Mysore Travel Guide

The affluent city of Mysore leaves one baffled by their rich heritage past, scenic nature and tons of vibrant bazaars. This city was the former capital of the state of Karnataka from 1399 to 1947 before it was overtaken by the tech capital of India, Bengaluru. Mysore was also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka. Today, it outshines the rest of the cities across India for being the second cleanest city in India, alongside Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh, 2019. The title was given by the Union Urban Development Authority. 

Mysore travel guide not only lets you peep into the sought after heritage buildings but also into the city’s glorious attractions. That includes the prehistoric monuments, stunning temples and churches, expansive zoo, dense sandalwood forests and some of the most beautiful gardens. Mysore leaves no stone unturned when it comes to dazzling travelers with its atmospheric rich marketplaces. The city replete with spices, incense, clothes, and traditional attires and gastronomic delights. 

If you are looking for spirituality and rejuvenation during your Mysore trip then the city will guide you to some of the acclaimed yoga schools. Such institutions attract visitors from around the world. One yoga practice, in particular, is the Ashtanga vinyasa yoga which is taught in all schools, it is a modern-day form of Indian yoga. The city caters stunning places of interest and to let you have a memorable vacation, some of the must-visit tourist attractions are as follows. 

The royal Mysore Maharaja Palace built in the year 1897 is not to be missed. It has a lovely Indo Saracenic style of architecture. With over 98000 light bulbs, the entire palace illuminates at night. A 150 acre Brindavan Gardens attracts many families for a weekend sightseeing. Located below the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam, it creates a lovely place to spend a day. If you enjoy the company of nature, the Karanji Lake is one of the must-visit tourist destinations in the whole of Mysore. 

Surrounded by Chamundi Mountains, it attracts lots of migratory birds. Mysore Zoo is located right next to the lake. It houses many wild animals from around the world. Originally named Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens was constructed in 1892. It is noted to be the oldest zoos in India. You can also get away from the city to one of the best waterfalls in India to Shivanasamudra Falls. It is located approx. 85 kilometers away from the city. Mysore certainly captivates a lot of travelers no matter what the reason for travel. It is certainly India’s best cities.

Sightseeing and Things To Do in Mysore

Best Time to Visit Mysore

The city of Mysore is known for its scenic beauty and rich architecture. Surrounded by heritage sites and lovely gardens, the city truly allows one to explore the depths of Mysore exploring all the attractions that are on your bucket list. However, it all depends on what weather you are planning to visit Mysore. Since summer can be extremely hot and it may not allow you to fully appreciate the city. Monsoons can be charming but the rain may prevent you to visit one attraction to another. The best time to visit Mysore is however between October and March. This time of the year remains crisp and calm, perfect for outdoor exploration. However, if you wish to travel during different months, here’s what you should know.

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How To Reach Mysore

One of the most popular cities in India is Mysore. It treasures the stunning and glorious Mysore Palace that stands proud amid the city displaying its intricately designed architecture. Those who visit India for the first time often wish to know about how to reach Mysore.

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