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This tour is comparatively twice as expensive than if it were booked locally. For this price, I was expecting a full time guide included. Instead I received a driver, he was very nice, but obviously not a tour guide. A very knowledgeble guide was expecting me in Somnathpur and we visited the gorgeous temple there. But there was no guide for the waterfalls, and besides I had to insist to go to Telekadu, even though it was written it is inlided in the tour. Obviously I had no guide for that place. Since those temples are not very tourist friendly I hired a local guide, who was annoying and ignorant. I would not do it again. Better hire a guide directly in Bengalore.
With a larger group it will be more affordable, but for us two it was a bit expensive. The driver was professional, the car clean, bottled water was present and the AC actually worked. The guide at the temple was very knowledgeable and did a very good job. The description of the tour isn't very clear: we visited one waterfall, but expected two; same with the temple; we received breakfast, which was also not in the description. Both breakfast and lunch were delicious and authentic. I agree with one of the other comments here that the tour ended earlier: we were back at the hotel in Bangalore around 5pm. I guess it's difficult to estimate Indian traffic.
The drive from Bengaluru was a lot longer than I’d anticipated (several hours each way), but the driver we had was so calm and friendly that it made it very enjoyable. He took us to a restaurant on the way for breakfast which had fantastic dosa. And the tour guide at the temple sites share a lot of details about the stories behind the statues and carvings that made it much more enjoyable than if we’d just walked around on our own. I highly recommend it.
I had a half day after business meetings and prior to my flight departing Bangalore airport. My driver arrived on time and then we met with the guide soon after. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. I have been to Bangalore previously and appreciated the flexibility on our destinations and the amount of time spent at various sights.
I had a great time touring the Mysore area with Vishnu as my guide. He did an outstanding job helping me to not only know about what I was looking at, but also to truly appreciate the historical and cultural significance of each location. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in expanding outside of the Bangalore area!