Mysore officially Mysuru, is a city in the state of Karnataka, India.It is located in Chamundi Hills. Mysore is amazing and centre-stage Palace. People generally visit here for the day to tick off the prize attraction but if you’re travelling with family, it’s definitely priceless staying for a few days. So you just need a varied angle to try climb all over derelict trains, get chased by monkeys, trade for spices in a market and witness a white tiger in the zoo. Thus when we say that Mysore with kids it would be a memorable journey.
- Rail Museum
A collection of brightly colored trains have been collected in this shady open-air museum near to Mysore Railway Station. Children are permitted to explore inside the huge engines and climb over and around the carriages. There is also a playground where you can sit and relax.
- Devaraja Market
One of the few bright markets you can come across in India which isn’t completely congested. You can indulge the kids by giving then a big shopping list that could include some spices, vibrant paints, fresh flowers and bananas.
- Mysore Zoo
At Mysore Zoo standards rise above what you may have witnessed elsewhere in India. It is set with well maintained gardens, be on the spotting for tigers, rhinos, gorillas and many more. You must visit before 11am or after 3pm as in the meantime these animals take shelter from the scorching sun and may be difficult to spot.
- Chamundi Hill
You can escape from the bustling city to the amazing Chamundi Hill. It’s a 30min drive and then a 5 min walk to the religious Sri Chanundeswari Temple. You can see through the throng of devotees, visitors, decorated priests and incense to wonder about one of the smaller working temples. After taking blessings, have a drink from one of the stalls. On your way back down to Mysore city, you must ask your driver to stop at the View Point to take in some mesmerizing views of the city.
- Mysore Palace
Well you can’t come back from Mysore and not watch the Palace, one of India’s greatest royal architectures of the city. Mysore Palace also renowned as Amba Vilas Palace situated at the heart of Mysore city is the most prominent tourist attraction of Mysore that attracts millions of visitors throughout the year. This historical palace was housed within the Old Fort facing the Chamunda Hills. This Fort was the residence of the Wadiyar dynasty who ruled the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1950. A big, eye-catching and well-maintained garden surrounding the palace makes the palace even more awe-inspiring.
How to reach Mysore
Mysore is fully accessible by all modes of transport. From near the cities trains and self-drive are more suitable such as from Bangalore there are at least 14 trains per day to Mysore, averaging about 3 hours. From Mysore train station there are numerous autos waiting to drive you to your hotel. The nearest airport to Mysore city is Kempegowda International Airport, in Bangalore that is situated 188 km away from the city centre.