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SRS Travels, for reliable service | Mysore

What you see – We find it slightly difficult to locate SRS Travels from amongst the many stores that exist at Gandhi Square in Mysore. But the attractive signage of this travel agency works like a beacon. We walk towards SRS Travels and step into its clean and neat office.  
 
What you get – SRS Travels, in Mysore since the early 1970s, has several branches across Karnataka. This branch at Gandhi Square is more than a decade old and offers almost all domestic travel and tour services like car rentals, bus hires, city cabs, outstation travel cab, sightseeing tours, tour packages, hotel reservations, ticketing, excursion trips, group tours and inbound tours. Certified by the Department of Tourism (Government of India and the Government of Karnataka), SRS Travels is also a member of the IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators) and Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI).
 
SRS Travels’ fleet of cars and coaches (air-conditioned and non air-conditioned) goes from the four-seater cars to the 50-seater vehicles. These vehicles range from Skoda Octavia, Tata Indica, Tata Sumo, Ambassador, Toyota Qualis, Ford Ikon, Tempo Traveller, Travera, Maruti Esteem, Tata Indigo, Mahindra Scorpio, Toyota Innova, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla to Volvo buses, continental (video coaches) and hi-tech buses. All vehicles have audio and video entertainment accessories, and the rentals are between Rs. 6 and Rs. 20 per kilometer. Industrial organizations, software development centers, BPO centers, Government departments and educational institutions form a chunk of the travel agency’s main customer base.
     
SRS Travels employs more than 20 drivers who are experienced, polite and can converse both in English and in Kannada. The drivers also have a sound knowledge about roads and about tourist destinations in and around Mysore and about some South Indian tourist destinations like Ooty, Coorg, Hassan and Bandipur. SRS Travels’ tour packages comprise one-day sightseeing tours to two-day tours and 15-day trips.  The destinations covered in the one-day sightseeing tours include Madikeri, Dharmasthala, Bandipur, Srirangapatna, Shravanabelagola, Halebeedu, Hassan, etc.
 
Our verdict – MetroMela thinks SRS Travels is a ‘complete’ tour and travel agency, offering a range of services and a large fleet of vehicles to choose from. The other plus is the range of vehicles in terms of seating capacity and also the wide scope of budget that these offer. The staff members are efficient and knowledgeable. Parking space is limited.

Anytime between – 9 AM – 6 PM 

By Sachin Somanna
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