Most frequent questions and answers
Mysuru Dasara is the Nadahabba, a state festival of Karnataka in India. It is also called as Navaratri (Nava-ratri = nine-nights) and is a 10-day festival with the last day being Vijayadashami, the most auspicious day of Dasara.The Hindu festival of Dasara, Navratri and Vijayadashami celebrates the victory of good over evil.
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Mysore is famous for silk sarees (KSIC Mysore Silk Sarees), sandal wood carvings, and the many varieties of perfumed incense sticks. Mysore’s market places can be a good place to start, like Ashoka Road, Sayyaji Rao Road and for a mix of Western and Indian traditional shopping head to Devaraj Urs Road. To experience one of India’s best markets head to Devaraja Market where tourists and locals alike shop for daily fruit and vegetables as well as the rows and rows of flowers and various spices. Devaraja market is on Dhanwanthri Road. Many cuisines like Mysore Pak, Biryani, Idli, Dosa etc.
Roaming aroundin Mysore is much feasible than most Indian cities.
- Auto Rickshaws – Usually go by the meter, there are also pre-paid auto stands at the bus stands and railway station.
- Tourist Cabs – Like Ola and Uber are the best choice in case you want to tour the city all day or visit nearby places.
- Tonga Gaadis (Horse drawn carriages) are available in Mysore. One of the few remaining vestiges of the old pre-independance Mysore. A Tonga stand exists near Mysore palace and various other places.
Mysore Junction railway station is the city’s main station and there are daily trains plying the route between Bangalore, Hassan, Chennai, Mangalore,, New Delhi, Mumbai, Dharwad, Davangere and many other Indian cities.
Mysore has intra-city, inter-city and suburban public bus transportation. Buses are available to all locations in the city as well as villages and towns outside the city.KSRTC MCTD Division has a fleet of around 1000 buses.Buses run every 5 minutes on the Bangalore route, and there is a choice of both A/C and non-A/C vehicles. During the weekends, these buses are often full, so it is advisable to reserve a seat in advance.
By Private Vehicle
Mysore and Bangalore have a direct road connection, but be warned about driving in India, which is especially dangerous at night because of speeding trucks. The 4 lane expressway between Bangalore and Mysore is now complete, and allows the 140 km journey to be covered in about 2.5 hours.
The nearest domestic and international airport is Bangalore airport (130km from Mysore) and Mysore Airport is also operational with limited flights.