If you're looking for a day packed with things to see and do (and eat!), go for this tour!
This tour includes many interesting stops, and Praveen the guide is very keen to make sure the tour is a great experience, making most of any additional elements that can be added to the itinerary - so we e.g. stopped to see nesting painted storks en route. The breakfast and lunch were absolutely delicious too! If you have a full day to take a look around outside Bengaluru, this tour is a great and easy option to fit in a lot of activities :)
Amazing trip with excellent local perspective and attention to detail. The restaurants and transportation was top notch. Praveen was a wonderful guide. A must do tour when you have an extra day in Bangalore.
I was in Bangalore on a business school trip, and the four of us who took the day trip to Mysore, Srirangapatana and Somanathpur counted the experience as the major highlight of our travels! Our guide Praveen had a depth of knowledge about every spot we visited, sharing interesting historical context and pointing out details beyond what was written in my Lonely Planet guidebook, and gave us access to some attractions that would have been impossible to see on our own - such as the country's largest silk cocoon auction house. The vehicle was spacious and comfortable, and some of my best memories of the day were simply looking out the window at farmland, navigating around oxen-led wagons loaded with sugar cane. And last but not least, the FOOD!! Praveen ordered for us at each restaurant, introducing us to regional delicacies that we would have never thought to try on our own. My mouth is watering just thinking about the sweet dosa with roasted coconut we ate at breakfast, and the hot, fresh Mysore pak that we snacked on before lunch. In addition to being a great guide, Praveen was an attentive photographer, and sent us over 50 photos to commemorate our day.
Do yourself a favor and book this tour! You will be so glad that you did - it is worth every penny.
Hi, I took this tour as a day trip from Bangalore to visit some interesting sites in Mysore and it was great choice. The tour company setup a car with a driver and a very knowledge guide to pick me up at the hotel. I shared the car with another tourist sitting as well in the back seat. The travel was very comfortable, we stop in several places and it was very well organized, a lot of things to see and well explained by the guide. My only suggestion for future is maybe to spend more time with the Elephants in Mysore, this was the highlight of the tour for me and for my other tourist companion, but because there were a lot of things to see we both thought it felt too short, the lunch was great in a beautiful place by the river and the driver was great taking us back to our hotels in Bangalore. Excellent tour and company just as suggestion I would spend less time in lunch or the fort, but more time with the Elephants as that is an unforgettable experience.