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The city of Mysore is easily accessible to all parts of the country by rail as well as road. The best way to reach Mysore is from Bangalore (a distance of 139 km) by train or bus. Bangalore is connected to all the major cites of the country by air. Bangalore is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mangalore by Express trains
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Tourism in Mysore

City of Palaces situated in the southern tip of Karnataka, is the third biggest town in the state, it gets the name from the legendary demon king Mahishasura, who once lived here and was vanquished in the battle by the Goddess Chamundeshwari.  Mysore was under the regime of the Ganga kings till the 10th century, followed by the Cholas, Hoysalas and the Vijaynagara Kings.  It was the capital of Wodeyars from 1399 till the conquest of Srirangapatna by Raja Wodeyar.

Mysore enjoys an equable climate.  The temperature does not vary much and the weather is mostly crisp.  Clear and invigorating.
Sandalwood, its products and silk are Mysore's specialties, sold in Government owned emporia at fixed prices.  The Government Silk Factory offers silks straight off the loom.
Mysore's most famous festival is the 10 days Dasara in October - November when the entire city gives itself up to celebrations that include a majestic procession, dance, music and a torch light parade.
Mysore is the tourism destination with more than 180 heritage buildings and Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Brindavan Gardens, Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore Zoological Gardens, St. Philomenas Church etc.
TOURISM PASSPORT: To avoid tourist to stand in queue for purchasing prescribed entrance ticket at different tourist spots, as done in previous years, This year also Tourism Passport will be provided to the tourists visiting Mysore during Dasara Festivities. Tourists with these passports, entrance would be free of cost at the following destinations like Chamundi Hill, Mysore Zoo, Karanji Tank Garden, Mysore Palaces, Ranganthittu Bird's Sanctuary and KRS. Thus reducing the time and strain.
For further details call 0821-2418888 / 3205888/3203888

Mysore is also a place for health tourism, mainly related to Yoga and receives lot of visitors from outside India who come here to perform Yoga under well known masters.

GRS Fantasy Park and Planet-X are theme parks that also receive a good number of people. Mysore Zoo is one of the largest of its kind in India and is a popular place for kids.

Mysore has a number of lakes and among them, the Karanji lake and Kukkarahalli lake are visited by many people.


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11 Sq. Kms at an altitude of 770m, and between 12 degreees / 18' latitude (north) and 76 degree 13' longitude (east)

Amusement Parks

GRS Fantasy Park

Provides water rides, slides.  Open on all days

Planet X
( 0821.3090300
Situated at the base of Chamundi Hills, first of its kind Family Entertainment Center in Mysore.  Spread over 4 acres it houses 6 lane bowling alley, go-karting track, state of art video games, snooker, billiards, a multi-cusine restaurant and a cocktail lounge.

Fun Fort
( 08236-217442
Themed rides, Aqua dance floor, Play Pools, An African settlement, Baghdad street, Egyptian art, amphitheater and lots of attraction.  Dormitory with 500 beds.