Additional Information About Mysore
Mysore: Officially named (Mysuru) is the third most populous city in the state of Karnataka, India. It is located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km (91 mi) southwest of Bangalore and spread across an area of 152 km2 (59 sq mi). The population is 1,014,227 as of 2017. Mysore City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city, which is also the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division.
It served as the capital city of the Kingdom of Mysore for nearly six centuries from 1399 until 1956. The Kingdom was ruled by the Wadiyar dynasty, with a brief period of interregnum in the 1760s and 70s when Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan were in power. The Wodeyars were patrons of art and culture and contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the city and the state. The cultural ambiance and achievements of Mysore earned it the sobriquet Cultural Capital of Karnataka.
By Air: Nearest Airport - Bengaluru (Kempegowda International Airport)
From Airport: Govt. Volvo buses are very frequently operated to Mysore city.
Fly Bus Help Line at the Airport # +91 99722 13726
By Rail: There are numerous trains which ply between Bengaluru (KSR - SBC) to Mysore (MYS). Journey time is between 3-4 hrs by train.
By Road: Mysuru city is 150kms from Bengaluru central. At the exit of the Railway station - Intercity bus station (KSRTC) is located and buses are frequently available to reach Mysuru. Journey takes about 3 hrs by road.
Climate: During the month of March, the city’s average temperature is between 21 degrees low & 34 degrees high.
Tourist Interest / Places to visit:
Inside City: Mysore Palace, St. Philomena Church, Chamundi Hill temple, Lalitha Mahal Palace, Chamarajendra Art Gallery, Folklore Museum, Railway Museum, Brindavan Garden, Mysore Zoo
Outside City: Bandipur wild Sanctuary - 80Kms, Belur & Halebid - 155kms, Biligiri Rangana Hill - 120kms, Channapatna (Land of wooden Toys) 79kms. Refer any travel portals for best travel plans.