Road Trip to Mysore – Four Top Detours
A road trip to the royal city of Mysore includes many cultural and scenic destinations on the way. Enjoy a blend of natural experiences and fascinating history lessons as you discover some of the popular sites en-route to Mysore.
The easy availability of Bangalore to Mysore cabs makes it an easy tour to plan. Here are some of the interesting spots you can visit on the way.
Just 15 km away from Mysore, Srirangapatna is an ideal stop for history and culture enthusiasts. The town is a river island and features many famous landmarks, many of which are associated with the reigns of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, which punctuated the 330-year reign of the Wadiyars at the end of the 18th century.
One of the greatest battles of the 18th century was fought at Srirangapatna; one that arguably started the total dominance of the British in the region, as Tipu Sultan and his forces bravely fought and fell in 1799.
Famous landmarks around the town include the ancient Ranganathaswamy Temple and the mausoleum of Tipu Sultan. Spare some time to walk around in the gardens of the Daria DaulatBagh and witness the architecture of the summer palace.
A serene sight greets you at the confluence of three rivers near Srirangapatna – the Cauvery, Hemavati, and Lokapavani. The site is a good place for photography or just to relax in the beautiful natural landscape. Pilgrims come and take holy dips here, and find magic in these waters.
Some of the other attractions here include a temple dedicated to the holy site. There are also eateries where you can grab a quick snack before resuming the trip to Mysore.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Step into an avian paradise at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, which consists of islets on the gushing Kaveri, providing habitat to many rare birds. The bird sanctuary falls on the route of many migratory birds who head down from their northern homes. Boat rides are a favourite activity for many visitors.
The pristine, verdant landscape is perfect for photography enthusiasts. Well-manicured gardens and a pleasant walkway on the banks of the Kaveri also add to the essence of the place. This picturesque location is also critical for the conservation of many species. It is a perfect nature stop on your Mysore road trip.
We all remember the booming dialogues of Gabbar Singh in the ’70s blockbuster Sholay or certain scenes from another famous movie – A Passage to India, both with a Ramanagara connection. The rocky, wild west setting that has been immortalized on screen is just a few kilometres away from Bangalore on the Mysore highway. That is not its only claim to fame. The rock formations and scrubland jungles provide a great stage for a hike and some adventure activities like zip lining, rock climbing, and rappelling.
The sheer diversity of these Mysore detours, from desert-like rocky landscapes to wetlands full of life and old forts, gives you a glimpse of the many faces of Karnataka, and you would have barely scratched the surface.
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