Srirangapatna, 100 km away from Bangalore, was once the capital of the powerful Mysore Kingdom. Today it is a sleepy hamlet that is dotted with some heritage monuments and the fort still stands. Walk over the fort ramparts, the centuries-old temple that gives the town its name, the palace ruins, the infamous dungeons, the beautiful Summer palace (Daria Daulat). Sit by the ever soothing Kaveri River as you hear to the colorful tales of this city. Post Lunch, we journey to Hosaholalu, a small town known for its small but exquisitely carved Hoysala temple, around which rural life exists. We visit a ninety-year-old home and the family who live there & walk through their farm. We also will see some village industries like a jaggery making unit if its open. After this long satisfying tour, we return to Bangalore, for a well-earned rest.
6.30 am: Leave Bangalore
8.30 am-9.30 am: Local Breakfast Enroute (Idlis/Dosas are the staple here. We can also try for sandwiches at a Cafe Coffee Day)
10.30 am: Reach Srirangapatna. Visit the Ranganatha temple as it gets busy & closes by noon.
11.00 am- 12.30 pm: Walk the fort ramparts, Tipu's palace remains, Daria Daulat, etc.
12.30pm-1.30pm: Lunch at Srirangapatna
2.00 pm: Reach Hosaholalu. Take rest at a ninety-year-old home. At the center of this small town, right next to this home is a 900-year-old Hoysala temple known for its exquisite carvings.
3.00 pm: Visit the temple & the sugarcane fields nearby.