(1800 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Mysuru )

Karnataka | India
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Mysore is categorised as Heritage / Pilgrimage / Business and Transit

Mysore Palace (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
Chamundeshwari Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
Nandi Bull at Chamundi Hills (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
St Philomena Church (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
Chamunda Hills View Poit (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
Inside Mysore Palace (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 August 2019)
Gommatagiri Bahubali Statue - Photo Courtesy Rajan Thambehalli
Venugopala Swamy Temple (Photo Courtesy: Doc.aneesh)
Jayalaxmi Vilas Mansion (Photo Courtesy: Sarvagnya)
Oriental Research Institute (Photo Courtesy: Nishanth Gowda)
Rail Museum Mysore (photo Courtesy: Ranjithsiji)
Karanji Lake (Photo Courtesy: Nagesh Kamath)
Brindaban Garden
Rangnathittu Boating
Rangnathittu Bird Nesting
Chennakesava Temple Somnathpura (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Tiger at the Zoo
Mysore Palace lit up

Reasons to Visit
  • Mysore is a heritage destination and well visited for the Mysore Palace.
  • Mysore is situated central to wildlife destinations of Bandipur, Mudumalai (20 km ahead of Bandipur), Nagarhole, BR hills, Plantation highlands of Coorg / Chikmagalur, Beaches of neighboring Coastal Kerala, heritage destinations of Hassan / Halebid - Belur, colonial era popular Hill station of Ooty, Rainforests of Wayanad and Sravanbelagoda Pilgrimage.
  • Mysore itself is renowned for Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo, Chamundi Hills and nearby destinations of Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Srirangapatna,Somnathpur temple, Talakadu backwaters and Vridanvan Gardens.
  • Jain Pilgrimage Center of Sravanbelagoda is best accessed from Mysore (80 km) and can be visited enroute to Hassan.
  • Mysore is home to a renowned yoga center on the mercara road where guests from all over the world visit every winter.
  • Bangalore-Mysore-Ooty has been a favorite circuit for old-timers in summers and winters.
  • Mysore is famous for its festivities that take place during the Dussera festival when the city receives a large number of tourists.
Know It
  • Mysore also lends its name to the Mysore mallige, Mysore style of painting, the sweet dish Mysore Pak, Mysore Peta (traditional silk turban) and Mysore silk saree.
  • Significant Jain Pilgrimages in Karnataka"Near Mysore there is a 20 feet Bahubali Statue at Gommatagiri dated 12th Century. This is visited as part of Bahubali Statue Circuit in Karnataka."
  • Shaktipeetha Temples in South India"Chamundi Temple in Mysore (Karnataka) is a Devi temple on a hilltop and considered to be one of the Shakti Peetha Temples. Chamundi Hills is a popular visit option for all holiday travellers in the evening for a vantage view of the Mysore city. "
  • Destinations for the Holiday Traveller to Karnataka, North Kerala and Nilgiris"Mysore (150 kms from Bangalore) is renowned for Mysore Palace, Chamundi Temple, Mysore Zoo, Srirangapatnam, Brindavan Gardens etc. and therefore has long been favorite for family travellers and honeymooners on the Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty circuit."
  • Destinations to visit for Karnataka heritage circuit"Mysore is a heritage destination and well visited for the Mysore Palace and nearby Somnathpura Temple (50 kms). Mysore is popularly visited as part of an Inbound heritage itinerary."
  • Airports and Access Points for Destinations in Karnataka"Mysore Airport and Railway Station are popular access points for heritage destination of Mysore, wildlife getaways of Nagarhole - Bandipur and plantation highlands of Coorg. "
  • Industrial Townships of Karnataka"Mysore is a heritage town (150 kms from Bangalore) and has traditionally been home to industries such as weaving, sandalwood carving, bronzework and the production of lime and salt. Mysore is also second largest exporter of IT/ITES services from Karnataka."
Access Information

Mysore has 14 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Wellness Resort1

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25 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Mysore

