Mysore, officially Mysuru is also known as the city of palaces. Mysore is the third most populous city of Indian state Karnataka. The city is situated in the cliff of the Chamundi Hills. The city is well known for its dazzling royal heritage. The old charm one can see in the palace, temples and heritage buildings. Mysore is one of the most visited destination near to Bangalore. Mysore palace is world famous for its mesmerizing architecture.
Mysore was served as the capital city of kingdom of Mysore. Mysore is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka. Dasara festival is one of the main festivals celebrated at this city. During Dasara a large number of tourists visit Mysore from all over the world. The city is home to many wonders like the Mysore Palace, Somnathpur Temple, Sri Chamundeswari Temple. These places left visitors amazed. Another nearby attraction to Mysore is the Brindavan Garden. Spending evening at this place is another fun, with its fountain shows, beautiful flora, and even a boat-ride nearby.
Gajapayana, Elephant March during Dasara is another attraction of the city. During Gajapayana elephants take part in the Dasara procession. For this procession the elephants are specially trained. This parade is also known as Jamboo Savari. This parade is held on the streets of Mysore. The idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari is also worshipped during this procession. During the ten days of Dasara the whole palace will be lit up. The lighted palace is the major attraction of Mysore during Dasara.
Mysore silk is also famous for its exceptional quality. One should purchase the Mysore silk and Mysore painting during the trip to Mysore. Apart from these Mysore is also famous for are the mouth-watering dishes like Mysore Pak and Mysore Masala Dosa. Mysore has pleasant weather throughout the year. As the city is well connected via flight and train, it is easy for the visitors to explore the city.
There are minimum fluctuations in the temperature around the year. Best time to visit Mysore is between the months of July and March.
By Air: The nearest international airport is at Bengaluru, 140 km away. Mysore has a small domestic airport which is used by chartered flights. Regular taxi services are available from Bengaluru to Mysore.
By Train: Mysore railway station is connected to Bengaluru. Bangalore is well-connected to all other cities in India.
By Road: Good bus services are available by the state road transport corporation. Regular AC buses are also available from Bangalore and other south Indian cities to Mysore.