City of palaces

Safari Season

There are two ways of looking at it. Doing it during the peak season accompanied by the full fanfare of the state festivities. Or doing it during the off season in a leisure manner ( and at the off season rates! ).
The peak season starts from mid October ( coincides with the Mysore Dasara festivities) and well stretch into January. The summer holidays (May) too brings large tourist population to the city.

Otherwise Mysore’s attractions are open for visitors round the year.


This is a modern city by any scale, yet conservative traditions are valued. The citizens are proud of its bygone status as the historic capital. The royal traditions still continues, though as ceremonies and festivals. Mysore Dasara is celebrated each year with great pomp and fanfare.



About Mysuru

" Mysuru is the second-largest city in the state of Karnataka. Located at the base of the Chamundi Hills about 146 km southwest of the state capital Bangalore, it is spread across an area of 128.42 km. According to the 2011 national census of India, the population of Mysuru is 887,446 and Hinduism is its major religion. Mysuru City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city. "

" The word Mysore is a corrupted version of "mysooru", which is derived from the word "mahishur". Mysore has been associated with the Puranic story found in the Devi Bhagavatha. According to the story in the Devi Purana, Mysroe was ruled by the demon Kind Mahishasura. Mahishasura was a buffalo-headed monster. In response to the prayer by the Gods and Goddesses to save them from the demon, Goddess Parvathi, took birth as Chamundeshwari and killed the monster on top of the Chamundi hill near Mysore. Hence the hill and the city have the names Chamundi Hill and Mysore respectively.  "

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