace in Mysore. It was established under royal patronage in 1892 making it one of the oldest zoos in the world. It is home to a wide range of species and one of the major tourist attractions.

  • Chamundeshwari Temple - The Chamundeshwari Temple is an ancient Devi temple (12th - 17th Century) located on the top of Chamundi Hills. The temple is impressive from an architectural sense and considered a pilgrimage destination being considered one of the 18 main Shaktipeetha temples.

  • Brindavan Gardens - Brindavan Garden is a large garden next to the Dam built on cauvery and a major tourist attraction. The main attraction of the park is the musical fountain in which bursts of water are synchronised to the music of songs. There is also a lake within the garden with boating facilities available for visitors

  • The Gumbaz - The Gumbaz is a mausoleum built by Tipu Sultan in Srirangapatna, as a tribute to his father Hyder Ali and later even his and his family members tombs were added to it. Gol Gumbaz is a fine piece of Islamic architectural style.

Nagarhole :

  • Nagarhole National Park - Nagarhole (popularly known as Kabini") represents one of the best park experiences in India. Coracle ride, elephant training camp visit & elephant ride, boat ride, Jeep safaris comprise some of the activities in and around the park area.

Destination Overview

Bangalore - Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest Software and ITES (IT Enabled services) center in the world. Bangalore is unofficially now considered as one of the metro cities of India (Alongwith Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).

Mysore - Mysore is a heritage destination and well visited for the Mysore Palace and located most centrally to visit a wide ranging destinations around it.

Nagarhole - Nagarhole (Or Rajiv Gandhi National Park) at 80 kms from Mysore is one of the best-managed parks in South India offering a very good park experience.

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  • Bangalore to Mysore -150 kms (3 hrs)
  • Mysore to Nagarhole -80 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Nagarhole to Bangalore -220 kms (5.5 hrs)

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  • Bangalore to Mysore -150 kms (3 hrs)
  • Mysore to Nagarhole -80 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Nagarhole to Bangalore -220 kms (5.5 hrs)

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