Mysore, known as the world capital of Asthanga Yoga, is home to one of the longest-reigning royal families in India, famous for silk and sandal, and a pedestrian-friendly city. Recently voted India’s second cleanest city, Mysore is a treasure trove of historical sights, magnificent palaces, temples, and terrific shopping. It’s also where Royal Mysore Walks organizes themed guided walking tours for tourists with a curiosity beyond what the guide books share.
These are short walks in the city on themes such as Royalty, Handicrafts, Old City, and more. They are a great way to find out about the little known details of this city and take in a slice of local life. Each of these walks covers around a distance of 2kms and lasts for about 2hrs. Comfortable shoes or sandals are advised. Sunscreen, hats, and eyeglasses for those with sensitivity to the sun should plan accordingly.
If you are interested in exploring more, then these half or full trails will give you a great chance to get deeper. There are various themes from the bloody battles fought in this region to gaining insight into yoga and spirituality. Not big on walking? You can choose your mode of transportation, from a horse cart to a car!
Royal Mysore Walks will get you to places no guide will ever mention. Recognized by UNESCO, recommended by Singapore Walks, you can assure that one is in safe hands. Tours typically start in the morning hours but specific requests for a tour can also be customized to meet your requirements.
Small but growing rapidly in popularity, interested travelers can still talk personally to the owner Vinay through email or on the phone. Bring water, a camera, and prepare to see Mysore in a new light.