Best Time to Visit Mysore


Mysore is a captivating city in Karnataka that seamlessly blends history and modernity. Its rich heritage is reflected in its magnificent palaces, intricate architecture, and vibrant festivals. From its bustling bazaars and mouth-watering food to its serene yoga retreats and scenic landscapes, Mysore offers a myriad of experiences that cater to every type of traveller. The city's warm hospitality and cultural richness are sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits. So, when exactly is the best time to visit Mysore

Here’s a guide on the best month to visit Mysore, the weather of the city, the most popular places to visit, and where to stay in the ‘City of Palaces’. 

Why visit Mysore?

This vibrant city is steeped in a rich cultural heritage, boasting an awe-inspiring array of palaces, temples, museums, and gardens that offer a glimpse into its illustrious past. Whether it's the opulent Mysore Palace, the tranquil Brindavan Gardens, or the sacred Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore has something to offer for everyone. 

Best season to visit Mysore

The best time to visit Mysore is during winter and spring when temperatures range between 15-30°C. This is usually from October to March. During this period, you can enjoy sightseeing at the famous Mysore Palace and other attractions without feeling too warm or cold. The weather is perfect for exploring the city's rich heritage, culture, and art.

If you're looking for a more festive experience, the best month to visit Mysore is late September or early October. During this time, the city celebrates its famous Mysore Dasara festival with colourful processions and other events. It is a great opportunity to witness some of India's best displays of culture, art, and music.

While the monsoon season (June to September) is not recommended for visiting the city due to heavy rains, you can still enjoy some amazing sights and sounds in the city. During this period, you can experience Mysore at its most peaceful, providing a much-needed break from the busy tourist season.

Weather in Mysore

Summer in Mysore

The weather in Mysore is normally warm to hot. During the summer months (April to May), temperatures can rise to 40°C. It's best to avoid travelling during this period if you're not used to high temperatures.

Monsoon in Mysore

In the monsoon season (June-September), heavy rains and thunderstorms are common in Mysore. However, the city comes alive during this time, with the surrounding hills turning a lush green and the air becoming cooler and fresher. 

Winter in Mysore

Winter (November - February) has the best weather of Mysore. You can enjoy exploring the many palaces, strolling in the busy markets, enjoying delicious street food, and other attractions in the city.

Places to visit in Mysore

Here are some must-visit places in the city that you can enjoy exploring with your family:

  • Mysore Palace
  • Chamundi Hills
  • Brindavan Gardens
  • St. Philomena’s Church
  • Jaganmohan Palace
  • Karanji Lake Nature Park
  • Mysore Zoo

Things to do in Mysore

Don’t miss out on these activities in Mysore. You can enjoy them with your friends and family:

  • Visit the Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum
  • Relish Mysore Pak at Devraja Market
  • Offer prayers and witness the grand puja at Srikanteshwara temple
  • Enjoy a ride on the tonga, a horse-drawn carriage
  • Go on a day-trip to the Government Sandalwood Oil factory 

Places to visit near Mysore

The city is surrounded by several beautiful and interesting places that make for great destinations for an extended vacation. Here are some popular places to visit near Mysore:

  • Coorg
  • Srirangapatna
  • Shivanasamudra Falls
  • Bandipur National Park
  • Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ooty 
  • Chikmaglur

Resorts in Mysore

The Golden Landmark Resort, an affiliate of Club Mahindra, is the perfect abode for your Mysore getaway. With lush greenery all around, you can immerse yourself in a tranquil ambiance while enjoying a variety of pampering amenities and services that cater to your every desire.  

Relish mouth-watering local delicacies like the Mysore Pak, Mysore masala dosa, bisi bele bath, and many more, curated with love by the resort’s master chefs. Spend quality time with your kids at the resort’s indoor and outdoor recreation centres and unwind at the special rejuvenation centre. All services spell comfort and class and are specially curated to pamper you. 

Mysore is a city that charms visitors with its cultural heritage, grand architecture, and captivating festivals. The best time to visit this wonderful place is between October and March, when the weather is mild and pleasant, and the city is bustling with cultural events and celebrations. So, if you're contemplating a vacation soon, include Mysore in your itinerary for an unforgettable sojourn.

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