Getaway (1-3 nights)5
Short Break (4-6 nights)13
Holiday (7 or more)7

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List of Holidays for Mysore


  • Heritage Trail of Karnataka (2 Nights)
  • Mysore - Bandipur Break (3 Nights)
  • Mysore - Nagarhole Break (3 Nights)
  • Mysore Getaway (2 Nights)
  • The Royalty and Wildlife Trail (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Coorg - Mysore Break (5 Nights)
  • Coorg - Mysore Break with Bandipur (6 Nights)
  • Coorg - Mysore Break with Hassan (6 Nights)
  • Coorg - Mysore Break with Nagarhole (6 Nights)
  • Hassan - Mysore Break with Kannur (5 Nights)
  • Heritage Karnataka Break with Bandipur (4 Nights)
  • Mysore - Nagarhole Break with Hassan (4 Nights)
  • Mysore - Ooty with Bandipur (6 Nights)
  • Mysore - Ooty with Nagarhole (6 Nights)
  • Ooty - Coorg with Mysore (5 Nights)
  • Ooty - Mysore Break (4 Nights)
  • Ooty - Mysore with Masinagudi (5 Nights)
  • Ooty - Wayanad with Mysore (6 Nights)


  • Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty with Kodai (8 Nights)
  • Best of Karnataka with Ooty and Pollachi (10 Nights)
  • Coorg Mysore Break with Bandipur and Hassan (7 Nights)
  • Extended Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty (7 Nights)
  • Karnataka: A medley of experiences (10 Nights)
  • Mysore - Ooty with Bandipur and Halebid Belur (7 Nights)
  • Picturesque South with Goa (21 Nights)

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Mysore has 22 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Bangalore to Mysore Visit and backRs. 5750
Day visit Mysore to Shravanbelagola and backRs. 2976
Full Day Mysore SightseeingRs. 2100
Half Day Mysore SightseeingRs. 1056
Half day Sightseeing in Mysore heritage monumentRs. 1056
Half day Sightseeing in Mysore heritage monument with SomnathpurRs. 1614

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Bangalore and Drop to MysoreRs. 4112
Pickup from Mangalore and Drop to MysoreRs. 7628
Transfers between Kabini (Nagarhole) and MysoreRs. 3112

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and BandipurRs. 3112
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and BR HillsRs. 3046
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and ChikmagalurRs. 4460
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and HassanRs. 3046
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and Kushalnagar, CoorgRs. 3046
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and Kutta, CoorgRs. 3046
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and Madikeri, CoorgRs. 3278
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and Napoklu, CoorgRs. 3404
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and OotyRs. 4945
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and Siddhapur, CoorgRs. 3404
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and SrirangapatnaRs. 1056
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and TalakaduRs. 3046
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and Virajpet, CoorgRs. 3046

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Mysore has 15 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Guide Services1
Walking Tours3

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List of Service Add Ons for Mysore


Services Rates Starting From
Cycle through Old MysoreRs. 6667


Services Rates Starting From
Foodies TourRs. 7778
Jeep Tour to SrirangapatnaRs. 7778
Mysore Palace TourRs. 14445
Mysore Silk TourRs. 7778
Religions of India Tour in MysoreRs. 14445
Stone Carving Tour MysoreRs. 7778
The Tabla ExperienceRs. 4445
Tour through Mysore’s historyRs. 14445
Tour through the Old CityRs. 7778
Yoga and Spirituality TourRs. 7778

Guide Services

Services Rates Starting From
Audio Guide for MysoreRs. 250

Walking Tours

Services Rates Starting From
Mysore Palace at NightRs. 5556
The Bazaar Walk in MysoreRs. 5556
The Royal Heritage Walk MysoreRs. 5556

12 Travel Ideas listed for Mysore. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Golden Chariot - Luxury Train Experience
  • Mysore Break
  • Mysore Heritage Getaway
  • Mysore Pilgrimage
  • Significant Lord Bahubali Statues in Jain Pilgrimages in Karnataka
  • Sravanbelagola Pilgrimage

