October 20, 2015

Getaways between Bangalore and Mysore

Less than 150 Kms separates the capital city and cultural capital of Karnataka. While Bangalore has grown to gargantuan levels as a world city, Mysore still holds its charm as a city known for its culture, heritage and festivals. Mysore is just 3- 4 hours away from any part of Bangalore and there are loads to explore in between the two cities too. 

An ideal vacation shouldn’t cover just Mysore. The first pit stop has to be Ramanagara, where one can explore the rocks and boulders (Ramanagara is still well known as the place where the movie Sholay was shot). It is also referred to as the silk city due to extensive sericulture in the region. The popular Mysore silk saris get its silk from here. Further down is Channapatna, which is popular for its wooden toys. Visit any of these shops and they might as well show you the making of those lovely toys. 

Maddur and Mandya are known as sugar towns with vast sugar fields and a plethora of coffee shops. The coffee shops are quite popular due to their location and proximity from both the cities. Take a break and refresh yourself at any of these. Down the road, get soaked in the history of Srirangapatna, the capital town of Tipu Sultan. This tiny river island offers loads to see which includes palaces, dungeons, gates, mosques, mausoleums and much more. The place is also popular for the Ranganathaswamy temple and Sangam, where two major tributaries of river Cauvery join. Bird sanctuaries at Kokrebellur and Ranganthittu are also worth visiting if you are an avian lover. 

Finally head to your destination- Mysore, exploring Mysore palace, Krishnarajasagar dam, Brindavan gardens, Chamundi hills, the Zoo, the gothic Philomena’s church and the colourful streets and markets. Dassera is when Mysore wakes up to its astounding processions, celebrations and festivities. 

For a change, avoid your rides and drives, and explore Bangalore to Mysore by bus. Book a Bangalore to Mysore bus through Travelyaari and explore all the interesting destinations while travelling from Bangalore to Mysore.

Watch India In All Its Festive Glory!
India transforms during the festive season of Dusshera...While in the east it's celebrated as Durga Puja, in Gujarat it comes alive during Navratri when Garba and Dandiya light up the evening. The Mysore Palace illuminates the South, while the good wins over evil as effigies of devil god Ravana are burned in the North. Wherever you are, India is a glorious spectacle during the festive season. Don't miss the chance to see it. Book your tickets and #travel now.P.S: Watch the video with volume on :)

This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are my own.


  1. This is awesome info... thanks for sharing :-)

  2. This post is tempting me to travel from Bangalore to Mysore on Bus :)
    Do check my travel blog too at Soulful Excursions

  3. Very nice information--Chamundi chiffon is the best chiffon.

  4. That's a great idea for a post. Seriously, there's a lot to do in between these two cities I consider home. :) Ok, now I'm missing these parts and the countless drives between Bangalore and Kozhikode.
    Btw, there's a place here in the SF Bay area where you get amazing Muddur Vada, gotha? ;)

    Very cool post, Nomad. :)

  5. Great post! Have been to Bangalore quite a few times, but never discovered this. Thanks for the information, will definitely try this next time!

  6. So much to explore in Karnataka, I have passed Bangalore Mysore road so many times but never stopped

  7. A lovely informative post Niranjan. Kokkrebellur in time for the painted stork migration has been on my list for ever. Friends tell me its quite a sight.



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