"The Cultural Capital of Karnataka"

A City in Karnataka, India

Interest Measure for Mysore

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Mysore from sea level:  2461 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  12.2958104°N, 76.6393805°E
Ecosystem:  Plain  

Food, Culture and Language at Mysore

Food Availability:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Kannada
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Mysore?

Mysore is soaked in rich colonial as well as royal history. The beautiful historical buildings and tree-lined boulevards lend the former capital of the state of Mysore a stunning appeal.

For nature lovers, the hotspots would be the Brindavan Gardens, where you must witness the beautiful musical fountain show and the Karanji Lake where you can enjoy a round of boating. If you love shopping, you are sure to find many options in Mysore to please you. For starters, Mysore offers beautiful handicrafts made from sandalwood and rosewood.

Sweet lovers are in for a real treat with the sinful Mysore Pak dripping with ghee waiting to be devoured.
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Travel tips

  • NoteEvery autumn, the palace is the venue for the famous Mysore Dasara festival, during which leading artists perform on a stage set up in the palace grounds. On the tenth day of the festival Vijaya Dashami, a parade with caparisoned elephants and floats

4 Places to visit and Things to do in Mysore

Skydiving at Chamundi Hills at Mysore

Skydiving at Chamundi Hills

Mysore has hosted many skydiving camps. Nestled at the base of the Chamundi Hills, it is one of the best places to have the ultimate skydiving experience in India. The skydiving camps provide the option of tandem jumps, static jumps and accelerated free falls prior to professional training for 2–3 days.
Expenses - ₹35500
Time needed - 4 hours
Mysore Palace at Mysore

Mysore Palace

#Cultural Heritage
The Palace of Mysore is a historical palace in the city of Mysore in Karnataka, southern India. It is the official residence and seat of the Wodeyars — the Maharajas of Mysore, the royal family of Mysore, The palace houses two durbar halls (ceremonial meeting halls of the royal court) and incorporates a mesmerizing and gigantic array of courtyards, gardens, and buildings. The palace is in the central region of inner Mysore, facing the Chamundi Hills eastward. INR 20 per person for students, INR 200 per person for foreign tourists
Expenses - ₹40
Time needed - 2 hours
Brindavan Garden at Mysore

Brindavan Garden

The garden is laid out in 3 terraces which contain water fountains, Ficus trees, foliage plants such as Duranta plumaria and Euphorbia and flowering plants like Celosia, Marigold and bougainvillea.The main attraction of the park is the musical fountain in which bursts of water are synchronised to the music of songs. There is also a lake within the garden with boating facilities available for visitors.
Expenses - ₹15
Time needed - 2 hours
Mysore Zoo at Mysore

Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 157-acre (64 ha) zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species (168). Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s most popular attractions.
Expenses - ₹40
Time needed - 3 hours

2 Things to eat in Mysore

Mysore Pak at Mysore

Mysore Pak

#The Divine Sweet
Apart from typical spicy and curry based south indian cuisines, Mysore has this divine sweet. Try out the melt in your mouth gram flour fudge, Mysore Pak and float away to a foodie’s heaven!
Masala Dosa at Mysore at Mysore

Masala Dosa at Mysore

#The Crisp of Mysore
Prepared from rice and lentil (large round pancakes), filled with mashed potatoes, onions and spices, the famous Mysore Masala Dosa is presented with Sambhar, onion and coconut chutney. Idli and Vada can be called staples of the south!

1 Souvenirs to buy from Mysore for your memories

Sandalwood Art at Mysore

Sandalwood Art

Mysore is famous for its sandalwood and its products. Sandalwood tree is known for its fragrance and the oil extracted is an important ingredient in cosmetics. Sandalwood Handicraft items are in great demand as they are unique and have intricate carvings. In Karnataka carving is comes as family business and there are excellent sculptors who produce unique pieces which are a personification of art. Do take home some sandalwood art from Mysore.

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016