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Mysore Travel Guide

Known for its cultural heritage, Mysore is a prominent travel destination in Karnataka. Along with a Mysore tourist map, it’s essential to know more about city’s weather, historical places, and sightseeing information. Here’s a detailed Mysore travel guide with key information about Mysore below

Culture of Mysore

Mysore is dubbed as the Cultural Capital of Karnataka. Since the heydays of the Vijayanagar Empire and the Wodeyar rulers, the city has embraced all religions and people with open arms. Today, the city is well known for its lavish palaces, museums, and the festivities. From Mysore Pak to Mysore silk saree, the city has branded itself via various food and handicraft. The city is also a popular hub of handicraft, paintings, and silk production.

Climate of Mysore

Mysore weather is mostly temperate throughout the year. The temperatures during summer in Mysore are not as scorching as in the northern Karnataka. Due its higher elevation, the city experiences a pleasant weather condition. October through March is the best time to visit Mysore, be it a family holiday or a honeymoon. Avoid visiting Mysore in the monsoon season, when the rainfall is too heavy.

Food of Mysore

Mysore food has influences from the traditional Udupi cuisine. Served with sambhar and coconut chutney, Mysore Masala Dosa is a common breakfast here. Mysore Pak is another specialty which perhaps originated from the city. This sweet dish is generally made out of gram flour and sugar. Other staple food in Mysore are:

Bisibele Baath: Made of rice and lentils

Raagi and Akki Rotis: Made of raagi or rice flour

Raagi Mudde

On formal or ceremonial occasions, lunch or dinner is served on a plantain leaf. Dinner or lunch spread includes gojju (a sweet curry), rasam, chutney, and papad.

Festivals of Mysore

Celebrated every year in September or October, Dussehra or Dasara festivities in Mysore were started by Raja Wodeyar I in 1610. On Vijayadashami, the last day of 10-day Dasara celebrations, there is a special prayer ceremony to Goddess Chamundeshwari. Later, a ceremonial procession, known as Jumboo Savari, passes through the streets of Mysore. This stately procession includes the idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari, decorated elephants, and colorful tableaux.

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    Naresh Kadimisetty

    Bangalore

    Naresh's 5 days trip to Mysore

    Overall trip is Good, Hotels provided are very good and hygine. Driver is very helpful. Try to provide Hotels in resort with same budget will improve the overall stay experience

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    Manish Parmar

    Ahmedabad

    Manish's 6 days trip to Mysore

    Hotel at ooty was very good services are good also but hotel at kodaikanal is not good with price we paid. No room heater available. No wifi at room . Also hot water restricted to limited time only. Food is not good also Best memories are location is very good at otty hotel. Travel agent services also good

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    Kunalpk

    B203

    Kunalpk's 5 days trip to Mysore

    Enjoyed the trip site seeing that was very well organized. Thanks travel triangle for organizing the overall package. Overall it was a very good trip. If I have to give feedback than I would say that the hotel in Coorg - Igloo residency did not had any window for mountain view though it was close to the sites of visits. Also the hotel did not have there own restaurant so we had to order food from outside. On the other hand hotel in otty - Fortune retreats was far away from the sites. Overall it was a very good trip. If I have to give feedback than I would say that the hotel in Coorg - Igloo residency did not had any window for mountain view though it was close to the sites of visits. Also the hotel did not have there own restaurant so we had to order food from outside. On the other hand hotel in otty - Fortune retreats was far away from the sites.

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    Kailas Karandikar

    Mumbai

    Kailas's 6 days trip to Mysore

    Great people to work with. The team (Tour Operator: Mr. Basha Khan sir was very disciplined, polite and co-operative. He made us feel at home and was always ready to extend help. The Chill Memories team was great and coordination was easy & quick. All hotels staff were awesome and down to earth. Will recommend this trip to my dear ones too. We plan to trip again next year in May and will need Chill memories to configure the same for us yet again... Thanks all for your lovely participation. - Kailas Karandikar & family... Stay at DelightzInn & Palm era hotel was like a dream come true. Very sweet memories to cherish for life.. The food served here, the service provided was exceptionally excellent and we thank you the staff for keeping us as their priority customer during our stay.

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    Aravindhan Shanmugaraj

    Chennai

    Aravindhan's 4 days trip to Mysore

    Thanks to Foxplore Travels for making everything perfect... stayed in jungle backwater resort in coorg and Aishwarya suites in mysore... Both are good for stay for a family or a couple. Driver was co-operative during the 4 days trip. .. Special Thanks to Gagan who keeps in touch with me throughout the trip... if anyone planning to book any trip ? Foxplore will help you for sure in all the ways!! Thanks gagan and team for the support.

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    Sadanandanneenu

    Karunagappally

    Sadanandanneenu's 3 days trip to Mysore

    Selected a tour package of 14000 and we needed to pay 17000 .it was really hard for us.

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    Dr Anil

    Hyderabad

    Dr's 4 days trip to Mysore

    Excellent service no words to describe Excellent service no need of 2nd thought

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    Priyajain Win

    Ahmedabad

    Priyajain's 6 days trip to Mysore

    The hotel at coorg was not that good in terms of bathroom. Shooter was deadly. Bath soap was not refilled. Also in one room, very bad smell was coming when the room was allotted and such smell continued for 1 day. The driver was rude many times. For first 2 days he refused to go at many places citing traffic and all. Also we thought that as we have got a travel package we would be taken for sightseeing on its own. But everytime we only have to tell the driver where we have to go. Even slight inconvenience to driver in terms of taking a u turn etc, made the driver behave rudely with us. At 2 hotels we were asked to pay balance amount Which was due to miscommunication between the travel agent and hotel management. This caused little inconvenience to us. Support of travel agent trip asia was appreciated. They asked us at every other day if everything is going smooth.

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    Raylon Fernandes

    Mumbai

    Raylon's 3 days trip to Mysore

    Please call me for the feedback on the hotel The cab driver was excellent

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    Niit

    Mumbai

    Niit's 8 days trip to Mysore

    It was a nice trip , nice weather throughout the trip. Driver was friendly. All hotel werr good except one the medikeri , rooms were ok but service was slow in 2 of the hotels . Lee vacation managed trip nicely . Hotels could have been better. Mandalpetti view point felt like I am not in India.

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

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    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.

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