Stay Ideas

  • Ayurveda / Yoga / Meditation centric Stays in Kerala and South India
  • Gitanjali Heritage homestay
  • Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre Mysore
  • Metropole Mysore Heritage Getaway
  • Premium Hotels and Corporate Getaway Resorts in and around Mysore
  • Windflower Resort and Spa Mysore experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Mysore palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after Taj Mahal with more than 2.7 million visitors. The architectural style of the palace is commonly described as Indo-Saracenic but it is a blend of many other architectural styles. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. The palace is 3 storied and entry fee is required to enter. Tourists are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace. Every autumn, the Palace is the venue for the famous Mysore Dasara festival with the elephant procession on Dussera day being the most sought after event.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    Rail museum is located near the Mysore Railway station and is the second one of its kind established in India (First one is in Delhi). This museum exhibits ancient locomotives and carriages some of which are in working condition.
    Rail Museum
    St. Philomenas church in Mysore was constructed in 1936 using a Neo Gothic style and its architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It still remains a tourist attraction.
    Roman Catholic Church
    Jaganmohan Palace is a palace in Mysore (1861) and was initially used by the Wodeyars, kings of Mysore as their home before the grand Mysore Palace came up. It is now converted into an art gallery and a function hall. The art gallery contains one of the largest collection of artefacts in South India (2000+). Some of the paintings are those by Raja Ravi Varma. Paintings different Indian styles of painting such as Mysore, Mughal and Shantiniketan.
    Heritage Site, Arts Crafts Culture
    Royal Heritage, Art Gallery
    The Happy Man Park is a very popular hangout of children and parents. The park is landscaped with a little stream and 'wooden' bridges. Its a hangout place in the evening especially for families with kids.
    Trinesvaraswamy Temple is dedicated to the three-eyed Lord Shiva temple built in 16-17th century the Dravidian style
    Temple or Holy Place, Heritage Site
    Lord Shiva, Heritage Temple
    Ashtanga Yoga centre in Mysore is a world renowned institute for Yoga where Yoga teachers from world over arrive for advanced training and students of yoga arrive for a Yoga vacation.
    Mysore Zoo (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 245-acre zoo located near the palace in Mysore. It was established under royal patronage in 1892 making it one of the oldest zoos in the world. It is home to a wide range of species and one of the major tourist attractions.
    City Zoo
    Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Avadhoota Datta Peetham is a quiet place in city of Mysore. Sri Swamiji is renowned for His Healing and Meditation music and He is considered a divine guide who cultivates the ancient Vedic traditions. The place is charactersed by a serene and pure atmosphere, pervaded with Vedic chantings.
    Melody Wax Museum is based on music and musical instruments exhibits over 100 life-size wax statues and over 300 musical instruments. Representing Stone Age to Modern instruments, some of the bands displayed are of Indian Classical North & South, Punjabi Bhangra, South Indian, Jazz, Rock, Middle East etc.
    Wax Museum
    The folklore museum that contains representative collections of art and crafts from all over Karnataka.The museum has a collection of more than 6,500 unique folklore exhibits. The gallery is divided into wings for folklore, large dolls, folklife, literature and art.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Craft Museum
    Established in 1891, formerly known as the Oriental Library, contains over 33000 palm leaf manuscripts
    Research Centre
    GRS Fantasy Park is spread across 30 acres of greenery on the Mysore-Bangalore highway and is Mysore's only Amusement cum Water Park
    Theme Parks
    Amusement Park
    Planet X - Mysore is set on base of Chamundi Hills and is one of its kind Amusement Park in South India.
    Theme Parks
    Amusement Park
    The Chamundeshwari Temple is an ancient Devi temple (12th - 17th Century) located on the top of Chamundi Hills. The temple is impressive from an architectural sense and considered a pilgrimage destination being considered one of the 18 main Shaktipeetha temples.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple, Shaktipeetha
    Srirangapatna is home to summer palace of Tipu Sultan which has number of artefacts of Tipu Sultan display including his armory and his attire. Visited by guests enroute Brindavan gardens in evening.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is located on an island in the river Kaveri. The temple is one of a set of three major temples that are built on three different islands on the Kaveri and are dedicated to lord Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu). The temples is one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in South India. It is built in 9th century, later improved by the Hoysala and Vijayanagar kings
