As you travel across the vast lands of India, you may come across places that will instantly win your heart with its natural beauty – the snow-clad mountains, the lush green hills, sandy beaches, crystal clear rivers, etc. And then there are other places that fascinate you with their undeniable old-world charm, rich history, and iconic monuments. Mysore or Mysuru (as it is officially called) is one such place that falls in the latter category.  

From stunning royal palaces to magnificent museums and monuments, every nook and corner of Mysore has an interesting story associated with it. Whether you are planning a weekend trip to Mysore to get away from the city conundrum or a long family holiday, you are sure to have a surreal experience visiting Mysore. Here is a complete travel guide to Mysore that will make your travel easy. The guide gives information about – 

  •     Best places to visit in Mysore
  •     Things to do in Mysore
  •     How to reach Mysore
  •     Best time to visit Mysore
  •     Resorts in Mysore

Best Places to Visit in Mysore 

  •     Mysore Palace 

One of the grandest and largest palaces in India, and the most popular tourist attraction in the town, the beauty Mysore Palace is second to none. All Mysore travel guide recommend visiting this palace, and for good reason. Every doorway, corridor, and passages tells stories of the glorious past and its occupants. While the palace looks spectacular in daylight, every evening more than 98,000 light bulbs illuminates the palace, creating a spectacle that you will never forget.  

  •     Philomena’s Cathedral

Another important edifice and the only British structure in the city, St. Philomena’s Cathedral has the distinction of being the tallest church in Asia. The Neo-Gothic architectural style with twin spires that are about 175 ft. high will leave in awe of its ethereal beauty.  

  •     Railway Museum 

A one-of-a-kind museum, here you will find various locomotives that were used for travelling throughout Indian history. Some of the items displayed here are over 100 years old. The main attraction here is the Austin railway car, and the Maharani Saloon Carriage that belonged to erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore.  

  •     Jagmohan Palace

Another popular tourist spot that you will find its mention in all guide to Mysore is the Jagmohan Palace. Originally constructed to be used as the residence for the royal family, it was later converted into an art gallery. Today, it houses some of the most valuable and priceless artefacts from south India, including the works of the eminent painter, Raja Ravi Verma.  

  •     Brindavan Gardens

Located close the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, this beautiful gardens is one of the best places to visit in Mysore to spend a peaceful evening. The garden hosts magical fountain show, with ornate lights and cheerful music, which adds to the charm of the place. 

Things to do in Mysore

Whether you are visiting Mysore with your family or with your spouse, there are many things to do in Mysore that will interest everyone in the family.  

  • Visit the Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
  • Take a tour around the Sandalwood oil factory and shop sandalwood products
  • Go restaurant hopping and gorge on the various south Indian delicacies, including the famous Mysore Masala Dosa, and the delectable, melt-in-your-mouth sweet, Mysore Pak
  • Spend an evening admiring the beauty of the KRS dam and see the magnificent sunset on the banks of Krishna River.
  • Seek blessings at the Sri Nandi Temple

How to reach Mysore? 

Mysore is one of the important cities in Karnataka, and therefore is well-connected to the rest of the states and other parts of India through all modes of transport. If you are not sure how to reach Mysore, you can travel by air, road and rail. 

By Air

The nearest airport is the Bangalore International Airport, which is about 139 km from Mysore. You can fly to Bangalore from any part of India, and from there you can take a state government run bus or hire a private cab to reach Mysore.  

By Road

Mysore is well-connected to Bangalore and other nearby cities through the state transport system, KTRC, and there are regular buses to Mysore.  

By Rail

Mysore has a well-connected railway system and there are direct trains to the city from all parts of India. The nearest railway station is the Mysore Junction. 

Best time to visit Mysore 

Although you can visit Mysore anytime of the year, the best time to visit Mysore is between October and February. The weather here is cool during the period, with weather dipping to minimum 10 degrees Celsius, providing an ambient environment to explore the beautiful tourist spots.  

Resorts in Mysore 

Being an important tourist place in Karnataka, Mysore has plenty of hotels, and other accommodation options for the tourists. If you prefer a spacious and premium place, you can book your stay at the Golden Landmark Resort, one of the finest resorts in Mysore and an associate of Club Mahindra.  

It is a luxurious retreat set amid the lush greenery, and boasts of a calm atmosphere and an array of modern amenities. Not to mention, here you get to enjoy the signature Club Mahindra’s warm hospitality that makes your holiday experience the best. 


About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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