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Mysore Traveller Guide

How to reach
By Air: Nearest airport: Mandakalli airport(Mysore Airport, 14 km from Srirangapatnam). Nearest International airport is the Bangalore International Airport that serves the city providing flight services for almost every major cities. Taxis and cab facilities are available from the airport to various places.
By Rail: Nearest railway station: Mysore railway station. The rail journey proves to be a convenient option. Therefore you do not need to worry about how to reach Mysore.
By Road: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation provides a large number of buses routed for various destinations.
What to do?

Surf at Mantra Surf Club, India's first surf club, located just 24Kms from Mangalore at Mulki.
Swim - Mangalore has many clean and beautiful beaches.
It is a great place to relax and watch the spectacular sunsets.

What to see?

Brindavan Gardens - The gardens are built across river Cauvery and below Krishnaraja Sagar Dam (also known as Kannambadi) which is in itself a magnificent example of engineering and a major tourist attractions.
The garden has a botanical park as well as fountains.
Boat rides in the lake can also be enjoyed here.
Fruit orchard and horticulture farms are situated adjoining to the Brindavan Gardens.
Best time to visit the garden is after sunset as one can view the fountain show and enjoy a pleasant evening.
Lalitha Mahal - Lalitha Mahal happens to be the second largest palace in Mysore.
The architecture of this place has been inspired by St.
Paul's Cathedral in London.
The overall architecture of the palace is a combination of Italian palazzo and English manor house.
ITDC converted the palace into a 5-star heritage hotel in 197

Railway Museum - The Railway Museum of Mysore is second only after the National Railway Museum, New Delhi.
The Railway Museum has a number of galleries which depict the development and growth of railway systems in India.
These can be noticed from the locomotives, photographs and painting depicted in these galleries.
One can view the lights and signals which were initially used and even the mini railway which operated on battery.
Mysore Palace - Beautifully designed square towers are situated at the cardinal point and are covered with domes.
The ornate ceiling and sculpted pillars of Durbar Hall along with the Kalyana Mantapa (marriage pavillion) which has glazed tiled flooring, stained glass and domed ceiling are undoubtedly the charm of this royal heritage.
The golden howdah (elephant seat) along with intricately carved doors and fabulous paintings are among few other treasures of the Mysore Palace.
The Residential Museum within the Mysore Palace incorporates some of the living quarters, temples and shrines including the Shweta Varahaswamy temple.
Captain Bailey Dungeon - The fortress of Captain Bailey’s Dungeon has been named after Colonel Bailey who passed away in the year 1780.
The prisoners of Tipu Sultan war were found near the fortress over here.
Captain Baird, Captain Rulay and others were imprisoned in the dungeon located in the fortress.
The fortress is made of bricks and mortar.
The place is seen as one of the popular places of Mysore and therefore attracts people in large numbers.

Best time to visit

September, October, November, December, January, February, March

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Mysore Reviews

The Grand old city
Apr 14, 2005 04:02 PM Read
Mysore is derived from the name Mahishur after Mahishasura, the demon king killed by Goddess Chamundi or Durga. Once the capital of old Mysore province, even today it is called the cultural capital of Karnataka. The very mention of Mysore brings a different feeling to older generation of kannadi...Read More

Mysore Magic!
Feb 27, 2005 09:06 PM Read
Why write reviews? By writing reviews you are going to help people reach a decision. Please follow the guidelines given below for writing an effective review. • Keep your review informative - it must be more than 150 words. • The language of your review must not be ...Read More

Mysore - Heaven on Earth!
Feb 11, 2005 09:48 AM Read
This city occupies a special place in my heart. There are very few places that I find myself comfortable in. And Mysore is definitely among them. Maybe, because I know (or rather knew!) the city inside out. A city, very often referred to as “The Pensioners’ Paradise” or “...Read More


The city of Palaces, Silk and Sandalwood
Feb 03, 2005 03:06 PM Read
Although I have been in Bangalore for the last one and half years, I finally got the chance to visit Mysore just recently. I had heard about the place so much that I was almost desperate to go there and see things for myself. We booked a Sumo for the trip and started off at 7 am on a weekend....Read More

Mesmerizing Mysore
Jul 05, 2004 05:50 PM Read
Cool weather. This is one reason you have to visit the royal city, if not for anything else! In fact the first thing that struck me when I woke up was that the weather outside was cool and I knew I was in Karnataka! After living in a hot, dry and polluted metro, a cool, green, relaxed Mysore ...Read More

The City of Palaces,Silk and Sa
May 28, 2004 06:22 PM Read
Mysore a name that has embedded so deeply in our Indian consciousness. Every lady in India aspires to wear a Mysore silk sari, Mysore pak is a favorite sweet meat for many Indians, Mysore Sandal Soap is something most of us used to take bath with as kids. Mysore the city of dazzling palaces, gli...Read More

