Nestled in the lap of the Chamundi Hills, Mysore is an amazing tourist destination for those who wish to get a sneak peek into the rich cultural heritage of the bygone era. With our meticulously crafted Mysore tour packages, tourists can explore the famous attractions of this amazing city. Located in Karnataka and the third-largest city of the state, Mysore lies in the northwest of Chamundi Hills and the midway of Kaveri and Kabini Rivers on the undulating Deccan Plateau. It is an erstwhile princely state of British India and was once the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore. The city is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka owing to its rich cultural environment and splendorous edifices. It is a popular place among families, friends, couples, and history buffs. Dotted with historic monuments, gushing waterfalls, towering temples, and vibrant gardens, this enthralling town is one of the best options to visit for a vacation in South India.
During the Mysore trip, tourists can get the opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of the town and also get glimpses of the royal bygone era and British remnants. There are some of the notable heritage structures in the city, which have retained the old-world charm such as Mysore Palace and Jagmohan Palace. Other significant tourist spots in Mysore include Somnathpur, Karanji Lake & Park, Chamundi Hill, Brindavan Garden, and Rail Museum. We offer a wide range of Mysore holiday packages with which visitors can choose the stay option that suits their requirements and budget. All sorts of facilities are available during the Mysore tour including a guided sightseeing tour, relaxed stays, smooth transfers, and scrumptious meals.
Mysore is also known for its textile, trading, and artwork. The lively markets of the city are also the main attractions of Mysore and must-visit places during the Mysore holiday trip. Our travel experts have curated tailor-made Mysore travel packages for every age group of travelers. We also provide great deals and offers on tour packages, which can make the vacations memorable. The tour packages are customizable and we provide the facility of modification of itinerary as per the requirements. For a memorable trip, we provide a detailed itinerary with the guided sightseeing tours. Have a look at various Mysore tour packages below that are based on the duration covered in the city.
Best Places to Visit on your Mysore Trip
Mysore was among the largest princely states of an erstwhile British Empire. It is home to some of the popular tourist attractions of South India. Replete with architectural marvels, ancient palaces, lush forests, gurgling cascades, towering temples, and beautifully constructed gardens, Mysore is a perfect blend of natural bounties and manmade wonders. From gardens to temples, and more, here are some of the best places to visit on your Mysore trip –
- Mysore Palace
- Mysore Zoo
- Brindavan Gardens
- Somanathapura Temple
- Shuka Van
- Chamundeshwari Temple
- Bonsai Garden
- Jagmohan Palace
- Karanji Lake
- Rail Museum
- Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
- St. Philomena’s Church
Best Time to Plan a Visit to Mysore
The best time to visit Mysore is from July to February during the monsoon and winter seasons. During these months, the weather remains pleasant for a sightseeing tour and to indulge in outdoor activities. This is the peak season to visit Mysore and enjoy a leisure trip. Mysore experiences a tropical climate and summers remain hot and humid, which makes the excursion difficult. Budget travelers can choose to visit Mysore in the summers as the accommodation prices remain low and booking for train and airport are easily available. In winter, the Dussehra Festival is organized in Mysore, which is among the most popular celebrations in the town. The Mysore Dussehra is famous all over the world. This 10-day event is the most awaited event in the city.
How to Reach Mysore for a Wonderful Vacation
Being the cultural capital of Karnataka and as a famous getaway, Mysore is well-connected by the rest of the state and major cities of the country by all modes of transports including air, train, and road. Mysore has its own airport, locally called Mandakalli. It welcomes flights from all over the country such as Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, and other major cities. The nearest major airport is from Mysore in Bangalore International Airport, which is situated at 170 km. Taxi, buses, and cabs are easily available outside the airport to Mysore. It has its own railhead namely Mysore Railway Station from where a plethora of trains operate to different cities, towns, and villages. There are many trains that come into the city via Bangalore and Chennai. From outside of the railway station, the local auto rickshaw and taxi are easily available to reach anywhere in the city.
Traveling to Mysore by road is among the best and convenient options if someone is traveling from a nearby place including Bangalore, Ooty, Coonoor, Coorg, Srirangapatna, and Coimbatore. The regular government-run and private buses ply from these places for Mysore. The city has connectivity with the major towns of the nearby states and cities of Karnataka by well-maintained national and state highways. The tourists can travel by their own bike, car, and private taxi without any hassle. The KSRTC or the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation provides the services of luxury Volvo buses for Mysore from other cities.
Best Accommodation to stay on your Mysore Tour
Mysore is a popular tourist destination and to cater to the different kinds of travelers, Mysore houses a wide range of accommodation options such as hotels, resorts, lodges, guesthouses, and hostels. From economical to luxury budget hotels, Mysore has something for everyone including family, friends, backpackers, and honeymooners. Here are some of the best hotels in Mysore you can add to your Mysore tour package -
- Grand Mercure
- Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
- Kavitha House Homestay
- Hotel Sangeeth Lodging
- Hotel Le Ruchi De Prince
- Roopa Elite
- Royal Orchard Metropole
- Jal Mahal Resort and Spa
- The Quorum
- Davey’s Townhouse by Vista Rooms
- Rustling Bamboo Cottage
- Sandesh The Prince
- The Windflower Resort & Spa