Mysore is located in Southern India and is the second biggest city of Karnataka. The city was also the former capital of the Wodeyar dynasty and is also colloquially referred as the cultural capital of the state. The city also claims its name to fame for being the second cleanest city of the country. The nearest international airport to the city is Bangalore airport, which is located near Devanahalli. The Mysore airport is situated 12 km away from the city.
There are many places one can visit while in Mysore such as Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hills, Jagmohan Palace and Art Gallery, Lalit Mahal Palace, St. Philomenas Church, Parks and Gardens, Datta Peetham, Mysore Zoo, Karanji Kere, Jayalakshmivilas mansion, Happy Man Park etc. Some of the popular restaurants in the city are By The Way, Madhva Bhavan, Hotel Mylari, Gayathri Tiffin Room, Shilpashri Rooftop Restaurant, Veg Kourt, Samrat Vegetarian Restaurant etc.
Mysore district covers and area of 6854 sq. km.
|Best Time to Visit||:||
September to March.
|Main Languages||:||Kannada, English, Tamil, Urdu, Kodava, Tulu and Sankethi.|
According to 2001 Indian Census the population of the Mysore district was of 2.641 million.
|Temperature||:||Summer - Max : 34oC. Min : 21oC.
Winter - Max : 27oC. Min : 16oC.
Climate & Geography
The Mysore district slumps in the Southern Plateau and is also the southern region of the Deccan peninsula. The months between June and August in the city witness monsoon season. The precipitation during this season ranges from 50–80 cm (20–31 in). The temperature reaches to 35 °C (95 °F) during the months, March to May. Rest of the year, the weather is tropical and overall climate of the Mysore is very delightful.
Moving around the Mysore city is not at all inconvenient task. The services of taxis or auto rickshaws or buses can be opted according to one’s budget.
Car/Taxi: One can easily get the car/taxi booked to explore the city. The taxi service can also be availed for railway transfer and airport transfer.
Bus: The buses can be boarded to travel to the various regions of the Mysore. The bus fares are also very less.
Auto Rickshaw: There is a prepaid auto rickshaw booth in railway station building. One can also board to the auto rickshaws to reach to various areas of the city.
Shopping & Entertainment
While in Mysore, one can shop at one’s heart content for silk saris, sandalwood carvings and plethora of perfumed incense sticks. Some of the popular market places in the city are located at Ashoka Road, Sayyaji Rao Road, and Devaraj Urs Road. The Devaraja market is on Dhanwanthri Road. One can also enjoy hours practicing yoga in the city and visit the various cinema halls located here to watch movies.