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Located on the foothills of Chamundi Hills, Mysore is the second-largest city in Karnataka. With a pleasant climate akin to Bengaluru, its close proximity to Bengaluru and important industrial and infrasturctural developments, Mysore is seeing a growth in population. However, this doesn't take much away from the pleasantness of the city. There's also plenty for tourists, the famous Mysore Palace attracts its fair share of tourists from across the world.

Eating Out!

The traditional cuisine of Mysore is much more than the famous Dosa and Idli. The flavours that accompany the traditional Idlis and Dosas are something to look forward to. The traditional fare of Mysore also includes a variety of rice preparations such as Chitranna, Pulliyogare, Vangibath and more. For ones with a sweet tooth, Chiroti is a famous dessert that they should definitely give a go.

SpiceJet Recommendations!

Anu's Bamboo Hut 367, 2nd Main, 3rd Stage.

Hotel RRR Gandhi Sq.

Gayatri Tiffanis Chamundipuram main road.

Purohit Restaurant Vegetarian Behind Sangam Talkies & KSRTC Bus Stand.


Souvenir or just to deck up your wardrobe, when in Mysore, make sure to pick up some silks. As intricate as the zari work on the saris are the handicraft carved out of sandalwood and rosewood. The best place to shop for some of these artifacts are at the Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium of the Karnataka Handicrafts Development Corporation.

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Events & Festivals

  • The Mysore Dasara: The 10-day festival is is celebrated with much fanfare and is frequented by tourists from across the world. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil when Goddess Chamundeshwari killed the demon Mahishasura. The name Mysore was derived from Mahishasura. The fact that the festival completed 400 years in 2010, makes this one of the world’s most ancient traditions kept alive. The festival is marked by processions on Vijayadashami.