one day trip in mysore

24 Hours in Mysore

Tick, tock! The clock starts ticking as you embark on an exciting 24-hour adventure in Mysore. You have a whole day to immerse yourself in the city’s charm, blending rich history with a vibrant present. Get ready for a whirlwind tour of Mysore, experiencing its must-visit spots, savouring local delicacies and making the most of your time in this enchanting city with a customised itinerary from Safari Quest.

Buckle up and let the countdown begin!

Start Your Day with a Hyperlocal Breakfast

Kickstart your day like a true local with a hearty breakfast at one of Mysore’s iconic eateries. Indulge in piping hot dosas, fluffy idlis and aromatic filter coffee. Trust us, it’s the perfect fuel to energise you for the day ahead.

Average visit time: 1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes

Palace Run

No visit to Mysore is complete without a visit to the opulent Mysore Palace. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of this architectural marvel as you explore its intricately designed halls, majestic courtyards and ornate interiors. Don’t forget to capture some Instagram-worthy shots while you’re there!

Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM, all days.
Average visit time: 2 hours.
Entrance Fee:
Adults: ₹50
Children between 7 to 12 Years: ₹30

Walk it off at Karanji Lake

After the palace visit, take a leisurely stroll through the serene Karanji Lake. Marvel at the colourful fluttering butterflies in the Butterfly Park and admire the exotic birds in the aviary. It’s a perfect oasis of calm amidst the bustling city.

Timings: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, Except on Tuesdays
Average visit time: 1-2 hours.
Adults: ₹10.00
Children (5–15 years) & Senior Citizens: ₹5.00
Adults: ₹25.00 each
Children: ₹15.00 each

Mysore Zoo

Animal lovers, rejoice! Head to the Mysore Zoo, home to a diverse range of wildlife species. From majestic lions and tigers to playful elephants, you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with some incredible creatures.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on all days (except Tuesdays)
Average visit time: 2-3 hours.
Entrance Fee:
Child: ₹50.00
Adult: ₹100.00

Lunch at a Popular Eatery

Time to refuel with a delicious lunch at one of Mysore’s popular local eateries. The city is a food lover’s paradise and caters to a wide range of palates by offering a delectable array of traditional, exotic, chaats, Western and other culinary delights. Indulge in authentic regional cuisine and savour the flavours of Mysore. Hanumanthu Mess, RRR hotel and Tegu Mess are renowned for their delectable mutton biryani, captivating the taste buds of food enthusiasts. If veg is your choice, you can experience a gastronomic delight at Mahesh Prasad and Indra Cafe – they offer a scrumptious South Indian and North Indian menu for a delightful breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also indulge in a culinary journey at Oyster Bay, where an array of mouth-watering food options awaits, making it a true paradise for connoisseurs.

Pro tip – Don’t forget to try the mouthwatering Mysore Pak for dessert!

Average visit time: 1 hour.

RK Narayan’s House

Literature enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a visit to the house of the renowned Indian author, RK Narayan. Step into the world of his iconic novels and gain insight into his life and work.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on all days (except Tuesdays)
Average visit time: 30 minutes – 1 hour.

Devaraja Market

Get a glimpse into the vibrant local culture of Mysore at Devaraja Market. Explore the bustling lanes filled with fragrant spices, colourful flowers, fresh produce and handicrafts. It’s a sensory delight that will leave you captivated.

Average visit time: 1-2 hours.

Visit Chamundi Hill – Sunset

Make your way to Chamundi Hill to witness a breathtaking sunset and soak in panoramic views of Mysore from the hilltop. Don’ t forget to visit the famous Chamundeshwari Temple, a sacred spot that holds immense religious significance.

Average visit time: 1-2 hours.

Post Sundown, Head back to Mysore Palace for the Evening Lighting Ceremony

As dusk falls, head back to the Mysore Palace for a mesmerising experience. Witness the palace come alive with thousands of dazzling lights during the evening lighting ceremony. It’s a sight that will leave you awe-inspired.

Timings: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM.
Average visit time: 1 hour.

Stay At Safari Quest

Rest your weary feet and relax at Safari Quest in our cosy rooms. Enjoy the warm hospitality, unwind in comfortable rooms and recharge for another exciting day ahead. If you’re looking to unwind, our Spa is your destination!  

Next Morning, Head to the Railway Museum on Your Way out of Mysore

Before bidding adieu to Mysore, make a quick stop at the Railway Museum. Delve into the rich history of Indian railways, explore vintage locomotives and take a joyride on a toy train.

Timings: 09.30 AM to 05.30 PM
Entrance Fee: ₹20 Adult | Children [5 to 10 years]: ₹10


The clock keeps ticking and your time in Mysore is coming to an end. Cherish the memories you’ve made and carry the essence of this captivating city with you.

Although 24 hours may seem short, Mysore offers a delightful whirlwind experience that captures the essence of this captivating city. From majestic palaces to serene lakes, bustling markets to tranquil hilltops, Mysore has something for everyone.

So, book your stay with Safari Quest, pack your bags, put on your adventure hat and get ready to create unforgettable memories in the royal city of Mysore! The countdown is complete, but the magic of Mysore will stay with you forever. Until your next sojourn, remember the thrill of exploring Mysore in just 24 hours.

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