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Oct - Feb

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5-6 Days


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Chennai To Mysore Guide

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Chennai to MysoreN/AN/A10.0 hours7.0 hoursN/A

Situated at the base of Chamundi Hills, Mysore is the known as the cultural capital of Karnataka. The pleasant climate, rich biodiversity and the scenic views leave the tourists mesmerized. There are a number of ways through which one can travel from Chennai to Mysore. Travelling by air is not recommended because of absence of direct flights. The most convenient as well as cost effective way would be to travel either by a bus or train.

Chennai to Mysore by Air: Travelling from Chennai to Mysore by air is not a very popular option among tourists. The distance from Chennai to Mysore is 398 kms. There are no direct flights connecting Chennai International Airport to Mysore airport. Thus, it is not preferred by many. Some of the Airlines offering connecting flight services include Air Asia, Indigo, India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways.

Chennai to Mysore by Train: Travelling by train is the most opted for alternative when one has to go from Chennai to Mysore. A Chennai to Mysore train takes less time and also costs less as compared to other methods. Four direct trains connect Mysore Junction Railway Station to Chennai Central Railway Station at a distance of 500 kms. These include Shatabdi Express, Bagmati express, Mysore express, and Kaveri Express. The fastest Shatabdi Express costs around INR 700 and takes about 7 hours to cover the distance.

Chennai to Mysore by Road: The Chennai to Mysore route is about 477 km by road. One can either choose to travel by bus, cab or by a private vehicle. This distance can be covered in the matter of 9 to 10 hours and it is advisable that one starts early in the morning to have a traffic-free journey. Travelling by bus is opted by many because it is cheaper and the journey from Chennai to Mysore has numerous beautiful places awaiting them on their way. One popular agency offering this service is the SRM Travels.

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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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