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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
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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Places To Visit In Mysore
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Mysore Palace in Mysore
Located in the heart of the city, the majestic Mysore Palace, also known as the Ambavilas Palace, stands tall to take the hearts of its visitors right away. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style with blends of Hindu, Mughal, Rajput and Gothic styles, this three-storeyed stone structure surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, prov...
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Shivanasamudra Falls in Mysore
Shivanasamudra is a small and beautiful island city located in the Mandya district of Karnataka, India. Situated on the banks of Kaveri River, it is located 65 kilometers east of Mysore and 138 km from Bangalore. Surrounded by hills and a dense forest, the view of the city is completely awe-inspiring. Also known as Shivas...
Srirangapatna in Mysore
Once under the rule of Tipu Sultan, the town of Srirangapatna, remains to be one of the most politically and historically significant heritage of South India. Serving as an urban and pilgrimage center from centuries, the town of Srirangapatna has also been the capital of various empires and dynasties of South India includin...
Balmuri Falls in Mysore
Featured in several Kannada films, Balmuri Falls is a man-made cascade on the Cauvery River. This 6-feet-tall waterfall is created by check-dam on the river. Flanked by coconut palms and green scenery, Balmuri Waterfalls is a popular picnic spot for people from Mysore and Bangalore.
Located a few minutes’ drive from the ...
GRS Fantasy Park in Mysore
GRS Fantasy Park is an amazing option to have a great time with loved ones. This is a unique amusement park that is stationed in Mysore, Karnataka. With its host of options to enjoy, the park is the perfect place for some recreation for both kids and adults. GRS Fantasy Park in Mysore, Karnataka offers a tasteful selection ...
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Things To Do In Mysore
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Silk Shopping in Mysore
Mysore, considered the cultural capital of Karnataka, is the land of palaces, silks and sandalwood. In fact, Sumangali Silks is one of the most famous places to buy silk from. With its traditional foundation, Mysore is popularly known for its royal heritage and magnificent buildings and monuments. However, shopping remains ...
- Local market
Skydiving in Mysore
Skydiving, no doubt is the most enthusiastic adventure sport amongst all. There is no feeling better than soaring in the sky at a height of 10,000 feet. If ever you dreamt in your childhood to fly and soar skies like a bird, skydiving gives you a chance to full fill it. Skydiving in Mysore is a breathtaking experience for t...
Art and Culture in Mysore
Mysore is a city known for its artists and their skills. Mysore has also been a city where all religions have co-existed in harmony for all these centuries. The rulers of Mysore have always encouraged all religions and cultures without any bias. Hence Mysore has developed a unique and rich style of itself known as “Mysore s...
Go Karting in Mysore
Go Karting has always been a popular sport throughout the world especially for driving enthusiasts. Driving recklessly has always been a fantasy for the drive lovers and the track of Go Karting fulfills its role quite successfully in this regard. So, ready to burn rubber on asphalt?
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Pub Hopping in Mysore
To have an amazing nightlife, chilled beer, and good music, Mysore is the place. Over a period of time, Pub Hopping was a predominantly western concept, but these days, a lot of tourists are into a pub crawl spree. Talking about nightlife in Mysore, it is something that would refresh and rejuvenate one after a tiring day of...
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- bars and pubs
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How To Reach Mysore
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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.
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.
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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