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Tourism in Mysore

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Oct - Feb

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5-6 Days


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About Mysore Destinations

Unfailingly beautiful, Mysore is the cultural capital of Karnataka and the second cleanest city in India. A Mysore travel guide will suffice the traveler’s urge to know everything about Mysore.

India is a hub of tourist destinations and Mysore is one of best places to visit in South India. Mysore tourism will take the travelers on a journey to the luxurious and royal past of the city. Mysore is a colourful place enriched with temples, churches, royal palaces, heritage sites, monuments, zoo and sandalwood forests. The serenity held by Mysore attracts all kinds of tourists from all across the nation and from overseas as well. Also known as the city of palaces, Mysore is an ideal holiday destination for all - family, friends and couples.

There is no shortage of Mysore tourist places ranging from luxurious and royal palaces to temples and churches to sandalwood forests to well maintained gardens. Some of the most famous places in Mysore include, Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hills, Lalit Mahal Palace, St. Philomena's Church, Mysore Zoo, Karanji Kere and National Museum of Natural History. This Mysore tourist places list enables the tourists to know the insights about Mysore history and its rich culture.

Besides Mysore sightseeing, there is a lot more that adds to the culture and heritage of the city. The geographical location of the city ensures bo dearth of things to do in Mysore. Skydiving, go karting, silk shopping, adventurous rides at the GRS fantasy park, try the local cuisine, participate in the celebrations of the Dasara festival and attending a yoga class are the most prominent things to do in Mysore.

For the people who like the shopping therapy to run away from the monotony of city life otherwise, shopping in Mysore is the best option. The markets in Mysore are famous for silk sarees (Mysore silk basically), wooden handicrafts, sandalwood carvings and perfumed incense sticks. Some of the most prominent shopping places in Mysore are Ashoka Road, Sayyaji Rao Road and Devaraja market.  These markets have everything one might take home from a holiday.


Many travelers judge a destination by the food it offers. For travelers who want to relish in the very famous South Indian cuisine, then there cannot be a better place than Mysore. The most famous Mysore dish is Mysore Pak, accompanied by dishes like Mysore masala dosa, ragi mudde, idli sambhar, masala poori and bisibele bhath. Some of the best restaurants in Mysore are Madhva Bhavan, Hotel Mylari, Bombay Indra Bhavan, Hotel Vybhav and Mughal-e-Durbar.


Mysore can be visited throughout the year as the weather is never too harsh. However, the time period between the months of October and March is considered to be the best time to visit Mysore as the weather then is a little more pleasing than other months. Also, how to reach Mysore isn’t a difficult question as the city is connected to all the nearby major cities.

A Mysore trip never fails in creating unforgettable memories as it enables the travelers to spend the required quality time with their loved ones.  Thus, Mysore is indisputably a unique place to spend the holidays. The old world charm of this city will always keep the history, culture and heritage alive

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By Air

Mysore has its own domestic airport, locally called the Mandakalli airport. The nearest International Airport to Mysore is the Bangalore International Airport which is at at distance of approximately 170 kilometers from the city centre of Mysore. Mysore and Bangalore distance is of a 3 hour drive from the nearest airport Mysore. It is not difficult to reach Mysore from the Bangalore International Airport as many local transports operate regularly like cabs, taxis and buses.

By Train

Mysore is well connected via railways to all the other major cities of the country. The railway station in Mysore is located at a mere distance of 2 kilometres from the heart of the city. From the Mysore Railway Station, operates many trains like the Mysore Express, Chamundi Express, Kaveri Express and more which are the connecting link between Mysore and many other cities. Once reaching the railway station, one can easily hire a cab or board a bus to reach the hotel and begin their Mysore trip. A Mysore route map proves very helpful to reach any destination of choice and spend some quality time with the loved ones. Thus, how to reach Mysore by train is a cakewalk.

By Road

Reaching Mysore by road is again not a very difficult task. Mysore has a well laid network of roads, inside as well as outside the city. Furthermore, traveling to Mysore via road is among the best options for the people living in nearby cities like Bangalore, Ooty, Coonoor, Coorg, Srirangapatna and more. The Karnataka State Road Transportation Corporation pampers the vacationers by providing buses which ply on many routes. Also, there are many private buses operating in different lines such as volvo buses, A/C buses, sleeper buses, etc. One can even self drive to Mysore from the cities in the close proximity en route the picturesques landscapes.

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    Mysore is paradise for the vacationers who’d like to take traditional souvenirs back home with them. One can find here, wooden handicrafts, silk sarees (or famously known as Mysore Sarees), perfumed incense sticks, sandalwood carvings at reasonable prices.  

    Authana Restaurant, Raghavendra Bhavan, Madhva Bhavan, Hotel Shree Guru Residency, Vishnu Bhavan and Littlewoods are the most prominent vegetarian restaurants in Mysore.

    There is no shortage of places to visit in and around Mysore. Tourist places like Kabini, Srirangapatna, Bangalore, Shivanasamudra Falls, Shravanabelagola and many more are situated near Mysore and some of them can be visited en route Mysore.

    Every season in Mysore is pleasant which is why the city hosts tourism throughout the year. The vacationers might get some discounts on hotels from October to March which is the best time to visit Mysore because of a more blissful atmosphere.

    Bangalore is located at a distance of 149 kilometres via National Highway 275 and 160 kilometres via National Highway 948.

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