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Travel to Mysore

Mysore is well connected by Roads & Trans & by Air (Bangalore). The weather during July - August between the comfortable band of 28°C to 20°C with occasional rainfall. The City is in the relatively safe seismic zone II. Sufficient greenery, lakes and a hill add to the charm of the capital of a yesteryear Kingdom.

By Air: The closest Airport is the spanking new ‘Bengaluru International Airport’ on the northern outskirts of Bangalore. Upon landing, take the Red Volvo air-conditioned buses to either Kempegowda Bus Station at Majestic by BIA-9 or Satellite Bus Stand on Mysore Road by BIA-2. Details of Travel from Bangalore covered below.

By Train: Mysore has direct trains from Mumbai (weekly, starting on Tuesdays) and from Tirupati, Chennai, Mangalore, Secunderabad, New Delhi. Since most long distance trains go to Bangalore from where, one can travel to Mysore. The track distance to Mysore from Bangalore is 139km which the daily Shatabdi Express originating in Chennai completes 1:50 hours. Tippu Express Superfast does it in 2:20 hours; other express trains take 2:55 hours and passenger trains take longer.

By Bus: The Bangalore and Mysore are 146km apart. People preferring to travel by Volvo buses to Mysore may board the same from Kepegowda Bus Station at Majestic while the ordinary non-stop buses are available from the other bus stand. While the former take a little more than 2 hours, the latter takes a little more than 3 to accomplish the journey. Roads come into Mysore from Coimbatore and Kerala from the South, Mangalore from the West and Hubli/ Hassan from the North.

Tourist Attractions: Chamundi Hill and the Chamundeshwari Temple, The Mysore Palace, Jagan Mohan Palace and Art Gallery, Zoo & St. Philomena’s Church at Mysore; KRS Dam, Brindavan Gardens & Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in the nearby Mandya District Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace and Tomb, Sangam & Nimishamba Temple at Srirangapatna. Nature enthusiasts can explore Gopalaswami Betta, Bayalukuppe, Coorg, BR Hills, Bandipur, Ooty that are a few hours away. History Enthusiasts can explore the ancient temples of Somanathapura, Belur and Helebidu from the Hoysala Era also a couple of hours away.
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