43 days in Mysuru (Mysore) & Shimoga Itinerary

43 days in Mysuru (Mysore) & Shimoga Itinerary

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43 days in Mysuru (Mysore) & Shimoga Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 24 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Shimoga
— 18 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Lucknow

24
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mysuru (Mysore): Mandya (KariGhatta Temple, Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, & more), Belakavadi (Ranganathaswamy Temple, Shivanasamudra & Shivasamudram Falls) and Srirangapatna (Gumbaz Burial Chamber, Jal bagh, & more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planning tool .

Lucknow to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, Mysuru (Mysore) is slightly colder than Lucknow - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mandya, Talakad, Srirangapatna, Chamarajanagar, Belakavadi
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

18
nights
Shimoga

Shimoga ©
With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
Get out of town with these interesting Shimoga side-trips: Br Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (in Kemmannagundi), Kadambeshwar Temple (in Haveri) and Sagara (Ikkeri Aghoreshwara Temple, Varadamoola, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Jog Falls, identify plant and animal life at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, contemplate the waterfront views at Sharavati River, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kudajadri Hills.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shimoga online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Shimoga in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sagara, Kadambeshwar Temple, Br Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Jog Falls ©
Jog Falls
Kodachadri ©
Kodachadri
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp

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