Mysore in Karnataka, South India, is a small city that packs in itself some of the greatest historical moments of India’s colonial past and beyond.In order to taste and see the best of Mysore, you would need at least a couple of days, as the tourist attractions are far more than the Mysore Palace. The city is pulsating with life, colours and a lot of cultural heritage.
Coorg is not a very conventional travel destination. It is synonymous with Indian coffee and an offbeat resort for tourists, who have a natural knack to know about the life story of a cuppa coffee. Coorg is known for stays at the homes of the owners of the coffee plantations who then let you explore the journey of coffee pods from the plants to your cup.
Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, is worth a visit not only for its tech-savvy character, but also for being one of the liveliestcities in India. The biggest attraction of Bangalore to people travelling in the rest of the South is the mild and pleasant climate that persists there throughout the year. Bangalore can be a terrific attraction for both a weekend trip, as well as a longer stay.
Mysore – The Land of Palaces, of Tipu Sultan and History Unfolding
Any Mysore Coorg tour package must have at least a couple of days stay planned in Mysore. Some of the must-see spots here include:
- Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery – A palace turned museum in 1875, the art gallery houses some of the most fantastic paintings and other artistic creations like a musical clock. The entry fees are INR 20 and you are not allowed to take your camera, mobile with cameras inside.
- Mysore Palace – This is the major attraction of Mysore. The palace is set amidst a large garden. The place looks even more beautiful when the entire building lights up in bright look on holidays, Dussehra and the Sundays. You can enjoy the exotic beauty of the palace and the surrounding gardens by paying an amount of INR 20. Cameras are not allowed inside the palace.
- Brindavan Garden–This is also a major tourist attraction. Built near the KrishnarajaSagar Dam, this exquisite garden has some wonderful musical fountains.
While in Mysore, you can also visit the Ranganatha Temple, St. Philomen’s Church, the Chamundi Temple and the Karanji Lake Nature Park. The Mysore Zoo can be a great place to visit for the kids.
Coorg – Visit for the Coffee and the Wilderness
Located at a distance of about 250 km from Bangalore, Coorg, also nicknamed the Scotland of India, must be visited for its:
- Exotic coffee plantations
- The romantic Iruppu Falls and Abbey Falls
- The Nagarhole National Park and Dubare Elephant Camp
- The Golden Temple or NamdrolingNyingmapa Monastery
- The Raja’s Seat
Although mentioned at the very end, you’re Bangalore Mysore Coorg package trip must start at Bangalore, which is easily accessible from any major place in the world by air. You can visit the various tourist destinations and have some good tour operators get the tickets and hotel accommodations booked in advance for the rest of the trip to enjoy a seamless and hassle-free tour of Mysore and Coorg after Bangalore.