Heritage Tours in Mysore

Also known as the Cultural Capital of Karnataka, the historical city of Mysore is full of stories and traditions that have been passed on from generations long past. The city served as the seat of power for the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1956 and is still the official residence of the royal family, the Wadiyar dynasty.  

Heritage tours in Mysore allow you to dip deep beneath the surface of this glorious city with its long lasting cultural impact. Stroll through the iconic Mysore Palace, the second most visited monument in India after the Taj Mahal and admire the pillars decorated with artwork and delicate filigree, spacious courtyards and lush gardens. At night, the palace is a sight to behold, coming to life with a thousand lights that shed a regal sheen around the city. Mysore is also home to a variety of other palaces and these architectural masterpieces give you a glimpse of how royalty in India lived in the past.  

As you embark on one of the heritage tours in Mysore, you’ll discover the global sensation of the Mysore silk sari and sandalwood products that this region is known for. Got a sweet tooth? The heritage tours in Mysore takes you into the origins of Mysore Pak, a delicious gold sweet made with ghee and sugar that originated in the kitchen of the King and has since graced the table of celebration feasts! Art enthusiasts who are passionate about the different types of painting styles will find something unique here, as you feast your eyes on Mysore paintings, inlaid with gesso work (Use of gold leaf in the paintings) that has captivated the hearts of art lovers around the world. 

Walk through the quiet streets of this urban hub and step into the pages of the history of India.  

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