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    Brindavan Garden is a large garden next to the Dam built on cauvery and a major tourist attraction. The main attraction of the park is the musical fountain in which bursts of water are synchronised to the music of songs. There is also a lake within the garden with boating facilities available for visitors
    Activity, Rides, Gardens
    Boating, Thematic, Sound and Light Show
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Gommatagiri is a renowned Jain pilgrim centre and is home to a 700-year-old (early Vijayanagara era) granite statue of Gomateshwara (Lord Bahubali) erected atop a 50 meter tall hillock called Shravana Gudda.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    The Gumbaz is a mausoleum built by Tipu Sultan in Srirangapatna, as a tribute to his father Hyder Ali and later even his and his family members tombs were added to it. Gol Gumbaz is a fine piece of Islamic architectural style.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    The Venugopala Swamy Temple located at Hosa Kannambadi, Near Krishna Raja Sagara reservoir and an example of 12th Century Hoysala architecture in Karnataka.
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    27 kms upstream from the Srirangapatnam is the spectacular Shivanasamudram falls. Its one of the biggest in India and believed to be 16th largest in the world. It has an average width of 305 meters, a height of 98 m, and an average volume of 934 cubic meters / sec. It is a perennial waterfall. The time of best flow are the monsoon season of July to October
    Natural Wonders
    The Chennakesava Temple is a 13th Century Lord Vishnu temple at Somanathapura near Mysore and is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The temple is housed inside an impressive high wall and the entrance to the complex is through a porch with tall lathe-turned pillars. Somnathpura is an attraction for the travellers on the heritage circuit covering Mysore.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple is an ancient temple in Melkote built on rocky hills known as Yadavagiri overlooking the Cauvery Valley.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
    There are five main temples of Talakadu, the Pathaleshwara, Maruleshwara, Arkeshwara, Vaidyanathee-shwara and Mallikarjuna temples, The five Lingams believed to represent the five faces of Shiva, form the Pancha pathi and have become renowned. A fair is held once every 12 years called Panchalinga Darshana, last held in 2006. Access involves a boat ride and area is very scenic with Cauvery backwaters surrounding the island.
    Temple or Holy Place, Lake or Riverside, Rides
    Lord Shiva, Boating, Riverside
    Himvad Gopalaswamy Temple is an ancient 13th century Lord Krishna temple situated on a hilltop (3000+ ft asl) which is referred to as Himvad Gopalaswamy Betta near Bandipur National Park. Morning visits often are greeted with elephant / gaur herds and the hilltop offers excellent views of the forests around.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Krishna
    Shravanabelagola is home to statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali and is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Jainism, The statue is set on a hill and requires climbing several hundred steps.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Karanji Lake in Mysore is a nature park consisting of a butterfly park and a walk-through aviary, biggest in India. Regional Museum of Natural History is located on the banks of this lake. The total area of Karanji lake is 90 hectares. The area is excellent for migratory bird watching in winter.
    Activity, Lake or Riverside, Museum, Zoo
    Reservoir, Bird Watching, Nature Park, Butterfly Museum
    Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary is set on a a lake and is a major breeding site for several bird species including the Painted Stork, Open-billed Stork, Black-headed Ibis, River Tern, Great Stone Plover and Indian Shag. The boat ride is touristy but can be interesting for a bird watcher especially in Winter (Oct - March).
    Activity, Rides
    Boating, Bird Watching

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Around Palace1 km radius from the palace. Recommeded locality for leisure and transit travellers.Business/Holiday1
Brindavan GardensMughal style gardens at 20 kms from Mysore. Royal Orchid resort is situated right next to Brindavan Gardens. Getaway1
City Centre2 kms from Railway station is the city centre area where there are a wide variety of hotels catering to business and leisure guestsTransit/Holiday4
Mercara RoadCity outskirts area at few kilometers from the town centre. Getaway4
Nazarabad2 kms from Palace towards Chamundi hills and home to some premium hotels and resorts. Convenient location for leisure and corporate guests.Business/Holiday4
Puthali ParkA quiet area 3 kms North of Railway stationBusiness/Holiday-
Airport in Mysore
  • Mysore Airport ( MYQ ) , Mysore
Railway Stations in Mysore
  • Mysore Junction ( MYS ), Mysore
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