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The Mysuru “Maharaja” Walk
Walk the path lead by the ingenuity of the Maharajahs of Mysuru. On this half day walk, let us take you through their innovative political systems, their contribution in the economic, banking, and educational sectors. The Maharajah’s interest in the arts and architecture led to the making of a Royal city that was once the capital of the state of Karnataka. To date, Mysuru is considered a model city for its ideal infrastructure and astute ways of using its resources. You also get to try the local flavors in the form of its cuisine and famed Mysuru nugget coffee. The Maharajah walk is ideal for travelers who want to make the most of their time in the Royal city.
Some of the experiences on the tour are
Who can do this tour?
This tour will guide you along the many milestones created by the Maharajahs of Mysuru. This is an ideal tour for anyone who is keen to understand the rich history, culture, and way of life of the Mysoreans. Your guide will fill you in on anecdotes, stories, and quirks of the Maharajah’s that came to make Mysuru the Royal city.
Physically, this is not an intensive walk. You will be walking about 5 kilometres in distance making it doable for anyone who wishes explore Mysuru by foot. Just be warned of a lot of people and bustling streets. What you will experience is a fun-filled walk with a local open to sharing with you a bounty of diverse experiences.
Please read the Cancellation Policy thoroughly before you make a booking.
8:00 AM: Meet in front of the Amba Vilas Palace
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Introduction to Mysuru
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Walk along the many monuments commissioned by the Diwans and the late Maharajahs of Mysuru
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast at an old timer’s cafe
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Walkabout in the Devaraja Urs Market started by the erstwhile late Chamaraja Wodeyar.
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: A walk about the Public Offices learning about some of the dignitaries
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: A guided walk inside the Amba Vilas Palace
12:00: End of Tour
Please note the timing is an approximation and may vary depending on traffic halts and unavoidable circumstances. The start time, however, will remain unchanged.
Our city trails can be made private to suit your convenience with the choice of a private pick up option; a local English-speaking guide will walk with you informing and guiding you through the journey.
We joined the Unventured walking tour covering the Mysore palace and the colourful Devaraja market. The guides spoke perfect English and were very knowledgeable and friendly.
We had been to both the palace and the market before but having a local explain the story and history behind the places was much more inspiring and very well worth it! We were shown to a few hidden spots we otherwise wouldn’t have found, such as the old soda shop and we also got to try some delicious local sweets at the market.
Can recommend anyone coming to Mysore to take a tour with Unventured.