Mysore was the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar dynasty and is considered the cultural capital of the state. Mysore is the Karnataka's second biggest city, situated in Southern part of the country. The place is also 2nd cleanest city of India. The wonderful palaces, majestic temples, beautiful gardens and sandalwood items attract tourists all over the world to Mysore. The place is famous for various festivals.Dasara (10 days' festival) is celebrated with tremendous enthusiasm. Mysore is well known for silk sarees and turbans.
The pride of Mysore's festivals is Dussehra. It is a celebration that lasts for ten days. The rulers of Vijayanagara Empire used to celebrate Dussehra with remarkable brilliance. It is a unique and significant festival of the Hindus.
The Kannadiga new year day (Yugadi) falls in March/April is celebrated with devotion and delight.
The Mysore Airport or the Mandakalli Airport is the new and sole airport in Mysore.RAIL
Mysore City Railway Station can be reached by numerous other trains run by the Indian Railways.ROAD
Proximity to the NH 212, which connects Mysore to the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. State Highway 17, 33 and 88 link the city to Bangalore, H. D. Kote and Madikeri. Bangalore is 139 km.
The distance from Mysore:
Madikeri-Coorg 120 km, Bandipur National Park 80 km and Halebid 160 km.