Mysore with all its heritage and history is giving rise to a new kind of tourism. Wine tourism. The Bangalore-Mysore stretch has been giving rise to a new kind of culture - Wine tasting. Along the road, there have already been many restaurants and coffee shops for adventurists and enthusiasts to stop by on the way. But, since a year back there has been a new development along the way. Various wineries have on the way has opened up their premises to travelers to venture into the vineyards and sip and taste some wine. This is slowly becoming a popular trend here.
Initially, when the first wineries started tours, only foreign travelers went here, but today it has grown to include Indian Students, backpackers and even families. It is a fun thing to do. A day full of scenic yards and sipping wine. The Mysore-Bangalore route is the most popular destination for wine tourism in India and its popularity is only growing. Karnataka is the second largest wine producing state and is aiming to appear on the Global map with its increase in wine production. In fact, to celebrate the growing attention The Karnataka Wine Board and The Horticulture department organized a three day Wine festival where around 11 wineries put up stalls to educate people.
This wine tasting tour is en route from Bangalore to Mysore and on a cycle. The tour includes adventure with cycling through the rural and rustic background of Karnataka and ending at the Alpine Wineries in Mysore, where you can understand how grapes are grown and how wine is made, while getting a taste of the locally produced wine.The tour lasts two days through the scenic route of Bangalore to Mysore.