Heaven on earth
Jan 01, 2004 12:59 AM Read
Mysore is one of the best place to visit during dasara. The manginificent Mysore place will be lite every night for around a week during the period and whole city will be bubbling with different activites like the flower show. Exhibition and lot more things. The palces to visit in Mysore are ...Read More

A dieing Tourist Destination
Apr 22, 2003 12:35 PM Read
Hi, I am writing this to tell about the bitter expereince I had when I visted Mysore few days ago. I had visited Mysore about 12 Years ago when Mysore was excellent place to see . The palace, the brindavan garden, art gallery etc was excellent and worth seeing. Based on the same impression I wen...Read More

A Nice Short Tour!!
Dec 31, 2002 04:50 PM Read
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Mysore? Mysore Pak and Mysore Palace of course, but there is much more in this beautiful, peaceful and clean city which is full of royal history of wodeyar dynasty. It was 4am when we reached “My sore” oops!! Mysore...Read More

The best place on earth..
Dec 08, 2002 08:19 PM Read
People often talk about bangalore as the fastest growing city in india and but they tend to forget a city situated very close to it..a city very calm and serene yet modern..yes am talking bout the most beautiful city in india MYSORE..Ten years ago when my father was transfererd to this city I wa...Read More

Nov 23, 2002 02:05 PM Read
I had always wanted to write something on mysore , but am I toooooo excited to write and the words doesn't seem to fit in. ok let me start with transportation: Transporation: a>It's around 180 Kms from Bangalore b>There is good convinience for buses and few trains like Tippu,passe...Read More

An aristrocatic place.
Nov 22, 2002 09:41 PM Read
I had been to this place quite a few times and it struck to me as quite a charming royal place.But its been quite a long time since I visited this place ,so maybe some info maybe outdated. Eventhough it is one of the prominent cities in Karnataka,the look of the whole place is quite medival a...Read More

The Original Musical Fountain
Sep 09, 2002 03:31 PM Read
The following is a MODIFIED REVIEW (based on the suggestion & valuable tips from Lickwid, thanks again, pal!!). I have added the inputs from Lickwid in italics. I went to Mysore in one of the day buses that operate from Bangalore. Tours such as these pretty much covers everything there is to ...Read More

Best City
Sep 03, 2002 10:23 AM Read
Mysore is located in Karnataka, which was a separate state before 1953. It was ruled by the Royal Family called Wodeyars. It exudes a quaint old world charm, that leaves the visitor spell - bound. A city steeped in history, Mysore was once the stronghold of the Hoysalas, the Wodeyars and later o...Read More

Don't miss the King's palace in Mysore
Jul 16, 2002 09:36 AM Read
India is a great country with so many wonderful places to visit. I'll br tired of writing if I started to write about good places to visit in India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Bombay to Bengal. Mysore is a very beautiful place to visit among the places which I have visited in India till now....Read More

My Elegant ''MYSORE''
Jul 06, 2002 12:38 PM Read
Mysore is my city. This is where I've been living ever since I was born. I love this city. But not without reasons. The sheer elegance,tranquility,peace and calmness, makes me say,'' This is where I should live all my life.'' I bet, the same feeling would be sensed by every other visitor. Wha...Read More

Mysore - A City of Palaces, Art Galleries, Gardens
Feb 19, 2002 06:54 AM Read
And many more attractions ! I came to Mysore in June 1960 and stayed on till September 1963. These years are full of very pleasant memories. It was here that I was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship, and left for London. So, Mysore gave me farewell with Good Luck. I am not going to write...Read More

A place you will remember all your life...
Feb 15, 2002 07:21 PM Read
Mysore is a charming and lovely city with rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, sacred temples. Mysore gets its name from the mythical Mahishasur (Mahishasura) demon king who is believed to have lived here. Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi hills killed this demon an...Read More

City Of Palaces,Gardens,Zoo
Jan 28, 2002 04:19 PM Read
Mysore was the political capital of Wodeyar dynasty who ruled the state of Karnataka for around 150 years till the independence of the country from the British. The kings in this dynasty were great lovers of art. Mysore was the cultural capital of the south under the rule of Wodeyars. The mai...Read More

A great place to visit
Jan 26, 2002 02:10 PM Read
I live in Mysore. The palace (Tipu Sultan's) that you mentioned is open for visitors. It is situated at Srirangpatna very close to Mysore (about 15 km.) Besides that there are other palaces right in the heart of the city. One of them houses a museum and another one has been converted to a 4 star...Read More



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