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Karnataka State Tourism Development - Day Tours

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Address: Race Course Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Phone Number: +91 80 2235 2901
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Good tours organized by KSTDC

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Sanjay D
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 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 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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 

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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.

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Vergennes, Vermont
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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 

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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!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is a good tour if you are travelling solo or with friends... You pay for the bus trip and have to shell out for food and the entrance fee for the attractions along the way. I had my reservations about the trip - the bus, safety, timeliness, food... but overall I was happy with the tour and it is... More 

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Bintulu, Malaysia
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Was researching on how to go Mysore on a one day trip from Bangalore. One of the options explored was getting a car and driver, but the cost ranges from INR 3000 to 8000. While googling other alternative, stumble across the Karnataka State Government Operated tour which costs only INR 750. The package was worth it and the guide will... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I used one day guided tour package to Mysore from Bangalore. The trip started on time , reached the destination on time. The bus was clean, the AC was working and more importantly the staff including the tour guide is very friendly. The tour line up was good, however the time allocated for the zoo was insufficient . I think... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is good way to see lots of places in all together. Very reliable and feasible to travel through them.

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