Mysore City Guide – Mysore Travel Attractions
Mysore is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. Mysore means the abode of Mahisha, a demon in Hindu mythology. The city is situated at the base of Chamundi Hills. Although tourism is the major industry of the city, information technology-related industry has been growing steadily. This city with majestic palaces, adorable temples, and enticing gardens is very popular for its sandalwood and silk products. Mysore has a pleasant climate with warm summers and cool winters. The temperatures range from 15 ?C during the winters to 35 ?C in summers. Some of the interesting locations of the city are described in the following sections.
St. Philomena Church
Highlights of this church are the spiral towers that soar to a height of 165 ft, the stained glass windows, and a beautiful image of Philomena. The main hall depicts adorable scenes from the birth of Christ to crucifixion and resurrection. Photography is not allowed inside the church.
Chamundi Hill Temple
Some other places worth seeing in and around the city of Mysore include Lalitha Mahal Palace, Chamarajendra Art Gallery, Folklore Museum, Railway Museum, Mysore Zoo, Bandipur Sanctuary, Biligiri Rangana Hill, Gomatagiri, and many more.
Transport and Stay
Although there is no airport in Mysore, it is easy to reach the city from Bangalore airport, which has both domestic and international services. Mysore is well connected to other parts of the country by the railways. There are regular trains to Bangalore, Chennai, Hassan, and Chamarajanagar. The national highways NH 212 and the state highways 33 and 88 pass through Mysore making it accessible to many parts of the state.
Local transport is taken care of by the KSRTC the government run Bus Corporation. There are also private operators and auto rickshaws that help tourists commute within the city limits. A few Tongas are also available one willing to enjoy the ancient mode of transportation can find one even though it’s rare to find one.
Mysore, a fast growing city in the sector of information technology, has every kind of accommodation required by the visitors. Hotels that offer star comforts are Lalithamahal Palace Hotel, Kings Kourt Hotel, Royal Orchid Metropole, The Green Hotel Mysore, Sandesh The Prince, and Quality Inn Southern Star. Other standard hotels include Hotel Ramanashree, The Viceroy, Best Western Ramanashree, Maurya Palace, Nalapd Residency, and Bush Betta Wildlife Resorts. Hotels like Hotel Metropole, Hotel Ramanashree, Hotel Paradise, Hotel Sandesh The Prince, and Hotel Kaynes are some of them that offer economy class accommodation.