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Address: Race Course Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Phone Number: +91 80 2235 2901
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Good budget One Day Mysore Sight Seeing

Good Service for people wanted to finish sight seeing in one day. But visit to crowded places (2 temples on itenary) is just from outside. Comfortable bus, good guide, good... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Christmas (2015), I planned a drive to Goa. I have never driven to Goa before (I’ve taken the bus from Bangalore and it would just take for ever to reach Panji), so this was a first. Turns out, I encountered many more firsts in this wacky unplanned weekend. I call this route my ‘golden triangle’ – the shape of... More 

Thank pathikrithi
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided not to go on the state Tourism Tour but chose a Viator one as it meant I had a guide to myself. Picked up at hotel on time. The half day tour was good introduction to Bangalore. The guide, Raghu was very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited a number of temples and palaces. He explained what was acceptable,... More 

Thank George H
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Good Service for people wanted to finish sight seeing in one day. But visit to crowded places (2 temples on itenary) is just from outside. Comfortable bus, good guide, good place to eat, good time spent in Mysore palace & tipu memorials. But i did not like the trip since the company/guide does not have a tie up that allows... More 

Thank AmarNaik
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Places covered: Iskcon temple, Hanuman temple, Rajarajeshwari temple, Bannerghatta zoo, Mysore emporium (for shopping), Art gallery, Nehru planetarium & Indira Gandhi musical fountain. Good: 1. All places were covered. 2. In zoo, arrangement was made such that the tour guide went and bought the tickets for all of us in the bus. There were around 20 people in the tour.... More 

5 Thank VSudhagar
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Good Exp: 1)Visited Palace 2)Saw Musical fountain in Brindavan Dam 3)Purchased some thing from Mysore Kauvery shopping 4)Lunch at Good hotel with veg and non veg Bad Exp: 1)Only saw Ranga Temple of sri rangapattana from Bus 2)Gave 30 min to visit chamundi temple , hardly could reach the temple entrance and come back with that time 3)Did not stop... More 

2 Thank Arun871985
Kochi (Cochin), India
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I had booked tours for Bangalore , Belur- Sravanabelagola and Mysore. The tour is good except for Bangalore sight seeing. For bangalore sight seeing they took us to 3 temples, ISKCON temple, Balaji temple and one another one , name not remembering... It took half of our day time. All these are very ordinary temples and nothing great to mention... More 

4 Thank Sanjay D
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Day Tour to Mysore - Tour was long, way too long. I bought the day trip to Mysore online and specifically chose the more expensive bus with A/C with Seabird Tours. When I got to the pick up point the bus going to Mysore was an old bus with no A/C, but some fans, which were never turned on. The... More 

11 Thank AleFurtado
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Told by Thompson representatives that you see the animals in thier natural surroundings . I witnessed the elephants beings beaten with sticks. The Tigers tormented in cages. Please do not go unless you want to witness animal cruelty.

6 Thank Janet W
Vergennes, Vermont
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The bus itself felt safe and had air conditioning. It was clean and the driver seemed as capable as one could expect. You purchase tickets for assigned seats so that is reassuring. The bus leaves Badami House in the early morning around 6:30am and (dependent on traffic, I'm sure) returned around 11:40pm. During that time, it was a whirlwind tour... More 

10 Thank Selinthia
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64 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

While the day tours are a very convenient option, if you are planning to go on a week day - off season, then you need to be aware that KSTD cancels trips if there are not enough people! My Belur Halibid day trip got cancelled the previous night!

4 Thank TheTravElite

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