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Duration: 2 Days
Distance Cycled: 50 Km
Accommodation: Homestay / 2-3 star hotels
Mysore the Royal city of the Diwans, Sultans and many kings holds within itself a mosaic of ornamental palaces which are listed as a World Heritage site, gardens, boulevards and colorful, planned markets that brought traders from all around the world. Thriving as a capital for sandalwood, premium silks and incense and now drawing many travellers and yoga practitioners for its reputation as one of the best schools for Ashtanga Yoga. The Royal Mysore City Tour is a 2 day guided tour from Bangalore to Mysore with a mix of experiences starting from visiting the famed Toy factory in Channapatna, a bird sanctuary in Ranganatittu the countryside and savour the flavours on day one. The next day you wake up to an invigorating yoga session and ride about exploring the Heritage city of Mysore. As with any Unventured experience we’ve added a good mix of local cuisine, hands on experiences at a silk weaving unit, a walk through a sandal wood oil factory and many opportunities to interact with the locals and learn their way of life.
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This trail is recommended for the traveller who wants to take the pace of the cycle to explore a region. Interact with local communities; learn about the local way of life. The trail is easy with some short off terrain trails and easy gradient. The love for the outdoors and willingness to explore is all it takes.
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We begin the day early, you will be picked up from a central location in Bangalore. The drive toward Srirangapatna takes upto 2 hrs and 30 minutes. We will stop over for an authentic South Indian breakfast enroute and visit the Toy factory in Channapatna. The region is famed for its colorful wooden toys that are a source of income to many households in the tiny village where they export some of their wares to international shores. A visit to a home industry introduces you to their way of life and skill that is passed on from generations. Our next stop is Srirangapatna where we will start our ride visiting the famed Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary, Ranganatha Swamy temple that dates back to the 12 century and ride along stopping by the many iconic sites that marked the reign of Tipu Sultan and his sultanate. Evening at leisure to spend at the Bangle and Flower market with a food walk savoring the many treats that Mysore has to offer, alternatively and based on the group’s interest we can drive for a panoramic view of the city from Chamundi Hills.
Accommodation Type: Overnight at a homestay.
The day begins bright and early with a yoga session, a physical, mental and spiritual practice that has its roots in ancient India. Breakfast is a healthy Ayurvedic fare that roots back to the ancient forms of cooking. Post a hearty breakfast we ride back to our homestay, freshen up and gear up to explore the heritage city of Mysore on a bicycle. The Ambavilas Palace, St Philomena’s church, the royal art museum and the oriental museum bring together a wholesome insight into the royals and their way of life. Lunch is a traditional South Indian fare served on plantain leaf. Post lunch we drive back to Bangalore, visiting the Mysore Silk emporium and the Sandalwood oil factory.
The tour will be supported by a well-trained mechanic and a well equipped repair kit with essential spares, a support vehicle will trail the participants at all times. If you wish to rest you can always use the vehicle to rest up and drive to the destination.
A full sized first aid kit will be carried during the trip. Our tour leaders have appropriate wilderness first-aid training and are experienced in dealing with a range of medical problems associated with adventure travel. We also recommend that you bring your own personal medication as prescribed by your doctor.
We are obsessed with the safety of our guests and as an adventure trail the risk of injuries is higher than most other travel journeys. We follow a strict guideline in managing the pace of the group. We are well versed with the challenges faced by travelers and we have in-depth information on possible places to reach out to for medical aid in the event of an emergency. You will be instructed each day on the trail, what to expect, do’s and don’ts so you do not put your lives at risk and affect the fellow travellers’ tour experience. Although we indemnify ourselves and our staff from the legalities of any life threatening events through a “Declaration” document, your safety is of utmost importance to us and we will take every possible precaution keeping in mind your wellbeing.
|We do not schedule weekend tours. We will organise it for you if you are a group of 4 or more on a date convenient for you.|
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