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Mysuru, the ‘City of Palaces’, is royalty and magnificence embodied; overflowing with history, sprawling gardens and tree-lined boulevards. One of South India’s most fascinating cities, Mysuru has a plethora of places to visit and explore. Ruled over by the Wadiyars from 1399 till Independence, Mysuru is renowned for its royal heritage and splendid monuments and buildings. This former state capital is a seamless blend of old-world charm and modernity. It retains its traditions in music and dance, art and literature, and time-honoured crafts. Mysuru entices you at every turn with its regal splendour. Discover enchanting Mysuru, experience a different world!

Mysuru is the cultural capital of Karnataka, home to the Internationally popular Mysuru Palace which gets over 6 million visitors each year and is India’s second cleanest city after Auroville. Before the formation of Karnataka State in 1956, most of South India was under the rule of Mysuru state. It is the erstwhile capital of the Wadiyar Dynasty.

Interestingly, history or legends say that it was around this time during their rule that the famous sweet Mysore Pak was invented in the palace kitchen’s by one of their cook’s. The cook, although, had no idea himself of the name of the most mouth watering sweet whose ghee immersed flavor just melts in your mouth, boggling your taste buds. Such was the feeling of the then king when he first tasted Mysore Pak. So yes, this delectable sweet is a must experience when in Mysuru that will take you through a tour of flavours of the city in itself.

When at Mysuru, the cultural capital of Karnataka, one can soak up it all up by taking a walking tour around this beautifully calm city and indulging yourself in some shopping experiences like the beautiful Mysuru Silk (weaved from Mulberry Silk), the famous Chennapattana Wooden Dolls, Mysuru Sandal Soap (Sandal Soap Factory) and the fragrant Mysuru Jasmine(Malli) to name a few.

This is a city that is the epitome of cultural indulgence and a tourist’s most loved destination. Over the year’s Mysuru has seen a surge in International Tourists who flock to the city to rejuvenate in the Yoga retreats, thus, making the city a yoga hub.

Mysuru Dasara is an annual festival not to be missed. Held during the month of October, Mysuru Dasara attracts visitors from all over the world. Mysuru city will be at its best during the Dasara celebrations. Jambu Safari (elephants carrying the royal throne and going in a procession) is a major attraction.

Mysuru is the global headquarter of Infosys, the world’s premier information technology company. Mysuru is also an education hub with Mysuru University and several higher education institutions.

For further information, visit the official district website click here!

Fast Facts

When to go: All year round

Tourist offices:

Office of the Deputy Director
Department of Tourism
Mysuru Division, Hotel Mayura, Hoysala Complex,
JLB Road, Mysuru
Tel: +91-821-2422096
Cell: +91-9620270688

KSTDC Transport Wing
Yatri Niwas Building, JLB Road
Tel: +91-821-2423652
Cell: +91-8970656400 (7am-9pm)

Tour Location

Mysuru is well connected by air, rail and road network from all over Karnataka.

Mysuru airport is 11 kms from city centre and has flights from select cities such as Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa and Kochi. Bengaluru and Kannur are two nearby international airports with better flight connectivity. (180 and 160 kms from Mysuru respectively)
Mysuru has a railway station and is connected to Bengaluru and Mangaluru by train. Shatabdi Express covers the distance between Bengaluru and Mysuru in about two hours.
Mysuru has excellent bus connectivity from major cities of Karnataka. KSRTC, Flybus and other private players have good connectivity to Mysuru.
App based cycle rentals such as Trin Trin (https://www.mytrintrin.com/ )can be used for short commutes. Self drive cars and bikes are available in Mysuru. Taxis can be hired to explore nearby attractions. Horse pulled Tanga rides are a popular mode of commute in Mysuru. KSTDC operates Mysuru city sightseeing tours (https://www.kstdc.co/tour-packages/mysuru-sight-seeing-2/).
 

Eco:

JLR Kabini River Lodge,
Nissana Beltur Post, HD Kote Taluk, Karapura, Around Mysore - 571 114 Karnataka, India Manager: Mr. Gangaswamy Contact Number: +919449599754 Landline:+91-8228-264402 / +91-8228-264403 / +91-8228-264405 Email: info@junglelodges.com Website: click here

Premium:

Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel,
Lalitha Mahal Nagar, Mysore – 570 028, Karnataka, India. Landline:+91-821-2526100 Website: click here
KSTDC Mayura Hoysala,
2, Jhansi Laxmi Bai Road, Mysuru 570 005 Manager: Mr. Manjunath H K Contact Number: +918970650014 Landline:+91-821-2426160 Email: hoysala@karnatakaholidays.net Website: click here
Fortune JP Palace, Mysuru,
#3, Abba Rd, Earangere, Nazarbad, Mysuru, Karnataka 570007 Landline:+91-821-665-5444
Evolve Back Kuruba Safari Lodge,
Kabini Bheeramballi Village and Post, H. D. Kote Taluk, Mysore District -571116. Karnataka, India Contact Number: +918228 269100 Landline:+91-8228 269108 E-mail: kabini@evolveback.com Website: click here
Royal Orchid Metropole,
No. 5, Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Rd, Devaraja Mohalla, CFTRI Campus, Lakshmipuram, Mysuru, Karnataka 570005
Hotel Dasaprakash Paradise,
104, Vivekananda Road, Yadavagiri, Mysuru, Karnataka 570020 Contact Number: +91821 400 8400 Website: click here

Medium:

Roopa Elite,
No. D-29, 6th Main Road, V.V Mohalla,Mysuru, Karnataka 570002
Jade Garden,
1064, 1, Jayalakshmi Vilas Road, Near Law Court, Chamarajapura, Chamarajapuram Mohalla,Lakshmipuram, Mysuru, Karnataka 570005
Luciya International,
#1771, 2nd Floor, Urs Complex, Sardar Patel Road, near Prabha Theater, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001
Sandesh The Prince,
No 3, Nethra Nivas, Nazarbad Main Road, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010

Budget:

Hotel Kalyani,
# 120/1, Ring Road, Hebbal Industrial Area, near Bharat Cancer Hospital, Mysuru, Karnataka 570017
Zostel Mysuru,
2639, 1, Valmiki Rd, Vani Vilas Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 570002
Akshaya Palace Inn,
#436/E, KRS Road-Ring Road Junction, Hebbal, Mysuru, Karnataka 570016
International Youth Hostel,
350, 5th Main Rd, Gokulam 2nd Stage, Gokulam, Mysuru, Karnataka 570002