Bharath International Travels,
Mysore - 570004
What you see – Bharath International Travels, housed in an old residential building at Lakshmipuram in Mysore, carries a large and attractive signage in black. A fleet of well-maintained vehicles parked inside the premises, clearly indicates that we've arrived at a tour and travel operator’s office. As we enter the lobby, we see a busy staff attending to customers.
What you get - Bharath International Travels (BIT), in Mysore since 1970, is a pioneer in field tours and travels in the city. It offers a very wide range of travel and tour services, which include domestic and international air ticket booking, hotel room booking, holiday packages (both domestic and international), sightseeing excursions, foreign currency exchange, car rental, Visa assistance, picnics for offices, schools and colleges, cruise bookings and guest house services in Mysore and in Bangalore. The agency has several achievements and accreditations – it is officially recognized by the Ministry of Tourism, the Government of India, the Karnataka State Tourism Department Corporation, the Travel Agents Association of India, the International Air Transport Association and the Indian Association of Tour Operators. It is also the only tour and travel operator in Mysore, and in Mangalore and Bangalore, to be approved by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a full-fledged foreign currency exchange agency.
In terms of vehicle rental service, BIT offers vehicle rental to any destination in India. It has over 150 vehicles, ranging from luxury cars and budget cars to mini-buses and coaches. It has an experienced and well-mannered team of drivers. The rental for vehicles is charged at either Rs. 5 or Rs. 20 (depending on the fuel efficiency of the vehicle) per kilometer, and this excludes the driver's daily fee. We check a few vehicles parked in the premises and find them in good condition, with comfortable seating facilities and clean interiors.
BIT also has an additional facility of well-furnished guest houses in Mysore and in Bangalore (with a kitchen) for business travelers and tourists.
For air travel, one of the staff tells us that since BIT has a good rapport with both domestic and international airlines, air bookings to any place in the world are done with ease; and customers can also avail of discounts in airfare. BIT also issues Eurail passes for Europe. These passes allow unlimited train travel in 17 European countries and discounts in ferry and bus travels in some selected European countries. BIT also does cruise bookings for star cruises, Caribbean cruises, Mediterranean cruises and the Rive Nile cruises.
Our verdict - MetroMela recommends Bharath International Travels as one of the best and most reliable tour and travel operators in Mysore. It offers a plethora of services and provides the best. As it acts as a booking agent for some of the leading tour and travel operators in the world like Thomas Cook, Cosmos, SOTC and Trafalgar Tours, you can avail several discounts. Other than Mysore, BIT also has offices in Bangalore and Mangalore. There is ample parking space inside the premises.
Anytime between – 9.30 AM - 7.30 PM