Mysore: The Palace city of India
What’s special: Amba Vilas Palace (Mysore Palace), Lalitha Mahal, and Chamundi Hilltop Temple are most popular tourist places in Mysore.
For a walk through the city’s culture: Tourists can visit St Philomena’s Church, Mahabaleshwar Temple, Jaganmohan Palace (with in-house art gallery), Rajendra Vilas, and Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion to see the city’s rich cultural heritage. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (Museum of Anthropology), Folklore Museum, and Regional Museum of Natural History are some of museums in Mysore that must be visited.
How to reach
By air: Domestic and international flights from cities across the globe land in the airport at Bangalore, located 170 km from Mysore.
By rail: Mysore Junction, 2 km from the main city, is the nearest railhead.
By road: Regular buses ply between Bangalore and Mysore.