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
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.
an equable climate. The temperature does not
vary much and the weather is mostly crisp.
Clear and invigorating.
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.
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.
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
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