The quaint ‘city of palaces’, Mysore continues to retain its old-world charm and the royal splendour that was the trademark of the Wodeyar dynasty. Renowned for its heritage structures and magnificent palaces, this beautiful city is visited by tourists from far and wide. The Golden Chariot train will take you on a joyride from Bangalore to Mysore wherein you can feast your eyes over the verdant terrain and a magical sunset. No experience comes close to visiting Mysore on a gorgeous palace on wheels, The Golden Chariot. Designed to cater to your every need, this one-of-a-kind luxury train is equipped with all modern amenities and gives every traveller a taste of the finer things in life. Ready to explore Mysore in all its glory? You can get details on the Golden Chariot Bangalore to Mysore fare and the ‘Pride of Karnataka with Goa’ itinerary on www.goldenchariot.org.
To know more about the places you can visit during The Golden Chariot tour of Mysore, read ahead.
Mysore Palace: Get ready to be swept off your feet by the breathtaking beauty of the Mysore Palace, the royal residence of the Wodeyar dynasty. Effortlessly dominating the skyline of Mysore, the world-famous Mysore Palace bears testimony to the brilliance of the Indo – Saracenic style of architecture. One of the biggest palaces in the country, it embodies the undying and indomitable spirit of its people as it continues to stand tall even after being demolished multiple times. To hear the captivating tale of this palace’s rise and fall and rise again, you must undertake an unforgettable journey on The Golden Chariot. And that’s not all. The second half of day 2 of this remarkable journey comes with an optional visit to Srirangapatna in Mandaya town.
Srirangapatna: Roughly 18 kms away from Mysore is the historic island town of Srirangapatna, situated amidst the serene Cauvery river. The erstwhile capital of legendary rulers Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, it is home to some of the most spectacular architectural masterpieces of Hoysala and Vijayanagar styles. Another major tourist attraction of this beautiful town is the Ranganathaswamy temple, one of the largest temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. From temples to tombs, from palaces to military warehouses; Srirangapatna boasts of astounding architectural beauty. Not to be left behind, the natural wonders of this place are no less. With magical waterfalls and holy rivers, the town is a visual delight. Add to this the aura of spirituality and serenity that engulfs the place and you get a lethal combination that no tourist can resist. Still not convinced? Here are a few more places you can explore by yourself on day 2 of your The Golden Chariot journey.
- Brindavan Gardens: Modelled after the famous Shalimar gardens of Kashmir, these beautiful grounds should be visited in the evening for a spectacular view of colourful water fountains.
- Mysore Zoo: One of the biggest zoological gardens in India, this archaic zoo was established in 1892 by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar and it is home to a gamut of endangered and exotic species.
- Shuka Vana: A unique park, the Shuka Vana provides shelter to more than 2000 birds and also serves as a rehabilitation centre for abused, injured and abandoned birds.
- Karanji Lake: Spanning over 90 acres, this mesmerising lake is surrounded by a butterfly park and an aviary, which is the biggest walk-through aviary in the country.
- GRS Fantasy Park: This exciting amusement park is perfect to hang out with friends & family while trying out a ride or two.
Don’t miss this golden opportunity to visit the colourful cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore, aboard the finest and luxurious palace on wheels, The Golden Chariot. To know more about The Golden Chariot tours and travels covering Mysore, visit www.goldenchariot.org.