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The city of Mysore is the cultural capital of the state of Karnataka. The city is known for its majestic, mystical and mesmerizing beauty. Mysore or Mahishur as it was called then, traces its history back to the mythical past, when Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hills killed the wicked buffalo-headed demon, Mahishasura.

Tourism occupies a very prominent place in the industrial sector of the city. Some of the places of interest in the city are

  • Mysore Palace
  • Krishna Raja Sagara
  • Kukkarahali Lake
  • Jaganmohan Art Gallery
  • Brindavan Gardens
  • Lalitha Mahal
  • Datta Peetham
  • St. Philomena's Church
  • Chamundi Hills
  • Mysore Zoo
  • Karanji Lake Nature Park
  • Folk Lore Museum and many more.

The city is adorned with a number of temples namely Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple, Trinesvaraswamy Temple, Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple, Shweta Varahaswamy Temple, Chamundi Temple, Mahabaleshwara Temple and Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple.

Around Mysore

  • Srarangapattaana (16 kms.)
  • Somnathpur (35 kms.)
  • Kabani River Lodge (80 kms.)
  • Talakkad (45 kms.)
  • Melukote (48 kms.)
  • Sivasamudram (80 kms.)
  • Billigiri Rangana (B R) Hills (90 kms.)
  • Bandipur National Park (80 kms.)

How to reach Mysore

By Air:

The nearest airport is located at Bangalore which is about 140 km.

By Rail:

Mysore is well connected to all the major cities via Bangalore by rail. The Shatabdi Express is a quick and convenient way to get to Mysore from Bangalore or Chennai.

By Road:

Good bus services link Mysore to Madikeri, Bangalore and other towns in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

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