Mysore city is located in Karnataka. Mysore - the word conjures up an image of grandeur. Magnificent palaces, landscaped gardens and impressive architecture and the rustle of rich silk fabric sums up Mysore. The city of Mysore sports a perfect blend of old world charm and contemporary ideas.
A travel to Mysore would take you to a city of grand palaces, tree-lined avenues, picturesque gardens and sacred temples. The splendid Mysore Palace, built by the Maharajah of Mysore greets you as you travel to Mysore. Another prominent palace is the Jaganmohan Palace. These two palaces dominate the skyline of the city. The superb architecture that the palaces boast of, showcase the rich culture and heritage of the land on one hand and the pomp and grandeur of the Indian Maharajahs.
How to Reach Mysore
Mysore is the second largest city in Karnataka and is located in the southern part of the state. Mysore is an important destination in Karnataka. The historical city has gained political importance since ancient times. In terms of art and culture, Mysore always had a prominent place. Palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples literally dot all over the city. Huge numbers of tourist pay a visit to the ancient city every year.
The Mysore Airport also called as the Mandakalli Airport serves the city. The newly upgraded airport began flights from Bangalore to Mysore via the SpiceJet airlines on 14th January 2013. As of now SpiceJet is the only airline connecting to Mysore. Apart from this the major airport close by to Mysore is in Bangalore i.e. the Bengaluru International Airport.
Mysore has a railway station with in the city. It is linked by rail to Bangalore and many other cities in south India. Prestigious luxury trains and many other mails and express trains service this station regularly. The Mysore railway station is located in the proximity of the city and is well linked with buses and taxis.
Mysore has a convenient network of roads which connects to important cities in Karnataka. Mysore is connected by National Highway number 212 and other State Highway 17, 33 and 88.
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and other private operators run regular bus services both within the city and inter-cities. Within the Mysore city, buses and auto-rickshaws are a cheap means of transportation.
Distance to Mysore
- From Mangalore - 255 km
- From Bangalore - 143 km
- From Coimbatore - 204 km
- From Kozhikode - 211 km
- From Hassam - 118 km
Shopping in Mysore is a fantastic experience. Rich tradition of handloom and handicrafts, colorful local bazaars and warm-hearted people would make your shopping in Mysore a treasured memory. Outstanding souvenirs, delightful gift items or personal possessions - whatever you wish to buy, there are abundant options available in Mysore.
Sandal woodcrafts are yet another hot favorite with those who go for shopping in Mysore. Mysore grows one of the finest varieties of fragrant sandal wood from which the ace craftsmen chisel out exquisite artifacts. From arty souvenirs to utilities or objets d'art - the sandalwood crafts may leave you spoilt for choice while shopping in Mysore. You may also choose to buy some authentic sandal wood oil that has phenomenal healing and cosmetic quality and is widely used in Ayurveda.
Several other traditional handicrafts of the state of Karnataka are available in the shops of Mysore. Beautiful woodcarvings, Bidriware, Metalware, Stone Carvings and Mysore paintings may lead you to a shopping spree in Mysore.
Numerous exclusive private shops dot around the Devaraja Market that skirts the main Sayyaji Rao road. Also pay a visit to the Government Silk Weaving Factory and the Government Sandal Oil Factory. They have their retail outlet inn the city markets too.
Places to Visit in Mysore
- The Mysore Palace
- The Brindavan Gardens
- Chamundi Hills
- Datta Peetham
- Jaganmohan Art Gallery
- Jayalakshmi Vilas
- Karanji Lake
- Krishna Raja Sagara
- Kukkarahali Lake
- Lalitha Mahal
- Namma Mysore
- St. Philomena's Church
- Mysore Zoo
Last Updated on : 21/10/2013