Sometimes while travelling, we want to have new and exciting experiences as we go about exploring the places. Mysore is one such experience of all. The best places to visit in Mysore to witness the magnificence and royalty so sparkling that it is easy to get lost and find yourself in the era of kings and heritage palaces would be the only a fantasy and desire on your mind.
The most celebrated attractions of this popular destination are Mysore paintings, Sweet Dish named Mysore Pak, Mysore silk (silk sarees), Mysore masala dosa, Mysore ink, and Mysore Dasara (festival of Dussehra). Each of them displays the benchmark of speciality. Mysore is among the best weekend getaways from Bangalore and to have fun during his short break.
Mysore is situated about 140 kilometres southwest of Bangalore city. The approximate time to reach is 3 hours, from Majestic Bangalore to Mysore city.
Both the cities are well connected with frequent bus and train services. Both are quite famous means; however train is slightly popular over the bus, due to the better convenience and relatively lower ticket price.
You can also go through some other ways like self driving and hiring a cab or taxi to Mysore from Bangalore city.
The nearest main airport to Mysore is the new Bangalore International Airport, which is about 170 kilometres away from the city. Bangalore itself provides connectivity to all major cities in India. It takes about three hours by road to reach Mysore from Bangalore and suitable for most people. You can also go through a KSRTC bus, a train or a taxi from Bangalore.
You can also get the bus from Kempegowda Bus Station in near the Bangalore City Railway Station to Mysore. There are several options of state transport buses as well as private tour operators according to your preferences. Tickets are easily available at the bus station ticket counters you need not to worry about the long waiting at the stand.
Mysore is very well connected by rail throughout the area and the railway station is approx 2 kilometres from the heart of the city. There are many express trains available between Bangalore and Mysore that cover the distance between the two cities in about three hours and the quickest way to reach, you can check train’s status online. Major trains that run between the cities include Tippu Express, Chamundi Express, Kaveri Express and Mysore Express.
If you want to enjoy the senic beauty of both cities then you can choose to self-drive to Mysore from Bangalore, take the Mysore Road (SH 17) all the way till Mysore via Kengeri, Ramnagaram and Mandya fastest route. You can also drive from Jayanagar, Bangalore on the Kanakpura Road (NH 209) via Kanakpura, Malavalli and Bannur alternatively.