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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 handicrafts, 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 to 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 traditional Udupi cuisine. Served with sambhar and coconut chutney, Mysore Masala Dosa is a common breakfast here. Mysore Pak is another specialty that 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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    Risha Anuraj

    Bengaluru

    Risha's 3 days trip to Mysore

    It was really a good and well planned trip. The best part was the resort ( The IBNII )- Very very nice and beautiful resort. Thanks Jigyasa ( Travel Corp) for prompt response. The driver ( Yashwanth ) and car was also good and drive was cosy

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    Prutha Vyas

    Bengaluru

    Prutha's 3 days trip to Mysore

    Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value We booked package from Bengaluru to Coorg for 4 days. Ms. Jigyasa helped us with booking and made sure that each place in our iternary is covered. She was even connected with us during our tour through phone/whatsapp and comforted us when one of the place was closed due to pandemic (Golden Temple). She extended herself and helped us with other alternative place which we can visit. I would also highly recommend Mr. Amjad (our tour driver) who was well informed about the place and guided us in entire tour. His driving skills are excellent and drives very safely.

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    Mohit Negi

    Mumbai

    Mohit's 7 days trip to Mysore

    My Family was travelling with my mother in law (a senior citizen) and 2 kids and they had expected a good stay at booked hotels and lovey travelling experience. · We have had very uncooperative driver and the matter was even discussed with Mr. Narendra Maurya. · Driver is not just a driver but is also supposed to be a tour guide to the traveller. In this case, our driver used to drop us to the point far from the location giving excuse of the parking challenge and then we had to locate the car when we are back. Many at times, his number was not reachable and we had to wait for long. Once I had called Mr. Mueen to help to locate his car. · He was not even interacting with the Kids just because my elder son had puked in the car and he had to clean it up. · In Coorg, we had to wait for 45 mins at time of check-in due to some booking issue. However, the resort as such is good and so was our stay there. My family's overall experience was not good at all and they found the trip totally waste of money especially with an uncooperative Driver.

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    Anirudh Sareen

    Bangalore

    Anirudh's 3 days trip to Mysore

    The trip was wonderful, the driver partner was wonderful but the executive interaction and the false statements/promises ruined all the memories. 1. I was offered a discount of Rupees 1000 on the total amount. The discount was not granted even after the executive promising me that it will be levied and i should do the payment immediately. at time of completing the trip also i was told the same thing that i should handover the remaining amount to driver and i will be refunded in 3 days time. nothing happened even after writing mails and reaching out to team multiple times 2. I had 750 kms listed in the itinerary as free(included) Nowhere did it mention that this will also include to and fro kms from garage to my place. Only after completing the trip i was told that i have to extra for that. I did not ask for the refund even then the team was not ready to agree it was a wrong doing from there end rather they said its always like this. I requested to take a note and start including this note in all the itinerary's but to no avail. 3. Mysore was also to be covered on the third day as per the itinerary, but i was told at that time that its not part of the package, after multiple requests the driver partner showed us the Mysore palace and when i raised the concern with the team they said i have already covered mysore in the trip. I did not ask any refund but raised it as a concern so that in future others and myself should not suffer. The trip could have been so much memorable without any bad thoughts but all this chaos and unwanted behaviour spoiled this completely.

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    Akash Singh

    Bangalore

    Akash's 3 days trip to Mysore

    booked my entire trip via Travel Triangle. The entire trip was planned and managed by the superb team of Travel Corp. Right from beginning till the last point that is till the time I reached my home back, they were coordinating it very smoothly. Even the customer service teams were regularly checking with the quality of service, be it hotel or cab. The cab was in a mint condition and also the cab driver was very friendly and cordial. The resort arranged by them IBNI Springs was too good. The staff were well organized and took utmost care of us. So all this was so hassle free and no time consuming. I would highly recommend to book any of your future trips via Travel Triangle. They are simple the best at this. Thanks again. superb team of Travel Corp

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    Anitha Poojari

    Bengaluru

    Anitha's 3 days trip to Mysore

    Had a grt trip traveling to coorg. I literally appreciate the team of Travelcorp. I honestly recommend the people can assure and travel with Travelcorp agency. Thank you for the support throughout the journey. Hope we may plan some other trips in the future. Thanks again. Great Trip

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    Lohitnarayan

    Bangalore

    Lohitnarayan's 3 days trip to Mysore

    Our trip was awesome, Very good driver, Very good service..Hotel gave us the balcony room when we requested, Breakfast was too good,Can suggest my friends about your service, Yes everything is good.. thanku Thanks for the arrangement guys it’s really nice

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    Vijaya Viju

    Hyderabad

    Vijaya's 3 days trip to Mysore

    Hello jigyasa, it was very nice connecting you through travel triangle.And the way you approached us and sharing all the stuff regarding the travel and even the way you gave bit confidence which really made us strong to take step forward! Was really great! It was really great experience where this is my first trip,I wish to continue the journey with you and travel corp even for further travels. Regards, Vijayab.

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    Lahari Badragiri

    Bengaluru

    Lahari's 2 days trip to Mysore

    This this is regarding the trip which I have gone it was so good and memorable..and even my travel guide jigyasa is so responsible and respectful n responding to whatever questions n problems v have..even the travelcorp India the resort we have gone is soo soo good..i do recommend n have recommended travelcorp n jigyasa to my frnd n co...do make n plan good trips n memories to us.. Tnq

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    Mohammed Ghouse

    Bengaluru

    Mohammed's 3 days trip to Mysore

    It was an amazing trip we all really loved that never expected it to be so good Rajat sir(our trip organiser) made it all right and managed to make us happy I would definitely recommend to book trip through travel corps and really appreciate Trip organiser RAJAT sir for all his service

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