Mysore – City of palaces

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Location: Karnataka, India

Destination type-  Historical

Popularly known as the ‘Cultural capital of Karnataka’, Mysore is a place that beautifully blends splendour of history with the living vibrancy of the traditions and culture which is reflected in the lives of its residents. All this is accompanied by the serenity of nature, making Mysore a dream destination of every travel enthusiasts


  1. Kingdom of Mythological Asura “Mahishasura”
  2. The site where Mysore Palace now stands was occupied by a village named Puragere at the beginning of the 16th century
  3. The Mahishūru Fort was constructed in 1524 by Chamaraja Wodeyar III 
  4. The kingdom reached the height of its military power and dominion in the latter half of the 18th century under the de facto rulers Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan
  5. The Mysore municipality was established in 1888
  6. After Indian Independence in 1947, Mysore city remained as part of the Mysore State( now known as Karnataka )

Activities for tourists

  1. Visit Mysore palace
  2. Visit Mysore Zoo
  3. Enjoy the Brindavan Gardens
  4. Visit Bonsai Garden
  5. Visit Chamundeswari temple

How to reach there


The nearest major airport to Mysore is the new Bangalore International Airport, which is about 170 kilometres away. Bangalore itself is very well-connected to all major cities in India.


Mysore is very well connected by rail throughout the region and the railway station is just about 2 kilometres from the city centre. You will find many express trains between Bangalore and Mysore that cover the distance between the two cities in about three hours. Bangalore itself is very well-connected to most other cities in India.

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Bangalore ( 145 kms away)
  2. Wayanad ( 131 kms away)
  3. Srirangapatana ( 18kms away)
  4. Coorg (118 kms away)
  5. Bandipur National Park( 73 kms away)

Some hotels in Mysore for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

White Orchid Resorts

Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel

Sepoy Grande Hotel

The Mansion 1907

Radisson Blu Plaza

Hotel Ruchi The Prince

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Photo courtesy By Raghuapara – Own work, Public Domain,

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