Story of Mysore Silk, a day trip to Mysore to experience Silk Weaving & Palace

12 hr, 30 min

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Ramanagara Silk Cocoon Market, SH17, Ijoor, Ramanagara, Karnataka 562159, India

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...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ramanagara Silk Cocoon Market, SH17, Ijoor, Ramanagara, Karnataka 562159, India

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!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: KSIC Silk Factory and Showroom, Mananthody Road, Mysuru (Mysore) India

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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Mysore Palace, Office Of The Deputy Director, Mysuru Palace Board, Mysuru (Mysore) 570001 India

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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Devaraja Market, Devaraja Mohalla, Mandi Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India

Next in our tour to Mysore, we visit Devraja market, the charming old bazaar of Mysore. Its a sensorial delight made up of flowers, vegetables, fruits, jaggery, onions and potatoes, puffed rice and coconuts!

Duration: 45 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Ramanagara Silk Cocoon Market
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Devaraja Market
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - KSIC Silk Factory and Showroom
  • Entry/Admission - Mysore Palace
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not Included
  • Drinks
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

7:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Silk factory will be closed on public holidays
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.