Story of Mysore Silk tour from Bangalore to experience Silk Weaving & Palace

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Duration: 12 hours

Departs: Bangalore, Bangalore

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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The Mysore Silk tour from Bangalore takes us back to 1792 when the story of Mysore Silk commences with setting up of silk worm breeding stations by Tipu Sultan. In 1912 Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV sets up the Mysore Silk Weaving factory to kick start the industrial production of Mysore Silk. We will visit Asia’s largest silk cocoon auction market, the Mysore Silk weaving factory, the Mysore Palace and an ancient bazaar.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide


What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Silk factory will be closed on public holidays
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

We will head to Ramnagaram, a small town located 50 KMs from Bangalore.
The year was 1780 when Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, received Silk as a gift from an ambassador of the Qing dynasty in China. Fascinated by this magical fabric, Tipu sent emissaries to Bengal and China to find out more and eventually sets up 22 Silk Breeding stations which kick off the Mysore Silk revolution.
Ramnagaram is famous today for its silk industry and receives 50 tons of silk cocoons every day making it Asia’s largest silk cocoon market. We will visit the Government Silk Cocoon Market and if lucky we can even witness an auction!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

KSIC Silk Factory and Showroom
The next fillip for Mysore Silk came in 1912 when Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV bought 32 power looms from Switzerland and set up the Mysore Silk Weaving factory. Over the years not only did the factory cloth the royal family but also made parachutes for British army during the World War II!
The factory is operational even today and we will visit it. It’s a fascinating experience to see the process of Silk production from reeling of cocoon to the weaving of silk fabric.

We will visit the factory showroom to see an amazing collection of Silk Sarees which is the finished product from the Mysore Silk Weaving factory.Silk Sarees are a cultural icon in South India. Ranging in length from 6-9 yards, these Sarees are worn by women during auspicious occasions like a wedding or a birthday.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Mysore Palace
The grand Mysore Palace is our next destination. We will travel back to the golden era of Mysore Maharajas to imagine the glory that was Mysore, epitomized by this wonder built in Indo-Saracenic style with a blend of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles of architecture. The Palace is a three-storied stone structure, with marble domes and a 145 ft five-storied tower.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


720hibae, 21-12-2022
It was an AMAZING trip full of new info, knowledge and fun. The driver Subramanya is extremely respectful,sweet and always on time. She shared so many info about the different cities we passed through before reaching the final destination; he made the long trip easy and pleasant. We were so lucky with our tour guide, the funny Shiva, who filled us with his knowledge and love to his city Mysoree. Super respectful, professional, fun and decent team!! The trips was worth every minute and every cent.
Very good
Chaton4321, 20-03-2021
Favorite part : Mysore palace.
Silk market very interesting.
Very good choice by our guide for the restaurant.
Wonderful trip in Mysore
Ticamax2, 18-03-2021
A great journey with a great guide ! Everything was organized perfectly. Our guide and our driver were wearing a mask all the day. A good choice of restaurant for lunch. Thank you, Satish !
Trip to Mysore and Many Other Sights
IndiaTourist, 18-03-2020
The all-day tour was really the best way I can imagine for a traveler to begin to understand the historic significance and modern day realities of Mysore and its environs. My guide deftly navigated the traffic along the journey; handled all of the necessary monetary transactions; arranged local guides to help me where required at specific sites; informed me about local traditions and etiquette; and tailored the entire experience to my particular interests. We took several side trips to sites I never would have known about otherwise. In all, this was a phenomenal day trip with a meticulous, knowledgeable, and caring guide.
Mysore Silk Tour
TravelDiaries_Sanjay, 01-03-2020
We had a wonderful time in the mysore silk tour. It begins at a small village where there is a market for selling Silk cocoons! After this quaint market we visit a famous Silk factory set up by the Maharaja of Mysore himself. He had bought some looms from Switzerland and that's how the mysore silk factor's journey began. The factory was noisy and old style and a great experience. We also saw the finished product in the form of lovely Silk Saree with floral designs and gold and silver embroidery. The mysore Palace was our next halt and it was a glorious piece of architecture. This is a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend this tour with Five Senses Tours

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