After breakfast, drive to Mysuru, stopping en routeat Srirangapatna.
The former capital of one of Karnataka’s bravest sons, Srirangapatna is set within and around the ruins of the mighty Tipu Sultan’s fort which encompasses the north bank of the River Cauvery and is considered to be the second strongest fort in India. The celebrated 9th century Ranganathaswamy Temple dominates the town, making Srirangapatna one of the most important Vaishnavite centres of pilgrimage in South India.
The erstwhile princely state of Mysuru, the seat of the Wodeyar rulers, was renamed Karnataka in 1973. Under the Wodeyars, Mysuru became the grand centre for art, architecture, culture, and literature. Home to the Wodeyars, the Indo-Saracenic Mysuru Palace built in 1912 is a treasure trove of art antiques and rare collectibles.
Revealing its delights languidly, Mysuru today is a place of beauty and refinement; a gently devout, highly literate, and quietly captivating city that continues to remain enmeshed in glorious old-world charm, tradition, and elegance.
Return to Bengaluru.
Overnight in Bengaluru.