Mysore is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. Mysore was the erstwhile capital of the state when the Wodeyars ruled it. Since time immemorial Mysore has played an important part in the history of South India and especially of Karnataka. As time has passed though Mysore has changed according to the changing times it still retains its old world charm and continues to be to a quaint little city that is relaxed and moving at its own leisurely pace. Travelling to Mysore is easy. It is well connected by road and rail to all the major cities in India. Mysore does not have an airport though there are plans to construct an airport shortly. The nearest airport is in Bangalore.
Mysore is 139kms to the south west of
The state highway that connects these two cities is very well
maintained. Travelling from Bangalore to Mysore by road is a pleasant
experience and will take about 3hrs. The Karnataka Road Transport
Corporation has excellent bus service to Mysore. There are ordinary
buses, semi-luxury buses and luxury buses operated by the Government of
Karnataka. Every half an hour there is a non-stop bus to Mysore from
Bangalore Bus Station. Corporations of other states and private tour
operators have buses plying to Mysore as well. All these facilities have
made Mysore extremely accessible by road.
Mysore is connected with a number of trains to Bangalore. The super
fast luxury train the Shatabdi Express connects Mysore to Madras. The
quickest and most comfortable way to reach Mysore is via Bangalore.
The nearest airport to Mysore is Bangalore (139 km). All the domestic
airlines in the country operate their flights to Bangalore from all the
major cities in the country. Some international airlines too have
flights to Bangalore. Bangalore is to have an international airport