Mysore is the second biggest city in the state of Karnataka. It lies 130kms
away from Bangalore. It is a city of gardens, shady venues, majestic
buildings, magnificent palaces and sacred temples. The royal city of Mysore
is full of traditions and cultures and ideal for those who wish to live a
pellucid life. Mysore offers several tourist destinations ranging from the
royal splendour of Mysore city and its fantabulous Dussehra festival to the
unique temples, pilgrimage centres and picnic spots. The popular Mysore gold
leaf painting has been inspired from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
Though the city has all the comforts of modern development, the city has
managed to retain its old charm.
Quick Facts Location : South Indian state of Karnataka State : Karnataka Trip Highlights : Brindavan Gardens & Mysore Palace Ideal time to visit : June - September Languages : Kannada, English and Hindi STD Code : 0821 Climate : Summer (Max - 35ºC) & Winter (Max 25ºC)
Mysore Air/Rail/Road Links
The nearest airport to Bangalore is Mysore which is
139 km away. All the domestic airlines in the country operate their
flight to Bangalore from all the other cities in the country.
Railway Station :
Mysore is connected with a number of trains to
Bangalore. The fastest way to reach Mysore is via Bangalore.
Bus Station :
The Karnataka Road Transport Corporation has excellent
bus service to Mysore. The state highway that connect these two cities
is well maintained.
Attractions in Mysore Chamundi Hills
to Goddess Chamundi, this place is located on the top of a hill. One has to
climb 1,000 steps to reach the top or can reach through motorable road. The
hill houses many beautiful images of Nandi (the bull mount of Shiva).
The Maharaja's Palace is one of the important destinations in Mysore. The
structure of the palace is the largest of its kind. Its eternal architecture
and unique carvings attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world.
The Jaganmohan Palace
beautiful three-Storeyed palace which has now been turned into a vast
museum. The museum contains paintings, sculptures and musical instruments. Brindavan Gardens
They are one of the best and splendid gardens in south India. Located near
KR Sagar Dam, these gardens spread over an area of 150 acres. They include
special attractions like 'Dancing Fountains' which capture the mind and soul
of the visitor.
Centres in Mysore
Mysore is very well known for its silk sarees and handicrafts. It also
possess perfection in inlay work and ivory handicrafts. Craftsmen produce
figures of gods, goddesses, jewel boxes, small gift items etc which is sold
at a very fast pace. The aggarbattis of Mysore are of great quality. The
paintings and stone carvings of Mysore will lure you to buy them that very
moment. There are many places to buy all these things-
Famous Hotels in Mysore
Spend your holidays in a beautiful palace city of Mysore. This city
provides you with some of the best hotel accommodations that you can think
for. Enjoy your trip and learn the diverse cultural of Mysore while living
in some of the finest hotels in India.